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Cotopaxi, located in the Ecuadorian province of the same name, 45 km from Quito, maintained on Monday a high internal activity and moderate superficial, according to the last official report from the Geophysics Institute.

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A grey and dense cloud covers El Caspi neighborhood, located in the Cotopaxi’s surroundings, in the Highlands. Streets are empty, homes abandoned and ash covers rooves, floors, clothes and even the skin of chickens, cows and dogs. Few people remain there hoping to save their properties and protect their animals.

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President of the Republic, Rafael Correa, exhibited the beauty of the four regions of Ecuador in the international documentary Royal Tour produced in the United States and involves the highest authorities of each country. "We have a project called Royal Tour, a very complex project to promote the country, in this case four regions.

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-President Rafael Correa highlighted the work carried out by different governmental entities to address the emergency resulting from the activation of the Cotopaxi volcano, which is maintained at a high level of domestic activity, according to recent reports.

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President Rafael Correa thanked Pope Francis for having sent two letters in his own handwriting expressing his gratitude for the wonderful hospitality during his stay in Ecuador.

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President Rafael Correa highlighted on Friday indigenous grass-roots’ support to the government, differentiating them from the movement’s leadership which acts as the opposition, during an event in Ibarra (northern Ecuador) in the 47th Indigenous Social Security (SSC for its acronym in Spanish) anniversary, institution which will build 33 new health centers in 2016.

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Ecuadorian shrimp quality is promoted in the tenth edition of the Shanghai International Fisheries & Seafood fair, one of the main events that gathers Asian entrepreneurs, the Institute of Export and Investment Promotion (Pro Ecuador) informed.

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President Rafael Correa affirmed on Tuesday that dollarization will be maintained in the country despite the complex world economic scene which evidences difficulties derived from the lack of Ecuador’s own currency and also announced mitigating measures for the province of Carchi, border with Colombia and affected by peso devaluation.

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The dollar weakened against other major currencies Monday after a Chinese equities meltdown spread into a global market rout on fears about China's faltering economy.

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On Monday night, President Rafael Correa referred to the “very difficult economic situation” the country is going through as a result of the dollar appreciation and drop in oil prices, main national export, “but we will move forward” he said when anticipating that the country will overcome this scene with macroeconomic balance.

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President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, rejected questions from opposition sectors over expenses of the weekly report ('Enlace Ciudadano'), held every Saturday and said that this is a duty of the government towards people who elected at the polls.

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President Rafael Correa referred in an article published on Friday in El Telegrafo newspaper to the “challenge” the country and nation face in view of opposition attempts to “impose their political agenda” without winning elections

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Ecuadorian officials announced on Thursday that an “optimization plan” for the State’s institutions is ready, it was analyzed by president Rafael Correa who indicated that “public institutions are evaluated, created and eliminated every year” with the aim of improving the institutions structure.

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Analysts agreed on the fact that the political opposition in Ecuador does not act democratically and coordinates with an extreme right-winged NGO, finances by foreign countries to destabilize the government.

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A legislative committee on Saturday recommended that Guatemalan President Otto Perez be stripped of his immunity and face prosecution for a multimillion-dollar corruption scheme he allegedly led.

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Colombia and Venezuela recalled their ambassadors on Thursday for consultations, amid mounting tensions that began nearly a week ago when Caracas closed off their shared border.

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National coordinators of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac) will meet on Thursday, in Quito, to deal with topics of the regional agenda, with the call of Ecuador as pro tempore president, to meet agreements for “2020 agenda” which sets development goals towards such year.

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Researchers from Argentina, Brazil and Bolivia participated in Quito in academic activities and in the program “Ecuador no para” they agreed on indicating that there is a “continental destabilization matrix,” especially from right-winged sectors and explained that one of the greatest challenges nowadays is to face economic difficulties with no “classic adjustment” measures.

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The Ecuadorian extreme athlete managed to be among the best five in the world among more than 2,500 runners in the most prestigious long distance race worldwide, the Ultra Trail of Mont Blanc, with a time of 22 hours, 24 minutes and 37 seconds .

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Russian Sergey Shubenkov stormed to the 110 metres hurdles world title on Friday to shatter Olympic champion Aries Merritt's hopes of an emotional gold days before he undergoes a kidney transplant.

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Jamaica's Usain Bolt easily outstripped American rival Justin Gatlin to claim his fourth consecutive world 200m title on Thursday and complete a rousing sprint double in Beijing.

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Caleb Ewan celebrated the biggest win of his career on Wednesday, the 21-year-old Australian claiming the fifth stage of Spain's Vuelta with Dutch rider Tom Dumoulin the new overall leader.

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Foreign ministers and their deputies from several dozen countries in Latin America and East Asia are gathering in Costa Rica to discuss a broad agenda of economic and cultural initiatives.

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For decades they have lived overcrowded, without basic services, with insecurity in the middle of an environment with high levels of contamination. Today, those populated areas located in the southeastern of the port city, left behind neglecting times they lived due to the lack of attention from local authorities and they are now beneficiaries of a government program that changed their lives forever.

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The handbook on “Best Practices” made by the UN’s Education, Science and Culture Organization (UNESCO) gathers many articles on preservation management implemented in the Galapagos Islands, declared World Heritage and located 1,000 km from the Ecuadorian Coast, the Ministry of Environment informed.

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Mayors from around the world have signed a declaration with Pope Francis stating that man-made climate change is real and humanity has a moral imperative to take action.

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Swedish officials will meet their Ecuadorian counterparts on Monday to find a way for Swedish prosecutors to question WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over a rape allegation.

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Guatemalan President Otto Perez said Sunday that he will not resign and rejected allegations that he was one of the ringleaders of a corruption scandal shaking the country.

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un put his frontline troops on a war footing Friday to back up an ultimatum for South Korea to halt high-decibel propaganda broadcasts across the border.

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Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced his resignation on Thursday and called for early elections in the crisis-hit country, widely expected to be held on September 20.

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President Rafael Correa thanked Pope Francis for having sent two letters in his own handwriting expressing his gratitude for the wonderful hospitality during his stay in Ecuador.

A significant reduction of children’s work took place between 2001 and 2013 in Ecuador, according to a study presented on Thursday by the United Nations’ Children Fund (Unicef) and the Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).

For second consecutive year, Expat Insider Survey 2015 ranks Ecuador as the first country chosen by foreigners to settle due to aspects related to convenience for personal finances and low living cost.

The Ecuadorian government inaugurated Tuesday three health centers in Salcedo, Saquisili and Zumbahua, mainly populated by indigenous people and located in the Andean province of Cotopaxi, which will contribute to providing attention to more than 55,000 people of the areas thanks to an investment higher than seven million dollars.

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A grey and dense cloud covers El Caspi neighborhood, located in the Cotopaxi’s surroundings, in the Highlands. Streets are empty, homes abandoned and ash covers rooves, floors, clothes and even the skin of chickens, cows and dogs. Few people remain there hoping to save their properties and protect their animals.

On November 16, 2014, 1,100 students from the Faculty of Medicine of the Universidad Central del Ecuador (UCE) took the National Examination for Professional Practice. 92.2% of them passed, confirming that this University is one of the best in the field of medicine.

This Monday 20 years of the conflict are remembered, the country came out victorious, however, thirty-three Ecuadorian soldiers lost their lives in this conflict.

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Producers remember how they once were victims of speculation on prices of inputs and they are now in cantonal agricultural centers at the lowest prices in the market.

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Red-footed booby population in Punta Pitt, San Cristobal island, of the Galapagos archipelago, went from 100 individuals as a consequence of El Niño phenomenon in 1998, to 217 in 2011 and a figure four times higher (1,107), according to the last census from 2015, thanks to conservation actions adopted by environment officials.

The Geophysics Institute informed on Friday that two small explosions were registered in the Cotopaxi volcano, located in the province under the same name. These explosions occurred at 04:02 and 04:07 and could be heard by mountaineers climbing the volcano.

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Surrounded by the lush forest of the Jumandy tourist development , in the Ecuadorian Amazon, mythical caves under the same name invite tourists to enjoy a tour the bowels of the Earth.

Due to the holiday that starts on Saturday 8 and ends on August 10, day in which we celebrate the First Cry for Independence, on Wednesday Ecuadorian authorities invited the population to take advantage of the multiple touristic options the country offers in different regions and the facilities in terms of roads.

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