18 hours 1 min

Russia once again calls on an immediate ceasefire in Ukraine in order to safeguard the lives of civilians and to guarantee a thorough investigation into the MH17 accident, according to a statement given by the spokesman Alexander Lukashevich, delivered to Andes by the Embassy in Quito.

22 hours 15 min

Douglas Koneff , assumed office this week, July 21 as the new Deputy Chief of Mission.

1 day 19 hours

The national Algerian airline, Air Algerie, lost contact with one of its planes as soon as it took off from Uagadugu airport, the capital of Burkina Faso.

1 day 21 hours

The Human Development index in Ecuador has advanced progressively during the last two years.

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1 day 18 hours

Ecuador will receive 67 million Euros between 2104 and 2017 from the European Union.

1 day 19 hours

Ecuador will make a first contribution of USD 8 million dollars announced the Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.

1 day 22 hours

Ambassador of Ecuador in the United States, Nathalie Cely, summoned private companies to make a bid for angel investors in the U.S., a new mechanism here, but with interesting perspectives for exchange.

1 day 23 hours

The director of the Ecuadorian Banks Association, César Robalino, expressed his opposition to a supposed state "absolute control" in this sector, but he agrees with the regulation and supervision.

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2 days 17 hours

The Inter-American Comission on Human Rights designated Edison Lanza as the new Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

4 days 21 min
Agencia Andes

Foreign Ministers, Ricardo Patiño and María Angela Holguín concluded their meeting on binational topics with a bicycle ride that took them through Guayaquil and Isla Santay.

4 days 19 hours
agencia Andes

Foreign Ministers Ricardo Patiño and María Ángela Holguín met this Monday in Guayaquil to discuss progress on issues such as, peace, security, border development, refugees, education and trade, among other topics of mutual concern before the binational meeting of leaders to be held later this year in Ecuador.

4 days 21 hours

Rafael Correa warned that a conservative restoration is under way, in order to put an end to the progressive governments' cycle, during an interview with Folha of Sao Paulo, in Brazil.

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1 day 3 min

The strike of the Soccer players ended this Thursday evening after an agreement was reached.

2 days 23 hours

After receiving the work report of coach Reinaldo Rueda, the directory of Ecuasoccer decided not to renew Rueda´s contract.

3 days 18 hours

The president of the Ecuadorian Soccer Federation (FEF), Luis Chiriboga, confirmed that "this Wednesday's match will be played."
This afternoon the FEF board will meet with the members of the Ecuadorian Footballers' Association (AFE), who announced the tourney's paralyzation.

4 days 22 hours

England captain Steven Gerrard announced his retirement from international football on Monday after making 114 appearances for his country.

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7 months 1 week
Metallica

“We are very excited to visit Ecuador and Paraguay for the first time in over 32 years as a band,” states the communications manager of the thrash metal band that started in 1981.

8 months 1 week

Documentary films play an important role in Ecuadorian society. They have aroused public interest in the treatment of the event which they portray, and they raise awareness and trigger relevant action where events have been forgotten.

9 months 6 days
ciudad de Quito

Ecuador’s capital is within the list of 28 finalist cities to be recognized as ‘7 wonder cities of the world’, a contest that started earlier this year with 303 nominated cities.

9 months 6 days
Cine Ecuador

The growing film production in the country opens up a space to analyze this phenomenon that benefits national directors and producers, but that also brings up for debate the existence of Ecuadorian film with its own identifiable codes.

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20 hours 36 min

The Organization of American States (OAS), asked for a cease-fire in Gaza and for an end to the violence that is mostly affecting innocent civilians, and it is committed to supporting the UN measures.

1 day 18 hours

UN staff members died in the attack that took place in a UN school in Gaza, reported the Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. "The deceased are many, including women, children, and UN staff members", declared Ban in Erbil (Irak).

2 days 19 hours

La Organización de Naciones Unidas aprobó una resolución de protección a Palestina, ante los ataques de Israel, que han dejado, al menos, 670 muertos, en su gran mayoría palestinos civiles.

2 days 21 hours

TansAsia Airways flight GE222 crashed while attempting to land in Penghu.

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The Human Development index in Ecuador has advanced progressively during the last two years.

Este miércoles más de 200 estudiantes de las nacionalidades y pueblos indígenas se graduarán en Cuenca con el título de Licenciados en Educación Intercultural Bilingüe, y así formarán

Agencia Andes

The castle located in the traditional downtown neighbourhood of this port city, was inaugurated in 1962 in a ceremony similar to those of the aristocratic Eropean monarchy.

Áreas Protegidas

In 2014, Ecuador will have the first system monitoring and control of afforestation and deforestation, which cover all protected areas and include control of oil exploration in block 43 in Yasuni National Park, said Lorena Tapia, Environment Minister in press conference.

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Agencia Andes

The castle located in the traditional downtown neighbourhood of this port city, was inaugurated in 1962 in a ceremony similar to those of the aristocratic Eropean monarchy.

One of the biggest agricultural fairs takes place in Guamote, 20 minutes away from Riobamba bringing national and international tourism to the area.

Falta de obras del Municipio en el Guasmo de Guayaquil.

The Municipality’s investment in urban regeneration in middle-class areas is high, it is USD $52 per resident, while in others the amount is USD $9.

The community with disperse settlements – in its central part is comprised of 10 blocks East to West, and there are 14 more blocks North to South surrounded by adobe houses that bring tourists back in time and introduce them into a long ago – 500 year history of when these houses were being built.

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Agencia Andes

The castle located in the traditional downtown neighbourhood of this port city, was inaugurated in 1962 in a ceremony similar to those of the aristocratic Eropean monarchy.

One of the biggest agricultural fairs takes place in Guamote, 20 minutes away from Riobamba bringing national and international tourism to the area.

Migrantes

The project ‘Mi Lindo Ecuador’ (‘My Beautiful Ecuador’) – a phrase from a melody by Alex Alvear, an Ecuadorian jazz player residing in the U.S. - suggests immigrants to carry out efforts through the social media and depending on their level of success accumulate miles and tours in Ecuador.

The series of international acknowledgements to Ecuadorian touristic destinations and attractions are grounds for optimism for Minister of Tourism, Vinicio Alvarado, in his attempt to turn the country into a touristic power.

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BEHIND THE LENS OF ANDES