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The dialogue called by the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and the UN-women agency, which ended on Friday, dealt with women’s situation and the need to establish service access indicators and opportunities with the aim of mainstreaming them in the region.

22 hours 47 min

The South Bank will begin operations this year, with headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, as announced from Bolivia, by Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, who has led the process of creating the entity which it intends to build a new regional financial architecture.

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The Latacunga-Salcedo sidestep will save half hour journey to Quito, was inaugurated by the Ecuadorian president, who said this a first level highway with an investment of USD$2,500 million dollars.

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Two people were missing on Friday after an explosion brought down three buildings and damaged a fourth property in New York's popular East Village, injuring 25 people, city officials said.

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The South Bank will begin operations this year, with headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, as announced from Bolivia, by Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, who has led the process of creating the entity which it intends to build a new regional financial architecture.

1 day 3 hours

Last Thursday, President Rafael Correa anticipated that gross domestic product (GDP) in 2014 was four times higher than the average of the region and confirmed that the official data will be released this Friday.

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The government of Ecuador invested nearly 13,500 billion dollars in 2014 to boost strategic megaprojects delayed for more than 40 years in the Andean country, this will give a historic leap toward changing the productive matrix, said the Coordinating Minister for Strategic Sectors, Rafael Poveda

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In a context of economic crisis in the world due to the drop in oil prices, foreign and private investment is an important aspect to face this situation, thus, according to the new minister coordinator of production, Nathalie Cely, “the president’s vision is to attract private investment.”

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This Wednesday, Ricardo Patiño, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister, considered as disrespectful the approval of 1,990 million dollars budget from the US to promote press freedom and human rights in Cuba, Venezuela, Ecuador and Nicaragua.

3 days 22 hours

The treasury department of the United States (US) announced this Tuesday, the elimination of fifty Cuban institutions, or related to the Caribbean island, from a list that includes people and institutions whose assets were frozen by the US government.

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Through Executive Order 638 and 639, the President made two changes to his cabinet. The documents indicated that former Ambassador of Ecuador in the United States, Nathalie Cely, will replace Richard Espinosa in the Ministry of Production as he will be the new representative of the Executive to the Board of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security.

1 week 1 day

Today, President Rafael Correa said his government is open to dialogue with social groups as long as there is respect for the Constitution and for common interest, not only thinking about “politicking.”

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The South Bank will begin operations this year, with headquarters in Caracas, Venezuela, as announced from Bolivia, by Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, who has led the process of creating the entity which it intends to build a new regional financial architecture.

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Nearby valleys and towns are flooded, and thousands of people are without power or running water.

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Uruguayan Luis Almagro, newly elected secretary of the Organization of American States (OAS), said during an interview published Sunday that he intends to work for Cuba "and fully integrate this country into the inter-American system" and provide "an orderly dialogue "among all sectors of Venezuelan society.

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US and Cuban officials met Monday in Havana for new talks on restoring diplomatic ties, but their historic rapprochement was strained by tensions over Venezuela.

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Canada's Meagan Duhamel and Eric Radford won the world pairs title in Shanghai Thursday, while Russian teenager Elizaveta Tuktamysheva took a giant stride towards glory in the women's singles with a breathtaking performance.

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A two-year-old Indian girl groomed from birth to be an archery champion after the tragic death of her older siblings set a new national record on Tuesday, according to the India Book of Records.

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World number one Novak Djokovic extended his lead at the top of the ATP rankings following his three-set victory over number two Roger Federer in the final of the Indian Wells Masters on Sunday.

1 week 1 day

A top FIFA executive member who has been a critic of the Qatar World Cup said Friday that everyone must get on with making the event work now the dates have been agreed.

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Last Thursday, fourteen restaurants were recognized for making the most delicious and traditional fanescas (Typical Easter soup) in Quito. The event, which awarded Las Menestras del Negro, Restaurat Pacífico and Hotel Howard Johnson as the best places to eat fanesca, took place in the San Francisco monastery (historic center in Quito).

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Members of the German voiceband Calmus, who opens the Festival of Sacred Music in Quito this Friday , spoke to Andes agency about their first visit to the Ecuadorian capital. They offer two shows on Friday, at 12:00 and 19:00, at Iglesia de la Compañía and the Colegio Aleman (German school) respectively.

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The Disney movie, featuring Lily James as enchanted princess Ella and Cate Blanchett as her cruel stepmother, took in $67.9 million.

2 weeks 1 day

Quito, Ecuador, Mar 13 (Andes).- As reparation for historical injustices and as a means to strengthen the nation's intercultural

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The EU said Friday it is studying whether to make airlines keep two crew members in the cockpit at all times after the Alps crash in which a Germanwings co-pilot flew his Airbus into a mountain.

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Mass abductions of children by groups like Boko Haram and the Islamic State are on the rise, with the practice now becoming a tactic of war, a UN envoy warned Wednesday.

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French President Francois Hollande said Wednesday the casing for the second black box from the Germanwings Airbus crash had been found in the French Alps, but not the box itself.

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Brazil's judiciary are to try Joao Vaccari, treasurer of the ruling Workers Party (PT) on corruption and money laundering charges relating to a graft scandal at oil giant Petrobras, according to documents seen Monday by AFP.

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Pregnancy between teens aged 15 and 19 years old, showed a reduction of seven percentage points, while the segment of the population between 10 and 14 years showed an increase, said this Thursday the coordinator of Social Development Minister, Cecilia Vaca in her work report from last year.

During 2015, public TV broadcaster Ecuador will begin the process of migration to digital terrestrial television (DTT) adapting its facilities in Quito and Guayaquil, and later extending to other cities of the country, said this Thursday station manager, Marcelo del Pozo .

When sloths hug trees they hold on strong and do not let go. That was how a truck driver found a sloth in the back of his truck: hugging a huge tree trunk.
The man had loaded several trees in San Lorenzo, in the province of Esmeraldas, and realized lazy when it came to Quito. He immediately took him to the Guayllabamba Zoo, located 29 kilometers from Quito, for a check -up. The staff assessed the sloth´s health and decided a few days later he was fit to return to his natural habitat, he had not been injured.

Hundreds of landmarks from Paris' Eiffel Tower to the Seattle Space Needle will dim their lights on Saturday, as people around the world go briefly off-grid to mark Earth Hour with candlelight and barbecues.

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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.

Agencia Andes

This is the Community Millennium Tablada Sanchez, located in the Santa Rita parrioquia in Chone. This area is inhabited by 81 families in the rural area, the Ecuadorian government relocated to make way for the construction of Multi Chone megaproject, which will provide drinking water and irrigation and flood control in this vast manabita sector.

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The country received 1.506 million dollars in revenue from tourism during 2014, making tourism the third largest source of non-oil revenues of the country, after bananas and shrimp. This was announced by the Minister of Tourism, Sandra Naranjo, during the accountability event of this Ministry, held on Tuesday afternoon.

Magazine América Economía one of the most influential media business, economics and finance magazines of the continent, highlighted in a story the hotel projects in Ecuador.

Tourist viewpoint of Quilotoa Shalalá, a project promoted by the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) which allows spoting the lake located in the Andean center of Ecuador, it was elected as the second most outstanding architecture design of the year built in a Spanish-speaking country.

The Ecuadorian cacao will be present in the third edition of “The Chocolate Train,” an event which will take place in France this year as part of Easter, the Ecuadorian Embassy in France informed.

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