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The Amazonian hotel Napo Wildlife Center has been recognized as a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner after obtaining for five consecutive years the certificate of excellence in hospitality and for having consistently achieved good traveler reviews, the Ministry of Tourism informed.

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The Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference announced Friday that the Mass the Pope will officiate in the city of Guayaquil will no longer be held at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy but in the Samanes park.

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Ecuador hopes to obtain international certification of 'Blue flag' beaches which is awarded according to criteria regarding quality, said the Minister of Tourism Sandra Naranjo, to Andes Agency.

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Britain's Serious Fraud Office said on Friday it was examining "material in its possession" related to the FIFA corruption scandal following allegations that illegal payments were routed through British banks.
"The SFO continues actively to assess material in its possession and has made plain that it stands ready to assist ongoing international criminal investigations," the SFO said in a statement.

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President Rafael Correa explained Friday that the new inheritance tax that will soon be presented to the National Assembly will not affect the middle class, nor the poor but “the richest” and confirmed that the complete and progressive calculation table, which establishes a 2,5% initial percentage for estate from 35,000 to 70,800 dollars, will be published Saturday.

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Oil prices rose modestly on Thursday after a mixed US petroleum report showed declines in crude and gasoline inventories that were larger than expected and a rise in crude production.

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Quito, May 28 (Andes).- Ecuador received on Thursday in Paris the certification of the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)

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The Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) grew 6% in Ecuador in 2014 in comparison to 2013, amounting to 774 million dollars, a tendency contrary to what was evidenced in the region with a 16% fall, according to a report of the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (Cepal for its acronym in Spanish) published Wednesday in Chile.

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On Tuesday, President Rafael Correa called on citizens, public employees and state contractors to report corruption, following Alianza PAIS assembly member’s case, who was engaged in an alleged bribery case and added that the government prefers to “be embarrassed (…) instead of being part of it.”

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During the annual Report to the Nation, Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, gave a detailed explanation of the economic growth figures of the country over the past year in the framework of a political process that in eight years has a solid fiscal situation, an efficient tax collection and declining rates of inequality and poverty, which he described as "a brand of the Citizen Revolution".

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Ministers and delegates from the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (Celac for its acronym in Spanish) held the second ministerial meeting on the world drug problem with the aim of adopting a common position which would be established in a UN meeting by 2016.

2 weeks 1 day

Gabriela Rivadeneira, Rosana Alvarado and Marcela Aguinaga were ratified in their posts of presidents as first and second president, respectively this Thursday in the plenary of the National Assembly.

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Francois Hollande is in Cuba for an official visit, becoming the first French president to visit the island.

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Colombian authorities must stop using the controversial herbicide glyphosate -- also known by its brand name Roundup -- to eradicate illicit coca plantations, President Juan Manuel Santos said on Saturday.

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Chile's President Michelle Bachelet announced a surprise cabinet reshuffle on Wednesday, in a second-term scramble to silence her socialist government's critics.

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Venezuelan Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez from Quito called Tuesday for a "anti- neoliberal model" in Latin America and the Caribbean and reiterated that Venezuela will continue with regional cooperation projects.

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Sepp Blatter won a fifth term as FIFA president on Friday in a dramatic end to an angry campaign dominated by a corruption storm that engulfed the leadership of world football.

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Zurich, Switzerland, May 28 (Andes).- FIFA president Sepp Blatter said Thursday that the scandal-tainted football body faces "mor

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The FIFA presidential election should be postponed after football's world governing body became embroiled in two corruption storms, the European confederation UEFA said Wednesday.

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The dawn detention of several FIFA leaders and a corruption raid on its headquarters on Wednesday rocked world football's governing body two days before its leader Sepp Blatter seeks a new term.

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Talented, gruff and a former squeeze of Monaco's Princess Caroline, French character actor Vincent Lindon scooped the best actor award at the Cannes Film Festival on Sunday for his leading role in a tough drama about unemployment.

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American computer expert, Edward Sowden addressed Ecuadorians through a videoconference on Wednesday night at the opening of EDOC Festival 2015.

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A message to parents suffering "Frozen" fatigue: Disney has more talking animals and singing princesses on the way, according to a sneak preview of its animation slate given to journalists in Cannes on Wednesday.

2 weeks 22 hours

Washington, United States, May 15 (Andes).- Barack Obama paid warm tribute Friday to B.B.

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Havana, Cuba, May 29 (Andes).- The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas have begun clearing the country's la

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Boston bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, a 21-year-old naturalized American of Chechen descent, will be formally sentenced to death in court on June 24, a US judge said Thursday.

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The Colombian government and FARC guerrillas resumed peace talks Monday in Havana amid heightened tensions following air strikes that killed dozens of rebels.

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Madrid, Spain, May 25 (Andes).- Spain faced a dramatically changed political landscape on Monday after voters in

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The Ecuadorian Episcopal Conference announced Friday that the Mass the Pope will officiate in the city of Guayaquil will no longer be held at the Sanctuary of Divine Mercy but in the Samanes park.

Six new health warnings that will be printed in cigarette packages were presented Wednesday afternoon by Carina Vance, minister of Health in Ecuador, within the framework of the World No Tobacco Day, which will be celebrated next May, Sunday 31st.

The UN Special envoy, Lenin Moreno, presented the challenge to government officials and representatives of global technology leaders, to work together to turn information and communications technology into truly useful tools and service for people with disabilities to overcome exclusion and make the world a more accessible place.

Ecuador registered 11,897 cases of chikungunya and has faced the outbreak "pretty well" despite the "hard" winter that spreads this mosquito as well as the lack of sewage and drinking water in several towns a responsibility of local governments said President Rafael Correa.

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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.

Andes Agency

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 Amazonian hotel Napo Wildlife Center has been recognized as a Tripadvisor Certificate of Excellence Hall of Fame winner after obtaining for five consecutive years the certificate of excellence in hospitality and for having consistently achieved good traveler reviews, the Ministry of Tourism informed.

Ecuador hopes to obtain international certification of 'Blue flag' beaches which is awarded according to criteria regarding quality, said the Minister of Tourism Sandra Naranjo, to Andes Agency.

Ecuador sets the goal of turning tourism into the first source of non-oil income by 2018, in order to achieve this, it works on many axis, minister Sandra Naranjo affirmed Thursday.

Sandra Naranjo, minister of tourism in Ecuador, and Dave Clark, vice president of JetBlue Airways Route Planning, announced this Thursday that the US airline plans to operate the route Fort Lauderdale-Quito-Fort Lauderdale, with the aim of increasing the flow of travelers between the United States and Ecuador.

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