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The program emerged as an initiative of President Rafael Correa and his first radio broadcast, which took place on January 20, 2007, just five days after the economist and former university professor (currently 51 years old) came to power.

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Andes Agency

The confirmation took place this Thursday, in Santiago, during an executive meeting between Chancellor Ricardo Patiño and his Chilean counterpart, Heraldo Muñoz, regarding a meeting of "Alianza Bolivariana for the people of our America" (ALBA for its acronym in Spanish). The official visit of the Chilean head of State to Ecuador is scheduled for March.

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Two people were killed Friday when Islamist protesters and police clashed in Cairo just hours after unidentified attackers shot dead two soldiers including a senior officer in the Egyptian capital.

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Founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, said in a videoconference from the Embassy of Ecuador in London, where he remains in asylum for more than two years that South America should create their own search engines and social networking sites to reach their sovereignty and avoid spying.

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The traditionalists don't like it, but the "Black Friday" shopping frenzy is as much a part of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States as turkey and pumpkin pie.

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Brazil's economy exited recession with growth of 0.1 percent in the third quarter, the government said Friday, a tepid result that is nevertheless welcome news for struggling President Dilma Rousseff.

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The EU on Friday gave France, Italy and Belgium an extra three months until March to fix their bloated budgets, but warned it would still enforce humiliating sanctions if they fail to curb spending.

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The process for the construction of Quito Metro will continue in coordination with the government announced Thursday the mayor, Mauricio Rodas.

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The leaders of the United States and Mexico spoke Wednesday to discuss President Barack Obama's executive actions to overhaul aspects of America's immigration system.

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The head of the regional government of Spain's Catalonia region, Artur Mas, said Tuesday he wants to hold early elections centred on independence.

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During a highly anticipated press conference, Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff is expected to announce newly appointed cabinet members and potential budget cuts.

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In order to review the progress of bilateral agreements in sectors such as education and health, Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino meets today in Havana with his Cuban counterpart Bruno Rodriguez.

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Brazil's economy exited recession with growth of 0.1 percent in the third quarter, the government said Friday, a tepid result that is nevertheless welcome news for struggling President Dilma Rousseff.

7 hours 51 min

A Colombian court has issued the country's first conviction under a racial harassment law after a local official likened black and indigenous people to a "cancer," prosecutors said Friday.

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Ricardo Patino, Ecuador's foreign minister, and Maria Angela Holguin of Colombia, met in Bogota to prepare the next Binational Cabinet on December 15. After the meeting the Ecuadorian minister confirmed the support of his government to the Colombian peace process, suspended for the moment.

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The leaders of the United States and Mexico spoke Wednesday to discuss President Barack Obama's executive actions to overhaul aspects of America's immigration system.

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Brazil football legend Pele's health is improving but he is still receiving an intensive treatment known as hemodialysis for a urinary infection, the hospital treating him said Friday.

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Brazil great Pele, 74, was on Thursday taken into a "special care" unit in a Sao Paulo hospital after his health worsened, three days after being admitted with a urinary infection, the hospital confirmed.

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The story of the dog that accompanied the Peak Performance Swedish team for more than 400 kilometers at the World Adventure Ecuador 2014 did not end with its adoption, after the arrival of the Dog in Stockholm a foundation was created to protect stray animals.

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There was hardly anyone in the tiny Peamount United stadium to see Stephanie Roche score the spectacular goal that now sees her challenging James Rodriguez, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Robin van Persie for the Goal of the Year award.

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The traditionalists don't like it, but the "Black Friday" shopping frenzy is as much a part of the Thanksgiving holiday in the United States as turkey and pumpkin pie.

1 day 2 hours

British supermodel Naomi Campbell launched a pop-up fashion shop in east London to raise awareness of the spread of Ebola on Thursday.

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A Spanish version of the hit musical "Rent" will open in Havana on December 24, marking the first time a Broadway show has come to Cuba in a half century.

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A copy of William Shakespeare's First Folio, the first-ever compilation of the Bard's plays published in 1623, has been discovered in the library of a small town in northern France, a librarian said Tuesday.

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Pope Francis on Friday called for dialogue between faiths to end the Islamist extremism plaguing the Middle East as he visited Turkey for his first visit to the overwhelmingly Muslim but officially secular state.

8 hours 37 min

Two people were killed Friday when Islamist protesters and police clashed in Cairo just hours after unidentified attackers shot dead two soldiers including a senior officer in the Egyptian capital.

9 hours 2 min

The EU on Friday gave France, Italy and Belgium an extra three months until March to fix their bloated budgets, but warned it would still enforce humiliating sanctions if they fail to curb spending.

9 hours 11 min

Four people died and several were missing after violent storms triggered flash flooding, uprooting trees and ripping off roofs in southeastern France, authorities said Friday.

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The program emerged as an initiative of President Rafael Correa and his first radio broadcast, which took place on January 20, 2007, just five days after the economist and former university professor (currently 51 years old) came to power.

Andes Agency

On Thursday, with a bike ride, President Rafael Correa opened the trails, viewpoints and an interpretive center at this tourist destination, which is expected to reach 400,000 visitors during 2015.

Entrega de la Estrategia Nacional para la Igualdad y la Erradicación de la Pobreza. Fotografía: Carlos Rodríguez L./Andes

Ecuador presented the National Strategy for Equality and the Eradication of Poverty, as a tool for articulation of public policies focused on the development and welfare, as said the National Secretary of Planning, Pabel Muñoz.

With excavations and plumbing networks in Urcuquí, northern Andean Ecuador, the construction of which is expected to be the largest pharmaceutical complex of Latin America, continues, with five production plants, and an investment of 200 million dollars.

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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.

The afternoon rolls in, the neighbourhoodin the Gaza Strip from where you can see Israel has a bleak outlook: there is not a single house or building without damage, after the 50 day war with Israel that ended on August 26th. Children come running out of what looks like ruins to greet the foreigners who are there.

200 meters away from the current Heritage Cemetery in Guayaquil- as it was demanded by the Catholic leadership of the era - in 1870 a cemetery was built to bury those who did not profess that religion. Currently the place, little known to Guayaquil, looks very sloppy, but does not lose its appeal.

Vanessa Landinez is one of the many names that evoke stories of violence against women by their womanhood and has become a flag of Ecuador struggle against femicide and impunity.

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On Thursday, with a bike ride, President Rafael Correa opened the trails, viewpoints and an interpretive center at this tourist destination, which is expected to reach 400,000 visitors during 2015.

To enter Imbabura Factory, located in the canton Antonio Ante (Atuntaqui) in the province of Imbabura, north of Ecuador, Ecuadorian history arises as one visits one of the largest and most distinguished textile companies in the country, which operated between 1927 and 1982, and currently functions as a museum.

More than 660 million dollars are expected to be gathered for national and foreign investments in the touristic sector between 2014 and 2015.

Tren Ecuador (Ecuador Train) and Tren Crucero (Cruise Train), Ecuadorian tourist attractions, are nominated for the Travvy Awards in the categories: 'Best Enterprise on Train Travels' and 'Best Global Train Experience'. They compete with first level groups such as Rocky Mountain from Canada, and Transcantábrico and Andaluz, from Spain.

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