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The Ecuadorian government rejected Thursday the “unilateral and unfounded” criticism “included in the 2016 Fiscal Transparency report,” published by the U.S. Department of State.

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President Rafael Correa will participate Thursday in the swearing-in ceremony of his Peruvian counterpart Pedro Pablo Kuczynski in an event to take place at the South American country’s National Congress.

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Ecuadorian minister of Public Health Margarita Guevara informed Wednesday that malnutrition in children in her country ranks between 23 and 24% and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to reduce the scourge to 19% by 2917.

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Permanent representative of Ecuador in the United Nations Horacio Sevilla signed Tuesday the Paris agreement, within the framework of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, in New York.

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An Ecuadorian mission is now in Brussels working to speed up the process for the signing of a multiparty agreement with the EU by the end of the year, minister of Foreign Trade Juan Carlos Cassinelli affirmed Tuesday during a talk with media where he informed about the achievements on the recent tour to the United States and Asia to promote investments and the South American country’s export offer.

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Vice president Jorge Glas, who leads the Reconstruction Committee, affirmed Tuesday that after 100 days of the earthquake that left 671 dead, they are moving forward with “collective work” to tackle reconstruction and boost economy and production in the coastal region, the worst-hit.

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An Ecuadorian mission is now in Brussels working to speed up the process for the signing of a multiparty agreement with the EU by the end of the year, minister of Foreign Trade Juan Carlos Cassinelli affirmed Tuesday during a talk with media where he informed about the achievements on the recent tour to the United States and Asia to promote investments and the South American country’s export offer.

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Diego Martinez, manager of the Ecuadorian Central Bank, affirmed that the country expects an economic recovery for the second semester of the year due to the fact that variables like oil prices, credits from private banks, exports, among others will no longer be affected.

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Measures implemented lately by the Ecuadorian government to protect the national industry have significantly benefitted the footwear industry. Since 2007, it went from 600 to 5,000 producers nationwide, minister of Industries and Production, Santiago Leon, confirmed Tuesday.

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Bloc 43, located in Orellana, has 1,67 billion oil-barrel reserves, this means, 82% more than those certified to date, vice president Jorge Glas announced Thursday when revealing a report of the U.S. company Ryder Scott.

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Ecuador ranks second among the safest countries in Latin America thanks to the work done by the National Police for the reduction of crimes and the comprehensive transformation of the judicial system, president Rafael Correa informed Saturday.

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Ecuadorian attorney general Galo Chiriboga Zambrano regretted the U.S. poor cooperation to speed up extradition requests of the Andean country regarding some legal cases, some of which date back 16 years.

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Four years ago and after rejection from political opponents and media in the country, the Ecuadorian National Assembly approved, with 108 concurring votes, the Organic Law on Communication (LOC).

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa affirmed Monday that Leyla Hadad Perez, known as “SWAT Agent” and head of the CIA in Ecuador was expelled from the country in 2008, and defended the investigation conducted by Telesur on the CIA involvement in the South American country.

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Ecuadorian foreign minister Guillaume Long held that secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, has exceeded his authority by adopting a stance on Venezuela’s situation which leads to aggravating the conflict of the right-wing opposition with the government of president Nicolas Maduro.

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The Ecuadorian government will present the proposal to reform the Inter-American Human Rights System again, “focusing” on the Inter-American commission (IACHR), during the 46th General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS) to be held in Dominican Republic between June 13 and 15, foreign minister Guillaume Long told Andes Agency during an interview.

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa describes as “powerful” the reports made by TeleSur on the CIA’s involvement in the country and its relation with journalists, media and politicians to destabilize his government through smear campaigns.

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The Ecuadorian government expressed Thursday its concern about political events in Brazil and reaffirmed the “wholehearted support to Brazil and the constitutional government of president (Dilma) Rousseff, who legitimately won the last democratic elections.”

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Ecuadorian mountaineer Santiago Quintero has a dream of conquering the Summit of K2 since he was young; it is located in the Karakoram mountain range in the Himalayas and is 8,611 masl. After failing to do it in 2009, he started a new expedition on Monday which he expects to successfully end next July 31st.

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National mountaineer Santiago Quintero will promote Ecuador from the world’s most difficult mountain, K2, which he plans to climb by mid this year and was at 240 meters from the top in 2009.

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Last year's winner Nasser Al-Attiyah won Thursday's Dakar Rally 11th stage, held in searing heat which made the going extra tough for the motorbike competitors. Mini driver Al-Attiyah picked up his second stage victory of this year's Dakar, completing the drive from La Rioja to San Juan almost six minutes clear of Sebastien Loeb.

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The multi-million dollar FIFA museum, the project of fallen world football chief Sepp Blatter, will open its doors on February 28 in Zurich, two days after the election of his successor, FIFA announced on Tuesday.

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Three main ideas are part of the Bill on Culture being analyzed at the National Assembly: creative freedom, above all else; freedom of choice, above all principles; and freedom of access to cultural goods and services.

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Ana Rodriguez, minister of Culture (in charge), said it is “important” to implement a Culture Law currently debated at the National Assembly which has been an unpaid debt in the country.

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He had a unique sensitivity to capture the suffering of oppressed classes, the feelings of the poor, sadness from streets, mother’s sensitivity, love, passion, life and death. His work reflects the indigenous roots of Latin American peoples, their feelings, struggles and dreams.

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On December 31st afternoon and night, Ecuadorians celebrate some deep-rooted traditions; one of them is making effigies that represent the best and worst of the year. These are burned at midnight to receive the new year.

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During an interview with the BBC, Ecuadorian foreign minister Guillaume Long said that the embassy of his country in the UK, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up, is under siege.

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Once Ecuador requested the U.S. for TPS (Temporary Protected Status) for immigrants illegally living in the country, the final decision can only be made by the North American country, Esther Cuesta, vice minister of Foreign Affairs confirmed Tuesday.

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Ignacio Ramonet, Spanish journalist based in France, said Tuesday that the creation of a planet’s movement to promote the concession of a Nobel Peace Prize for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Chelsea Manning and Edward Snowden is under way.

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The National Assembly approved Tuesday an agreement between the governments of Ecuador and China to mutually exempt a visa requirement to enter their territories. The measure was approved with 95 concurring votes.

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We cannot talk about Guayaquil’s history without mentioning the Guayas River. This port city was born on the banks of its river where it is now known as Las Peñas neighborhood which expanded to become Ecuador’s most populated city with more than 2,5 million inhabitants.

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In the last decade, this port city has experienced a significant social and infrastructure development with a social inclusion approach after works done by the government of the Citizen Revolution, led by President Rafael Correa, which has invested 5,840 billion dollars since 2008.

Using Scottish John Paul Young’s “Love is in the air" famous song, the Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) presented Thursday the new edition of the All You Need Is Ecuador campaign which aims at sharing with the world the “amazing experience” of visiting this Andean country.

María Fernanda Espinosa, Ecuador’s ambassador to the United Nations highlighted that the Andean country has institutions that guarantee the rights established in the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, adopted 50 years ago.

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In the last decade, this port city has experienced a significant social and infrastructure development with a social inclusion approach after works done by the government of the Citizen Revolution, led by President Rafael Correa, which has invested 5,840 billion dollars since 2008.

Gazing at the vicuñas run freely in the field, looking how chuquiragua plants bloom in the white snow, bumping into an Andean fox or admiring the beauty of the Andean landscape painted with all rainbow colors… this is how walks to the Fauna Production Reserve in Chimborazo are like, a special place to connect with nature.

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The construction of a deep-water port is important news for Ecuador because it involves the country’s port development since this is a work with a 1,250 billion-dollar investment from Arab Emirates' DP World, a company recognized worldwide.

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Since 1996, Ecuador started going through political, economic and social instability periods. The governments of Abdala Bucaram, Jamil Mahuad and Lucio Gutierrez, who came to power with promises of change, created more uncertainties than certainties and succumbed before fulfilling their mandates before the unrest of the people increasingly impoverished by neo-liberal measures applied.

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U.S. journalist Peter Greenberg and president Rafael Correa showed off Ecuador’s cultural wealth and natural destinations during Wednesday’s presentation of The Royal Tour edition in the port city of Guayaquil.

Quito, July 6 (Andes) – The Royal Tour Ecuador edition will be presented in Guayaquil at 18:30 in an event for the national launc

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The Ministry of Tourism will relaunch the All You Need Is Ecuador campaign in Quito as part of the plan to boost tourism which has been affected in the last months due to external factors like dollar appreciation, minister Fernando Alvarado informed.

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With festivals, artists’ performances and other initiatives, tour operators from the province of Guayas and other places of the country aim at boosting tourism in beaches, especially during the holiday which starts this Friday.

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