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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa inaugurated Wednesday Sopladora hydroelectric plant, the third largest in the history of the country and the second built by the current administration. This work will meet 13% of the country’s national energy demand.

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Ecuadorian minister of Defense Ricardo Patiño described as a serious mistake a resolution issued by the military discipline council that ruled naval officer Edwin Ortega did not disrespected president Rafael Correa when replying a letter with offensive language.

9 hours 26 min

President Rafael Correa criticized Wednesday pre-candidates of the opposition for considering their only proposal is to “destroy Correism” ahead of next elections.

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A Swedish prosecutor will question Assange in the presence of an Ecuadorian counterpart in the premises of the Andean country’s diplomatic mission in London where WikiLeaks founder has been holed up for four years, president Rafael Correa said during a televised interview Wednesday.

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President Rafael Correa praised the historic peace agreement the Colombian government and FARC reached Wednesday and described it as a “storm of fresh air” for the continent.

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President of the Ecuadorian National Assembly Gabriela Rivadeneira warned that during general elections to be held on February 2017, two models will be disputed: wealth redistribution, promoted by the government versus capital accumulation, defended by the right-wing.

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa inaugurated Wednesday Sopladora hydroelectric plant, the third largest in the history of the country and the second built by the current administration. This work will meet 13% of the country’s national energy demand.

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The national government will inaugurate Thursday Sopladora hydroelectric plant, of 487 MW power, to cover 13% of the national demand of 22,000 megawatts hour a year with which the country will save 280 million dollars annually in fuel imports, Esteban Albornoz, minister of Electricity, confirmed.

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The possibility of Ecuador leaving the Andean Community (CAN for its acronym in Spanish) is null, Juan Carlos Cassinelli, minister of Foreign Trade, said.

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Ecuador and South Korea participated Monday in the third round of trade negotiations to make progress in order to establish a strategic economic cooperation agreement between both countries with which trade exchange will increase as well as trade preferences for Ecuadorian products entering such market.

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Ecuadorian minister of Defense Ricardo Patiño described as a serious mistake a resolution issued by the military discipline council that ruled naval officer Edwin Ortega did not disrespected president Rafael Correa when replying a letter with offensive language.

9 hours 26 min

President Rafael Correa criticized Wednesday pre-candidates of the opposition for considering their only proposal is to “destroy Correism” ahead of next elections.

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President of the Ecuadorian National Assembly Gabriela Rivadeneira warned that during general elections to be held on February 2017, two models will be disputed: wealth redistribution, promoted by the government versus capital accumulation, defended by the right-wing.

1 week 3 days

Vice president Jorge Glas talked about the ethical pact suggested by President Rafael Correa and affirmed that ethics, the main aspect of the political process of the Citizen Revolution, cannot be absent from the political debate.

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President Rafael Correa praised the historic peace agreement the Colombian government and FARC reached Wednesday and described it as a “storm of fresh air” for the continent.

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On August 16, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa will attend the swearing-in ceremony of Danilo Medina who will assume his country’s presidency after being reelected with 61,8% votes.

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The Galapagos Islands were recognized, for sixth consecutive year, as Best Travel Destination under the category of Best Islands among Mexico, Central and South America, according to Travel+Leisure.

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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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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa congratulated Saturday the team of 38 athletes who represented the country in Rio Olympic Games and added that the high performance plan applied in Ecuador begins to show results.

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Ecuadorian athletes competing in Rio Olympic Games have won four Olympic diplomas and two have ranked nine so far in their first Olympic cycle.

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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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The 207th anniversary of the first Cry for Independence is celebrated on August 10 and the Presidency will participate in the celebration of this historic date with the “Eugenio Espejo” national awards ceremony, dramatized tours, lightning up of the Carondelet government palace, mapping, fireworks and an artisan citizen fair.

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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.

5 months 1 week

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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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.

2 months 4 days

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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President Rafael Correa announced Thursday the start of works in the so-called second stage of the Samanes Park in the port city of Guayaquil, a project which he said can be done thanks to the country’s economic recovery.

Starting Thursday, national and foreign tourists will be able to visit all areas of the Cotopaxi National Park, located 60km from Quito in the province of the same name once the risk of Cotopaxi volcano’s eruption has concluded.

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President Rafael Correa highlighted Ecuador’s advances in terms of security which position the country between the two safest nations of the region.

The 207th anniversary of the first Cry for Independence is celebrated on August 10 and the Presidency will participate in the celebration of this historic date with the “Eugenio Espejo” national awards ceremony, dramatized tours, lightning up of the Carondelet government palace, mapping, fireworks and an artisan citizen fair.

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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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