1 hour 34 min

Indigenous justice will no be able to try cases of murder or manslaughter committed by members of the community or within. These crimes are the exclusive competence of ordinary courts, according to a resolution issued by the Constitutional Court on Wednesday.

3 hours 57 min

Another school in Gaza was bombed last night, causing the death of 20 palestinians and 90 injured. The countries of Mercosur (Southern Common Market) rejected the use of force while another five countries withdrew their Ambassadors from Israel.

4 hours 48 min

This 30 of July, it is celebrated for the first time the World Day Against Human trafficking, a serious felony that consists on recruiting, transferring or imprisoning people against their will, and then selling them, for a variety of purposes.

23 hours 32 min

Colombian magazine Crasel nominated Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa as the best politician of the year in a survey that gathers millions of citizens of Colombia to select the most prominent figures in various categories.

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4 days 1 hour

The financial support from the EU is basically for different countries, depending on the attainment of established goals, but projects and programs submitted by civil society or non-governmental organizations (NGO's) will also be funded, explained the spokesman of the EU, Alexandre Polack.

4 days 3 hours

Ecuador y Chile signed an energy agreement that aims to build an Andean Electric Corridor of 500,000 volts.

6 days 5 min

Ecuador will receive 67 million Euros between 2104 and 2017 from the European Union.

6 days 1 hour

Ecuador will make a first contribution of USD 8 million dollars announced the Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.

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23 hours 32 min

Colombian magazine Crasel nominated Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa as the best politician of the year in a survey that gathers millions of citizens of Colombia to select the most prominent figures in various categories.

1 day 4 hours

The approval of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa is 61%, according to pollster Cedatos, which carried out an investigation in June 2014.

6 days 23 hours

The Inter-American Comission on Human Rights designated Edison Lanza as the new Special Rapporteur for Freedom of Expression

1 week 1 day
Agencia Andes

Foreign Ministers, Ricardo Patiño and María Angela Holguín concluded their meeting on binational topics with a bicycle ride that took them through Guayaquil and Isla Santay.

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1 day 2 hours

The footballer's father was abducted on the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, as it was reported by his daughter in law, who received a threatening phone call in which they asked for a ransom payment.

2 days 5 hours

More than 150 Ecuadorian triathletes participated in this competition. The winner registered 4 hours, 29 minutes and 50 secods in swimming, running and cycling.

5 days 5 hours

The strike of the Soccer players ended this Thursday evening after an agreement was reached.

1 week 5 hours

After receiving the work report of coach Reinaldo Rueda, the directory of Ecuasoccer decided not to renew Rueda´s contract.

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7 months 2 weeks
Metallica

“We are very excited to visit Ecuador and Paraguay for the first time in over 32 years as a band,” states the communications manager of the thrash metal band that started in 1981.

8 months 2 weeks

Documentary films play an important role in Ecuadorian society. They have aroused public interest in the treatment of the event which they portray, and they raise awareness and trigger relevant action where events have been forgotten.

9 months 1 week
ciudad de Quito

Ecuador’s capital is within the list of 28 finalist cities to be recognized as ‘7 wonder cities of the world’, a contest that started earlier this year with 303 nominated cities.

9 months 1 week
Cine Ecuador

The growing film production in the country opens up a space to analyze this phenomenon that benefits national directors and producers, but that also brings up for debate the existence of Ecuadorian film with its own identifiable codes.

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3 hours 57 min

Another school in Gaza was bombed last night, causing the death of 20 palestinians and 90 injured. The countries of Mercosur (Southern Common Market) rejected the use of force while another five countries withdrew their Ambassadors from Israel.

4 hours 48 min

This 30 of July, it is celebrated for the first time the World Day Against Human trafficking, a serious felony that consists on recruiting, transferring or imprisoning people against their will, and then selling them, for a variety of purposes.

22 hours 41 min

More than 20 migrants have died and dozens are missing after their makeshift boat sank off the Libyan coast, the navy said late Tuesday.

1 day 5 hours

At least 30 palestinians were killed leaving more than 65 injured after intense bombing last night, as israel targeted the home of Hamas leader, Ismaíl Haniye

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Agencia Andes

The Committee on the Regional Study of El Niño Phenomenon concluded that local oceanic-atmospheric conditions tend to normalcy, which means low probabilities of this weather event to happen.

Almost nine out of ten marriages ended in Ecuador in the last nine years, while marriages decreased to 14.71%, according to data provided by the National Institute of Statistics and Census.

The Human Development index in Ecuador has advanced progressively during the last two years.

This Wednesday, more than 200 students of indigenous nationalities in Cuenca will graduate with a Bachelor degree in Intercultural Bilingual Education and will become part of the Ecuadorian public education system.

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Agencia Andes

The castle located in the traditional downtown neighbourhood of this port city, was inaugurated in 1962 in a ceremony similar to those of the aristocratic Eropean monarchy.

One of the biggest agricultural fairs takes place in Guamote, 20 minutes away from Riobamba bringing national and international tourism to the area.

Falta de obras del Municipio en el Guasmo de Guayaquil.

The Municipality’s investment in urban regeneration in middle-class areas is high, it is USD $52 per resident, while in others the amount is USD $9.

The community with disperse settlements – in its central part is comprised of 10 blocks East to West, and there are 14 more blocks North to South surrounded by adobe houses that bring tourists back in time and introduce them into a long ago – 500 year history of when these houses were being built.

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Agencia Andes

The castle located in the traditional downtown neighbourhood of this port city, was inaugurated in 1962 in a ceremony similar to those of the aristocratic Eropean monarchy.

One of the biggest agricultural fairs takes place in Guamote, 20 minutes away from Riobamba bringing national and international tourism to the area.

Migrantes

The project ‘Mi Lindo Ecuador’ (‘My Beautiful Ecuador’) – a phrase from a melody by Alex Alvear, an Ecuadorian jazz player residing in the U.S. - suggests immigrants to carry out efforts through the social media and depending on their level of success accumulate miles and tours in Ecuador.

The series of international acknowledgements to Ecuadorian touristic destinations and attractions are grounds for optimism for Minister of Tourism, Vinicio Alvarado, in his attempt to turn the country into a touristic power.

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