19 hours 53 min

Christian Rivera, ECU-911 director, shared Ecuador’s experience in the emergency service at the EENA 2015 Conference, an event organized by the European Association of Emergency numbers, which took place in Bucharest since Wednesday until this Friday with the presence of authorities and experts from many countries.

20 hours 47 min

The Florida Supreme Court of Justice will have to analyze the actions of judges, from a US court, who rejected the appeal lodged by the defense of the Ecuadorian Nelson Serrano to demonstrate his innocence and to try to stop the application of death penalty to which he was convicted due to multiple murders that occurred in December, 1997.

22 hours 9 min

A total of 416, 030 tourists arrived to Ecuador during the first quarter in 2015, which evidences a growth of 6,4 percent in comparison to 2014 when 391,167 visitors came to the country.

22 hours 33 min

Quito, 24 abr (Andes).- 

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2 days 4 hours

The Ecuadorian financial system it is "healthy and solid, with excellent financial indicators", deposits grew almost 6%, profits of banks increased by 13% and bank solvency "remains in positive territory," said this Wednesday the Superintendence of Banks.

3 days 22 hours

Oil prices eased on Tuesday as a climate of high crude supplies offsets moves by China to boost the world's second largest economy and biggest consumer of energy.

4 days 28 min
Agencia Andes

The Bulubulu megaproject, which inaugurated this Tuesday by President Rafael Correa puts an end to decades of neglect of past authorities who did not materialize this work to avoids floods and droughts affecting large productive areas of the Ecuadorian coast.

4 days 21 hours

The Organic Law for Labor Justice and recognition of work at home, introducing reforms in labor and social security matters, was published in the Official Gazette, thereby came into effect this Monday.

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22 hours 58 min

This Friday, the Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa reported a “tactic” of the opposition, similar to those used in Venezuela and Bolivia, to generate provocation “and later victimize” and even spread false rumors about the stability of the financial system to weaken the government and its supporters.

3 days 3 hours

Testimonials from the effects of pollution caused by Chevron in Ecuador's Amazon can be read in the book written by Esteban Michelena, 'Cronica de una Barbarie Impune, los ultimos inocentes del Planeta'.

3 days 21 hours

President Rafael Correa reiterated his position to the Labor Justice Act, passed by the Legislature last week and questioned the handling and "psychological war" by opposition groups seeking to make this the main theme to reject during the demonstrations of May 1 when Labor Day is commemorated.

1 week 2 days

The government of Ecuador guarantees pensions to retirees following the adoption of a law on social security that suppresses a millionaire state subsidy to the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) and to a series of rumors about it.

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1 day 28 min

Among 125 countries surveyed, Ecuador is in the third position of the countries that showed "significant" progress in welfare based on global Gallup surveys of 2005-2007 and 2012-2014 as shown in the World Happiness Report 2015 released on Thursday.

2 days 2 hours

The secretary general of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, urged facilitators and international guarantors to work on the peace talks in Colombia between the government and the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) and stated that deadlines in these processes are dangerous.

2 days 22 hours

Pope Francis, who played a key role in the diplomatic thaw between Washington and Havana, will visit Cuba in September after a scheduled visit to the US, the Vatican confirmed on Wednesday.

3 days 22 hours

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry stated Tuesday that his government is open to engage in dialogue with Venezuela in the interests of improving relations between the two countries. "The US remains open to further addressing our differences in attempting to find areas of common ground," Kerry said during a speech at the State Department.

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Superstar Manny Pacquiao's wanted to fight at the Rio Games next year but does not qualify to be among the first professionals to compete at an Olympics, the head of boxing's governing body said.

3 days 19 min

Alejandro Valverde said a love of cycling was the only secret to his success after winning a record-equalling third Fleche Wallonne title on Wednesday.

3 days 22 hours

Defending champion Kei Nishikori cruised into the third round of the Barcelona Open with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Russian Teymuraz Gabashvili on Tuesday.

1 week 1 day

Kimi Raikkonen said Thursday that he is enjoying life at Ferrari this season more than at any other time in his career.

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This Thursday the World Book Day is celebrated and Ecuador joined with fairs auctions, discounts, and initiatives to promote reading.

4 days 23 hours

Ecuadorian writer and journalist Esteban Michelena presents his new book, "Chronicle of an unpunished barbarism’, a work that recounts the suffering of the victims of pollution Texaco-Chevron in Ecuador's Amazon, which will be presented to the public on Tuesday, to 19:00 in the Itchimbía Crystal Palace.

5 days 1 hour

American private equity firm TPG and China's Fosun have bought a majority stake in Canadian entertainment juggernaut Cirque du Soleil for an undisclosed sum, the company announced Monday.

5 days 1 hour

Surrounded by vegetation and a warm climate which attracts tourists who look forward to resting, the community Cofán-Dureno, located in the Amazon region, half an hour from Lago Agrio, offers a variety of attractions.

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Southern Chile dug itself out from under a thick layer of gray ash Friday while keeping a wary eye on the Calbuco volcano after it spectacularly erupted for the first time in half a century.

1 day 23 hours

Spectacular bursts of volcanic lightning and lava lit up the night sky in southern Chile as the Calbuco volcano erupted twice after laying dormant for half a century, forcing some 5,000 people to evacuate.

2 days 54 min

French police were hunting Thursday for possible accomplices to an Algerian student whose plan to attack churches was foiled when his arsenal of weapons was uncovered purely by chance.

2 days 20 hours

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon held a telephone conversation on the peace talks.

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Quito, 24 abr (Andes).- 

Among 125 countries surveyed, Ecuador is in the third position of the countries that showed "significant" progress in welfare based on global Gallup surveys of 2005-2007 and 2012-2014 as shown in the World Happiness Report 2015 released on Thursday.

The Fourth Meeting of the Latin American Union of News Agencies (ULAN) opened on Thursday with the participation of delegates from a dozen countries in the region, the head of the Secretary of Communication of Ecuador, Fernando Alvarado, and Secretary Union of South American Nations (Unasur), Ernesto Samper, who summoned the media in general to deliver accurate information without "propaganda" and "lobbying".

The Chinese city that holds the world record for largest number of dinosaur eggs has added to its collection after dozens more were unearthed at a construction site, state media reported.

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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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In the outskirts of Lago Agrio, in the Amazon region, you will find the Lago Agrio Ecological and Recreational Park, also known as “Perla”, which has become an option for tourists who like to get away from their urban daily routine.

The Galapagos Islands were elected as the best destination in the world to practice diving, during a contest which took place in China, the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry announced in a statement.

The World Travel Awards (WTA), held its twenty-second edition this year and Ecuador was nominated in 19 categories in the most important contest of the tourism industry worldwide.

For the third consecutive year, the Ecuadorian capital is part of the nominated cities for the World Travel Awards, considered as the “Tourism Oscars” in the category South American Leading Destination, the Ministry of Tourism informed last Tuesday.

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