9 hours 11 min

Aleks Guayasamín and Janeth López, a transgender-lesbian couple were among the first Ecuadorian couples, to register their common law partnership this morning at the Civil Registry in Quito. They empahsized that this is a historic breakthrough and now this is part of their identity cards.

11 hours 57 min

United States Ambassador, Adam Namm said this morning that he expects the visit of Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson "before the end of the year" he also confirmed that USAID will be leaving the country on September 30th.

14 hours 32 min

China will provide $ 4.8 million to Ecuador, as a non-refundable investment in the military sphere, to meet demands in military units.

2 days 8 hours

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa described as "revolutionary" the new Labour Code in the country because it provides a new social security policy to deliver pensions "worthy for all" and end the inequalities, the President dismissed the march against the project organised by opposition groups for next Wednesday.

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14 hours 20 min

Almost 98% of big and medium sized food manufacturers have adopted the new labeling system required by the Health Ministry, according to the National Agency for Sanitary Regulation, Control and Monitoring (Arcsa, for its Spanish acronym) in operational programs.

2 days 8 hours

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa described as "revolutionary" the new Labour Code in the country because it provides a new social security policy to deliver pensions "worthy for all" and end the inequalities, the President dismissed the march against the project organised by opposition groups for next Wednesday.

4 days 15 hours

In La Avelina, east of Lasso (Cotopaxi) more than 200 ha. of broccoli are being cultivated and sent to Japan, the United States, Germany and Belgium and the most recent market, the plates of pasengers on board of Saudi Airlines.
This is an example of a success that non tradiotional markets have internationally.

5 days 15 hours

Apple released this Tuesday two new iPhones, with bigger screens, an electronic payment system and the so expected iWatch or smart watch, which carries the technology to your wrist and represents a "new chapter in Apple's history", according to the company's executive director, Tim Cook.

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8 hours 25 min

A delegation of the French National Assembly will visit the Aguarico well in the Amazon region to confirm the contamination left by American oil company Chevron, who operated in that area for 26 years.

11 hours 57 min

United States Ambassador, Adam Namm said this morning that he expects the visit of Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, Roberta Jacobson "before the end of the year" he also confirmed that USAID will be leaving the country on September 30th.

6 days 15 hours

The event, to be held on September 29 and 30 in Quito, will include left parties delegations across the region and personalities such as Mayor Gustavo Petro from Bogota, the president of Paraguay, Fernando Lugo, and Panaman Martin Torrijos.

3 weeks 8 hours

Campaign leaders clashed over Scotland's future in a lively final TV showdown on Monday, with the pro-independence side counting on a knock-out blow to vault a stubborn gap in the polls.

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3 days 14 hours

Cuba will send 165 doctors and nurses to Sierra Leone to help fight the Ebola outbreak, Cuba's health minister and the World Health Organization announced Friday.

4 days 8 hours

Representatives of victims of the Colombian armed conflict demanded a bilateral ceasefire so that further attempts can be avoided. This opinion was supported by the insurgence in a statement read by FARC's spokesman Iván Márquez, in Havana.

5 days 11 hours

On September 11, 1973, South-America experienced the rupture of democracy in Chile, where the army bombed the presidential Moneda Palace, killed the democrat president Salvador Allende and settled one of the most bloody dictatorships of the region, at the helm of Gral. Augusto Pinochet.

6 days 10 hours

On Tuesday, a research was done about the explosion that took in an area of the subway in Santiago, which caused 14 injuries. Chilean government called it a "terrorist act", but that was not claimed by any organization.

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"Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius was convicted Friday of culpable homicide for shooting his lover Reeva Steenkamp, but walked free on bail ahead of what could still be a stiff prison sentence.

1 week 9 hours

Serena Williams put herself among the game's greats with her 18th Grand Slam title at the US Open, and there doesn't seem to be anyone in women's tennis poised to stop her building on that legacy.

1 week 5 days

53rd edition of the traditional voyage to San Pablo lake, in the province of Imbabura (Andean north), will take place this Saturday in an open water competition of 3.515 meters with the participation of more than 70 swimmers from Ecuador and Colombia.

1 week 5 days

Ecuadoran clubs Emelec and Barcelona are on the list of highest grossing 15 clubs of the South American Cup, according to a publication of the South American Football Confederation.

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3 days 12 hours

The former secretary of state took office on May 8, 2013, after being a member of Montecristi's Constituent Assembly and legislator in the National Assembly of Alianza PAIS movement.

4 days 8 hours

Mexican writer Juan Villoro confirmed his presence at the seventh edition of the Book Fair Quito (FIL), to be held between November 21 and December 1, in where the Fondo de Cultura Economica in Mexico will be the guest of honor.

4 days 11 hours

The Streamy Awards, better known as the online Oscars, took place this past Sunday in Los Angeles, USA. During the event, Touché Films, as well as their channel Enchufe.tv, were nominated for the categories Best International Show and Best Show of the Year, winning this latter.

1 week 4 days

The classic book 'War and Peace' by Russian writer Leo Tolstoy, written in 1864, came to Broadway as a musical and will premiere on Thursday in Quito at the inauguraración of Café Teatro Parapluie, with the purpose of expanding the cultural offer in Quito.

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9 hours 3 min

The European Union (EU) and countries like the United States, Mexico and Brazil signed a declaration against whaling in Iceland, a country that allows this practice and commercializes products derived from these animals.

14 hours 21 min

The centre-right parties are seen as particularly reluctant to support measures such as higher taxes that threaten to roll back the market-oriented reforms they have introduced over eight years in government under outgoing Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt.

14 hours 46 min

British Prime Minister David Cameron on Monday was to plead with Scots to vote against independence in a referendum as Scotland enters the most decisive week in its modern history.

3 days 14 hours

Scotland's pro-independence leader Alex Salmond said the eyes of the world are on a momentous referendum next week, as the latest poll suggested voters will narrowly choose to remain in the United Kingdom.

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Aleks Guayasamín and Janeth López, a transgender-lesbian couple were among the first Ecuadorian couples, to register their common law partnership this morning at the Civil Registry in Quito. They empahsized that this is a historic breakthrough and now this is part of their identity cards.

Almost 98% of big and medium sized food manufacturers have adopted the new labeling system required by the Health Ministry, according to the National Agency for Sanitary Regulation, Control and Monitoring (Arcsa, for its Spanish acronym) in operational programs.

The Ecuadorian government will carry our legal reforms and prepare to assume jurisdiction in the fight against drugs, that is now in the hands of other organisms of the state. The government will also create a national plan for drug prevention announced this Saturday, President Correa during the Citizen Summary.

The National Observarory for Respect of Rural Flora and Fauna, was founded by eight citizens who are trying to protect animals and ensure that their rights are respected. It was inscribed before the Council of Citizen Participation and Social Control (CPCCS).

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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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Manglares Churute Ecological Reserve is located in the Guayas Province of Ecuador. The 86,589-acre (350.41 km2) nature reserve is located 25 miles (40 km) from Guayaquil.

El desastre ecológico causado por la petrolera extranjera no solo ha destruído especies de flora y fauna, también ha afectado la salud, al menos, de 1.200 personas, de las cuales varias murieron.

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The province of Santa Elena (western area) is ready to start the summer season. It also brings one of the most beautiful acrobatic shows worldwide, the dance of humpback whales.

Quito was the big winner of the World Travel Awards, as a leading destination in South America for the second year in a row.

Tourism in Ecuador generates 5% of jobs in the country, worth around 1,200 million dollars a year.

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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.

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Photo: Luis Padilla/Andes