14 hours 7 min

With an initial investment of six million dollars, a factory located in the Andean city of Cuenca in southern Ecuador, is already producing the first bicycle made in Ecuador with 80% local content in order to replace 200,000 units per year they were imported.

14 hours 18 min

Mexico's president on Friday joined Central American leaders and Latino celebrities in applauding US President Barack Obama's landmark offer to shield millions of undocumented migrants from deportation.

20 hours 17 min

In an interview with Andes, the Coordination Minister of Social Development, Cecilia Vaca, noted that, if approved by the National Assembly, this initiative represents a conceptual "break" because it will benefit the populations historically excluded from the right of receiving retirement pensions, even when they contribute to economic and social development of the country.

20 hours 51 min

Rigoberta Menchu, Nobel Peace Prize in 1992, announced in Beijing a proposal regarding the case of the slaughter of 43 students last September in Ayotzinapa, Mexico, but refused to provide details about it since she is an observer in the investigations.

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14 hours 7 min

With an initial investment of six million dollars, a factory located in the Andean city of Cuenca in southern Ecuador, is already producing the first bicycle made in Ecuador with 80% local content in order to replace 200,000 units per year they were imported.

18 hours 13 min

The State Budget for next year amounting to 36317.12 million which includes significant investments in strategic sectors was approved on Thursday by the National Assembly.

19 hours 10 min

Ecuador's economy has grown in recent years thanks to oil exports and sales of commodities such as bananas, cocoa, shrimp, roses and others. However, the government seeks to generate more wealth, achieve more sustainable development and encourage human talent, technology and knowledge through the change of the productive matrix.

1 day 19 hours

United Nations recognized Ecuador as a sustainable development model against poverty and inequality during the 11th Annual UN meeting about social organizations and Civil Society, held in Washington DC, on November 17 and 18.

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14 hours 18 min

Mexico's president on Friday joined Central American leaders and Latino celebrities in applauding US President Barack Obama's landmark offer to shield millions of undocumented migrants from deportation.

15 hours 38 min

At the hearing held in late October at the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) involving a group of lawyers from Ecuador and other partners, the Argentine jurist Ignacio Boulin requested that William and Roberto Isaias brothers sentenced to eight years in prison for embezzlement, be declared defenders of Human Rights.

21 hours 18 min

Cartes and Correa participate in a meeting of ministers and delegates from both countries to discuss issues of regional cooperation and bilateral issues in the first visit of the Paraguayan president to Ecuador.

1 day 17 hours

The new measures aim to increase state revenue, diversify domestic production, strengthen communal institutions, benefit the working class and improve the economy.

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18 hours 47 min

The controversial canal will run through Lake Nicaragua, other sensitive ecosystems, and will have adverse effects for many communities.

18 hours 53 min

Despite the threats of the Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto of further force against protestors, the Ayotzinapa missing students protests all around Mexico are still ongoing. Hundreds of thousands have taken Mexico streets to demand that the 43 students missing students be found alive.

18 hours 58 min

A Chilean judge jailed two retired colonels Friday for torturing President Michelle Bachelet's father, who was arrested for opposing the country's 1973 coup and died after repeated beatings and electrocutions.

1 day 15 hours

Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff on Thursday vowed not to interfere with investigators probing a scandal at the state-owned oil company Petrobras involving political payoffs and graft on a massive scale.

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22 hours 55 min

World championship leader Lewis Hamilton set a blistering pace ahead of Mercedes teammate Nico Rosberg in Friday's practice for the Abu Dhabi season finale grand prix.

1 day 22 hours

French showman Gael Monfils is looking to pump up the volume when he goes head to head with Swiss superstar Roger Federer in the Davis Cup final on Friday.

2 days 13 min

Fallen Italian giants Ferrari relaunched their Formula One world title ambitions by confirming Sebastian Vettel on a three-year deal Thursday that will see the German team up with Kimi Raikkonen from next year.

2 days 30 min

Amid the mudd, the harsh path, the weather and the tough terrain, the members of Peak Performance European team, Mikael Lindnord, Karen Lundgren, Simon Niemi and Staffan Björklund, found a mongrel dog who became their companion until the end of the competition.

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1 day 15 hours

Spain's eccentric Duchess of Alba, one of the nation's richest women with more titles than any other aristocrat on earth, died on Thursday at the age of 88.

1 day 17 hours

Passions of the past reverberate in the present every November 14–17 in Greece, when tens of thousands of citizens take to the streets to commemorate the anti-junta uprising that initiated the fall of the U.S.-backed Papadopoulos dictatorship 41 years ago.

2 days 19 hours

U2 frontman Bono and Oscar winner Ben Affleck led an appeal Wednesday for the world to step up its fight against Ebola, releasing a video in deliberate silence to decry early inaction on the crisis.

3 days 20 hours

Spotify, the world's largest online music streaming service, plans to boost its staff numbers by a third, its co-founder and chief executive said Tuesday amid increasing competition from other technology companies.

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17 hours 19 min

Mexico's president on Friday joined Central American leaders and Latino celebrities in applauding US President Barack Obama's landmark offer to shield millions of undocumented migrants from deportation.

1 day 18 hours

Spain's eccentric Duchess of Alba, one of the nation's richest women with more titles than any other aristocrat on earth, died on Thursday at the age of 88.

1 day 20 hours

The northeastern United States braced for another bout of potentially deadly weather Thursday, after a rare, mid-autumn blizzard killed at least eight people.
The pre-winter storm this week dumped more than six feet (1.8 meters) of snow in some areas, including the hard hit city of Buffalo in the western part of New York state.

1 day 20 hours

Passions of the past reverberate in the present every November 14–17 in Greece, when tens of thousands of citizens take to the streets to commemorate the anti-junta uprising that initiated the fall of the U.S.-backed Papadopoulos dictatorship 41 years ago.

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The closing keynote of the event that took place in Guayaquil belonged to Bolivian Vice President Alvaro Garcia Linera, who spoke about the relationship between politics and the media.

This Monday and Tuesday the Summit of Responsible Journalism, CUPRE for its acronym in Spanish, takes place in the port city of Guayaquil. This event gathers political, academic personalities, as well as students and people interested in communication issues.

A high-level delegation headed by the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño and Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga will travel on November 17 and 19 to Milan, Genoa and Rome to meet with Italian authorities and assess cases of families who lost custody of minors due to various problems.

The Council for the Regulation and Development of Information and Communication (Cordicom) approved the Children's Advertising Regulations which seeks to regulate the content for this population group. According to official data, children annually spend more time watching television than in school.

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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.

The afternoon rolls in, the neighbourhoodin the Gaza Strip from where you can see Israel has a bleak outlook: there is not a single house or building without damage, after the 50 day war with Israel that ended on August 26th. Children come running out of what looks like ruins to greet the foreigners who are there.

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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San Antonio de Ibarra has become an icon for the domestic and foreign tourism. Located six kilometers from the capital of the province of Imbabura, in the northern Andes, this space welcomes local artisans who exhibit and sell their products.

The Centennial market, popularly known as Plaza de los Ponchos, is one of the main attractions for foreign tourists in the province of Imbabura. Most traders indigenous, Quichua, otavaleños- offer their crafts at the fair located in the heart of the town of Otavalo, in the Ecuadorian highlands.

International hotel chain Holiday Inn began Monday to build a hotel near the airport of Quito, Tababela, which will be operational in 2016 with an investment of nearly $ 22 million, confirmed that business group in a statement.

The Condor Park Foundation is a conservation and research space located on the Loma Pucara Cuniloma near Otavalo, in the Andean province of Imbabura. It houses 80 birds of prey that can not be reinserted into the wild.

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BEHIND THE LENS OF ANDES

Photo: Luis Padilla/Andes