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Regional integration was discussed during the third session of the foreign sector’s agenda at the facilities of the Ecuadorian Foreign Ministry.

15 hours 12 min

Ecuadorian Ministries of Labor and Tourism and the National Council for Disabilities (CONADIS for its acronym in Spanish) launched a “Guide to provide assistance to tourists with disabilities” which will allow presenting Ecuador as an inclusive and accessible destination for all.

15 hours 59 min

Ecuador hosts the third cycle of peace talks between the government pf President Juan Manuel Santos and the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN).

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After two months of administration, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has high approval ratings. 75.94% of Ecuadorians refer to the president’s job as good while 9.02% consider it very good, according to a survey from Perfiles de Opinion pollster released Monday.

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The Ecuadorian Ministry of Public Transport’s first line of action is the implementation of management models for the maintenance of nearly 9.800 kilometers of road built and improved in the last years with an investment that exceeds 10 billion dollars. Therefore, many mechanisms are being analyzed based on each road’s characteristics, said minister Paul Granda.

4 days 16 hours

President of the Board of Directors of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) Richard Espinosa visited Thursday the new hospital being built in southern Quito which is 73% complete and on which the government invested 198 million dollars in infrastructure, equipment and preventive maintenance for five years.

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Hundreds of producers participated in a dialogue on agriculture in Guayaquil on Wednesday. This is part of the government’s initiative to define actions of its development policy by including different sectors.

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Leonardo Orlando, Director of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) informed that tax collection in the first semester of 2017 grew by 11%.

2 weeks 1 day

Manager at Ecuador’s Central Bank Veronica Artola affirmed that the Ecuadorian economy is expanding and that figures for the following months are promising. “According to statistics of the forward cycle of the GDP, the economy will grow. We’re growing,” she ratified.

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The Ecuadorian economy showed a 2.6% growth during the first quarter of 2017, informed Friday Central Bank’s manager Veronica Artola when announcing the results of the quarterly National Accounts and Balance of Payments of the first quarter of the year.

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With 126 concurring votes, the Ecuadorian National Assembly approved the resolution of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and committed to work on the compliance of the goals through its different commissions.

5 days 9 hours

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno participated Thursday in a police promotion ceremony where he highlighted improvements in terms of security rates in Ecuador which rank it as one of the safest countries in the region.

1 week 5 days

Ecuador's government presented Thursday the National Development Plan’s guidelines which marks the roadmap for the compliance of President Lenin Moreno’s Toda Una Vida plan.

1 week 5 days

Ecuador’s foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa will present in Lima, Peru, her country’s pro tempore presidency working plan as head of the Andean Community for 2017 to 2018.

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Ecuador hosts the third cycle of peace talks between the government pf President Juan Manuel Santos and the National Liberation Army of Colombia (ELN).

1 week 4 days

More than 100 young researchers and political leaders from Latin America and China gathered Thursday and Friday in Beijing to analyze which would be the mechanisms to strengthen cooperation between the giant Asian country and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States.

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Ecuador “strongly” condemns the armed attack on Venezuela’s Supreme Court and Ministry of the Interior perpetrated Tuesday, said the Foreign Minister on a statement.

1 month 4 days

Former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa said Tuesday that US president Donald Trump is a “knife-wielding monkey” that threatens world peace and humanity.

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Last Friday, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno ratified his support and investment for the sporting sector to continue growing in the country and announced that more important aspects like the High Performance Plan will be strengthened to promote sporting activities.

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Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno ratified Friday his support to the sports sector during a meeting with leaders of 49 Ecuadorian sports federations, 24 province federations, four Ecuadorian federations of adapted sports and the Ministry of Sports.

4 weeks 17 hours

Ecuador’s High Performance Planning, which was implemented in the country in 2012 and benefits 264 conventional athletes and 21 with disabilities, continues to yield results since athletes won nine medals at the South American Athletics Championship.

4 weeks 1 day

The team from the province of Manabí Delfin SC could win the first stage of Ecuador’s top division without playing if Barcelona wins the Clásico del Astillero against Emelec on Wednesday.

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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa highlighted Saturday the success of the first edition of Loja’s Artes Vivas Festival (FIAVL) from November 17 to 27 to which more than 27.000 attended without taking into account people who watched performances on streets, parks and squares.

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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.

1 year 2 weeks

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.

1 year 4 months

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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Chinese President Xi Jinping affirmed Monday that cooperation among BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) will be more productive and will usher in new “golden decade.”

1 month 1 week

On its way to becoming the world power, China has decided to become partners with countries of the Latin American and Caribbean region that are “in similar development stages,” which allows sharing tasks and having “economic compatibility,” says General Director of the Latin American and Caribbean Department of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Relations Zhu Quingqiao.

2 months 1 week

The friendly relation and cooperation between China and Ecuador will remain during the administration of Lenin Moreno, said Director General of the Latin American and Caribbean Department of the Chinese Foreign Ministry Zhu Qingqiao.

2 months 1 week

Suecia archivó este viernes la causa por violación contra el fundador de WikiLeaks Julian Assange, refugiado desde 2012 en la embajada de Ecuador en Londres para escapar a una extradición. Esta decisión pone fin a una larga batalla judicial del ex hacker australiano de 45 años, que no tardó en publicar en Twitter una fotografía suya sonriendo.

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Ecuadorian Ministries of Labor and Tourism and the National Council for Disabilities (CONADIS for its acronym in Spanish) launched a “Guide to provide assistance to tourists with disabilities” which will allow presenting Ecuador as an inclusive and accessible destination for all.

President of the Board of Directors of the Ecuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) Richard Espinosa visited Thursday the new hospital being built in southern Quito which is 73% complete and on which the government invested 198 million dollars in infrastructure, equipment and preventive maintenance for five years.

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno visited Wednesday the 20-acres-land where 5.000 houses will be built in southern Quito as part of the program “Casa para Todos”.

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno held a meeting with the Teachers Network at the Carondelet government palace on Tuesday with the aim of discussing mechanisms to guarantee quality education for children in the country.

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The government’s program to restore the sector prioritized urban and rural areas neglected during decades by former governments that did not built one public hospital in the last 40 years in cities like Quito and Guayaquil, the most crowded in the country.

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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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Chordeleg, located in the province of Azuay and recognized for its crafts tradition, is the only place in Ecuador that has submitted an application for the UNESCO Creative Cities Network 2017, informed the Ministry of Tourism.

The “Cueva de los Tayos Expedition” Documentary was premiered Thursday in order to promote this place filled with myths and stories which is located in the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago.

For fourth year in a row, Tren Crucero has been nominated to the World Travel Awards (WTA) in the category “South America’s Leading Luxury Train.”

Galapagos’ Tortuga Bay is considered one of the world’s 25 best beaches in the world according to TripAdvisor.

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