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President Rafael Correa lamented Thursday over the death of 31 citizens killed by rains that have been heavier than those in 1998 when the Andean country was affected by El Nino phenomenon.

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On behalf of the 34 countries member, President of the Permanent Council of the Organization of American States (OAS) Diego Pary congratulated Lenin Moreno on being elected president of Ecuador for 2017 to 2021.

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Ecuador’s president-elect Lenin Moreno affirmed Wednesday that it is time to reach agreements “to achieve great national goals,” after being ratified by the majority of voters in the recount of 1.2 million votes from the April 2 election.

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Ecuador’s National Electoral Council ratified Tuesday in Quito Lenin Moreno’s victory in the runoff presidential election after recounting 1’275.450 votes of the 3.865 voting records challenged by Alianza CREO and Alianza PAIS parties without showing any significant change in the election results of April 2.

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Ecuador’s unemployment rate stood at 4.4% in March 2017, which means 1.3% less than in the last month and becomes the lowest unemployment rate in the last five years, according to the last survey conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).

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For the first time in Ecuador’s electoral history, 1’275.450 votes from the presidential election of April 2 will be recounted Tuesday.

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Ecuador’s unemployment rate stood at 4.4% in March 2017, which means 1.3% less than in the last month and becomes the lowest unemployment rate in the last five years, according to the last survey conducted by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).

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On Wednesday, Ecuador’s president-elect Lenin Moreno held a meeting with more than 400 entrepreneurs of the country and invited them to work together in the implementation of public-private policies to create jobs, investment and productive development during his four-year term that begins May 24.

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Minister of Foreign Trade Juan Carlos Cassinelli informed that the agreement with the European Union already yields results for the Ecuadorian economy with a 15% increase in the volume of exports of the main national products including shrimp.

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Ecuador inflation was 0.14 percent in March, according to the last report of the Consumer Price Index (CPI), published by the National Institute of Statistics and Census (INEC).

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Ecuador’s president-elect Lenin Moreno affirmed Wednesday that it is time to reach agreements “to achieve great national goals,” after being ratified by the majority of voters in the recount of 1.2 million votes from the April 2 election.

4 days 11 hours

Ecuador’s National Electoral Council ratified Tuesday in Quito Lenin Moreno’s victory in the runoff presidential election after recounting 1’275.450 votes of the 3.865 voting records challenged by Alianza CREO and Alianza PAIS parties without showing any significant change in the election results of April 2.

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Ten international observers of the electoral mission from UNASUR, UNIORE, OAS, A-web, among others, will participate tomorrow in the recount of more than 1.2 million votes as a request from CREO-SUMA and Alianza PAIS parties.

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Secretary General of the Organization of American States Luis Almagro ratified Wednesday he recognizes the presidential election results in Ecuador won by the governing party’s candidate Lenin Moreno and mentioned that accusations on alleged irregularities must be based on technical precision.

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Presidents from Bolivia Evo Morales, El Salvador’s Salvador Sánchez Cerén; Colombia’s Juan Manuel Santos; Venezuela’s NIcolás Maduro; Peru’s Jorge Kuczynsky; Chile’s Michelle Bachelet; and former Argentinian president Cristina Fernández, congratulated Ecuador’s president elect Lenin Moreno.

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Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski affirmed Friday that the reconstruction of such country after the serious damages by rain should include prevention and highlighted Ecuador’s good example on this matter.

2 months 1 week

The Ecuadorian right-wing party has used “all heavy artillery” to change the results of presidential elections to take place on Sunday 19 with candidate Lenin Moreno, from the governing party, ahead in polls.

2 months 2 weeks

Norwegian investigative reporter Eirik Vold presented his book “Ecuador en la mira,” which contains WikiLeaks revelations related to the Andean country which were not shared by local media.

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President Rafael Correa visited different counties in the province of Guayas such as Duran, Naranjito and Milagro where works are being built.

7 months 3 weeks

Ecuadorian minister of Sports Xavier Enderica described the participation of each one of the athletes who travel to Rio Olympics as successful and announced that the Andean country is already getting prepared for Tokio 2020.

8 months 4 days
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Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa congratulated Saturday the team of 38 athletes who represented the country in Rio Olympic Games and added that the high performance plan applied in Ecuador begins to show results.

8 months 1 week

Ecuadorian athletes competing in Rio Olympic Games have won four Olympic diplomas and two have ranked nine so far in their first Olympic cycle.

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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.

9 months 3 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 1 month

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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Promoting funding for developing countries and raising awareness on the damage tax havens make are two specific goals Ecuador will work on after assuming the pro tempore presidency of G77+China in a ceremony held at the UN.

3 months 1 week

President Rafael Correa flew Thursday to New York where he will attend the ceremony in which Ecuador will assume the pro tempore presidency of the G77+China and will meet the community of Ecuadorians living in that country.

3 months 2 weeks

Ecuador sent to London the report of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s questioning on rape allegations, Swedish prosecutors announced Thursday.

4 months 2 weeks

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has released his full testimony to Swedish prosecutors regarding sexual assault claims for which he was arrested in 2010.

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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.”

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa met Monday with scholarship holders who have returned to the country whom he had a lunch with at the Carondelet government palace and described as Ecuador’s most important resource.

The National Electoral Council (CNE) implemented Friday its program aimed at elderly people with 75% disability so they can exercise their right to vote from their home.

The Ecuadorian government simultaneously inaugurated Thursday four health centers in four provinces: one in Bucay (Guayas), one in La Maná (Cotopaxi), another in El Pangui (Zamora Chinchipe) and one in Portovelo (El Oro).

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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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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.

Quito, 23 feb (Andes).- En la provincia de Manabí todo está listo para recibir a los turistas tanto nacionales como extranjeros,

Ecuadorian ministries of Tourism, Environment and the Interior, the Public Sector’s Real Estate Management Service (Inmobiliar), autonomous decentralized governments and Lago Verde Community Organiztion signed an agreement not to charge entrance fees and passes to Quilotoa lake, located in the province of Cotopaxi (Ecuador’s Andean center).

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