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President Lenín Moreno, “This has definitely been a decade of achievements”

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno highlighted the achievements made in the last decade under the administration of Rafael Correa which he referred to as “a decade of achievements” and called upon the private sector to make the most of the country’s conditions “to produce more and better.”

Ecuadorian Police seizes more than 47 tons of drug in first quarter of 2017

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The Ecuadorian Police has seized more than 47.24 tons of drug so far this year, said minister of the Interior Cesar Navas.

Ecuadorian Ministry of Justice prepares national strategy to reduce femide rates

The relaunching of a campaign called “Reacciona Ecuador” and coordinated work for the prevention of violence against women and femicides will be part of the national strategy the Ecuadorian Ministry of Justice will promote.

Ecuadorian government analyzes its public investment plan for 2017

Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno analyzed Wednesday, along with his team, the prioritization and optimization of the government’s public investment plan for 2017 and its impact in the population’s living standards.

Vice president Jorge Glas says everything and everyone should be investigated in appearance before Audit Commission

Vice president Jorge Glas voluntarily appeared Tuesday before the Audit Commission of the National Assembly where he affirmed that in the country there is a process of a soft coup d’état against the current government.

Foreign minister highlights Ecuador’s progress and challenges in women’s political participation

During an OAS thematic panel session on women, Ecuador’s foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa highlighted the progress made in his country and positive steps taken to recognize its rights and participation after the coming into force of the Montecristi Constitution in 2008 and urged upon a hemispheric crusade to fight violence against women.

Correa questions Trump for threatening humanity

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

Ecuadorian president Lenín Moreno launches National Dialogue

Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno launched the National Dialogue Plan which involves thematic panel sessions with different groups of society to promote approaches.

Ecuador is the country that takes in more refugees in the region

On the sidelines of the second forum on World Refugee Day, which takes place at the Foreign Ministry headquarters, representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Maria Clara Martin recognized the efforts made by Ecuador to receive thousands of citizens despite being a small country.

Ministers at OAS fail to agree on Venezuela’s situation

The Organization of American States (OAS) did not get majority for the apporval of two declarations on the crisis in Venezuela presented at the meeting of foreign ministers held in Mexico before the 47th General Assembly.

National Dialogue proposed by the Ecuadorian government begins Tuesday

The “National Dialogue” proposed by Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno will begin Tuesday as a participative instrument to reach agreements that allow strengthening the popular mandate and the creation of State policies that improve governability.

Ecuadorian president announces the establishment of a Productivity Advisory Council and a National Dialogue

Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno announced “two events of national importance” for this week: the beginning of a national dialogue and the establishment of the Productivity Advisory Council led by vice president Jorge Glas.

Ecuador attends 47th OAS General Assembly in Cancun, Mexico

Ecuador’s foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa attends the 47th Regular Session of the OAS General Assembly, inaugurated Monday in Cancun, Mexico which includes a meeting of foreign ministers to talk about Venezuela’s situation.

Chinese president says BRICS cooperation will usher in new “golden decade”

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.”

Ecuador rejects violence and expresses its solidarity with Colombia after Bogota bomb attack

On behalf of the Ecuadorian government and people, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, condemned Sunday the death of three women and 9 injured as a result of an explosion in a mall in Bogota.

Ecuador’s Minister of Justice to promote fight to end violence against women

Ecuadorian minister of Justice Rosana Alvarado Carrion was interviewed by Ecuador No Para’s anchor Marco Antonio Bravo where she highlighted the progress made in the country to prevent violence against women; however, she thinks that the fight against it is still a pending task.

Ecuador reaches agreements and is recognized for its inclusivity policies at UN Conference

Ecuador’s participation at the tenth Conference of States Parties of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disability, based in New York, concluded with important agreements with international organizations and the recognition of government policies on inclusivity.

Former president Abdala Bucaram returns to Ecuador after avoiding legal matters for 20 years

After two judgments for embezzlement expired, former president Abdala Bucaram returned to Ecuador on Thursday night following twenty years of self-exile in Panama to escape from justice after being linked to corruption cases during his six-month administration.

Ecuador looks for support to achieve goals as pro tempore president of the Andean Community

Ecuador’s foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa held a meeting with Secretary General of the Andean Community (CAN for its acronym in Spanish) Walker San Miguel to promote tasks and pledge the support of such Secretary General to the Pro Tempore Presidency of Ecuador and its action plan.

Uncertainty for Ecuadorian immigrants in the United States

Ecuador’s consul general in New York Linda Machuca referred to the degree of uncertainty created in millions of illegal immigrants living in that country, especially at the beginning of the year with the announcements made by the administration of Donald Trump of the new migration policies.