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Ecuador creates interinstitutional committee to protect marine environment

This committee will be presided over by minister of Environment Tarsicio Granizo, who affirmed that the institution’s mission will be to advise other institutions on the implementation and compliance of laws, regulations and commitments derived from international agreements and treaties that are related to preventing and controlling contamination of marine…

Friday, 02 February 2018 10:25

Ecuadorian president inaugurates homes in southern Quito and calls on citizens to vote ‘yes’ in referendum

The president inaugurated the first 15 houses of a community of 618 being built in southern Quito. Moreover, he called on citizens to vote in the referendum to be held February 4.

Monday, 29 January 2018 11:58

Ecuadorian government strengthens control to preserve fragile ecosystem of the Galapagos Islands

Such infrastructure will have spaces to develop prevention and control works for the preservation of the islands framed by international biosecurity regulations, said minister of Environment Tarsicio Granizo.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 11:29

Labor revitalization proposed by Lenin Moreno does not stand for casualization, says Ecuadorian minister of Labor

During an interview with public media, he explained that it is the government and all Ecuadorians’ priority to solve unemployment and underemployment.

Thursday, 18 January 2018 10:03

Ecuador's unemployment rate fell to 4,6% in 2017, according to INEC

Guayaquil reported the most significant fall in unemployment and by December 2017, 44,1% of people with jobs are in the informal sector of the economy, that is, four of every ten.

Wednesday, 17 January 2018 13:14

Ecuador’s National Plan on Drug Prevention will be focused on adolescents and young people

Vice president Maria Alejandra Vicuña called on eradicating this socio-economic phenomenon and building a healthy, fair, solidary society with opportunities for all and free from drugs while the national government will do its job to control and eliminate the production and traffic of illegal substances.

Monday, 15 January 2018 11:05

Ecuadorian Ministry of Education inaugurates new school of the twenty-first century in Manabi

The minister stressed out that the Ministry’s priority is to work for the rights and well-being of children and adolescents across the nation” and affirmed that the Moreno administration has a policy of zero tolerance to violence.

Wednesday, 10 January 2018 12:56

Ecuador to invest $120m to strengthen intercultural and bilingual education, says Deputy Secretary

“We will invest 120 million in infrastructure, maintenance as well as in education resources, equipment for schools of the intercultural and bilingual system,” affirmed Cango during an interview with Andes Agency.

Monday, 08 January 2018 15:14

Neighborhood-based family doctor program expands to 18 towns in Ecuador

This initiative aims at reducing maternal and child mortality by 8,8% and 25,4%, respectively until 2021 and reducing children malnutrition among children under 2 years by 82%. Moreover, it aims at increasing by 38% breastfeeding percentage during the first months of life, eliminating mother to child HIV transmission and reducing…

Monday, 08 January 2018 11:45

Ecuador’s Human Mobility Law is the “most comprehensive” in terms of refugees, says UNHCR

Andes Agency interviewed Maria Clara Martín, UNHCR Representative to Ecuador, who talked about her perspectives on the Human Mobility Law, considered “example for the region.”

Friday, 29 December 2017 16:23