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.

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.

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.

Ecuador’s minister of Education announces the construction of 73 schools in 2017

During a talk with media, Ecuadorian minister of Education Fander Falconi affirmed that seventy three schools will be built by the end of 2017.

President Lenín Moreno received a spiritual baton during an indigenous ceremony

President Lenin Moreno received Thursday the ancestral baton during a ceremony that took place at the ancestral pyramids of Cochasqui, located in canton Pedro Moncayo, in the northern area of the province of Pichincha.

The Ecuadorian government invested $13.9 bn in Higher Education in ten years

The National Secretariat for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (Senescyt) invested 207 million dollars in 2016, according to information provided by Secretary of State Rene Ramirez during the institution’s accountability.

Ecuadorian government and WFP aim at eliminating malnutrition in the country

The result of the study “the cost of the double burden of malnutrition - social and economic impact: Ecuador’s case” conducted by the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the World Food Program (WFP) which evaluates the economic and human impact of malnutrition in the country will be presented Wednesday at the National Assembly.

Ecuador is the most amphibian-diverse country and the Ministry of Environment aims at protecting them

Ecuador’s amphibian fauna is the world’s third most diverse with nearly 579 species from which 241 are endemic. Such natural wealth turns the country into the most diverse in terms of amphibians, therefore its investigation and conservation is a priority.

Tren Crucero nominated for “South America’s Leading Luxury Train”

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.”

President Correa affirms that scholarship holders are Ecuador’s most important resource

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.

People with 75% disability voted from home thanks to Electoral Council program

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.

Ecuadorian government inaugurated four health centers in four provinces of the country

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).

President Correa inaugurated 13 schools in coastal provinces

During a ceremony, President Rafael Correa and authorities from the education and social development sectors inaugurated Monday 13 Special Schools of the twenty-first century in two coastal provinces which will help children and adolescents have access to free and quality education.

Transplants have tripled in Ecuador thanks to government’s investment

The Ecuadorian government has invested 16 billion dollars in these ten years of administration, it has inaugurated 19 new hospitals, restored 28 and inaugurated 101 health centers which have the same characteristics of a hospital.

Ecuador’s social investment went from 4% to 8% of the GDP in ten years, according to Social Development Report

Coordinating minister of Social Development Gabriela Rosero presented Thursday the 2007-2017 report on Social Development, a document that contains relevant information on the public policy implemented in the social sector during the last decade.

Senescyt invests $150M a year in scholarships for Ecuadorians

The National Secretariat for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (Senescyt) invests 150 million dollars a year in scholarships for Ecuadorians to study in the world’s best universities and then return to their country to share their knowledge.

Ecuadorian government closed two new shelters after quake-affected citizens were given a house

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The Ecuadorian government closed Thursday two shelters in the province of Manabi where hundreds of families affected by the earthquake of April 2016 lived. These families now have houses in urban complexes built as part of the Reconstruction Plan.

Ecuadorian government standardizes salaries benefitting 15.000 teachers of the public system

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Starting this month, nearly 15,000 teachers will benefit from a salary increase once the government approved the standardization of salaries for teachers in the public system.

Ecuadorian government marks milestone with inauguration of 16 schools in three provinces

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The Ecuadorian government marked Tuesday a milestone in the development of public education by simultaneously inaugurating 16 schools that benefit more than 8.000 students, especially in rural areas in the provinces of Manabi, Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas.