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Oldest man in Ecuador, maybe the world, just celebrated his 117th birthday

By Karla Betania Sánchez Arismendi Ignacio ‘Nachito’ Aguilar, a native of Quilanga canton in Loja Province, celebrated his birthday last week in Catamayo. The event would not be notable except for the fact that Nachinto just turned 117 and is the oldest person in Ecuador and possibly the world. It was such a special occasion […]

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Tram work on schedule so far, Adventure films, Custom tax, Street repaving planned, Bus cards

Martes, 16/1/2018 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Upcoming and ongoing agenda events – Concierto – The first U. of Cuenca Symphony performance will be Wednesday a las 20:00 in the Catedral Vieja. Colloquium – “La Universidad de Cuenca y su relación con las provincias Azuayas” (The University of Cuenca and its relationship with the […]

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Correa and his followers resign from Alianza País following court ruling, plan to form new party

Former president Rafael Correa was one of the first members to officially resign from Alianza País (AP) following yesterday’s ruling by the Electoral Contentious Court (TCE) that confirmed an earlier decision to recognize supporters of President Lenin Moreno as the legitimate representatives of AP. Correa, who was one of the founders of AP in 2006, […]

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Journalist deported by the Correa government is allowed to return to Ecuador

French-Brazilian journalist Manuela Picq arrived in Quito Monday night more than two years after she had been deported by the government of former president Rafael Correa. Arriving from the U.S., where she is professor at the University of Amherst (Massachusetts), Picq was greeted by her husband, indigenous leader Carlos Pérez. Picq’s visa was revoked by […]

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U.S. rates Ecuador as one of safest countries in Latin America for travelers

The U.S. State Department includes Ecuador on a short list of the safest countries in Latin America. The State Department issues safety ratings for all countries for the benefit of U.S. tourists. Under a new safety rating system introduced this month, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Peru, Uruguay, and Paraguay are rated in Category 1, countries posing […]

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Groups want to stop Correa from leaving Ecuador

Carlos Pérez, leader of the Ecuarunari indigenous movement, has filed a request with the attorney general’s office to prevent former president Rafael Correa from leaving the country. Correa is currently in Ecuador leading the “no” campaign against President Lenin Moreno’s February 4 referendum. Pérez claims that Correa committed financial and human rights crimes during his […]

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Ecuador says Julian Assange residency at its London embassy is ‘not sustainable’; Staff complains about his sloppy personal habits

Ecuador is considering kicking Julian Assange out of its embassy in London. The South American country is looking for a third country to mediate in the case of WikiLeaks founder Assange, who has sought refuge in Knightsbridge embassy for more than five years. Foreign minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa told media on Tuesday that notable asylum […]

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Correa could be questioned in debt audit

Ecuador comptroller Pablo Celi announced Monday that he has appointed a citizen oversight committee to examine Ecuador’s public debt from 2012 to 2017. Among those who may be called to provide information is former president Rafael Correa. According to Celi, the committee will audit government accounts and procedures in contracting debt and determine if debt […]

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