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New socialist leader pledges to ‘rebuild’ Ecuador’s leftist movement

Newly elected president of Ecuador’s Socialist Party, Enrique Ayala Mora, says Ecuador’s political left must be rebuilt from the ground up. “We have suffered considerable losses in recent years and it is time to restore the legitimacy of the socialist struggle in this country,” he said in a Monday interview following his weekend election. A […]

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New airline takes flight on Monday

Aeroregional has been cleared by the civil aviation authority to begin service to Quito Monday, August 5. The airline announced Thursday that it will offer special introductory rates during its first weeks of operation. Airline representative Jaime León says connecting service through Quito to Guayaquil will be offered if the demand supports it. Deputy Director […]

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Photo-radars issue 27,000 speeding tickets, Dry season forest fires reported, Oil refinery set for restart, Old manuscripts exhibit

Jueves,1/8/2019 Hola, Todos – Actividades – De la pagina cultural – Book drive – 200-300 children from the city and the rural communities attend the Tambo de Lectura reading program in the Semillero de Artistas in the CCE. A book drive to provide reading material for these kids will start Friday a las 16:30 in […]

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Myths, facts, and hype: Detox diets, colonics and cleanses

According to MayoClinic.org, detoxification (detox) diets are popular, but there is little evidence that they eliminate toxins from your body. But, evidence never stopped hoaxers from marketing products as “amazing”, and “miraculous,” and it appears there is a growing desire for detoxifiers, both for diets and products and for unproven and possibly dangerous and archaic […]

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Finance minister says short-term pain is necessary to put Ecuador’s books in order

By Gideon Long When Richard Martínez took over as Ecuador’s finance minister in May last year, the country’s accounts were a mess. President Lenín Moreno was picking up the pieces left by the previous leftwing government, which for a decade had financed Ecuador largely through opaque loans-for-oil deals with Beijing. It was not clear how […]

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