Broche de Oro para Ecuador en Toronto

ECUADOR CIERRA CON ORO TORONTO 2015
Después de una noche brillante para el karate ecuatoriano que sumó 2 medallas doradas para todo el país, ANDRES CHOCHO cerró la participación de los deportistas compatriotas subiendo al pódium para entonar las sagradas notas de nuestro Himno Nacional.
Soberbia la actuación del marchista que desde la partida se ubicó en el primer lugar manteniendo su posición durante los 50 Km, la marca impuesta por el ecuatoriano fue de 3h 50m 13s, para adjudicarse la medalla de oro y coronarse como el rey de la marcha a nivel panamericano.
Retornando a la actuación de los ecuatorianos la noche del sábado, se la puede calificar de memorable para el karate de Ecuador, pues sus deportistas sumaron medallas de bronce con ANDRES LOOR en la categoría de los 84 kg., por su parte en la misma disciplina la compatriota VALERIA ECHEVER en su categoría de los 68 Kg. alcanzó la presea de oro al igual que FRANKLIN MINA quien se alzó con la medalla de oro en su categoría los 84 Kg.
Con estos resultados en esta disciplina deportiva en el medallero Ecuador se ubicó en el segundo lugar general detrás de BRASIL.
En el balance general de los Juegos Panamericanos se puede calificar de exitosa la actuación de los deportistas tricolores que sumó más medallas que las alcanzadas en la anterior edición de los Juegos, lo que demuestra el trabajo que se viene desempeñando en el deporte desde las más altas esferas.
Héroes deportivos serán llamados quienes con coraje, valentía, y honor supieron llevar a lo más alto nuestra sagrada bandera.
Para quienes hemos podido vivir ésta experiencia desde una posición de representantes del Gobierno nacional será imborrable por la serie de vivencias que nos ha tocado experimentar.
7 medallas de oro, 9 de plata y 16 de bronce es el logro de la delegación ecuatoriana a los Juegos Panamericanos Toronto 2015.

Embajada del Ecuador en Costa Rica habilita líneas telefónicas

  • El Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores, Comercio e Integración informa que la Embajada del Ecuador en Costa Rica, con el propósito de garantizar la atención a los compatriotas que requieran  comunicarse con dicha sede diplomática, habilitó los teléfonos de emergencias 00 56 84103286 y 00 506 8718542.

Dichas líneas telefónicas permanecerán disponibles para los ciudadanos y ciudadanas hasta que sea posible reanudar las actividades normales en la Embajada, cuya sede fue afectada días atrás por un flagelo que consumió  una considerable parte de sus instalaciones.

BOLETÍN No. 1342

National Government reached Murcia in order to be held accountable before over 2.000 migrants

Those present congregated at Pavilion José María Cajigal in Murcia; there, the President was offered a warm welcome. After offering an interview in which he talked in depth about his analysis on the Spanish mortgage crisis that also affects our compatriots, he was prepared to start the awaited accountability report.

In the same manner as in Seville, a representative of the migrant population offered and emotive welcome speech for the President. Sara Cutiopala, who has resided in Spain for ten years, expressed that she was also a victim of the 1999 crisis and that she was forced to migrate to that country; she also affirmed that “it is the first time a President gives the faith, hope, dignity, and sovereignty back to the people”.

Correa also made a reminder of the 99’s Ecuadorian crisis; he expressed that “almost the 60% of children from the commune of Chinchi, in Chimborazo, grew up without their parents because of the horrors of the crisis that forced many people to migrate”.

During the report offered to the Ecuadorian residents, the President went over topics like generation of relegated works, higher tax collection, salaries improvement in different areas from the public sector. He pointed out that Ecuador maintains the lowest unemployment rate in the region. He also talked about increasing social security coverage, which he described as an unwaivable right. He showed the advance in the energy issue with the construction of new hydroelectric power stations by 2016.

He finished his intervention by congratulating Ecuadorian people and highlighting that “the main change I see in the country is the change of attitude of people; we have gotten our faith and self-esteem back”.

The visit of President, Rafael Correa, through Spain along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Integration, Ricardo Patiño, and the official delegation of the country is still fulfilling its agenda in the cities of Barcelona and Madrid this weekend from November.

PRESS RELEASE No. 1286

Ricardo Patiño: The Government of Ecuador is popular, not populist

On interviews given to different Spanish media, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Integration, Ricardo Patiño, explained that there are marked differences in the work quality of the National Government, which has tried to prove through the accountability offered by President Rafael Correa, in various cities of Italy and Spain.

He started talking about the quality of public policy; they should be responsible and also benefit the population. Concerning this he cited the example of health, “Ecuador has a National System of Health and hospitals all over the national territory work under such a system,” he said.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Integration pointed out that other of the most important advances of the regime is the work related to the Rights of Nature, “as human beings we must safeguard natural resources”… those details, among many others of our administration, are what makes us a popular Government and not a populist one,” he claimed.

“A populist government opens up hundreds of schools but without quality or service improvements; while the popular, seeks to generate quality before quantity, and makes improvements in all aspects, whether concerning health, education, or any other public sector that must be managed with responsibility by the State,” expressed the Minister.

Assange’s case and Freedom of Speech

He was consulted about the asylum given to Julian Assange, director of WikiLeaks. Patiño expressed that “we are all entitled to book information, and, especially, when it comes to national sovereignty, but WikiLeaks brought to light information related to attacks against human rights… not to disclose this information would have turned him into an accomplice of impunity,” he said.

On the other hand, the Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Integration said that the National Government has a clear conscience, because there is nothing to hide on the Wikileaks case; it suggested that all information relating to Ecuador should be disclosed in public form and did so then.

However, on the topic of information, Patiño manifested that there is a concentration of power in the Ecuadorian media, but before this fact, “the Government has faced the lies of the media with the truth, which decreased the power of some mass media, that instead of informing the citizens would make political activism… before, the media had 70% of credibility, but their actions have dragged them now to a 30% of credibility”, he expressed.

Latin American Integration

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador also referred to the topic of Latin American Integration, aspect that was treated extensively in the XXII Ibero-American Summit, which was held on November 16th and 17th  in the city of Cadiz.

In this regard, Patiño said that the integration goes through good path, but recognized that it “ideological colonialism and intellectual vassalage still exist”. In spite of that, the regional integration is something that can still be “glimpsed with more potentiality, even with the political differences of each country, the process of becoming unified regionally should go above the political trends because what we are searching for is a benefit for our towns”, he concluded.

The Minister offered these declarations at the Palace of Conventions in Madrid, moments after the President of the Republic, Rafael Correa, gave accounts before migrants residing in this city, an event that brought together more than 3,000 Ecuadorians; the act was also conducted throughout the week, in the Spanish cities of Barcelona, Murcia, and Seville, and also in the Italian city of Milan.

At the end of the meeting in the Palace of Conventions, the mission of the Ecuadorian Government went to the Barajas airport and returned to the city of Quito to continue with their regular activities.

PRESS RELEASE No. 1285