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Milton Ramirez

Milton L. Ramirez is an educator, writer, a part-time blogger, connector, and advocates for the Technology in Education. He holds an Ed. D., translates for GVO and has been working as a Math & Spanish Teacher in New Jersey, where he lives now. Milton's thoughts can be found on Education & Tech.

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Ecuador: President Correa's Tumultuous Relationship With the Media

  16 August 2011

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa recently won a libel case against newspaper El Universo, for an article in which journalist Emilio Palacio gives an account of Correa's actions during the September 30, 2010 police uprising. The ruling has caused a greater breach between Correa and the press, raising concerns about freedom of expression in Ecuador.

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Ecuador: Citizen Reflections on Referendum Results

  22 May 2011

Ecuador's latest referendum results, which among other things gave President Rafael Correa more powers over the media and the judiciary, sparked a debate about the campaign and prompted reflections by all sectors within Ecuadorian society about the implications of the results.

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Ecuador: Investigation Around Newborn Deaths Continues

  24 March 2011

According to Ecuador's latest census, more than 14 million people live in the country, but there is still no consensus on the national infant mortality rate. Recent incidents have called attention to health care practices in neonatal units in Ecuadorian hospitals, triggering an investigation around newborn deaths in the country.

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Ecuador: President Vetoes Higher Education Bill

  16 September 2010

President Rafael Correa recently vetoed a law that aims to reform higher education; the law he received for a final confirmation differed from the original project he had pushed. University officials, students and others involved in higher education are discussing the reform and the different versions of the law.

Ecuador: Leader of Citizen's Revolution Has an Economics Blog

  29 July 2010

Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has been known for promoting Open Source Software. To prove this, he has created a blog where he explains economic matters didactically, so that people can understand the economic analysis, charts and concepts. He has been posting since May 29, 2010 in the multimedia blog Economía en...

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Ecuador: Bloggers Analyze Truth Comission Report

  21 June 2010

On May 2007, a Truth Commission (TC) was created by presidential decree; its purpose is to investigate and collect information on human rights violations attributed to the security forces in the last 25 years. This past May 7, after three years, the Truth Commission handed out its report to President Rafael Correa, which included 831 human rights violations affecting 456 victims between 1984 and 2008. Bloggers have analyzed the report from different points of view.

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Ecuador: Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Visits Ecuador

  9 June 2010

U.S Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Ecuador on June 8, where she met with president Rafael Correa to discuss various issues. Twitter users commented on Clinton's visit, reflecting a whole array of sentiments towards the United States and its relationship with Ecuador.

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Ecuador: Social Groups March in Celebration of Labor Day

  4 May 2010

Like many countries around the world, Ecuadorians commemorated International Worker's Day on May 1st. This day has historically been a day where workers in the country have pushed for better working conditions, ever since it was officially made a national holiday in 1915.

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Ecuador: Latest Unemployment Figures

  27 April 2010

The National Institute of Statistics and Census released its quarterly report about unemployment in Ecuador. Some are investigating the causes for the increase in unemployment and how the government plans to address the situation.

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