LECTURE ON ELOY ALFARO IN OTTAWA
At the behest of the Embassy of Ecuador in Canada, on March 14, 2012 Professor Alberto Florez-Malagón gave a lecture at Ottawa University, entitled "Remembering Eloy Alfaro: The politics of dependency, or haw Latin American liberals in the 19th Century, articulated to the world system". Present at the lecture were professors and students of Ottawa U, Canadian Government officials, members of the diplomatic corps accredited in Ottawa, fellow Ecuadorians residing in Ottawa and Gatineau, and members of the public.
Ambassador Andrés Terán inaugurated the event with a short introduction to thank the attendants for their interest in learning more about the history of Ecuador and the figure of Eloy Alfaro; he highlighted the academic qualifications of professor Florez-Malagón, and he made a brief description of the contributions of Alfaro’s Liberal Revolution, who major historians consider as one of the referents of Ecuador.
Professor Florez’ lecture revolved around the accomplishments of Latin American liberals during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, particularly by Eloy Alfaro in Ecuador, in their efforts to achieve the modernization of their countries and their inclusion in the international community. References to historical moments in Latin America and around the world allowed those who attended the lecture to learn more about the true value of the achievements of these figures.
At the end of the lecture, there was a very lively question and answer session, and several participants made interesting remarks related to the significance of the figure of Eloy Alfaro for Ecuadorians, evidenced by the fact that the “Old Fighter” - as Alfaro is known in Ecuador- was selected as the best Ecuadorian citizen ever.
UN SECRETARY VISITS ECUADOR TO SUPPORT DEMOCRACY
Ban Ki-moon, UN Secretary General, will visit Ecuador on February 14. He will meet President Rafael Correa and Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño.
UNASUR CONCLUDES SUCCESSFUL MANAGEMENT
The IV ordinary Summit of the Council of Heads of State and Government of UNASUR held in Georgetown, in the International Center of Conventions of Guyana, began with a homage to the Secretary General of UNASUR, Néstor Kirchner, after a minute of silence and a sonorous applause requested by the Ecuadorian Head of State, Rafael Correa. He also congratulated Luis Ignacio Lula on his achievements and international recognitions, at the same time welcomed Dilma Rouseff as the first woman that will exercise the presidency of Brazil.
GOVERNMENT OF SPAIN SUPPORTS THE YASUNÍ-ITT INITIATIVE
President Rafael Correa received the Minister of Exterior Affaires and Cooperation of Spain, Trinidad Jiménez. The Government of that country will contribute with a million euro, and analyzes the mechanism to contribute to the fiduciary fund and to the international accompaniment for summarize the environmental project.
"WAKEFULNESS FOR THE DEMOCRACY"
The Vice minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Kintto Lucas, explained that he has placed in motion the "Wakefulness for Democracy in Ecuador" that implies positioning at a world level and at Latin-American level, the need of defence of democracy upon the facts of September 30.
ACTIVITIES IN ECUADOR DEVELOP WITH NORMALITY
October 6, 2010
Minister of Tourism, Freddy Ehlers, ratified on Tuesday, in a press conference, that all the activities in the country have returned to the normality. All the business have reopened and the commercial activities have resumed fully, he said, upon doing a call to the mass media, national and international, so that they inform the world that in Ecuador any activity has been interrupted, after the difficult moments that democracy experienced in Ecuador on Thursday, September 30.
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ECUADOR REINFORCES RELATIONS WITH CANADA
The Minister of State for Exterior Relations of the Americas, of Canada, Mr. Peter Kent, met with the Minister for Foreign Affaires, Commerce and Integration of Ecuador, Mr. Ricardo Patiño, to talk on the relations among both countries.
ACHIEVEMENTS OF THE NATIONAL GOVERNMENT
President Rafael Correa Delgado and the Government of the Republic of Ecuador have driven from their pre-election political project and since the beginning of his administration, deep changes in the interest of building an inclusive and fair state. In fact, the New Constitution was drafted by a Constituent Assembly democratic and participatory, with input from the most diverse organizations of Ecuadorian society, traditionally relegated by previous governments. Then the Constitution was adopted by referendum with a will of 70% of the population, with the support of all the indigenous organizations of the country.
ECUADOR PROMOTES MILLENNIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS
This Tuesday, the vice President of the Assembly of the Ecuador, Rolando Panchana, participated in the Third Conference of the International Parliamentary Union, in Geneva. Core authorities of Congresses, Senates and Assemblies of the entire world attended the event. The objective was to analyze the role of the parliaments set against the crisis and the compliance of the Millennium Development Goals.
QUITO IS THE AMERICAN CAPITAL OF THE CULTURE 2011
The Mayor of the Metropolitan District of San Francisco of Quito, Augusto Barrera, participated in the XIV Plenary Assembly of the Union of Iberoamerican Capital Cities, that took place in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and ended last July 16.
Quito was chosen "American Capital of the Culture 2011", possesses the largest Historic Center, less altered and better preserved of America; the Ecuadorian capital was the first one to be declared Cultural Patrimony of the Humanity by the UNESCO in 1978.
COUNSEL OF UNASUR ARTICULATES PLAN OF ACTION AGAINST DRUGS
In Quito culminated the meeting of vice Ministers and experts of the South American Counsel for the World Problem of the Drugs of UNASUR, that was installed last July 12.
SUMMIT OF ALBA - TCP CONCLUDED WITH THE SUBSCRIPTION OF OTAVALO’ STATEMENT
All Presidents of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas (ALBA) met in Otavalo City in the Summit of Presidents of the ALBA-TCP and upon concluding they subscribed the Otavalo Statement and the Statement on Climatic Change.
ECUADOR IN THE VICE-PRESIDENCY OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF UNITED NATIONS
The country was elected to occupy one of the three Vice-presidencies of the "65 Period of Sessions of the General Assembly of United Nations", in New York, pertaining to the Latin-American Group and the Caribbean - GRULAC, next to Nicaragua and Surinam.
ECUADOR OUT OF THE LIST OF THE FATF
The FATF decided to remove Ecuador of the list of countries with serious strategic deficiencies in measures anti money laundry and financing of terrorism. Ecuador was located second list countries with "global improvements".
DIALOGUE WITH THE EUROPEAN UNION WILL BE CONTINUED
Foreign Minister, Commerce and Integration, Ricardo Patiño announced this Wednesday that after 3 days of dialogue, Ecuador and the European Union –EU- see with optimism the possibility to arrive at an agreement.
PARLIAMENTARIANS OF UNASUR RATIFY THEIR WILL FOR SOUTH AMERICAN INTEGRATION
The Summit of Presidents of the Legislative Powers of the South American Nations, concluded with the subscription of the Statement of San Francisco of Quito.
FRUITFUL MEETING BETWEEN PRESIDENT RAFAEL CORREA AND Mrs. HILLARY CLINTON
The Secretary of State of the United States , Hillary Clinton expressed President Rafael Correa her satisfaction to be in Ecuador for the first time: " United States values the existing long standing relation, an important relation that includes trade, security for our people", said. The Chief of the American diplomacy congratulated the Head of State for his leadership set before UNASUR, especially after the consequences left by the earthquakes in Haiti and Chile.
PRESIDENT CORREA BOOST REGIONAL INTEGRATION
The Head of state inaugurated the Summit of Presidents of the Legislative Power comprising UNASUR, which took place in Quito.
MINISTER PATIÑO ANNOUNCED THAT ARGENTINA RATIFIED THE CONSTITUTIVE TREATY OF UNASUR
Argentine Parliament unanimously ratified the Treaty establishing the UNASUR, becoming the sixth country after Ecuador, Venezuela, Peru, Guyana and Bolivia. The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Integration, Ricardo Patiño, announced Friday that the Argentine Congress gave its approval.
ECUADOR IS A MEMBER OF THE UNITED NATIONS HUMAN RIGHTS COUNCIL
With 180 votes out of 97 votes required, Ecuador was elected to the UN Human Rights Council. It is the third highest vote in the current session, and (the) best vote of the Latin American and Caribbean countries, since the creation of the Council. This appointment reflects the recognition of the international community to the commitment of the Ecuadorian government for the Protection and Promotion of Human Rights in Ecuador and in the world, a commitment enshrined in the Constitution and the implementation of government policies.
THE RESPECT TO THE HUMAN BEING
The strengthening of multilateralism, the need for a new international financial architecture and openness towards sensitive points of migration were important aspects of a Summit VI UE-LAC, which took place in Madrid May 18, 2010.
ECUADOR IN THE “TULIP FESTIVAL”
MAY 14-24, 2010
The Embassy of Ecuador in Ottawa will be taking part this year in the “Tulip Festival” – International Pavilion, that will be held in Ottawa, at the Major’s Hill Park, from May 14 to 24, 2010, in order to further promote the Country’s great cultural, artistic and handicraft richness, as well as its beautiful tourist attractions, and in such a context, make it possible the better knowledge of the Country and reinforce the friendly ties between Ecuador and Canada.
ECUADOR PARTICIPATION - SIAL 2010
Successful participation of Ecuador in the Trade Fair Sial 2010, in Montreal , as well as the trade mission of Ecuadorian exporters that visited Canada from the 18 to April 23, 2010.
Ecuador condemned Law by the Parliament of Arizona
Ecuador condemned the content of the Law approved the past Friday April 23, by the Parliament of Arizona, in the United States, (Law SB 1070) that converts the irregular migratory condition as a crime, as well as to transport and to give employment to immigrants lacking identity papers.
SUMMIT OF UNASUR WITH POSITIVE ADVANCES FOR THE REGION
The Minister for Foreign Affaires, Commerce and Integration, Ricardo Patiño, did an evaluation on the decisions adopted in the Extraordinary Summit of Presidents of the South American Union of Nations (UNASUR), which took place in the locality of Cardales, province of Buenos Aires.
ECUADOR EXHIBITS ITS ART IN TORONTO
Eighty Ecuadorian works of art, of the artists Pedro Blacksmith, Edwin Barrier and Edgar Flowers, were presented in the framework of the celebration of the Third Anniversary of "Twinning between Quito and Toronto ", in the City Foyer.
THE EMBASSY OF ECUADOR
IN THE FRAME OF THE XIV LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL IN OTTAWA
IN COLLABORATION WITH CANADIAN FILM INSTITUTE
PRESENTED THE ECUADORIAN MOVIE
"How much further"
("Qué tan lejos")
March 30th, 2010, 9:00 pm
Auditorium, Library and Archives Canada
395 Wellington Street
“QUE TAN LEJOS”, "How much further" (2006) is a movie created by Ecuadorian director Tania Hermida, in which the author shows the perception of a young Ecuadorian Ecuador and a foreign tourist, the two protagonists. The film captivates the viewer, first, thanks to making the national identity without making a bad use of stereotypes of people living in Ecuador. Moreover, the film offers a myriad of landscapes from around the country.
Finally, the viewer can enjoy the dry wit of the film, a characteristic sense of humor although it can sometimes be a bit difficult to understand for a foreigner due to the local expressions; it fulfills the objective of showing the Ecuadorian way as it is. All these factors have made "How far" to become vested international recognition, as evidenced by the Award for Best Film at the Mostra Internacional de Cinema de Sao Paulo, Signis the Audience Award for Best Film at the Festival Zero Latitude Film and the Silver Zenith for Best First Feature Film at the Festival of film stars Montreal.
The national talent Cecilia Vallejo, Tania Martinez, Pancho Aguirre, Fausto Mino, and Hermida among others.
Tania born in Cuenca , Ecuador, at an early age but was forced to live in different places, inside and outside of Ecuador. Initially wanted to continue the profession of her father and grandfather, medicine, but soon realized that her vocation was arts. After taking the first steps in literature, theater and music, said that cinema was the most akin to her. She studied at the International School of Film and Television of San Antonio de Baños, Cuba, where she acquired a new vision of art. Also conducted other studies in Cuba, USA , Spain and Chile. She returned to Ecuador and participated in the creation of the Corporation for Long Ecuador", in which the idea of doubling her first feature. In 2003 she began writing the script of "How far". By that time she had also made short films: Ajubel, Cuba 1989, El Puente Roto, Cuenca 1991, and Alo, Quito, 1999.
CASA ABIERTA 16 DE DICIEMBRE DE 2009
La Sección Consular en Ottawa, con ocasión de conmemorar el Día del Migrante, invita a la comunidad ecuatoriana de Ottawa y Gatineau a la Casa Abierta que se realizará el miércoles 16 de diciembre de 2009, de 5:00-7:00 p.m. en la que se dará a conocer los servicios consulares y la labor desarrollada durante el año 2009.
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THE EMBASSY OF ECUADOR IN COOPERATION WITH THE CHARLES DARWIN FOUNDATION CANADA AND THE TULIP FESTIVAL –CELEBRIDEÉ-
"THE GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: CHARLES DARWIN AND HIS AMAZING LEGACY"
Speaker: Ms. Charissa Varma
University of Toronto, Toronto Canada
Darwin Correspondence Project, Cambridge, England
Friday, May 15, 2009
ARCHIVES AND LIBRARY CANADA,
395 Wellington St., Ottawa
Ecuador is celebrating this year, 50 years of the creation of the Charles Darwin Foundation and the Galapagos National Park, the bicentenary of Charles Darwin birth and 150 years of his publication “The Origin of the Species”. Within this context, in the frame of the Tulip Festival 2009, the Charles Darwin Foundation Canada in collaboration with the Embassy of Ecuador presents a conference about Galapagos Islands as UNESCO World Natural Heritage, and unique natural scientific laboratory.
The Conference deals with Galapagos location in a geographic, historic and scientific context, the Charles Darwin legacy in the Enchanted Islands and the challenges and goals of the Foundation in Canada as an international member of the friends of Galapagos - Ecuador.
THE EMBASSY OF ECUADOR IN THE “TULIP FESTIVAL 2009”
INTERNATIONAL PAVILLION, LANDSDOWNE PARK, MAY 7-18
Within the Bicentennial celebrations of Ecuador Independence in this year, as well as the 50 anniversary of the creation of the Charles Darwin Foundation in the Galápagos Islands and of the Galapagos National Park, the Embassy of Ecuador in Canada will take part in the prestigious and traditional festival of cultures " Tulip Festival", and will present by third consecutive year a sample of culture, tourism, music and crafts, with the support of the Otavalo community in Ottawa.
The Tulip Festival has additional information available in the following Website: http://www.tulipfestival.ca/en/index.html
The Embassy will exhibit a representative photographic sample of the Galapagos Islands and will distribute material of the variety of tourism options that Ecuador has to offer, as well as information about commercial opportunities.
The Tulip Festival will be displayed this year in the traditional Landsdowne Park, in the heart of the city of Ottawa, where 500,000 Canadian and foreign visitors are expected.
The Embassy invites the public in general to visit the Ecuadorian stand.
THE EMBASSY OF ECUADOR and
THE LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL IN OTTAWA
in collaboration with the CANADIAN FILM INSTITUTE
PRESENTED THE FILM
Thursday, April 2, 2009
"1809-1810 As The Day Arrives"
As the Day Arrives is a novel based on the events in Quito during the years 1809 and 1810, a crucial period in the independence process of Quito and of contemporary Ecuador. As in all historical novels, the author invents an all-encompassing universe, with characters and narrative intrigue that make imaginary stories come to life as they interweave with the public events of the time.
A film by Camilo Luzuriaga based on the book by Juan Valdano, with Marilu Vaca, Aristides Vargas, Gonzalo Gonzalo and Aitor Merion (2004)
* Latin Heritage Award (Premio Patrimonio Latino). Miami Film Festival
Auditorium of National Archives of Canada
395 Wellington Street
PRESS RELEASE No. 398
MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRES, COMMERCE AND INTEGRATION
Quito, Junio 11, 2008
ELIMINATION OF TOURISM VISA REQUIREMENT TO ENTER INTO ECUADOR
The Ministry of Foreign Affaires, Commerce and Integration, informs that in compliance of express instructions of the Presdient of the Republic, up Friday 20, June 2008, citizens of any nationallity will be able to enter into Ecuador, without the need of visa, and stay for a maximun period of ninethy days, as per recognition of the principle of free circulation of people and in order to strenghten the realtions between Ecuador and all countries in the world and the promotion of tourism.