Thousands March in Ecuador to Protest Government Policies – Wall Street Journal

November 20, 2014 • Ecuador News

Thousands of people marched in the capital and other cities Wednesday to protest against President Rafael Correa ’s administration and some of its policies, including proposed labor reforms and constitutional amendments. Members of Ecuador’s labor unions and civic organizations and indigenous peoples took part in the march, which was organized by the United Workers Front, to demand changes to what they call “authoritarian attitudes” of the government. Read more>>

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chevronecuadorThousands March in Ecuador to Protest Government Policies – Wall Street Journal

If you can’t beat ‘em, referendum – The Economist

November 14, 2014 • Ecuador News

The economic climate is becoming less friendly for Mr Correa. A steep fall in the price of oil, the main export, has cut into government revenues. That will make it harder for him to continue buying support by offering government employment to middle-class voters and subsidies and jobs in infrastructure projects to poorer ones. Read more>>

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chevronecuadorIf you can’t beat ‘em, referendum – The Economist

Ecuadorian government tightens its grip on the press as private media fears for survival – Journalism in the Americas

November 11, 2014 • Ecuador News

Privately-owned media companies have already been weakened in the seven years under Rafael Correa’s “citizens’ revolution.” The president has consistently berated private media in the country, accusing them of serving the interests of wealthy owners to the detriment of the people. But journalists say the executive leader is looking to silence dissent and further control the country’s press, which has become less critical of the government in recent years. Read more>>

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chevronecuadorEcuadorian government tightens its grip on the press as private media fears for survival – Journalism in the Americas

Peter Foster: The limits of Ecuador’s shakedown statism – Financial Post

October 24, 2014 • Ecuador News

Perhaps the most spectacular example is the aforementioned case of Chevron, which has washed up on the legal shores of Canada. The case dates back to the operations of Texaco, which Chevron acquired in 2002, more than twenty years ago. Texaco in fact paid government-agreed remediation for its activities, and the area in question has since been comprehensively developed/ravaged by State oil company PetroEcuador. The Amazonian natives on whose half the suit is being brought are mere puppets for its main promoters: a corrupt, government-controlled Ecuadorian justice system, and a New York lawyer named Steve Donziger, whose case has been dubbed racketeering by U.S. courts. Read more>>

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chevronecuadorPeter Foster: The limits of Ecuador’s shakedown statism – Financial Post

Thank You, Rafael Correa – PanAm Post

October 22, 2014 • Ecuador News

After seven years of unbearable propaganda, your aggressive and tasteless style has made us sick to death. At the start, this style may have seemed interesting to some people. Now, most people recognize that discrediting other people that you consider to be enemies is the main strategy that you use to remain in power. This is highly frowned upon these days. You made the grave error of putting workers, students, and social leaders on a black list — the very same people that were key in your election as president. In other words, you threw your friends under the bus. Read more>>

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chevronecuadorThank You, Rafael Correa – PanAm Post