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January 11, 2018
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Britain refuses Ecuador’s request to grant Julian Assange diplomatic status – Reuters

Britain has refused a request by Ecuador for diplomatic status to be given to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, a spokesman …

January 10, 2018

Ecuador Seeks Arrangement for Assange to Leave Embassy – Wall Street Journal

Ecuador said Tuesday that it was looking for a way for Julian Assange to leave the Andean country’s embassy in London, where the WikiLeaks founder has lived since 2012 when he was granted political asylum. Foreign Relations Minister María Fernanda Espinosa said in comments reported by state media that it was “unsustainable” for Mr. Assange to stay at the embassy indefinitely. Ms. Espinosa said Ecuadorean officials were hoping to reach an agreement with the U.K. that would allow Mr. Assange to leave. Read more>>

January 9, 2018

Ecuador to probe legality of debt under ex-president Correa – Reuters

Ecuador’s comptroller’s office on Monday announced it will open an audit of debt contracted in the last five years of the government of former President Rafael Correa to determine the legality of the operations and the use of the funds. The move follows a report by the comptroller’s office revealing that some documentation relating to debt operations had been declared secret and that official reports on public debt had excluded some of the operations. Read more>>

January 8, 2018

Ecuador Elects Feminist Maria Vicuña New Vice-President – teleSUR

Jorge Glas was declared in abandonment of his position and Cesar Litardo, official assemblyman for Los Ríos, said the election had to take place in order to defend democracy. Maria Alejandra Vicuña has been elected new vice-president of Ecuador to replace Jorge Glas, found guilty of corruption in the sprawling Odebrecht scandal. Read more>>

January 8, 2018

Ecuador: Correa starts campaign against ‘traitor’ Moreno – Agence France Presse

Ecuador’s ex-president Rafael Correa on Saturday kicked off his battle for the support of the ruling party faithful, against President Lenin Moreno. Correa, who preceded Moreno in office, retired to his wife’s native Belgium only to return initially in late November to battle Moreno for control of the PAIS party. Read more>>

January 5, 2018

Ecuador VP officially out of job after Odebrecht conviction – Associated Press

Ecuador’s vice president is officially out of the job following his conviction on charges of orchestrating a scheme to accept bribes from the Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal. Read more>>

January 4, 2018

The Government of Correa hid the debt in Petroecuador – Ecuador Times

It is hidden debt. The previous government used the public company Petroecuador to negotiate loans but did not register the securities. These commitments continue in force and there are pending disbursements. In process is, for example, the arrival of 150 million dollars, from China. Read more>>

January 3, 2018

Ecuador’s jailed vice president to be stripped of office – Agence France-Presse

Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas was to constitutionally lose his title late Tuesday because he has been absent for more than three months — locked up in prison on a six-year sentence for corruption. Glas, 48, is the highest-ranking Latin American politician to be convicted and imprisoned for his role in a continent-wide scandal involving a Brazilian construction group, Odebrecht, which gave bribes to secure public works contracts. Read more>>

January 2, 2018

Lenín Moreno unpicks Ecuador’s leftwing legacy – Financial Times

When Lenín Moreno won April’s presidential election in Ecuador, international investors, bondholders and local business leaders let out a collective groan of disappointment. Their fear was that, not for the first time, Ecuadoreans had rejected a market-friendly candidate and opted for a socialist who would push the country towards protectionism, fiscal mismanagement and economic underachievement. Read more>>

December 27, 2017

Impeachment Process of VP Glas Authorized by Ecuador’s Assembly – teleSUR

Jorge Glas has been sentenced to six years in prison for corruption linked to the sprawling Odebrecht case in what his supporters are calling a ‘political witch-hunt.’ A body within the Ecuadorian National Assembly has given the greenlight for an impeachment trial to take place against former Vice-President Jorge Glas after he was sentenced to six years in prison for corruption. Read more>>

December 22, 2017

Court paves way to lawmakers dismissing jailed VP – Agence France-Presse

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court on Thursday gave lawmakers authority to start proceedings aimed at dismissing Vice President Jorge Glas — in prison for graft — from office. The court’s judges gave unanimous backing to the National Assembly to go ahead with the procedure. Read more>>

December 15, 2017

Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case – Reuters

An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts. Read more>>