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Read the latest political news out of Ecuador including new and ongoing issues, the political system, and the president of Ecuador Rafael Correa.

January 21, 2020

China surpasses the United States as Ecuador’s trading partner- Ecuador Times

For the first time, China becomes the second commercial destination for non-oil exports in Ecuador, surpassing the United States and …

January 15, 2020

IACHR Denounces Ecuadorian Govt. Repression In October Protests- TeleSur

The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) presented on Tuesday a report on its visit to Ecuador last October, when …

January 15, 2020

Ecuador to issue $400 mln bond to finance social housing project- Reuters

 Ecuador is planning to sell a bond worth $400 million to fund the country’s social housing project, a source familiar …

January 2, 2020

Latin America sees limited supply, rising prices for IMO-compliant bunkers- SP Global

Delivered prices for Marine Fuel 0.5% bunker fuel in Santos, Brazil, have jumped 23% to $640/mt since December 2, when …

January 2, 2020

Chinese, Ecuadorian leaders exchange congratulations on 40th anniversary of diplomatic ties- Xinhua Net

Chinese President Xi Jinping exchanged congratulatory messages on Thursday with his Ecuadorian counterpart, Lenin Moreno, on the 40th anniversary of …

December 23, 2019

600 gallons of oil spilled in waters off Galapagos Islands- CNN

Emergency teams in the Galapagos Islands are working to contain a 600-gallon oil spill after a cargo vessel overturned while …

December 23, 2019

Ecuador will export $ 23 million in copper in the last days of December- Ecuador Times

The first large-scale copper export will take place between December 22 and 31. The Mirador project will fulfill this milestone by …

December 23, 2019

IMF releases loan tranche to embattled Ecuadorean government- Merco Press

The International Monetary Fund on Thursday approved a delayed loan tranche for Ecuador, releasing nearly US$500 million under a three-year …

December 23, 2019

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is pictured leaving court following his secret extradition hearing after claiming security services bugged his room at the Ecuadorian embassy- Daily Mail

Julian Assange has been pictured for the first time in months being whisked from court in a prison van after …

December 20, 2019

IMF releases $500m to Ecuador in lending program- Financial Times

The IMF agreed on Thursday to release nearly $500m to Ecuador as part of a $4.2bn lending programme, suggesting the …

December 20, 2019

Local financial advisor sentenced to prison for bribery- South Florida Business Journal

Frank Roberto Chatburn Ripalda, a financial advisor based in Miami, was sentenced to 3.5 years in prison Wednesday for using the …

December 19, 2019

Ex-Financial Adviser Gets 3.5 Years for Ecuador Oil Bribe Plot- Law360

A Florida federal judge came in below the sentencing guidelines Wednesday in ordering a former Miami financial adviser to spend …