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March 22, 2017

Latest PetroEcuador CEO quits, poll in dead heat – Argus Media

Shaken by corruption scandals, state-owned PetroEcuador has appointed a new chief executive, its fifth in the last 24 months. Two of the firm’s former chief executives are in prison and a third fled the country. Corruption at PetroEcuador will be one of the biggest challenges facing the tiny Opec nation´s new government to be elected on 2 April. Two leading polls show a statistical dead heat between government-backed Lenin Moreno and reform-minded rival Guillermo Lasso. Read more>>

March 21, 2017

Lasso in Manta: Moreno “uses the State to attack me and does not have manliness to debate” – Ecuador Times

The candidate of the opposition Guillermo Lasso has expressly referred to the candidate of the government´s party Lenin Moreno as “a puppet,” and has said “that he uses the whole apparatus of the State” to attack him, but that “he has no the manliness to discuss.” Read more>>

March 20, 2017

Amazon land battle pits indigenous villagers against might of Ecuador state – The Guardian

Military drones and police helicopters circle above the Shuar indigenous village of El Tink, an Amazonian community in Ecuador where a high-profile dispute against a Chinese copper mine has become a standoff and a siege. Aerial surveillance is the only way the authorities can monitor this cloud forest enclave because residents have blocked the sole entrance to their home: a bouncing plank-and-cable bridge suspended 15 metres above the brown torrents of the Zamora river. Read more>>

March 17, 2017
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Ecuador Election Tests Correa Legacy – Global Journalist

A presidential run-off in the South American nation of Ecuador is shaping up as a referendum on the decade-long rule of leftist President Rafael Correa. Under Correa the government has used oil revenues to slash poverty, but his ruling PAIS Alliance has been criticized for corruption scandals and a drift towards authoritarianism. Read more>>

March 14, 2017

Odebrecht Mess Leaves Devastation Trail From Andes to Caribbean – Bloomberg

Trucks ascended to Braulio Pucllo’s pasture high in the Andes mountains five months ago and piled dozens of 5-ton steel pipes along a dirt track. Workers from a consortium led by builder Odebrecht told him they would lay them down and weld them together. He hasn’t seen the laborers since. Read more>>

March 13, 2017

Controversial court rulings made during Correa’s government are debated in Miami – Ecuador Times

The book “Judicial decisions that violate human rights in Ecuador: Six case studies” was presented today at the University of Miami (UM) with a debate in which some participants warned of the need to be alert to avoid similar situations in the United States. The book, published in October 2016 by the Inter-American Institute for Democracy and the Inter-American Bar Association, presents six judicial decisions that, according to their authors, highlight the violations of human rights in Ecuador and the lack of Independence of the Judiciary branch. Read more>>

March 9, 2017

Nigel Farage Just Visited The Ecuadorian Embassy In London – BuzzFeed

Nigel Farage visited the Ecuadorian embassy in west London on Thursday, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living since he claimed asylum in 2012. The former UKIP leader spent around 40 minutes in the building and left at noon, accompanied by Christian Mitchell, the head of operations at radio station LBC, where Farage hosts a regular show. Read more>>

March 8, 2017

Ecuador: General Fired by Correa Claims Vote Security Was Breached – PanAm Post

Former Ecuadorian general Luis Castro Ayala warned of a lack of transparency and security breaches with regard to the vote count during the nation’s elections on February 19. According to Castro Ayala, the Ecuadorian Army was not involved in the chain of custody of the ballot boxes after the voting had concluded. He alleges that the chain of custody should always count on the presence of the armed forces in order to safeguard the popular will. Read more>>

March 7, 2017

Ecuador President Cries Wolf, Claims He Will Be Persecuted if Opposition Wins – PanAm Post

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa warns that if the opposition candidate Guillermo Lasso wins in the presidential elections, a political persecution will be initiated against him, preventing him from leaving the country. “If that guy wins [Guillermo Lasso], who is not going to win, he’s going to start chasing us…Those people will persecute us if they win the government and my best option will be to stay in the country. Defend my government, my honor, etcetera, and I will beat them again,” the president said during an interview. Read more>>

March 3, 2017

Ecuador Indigenous Movement Split as Leader Embraces Right-Wing Presidential Candidate – teleSUR

Some Indigenous leaders have increasingly aligned with Ecuador’s right-wing elite in the name of rejecting President Rafael Correa and his allies. As Ecuador prepares for a second and final round of presidential elections in April, Indigenous leaders of a historically progressive organization have tacitly sided with the right-wing candidate that has promised to rollback many of the social and economic gains of the past decade that have benefited the country’s poor and Indigenous communities. Read more>>

March 1, 2017

Assange’s fate hangs on thin election hope in Ecuador – The Washington Times

His name isn’t on the ballot, but Julian Assange’s fate may be in the hands of voters in a country an ocean away from his legal sanctuary in the Ecuadorean Embassy in the heart of one of London’s ritziest neighborhoods. When voters in Ecuador cast their ballots in the presidential runoff next month, they will choose between two radically different candidates vying to lead their nation of 16 million — and determine the fate of the WikiLeaks founder, a middle-aged Australian who has never lived a day in the South American country. Read more>>

February 27, 2017

After a tense election, Ecuador is divided over its political future – The Conversation

After three tense days of waiting, Ecuador’s National Electoral Council has confirmed that former vice president Lenin Moreno, of the ruling Alianza Pais (AP) party, won the first round in the country’s presidential election, with 39.36% of votes. His main rival, banker Guillermo Lasso, of the right-wing CREO party, received 28.09%. This outcome ensures a run-off, as neither candidate obtained the necessary 40% of votes (plus a 10% gap between first- and second-place finishers) to be declared president. Read more>>