The Government of Ecuador managed to attract an investment of 727.85 million dollars from private companies for the development of four oil extraction fields in the Amazon, state company Petroamazonas reported today.
Ecuador’s Petroamazonas has signed services contracts with four companies for oil and gas blocks that require roughly $727m in investments over the next three years.
Foreign Minister Taro Kono and his Ecuadorian counterpart, Jose Valencia, agreed Monday to deepen economic ties and cooperation in disaster mitigation, with this year marking the 100th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the nations.
Stories about corruption and internally government-generated violence concerning most unaligned countries abound in the MSM. These lies fuel hatred. And the public at large start a malicious rumor circuit. Which, in turn is taken over by the MSM, so that their lies are pushing in open doors.
Venezuelans fleeing insecurity at home are arriving by the thousands in Ecuador after crossing through neighboring Colombia, the latest wave in one of Latin America’s largest mass population movements in history.
The Ecuadorian Movement “Acuerdo Nacional” (MANA) today staged the symbolic expulsion from its ranks of former President Rafael Correa, and a group of hierarchs related to him, to “clean” them for their registration as a party.
President Lenin Moreno has told the Colombian chain Caracol that “in the previous government there seems to have been a tacit agreement to allow narcotics to move freely in the north of Ecuador.” Has added; “It is something that hurts us greatly, because when I gave orders not to let a single gram of cocaine pass through our territory, these violent acts immediately followed.” Read more>>
From the authorities reports, “Roberto” would have been the person who intercepted the three members of the journalist team in the rural community of Mataje, in Ecuador. The Unified Action Groups for Personal Freedom (Gaula), a specialized Colombian police force, captured Monday the person accused of being the alleged kidnapper of the Ecuadorian El Comercio journalist team. He is known as “Roberto,” and is a member of the Oliver Sinisterra Front an illegal armed group that kidnapped and killed the journalist team. Read more>>
The National Court of Justice of Ecuador has denied the appeal of former vice president, and close Rafael Correa ally, Jorge Glas, who was forced from office in disgrace, and now is serving lengthy prison sentence. Glas served under former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa, and was reelected vice president under Lenin Moreno, but was soon ensnared in the Odebrecht case. Read more>>
U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams in Miami has sentenced Marcelo Reyes Lopez, an in-house lawyer for PetroEcuador, to 53 months in prison for laundering bribe money. PetroEcuador is the state-owned oil company in the South American country. Reyes Lopez could have faced up to 20 years in prison, but he reached a plea deal with prosecutors in April and is cooperating with investigators. On July 23 Williams also ordered him to pay a $30,000 fine and to forfeit six properties he owned in South Florida valued at more than $4 million, which was part of his plea deal. Read more>>
Ecuador’s president, signalling his government’s desire to end the long sojourn of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange in its London embassy, said on Friday he had never supported Assange’s leaking activities. President Lenin Moreno confirmed a July 15 report in London’s Sunday Times that Ecuador and Britain were in talks to try to end Assange’s stay at the embassy where he successfully sought asylum in 2012. Read more>>
The diplomatic impasse over Julian Assange’s six-year stay in Ecuador’s London embassy is coming to a head, a source close to the WikiLeaks founder said on Monday, after media reports the South American country would rescind his political asylum. Assange has been living in Ecuador’s London embassy since June 2012 when he successfully sought asylum to avoid extradition to Sweden to face questioning about allegations of sex crimes which he has always denied. Read more>>