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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.

April 1, 2020

Latin America’s oil producers sweat to cover costs as price war takes toll-Business Recorder

A price war between the world’s oil powerhouses is leaving many producers in Latin American struggling to cover production costs, …

March 18, 2020

Lenín Moreno decrees a state of emergency in Ecuador- Ecuador Times

President Lenín Moreno decreed a state of emergency in Ecuador. Through the national network, on the night of Monday, March …

March 10, 2020

29 complaints against Rafael C. has the Prosecutor’s Office- Ecuador Times

The proselytizing possibilities of former president Rafael Correa are void within the country due to legal issues and regulatory provisions. …

March 9, 2020

Ecuador’s Petroamazonas to launch $148 million drilling campaign to boost oil output- Energy World

Petroamazonas said on Friday it plans to invest $148 million to drill 24 new wells in its largest block, with …

March 9, 2020

The Prosecutor asked for the maximum penalty for those prosecuted in the Bribes 2012-2016 case- Ecuador Times

For “organizational dominance, in his capacity as a public official for having and having exercised absolute power and dominion over …

March 5, 2020

OPEC officially acknowledges Ecuador exit- S&P Global

In a communique released after its meeting in Vienna, OPEC officially acknowledged that Ecuador had left the oil producers’ organization …

March 5, 2020

Spanish deputies investigate crimes allegedly committed by Rafael Correa- Ecuador Times

The Government would collaborate in the investigation of “paid millionaires” that would have been carried out during Rafael Correa’s mandate …

March 2, 2020

Rafael Correa wanted to include new evidence but Court denied it as extemporaneous- Ecuador Times

The tenth day of the trial hearing of the 2012-2016 Bribes case ended yesterday with the presentation of the evidence …

February 12, 2020

Ex Ecuadorean president and several ministers on trial for accepting millions of dollars in bribes- Merco Press

Former President Rafael Correa went on trial before Ecuador’s highest court starting Monday on charges of campaign finance fraud and …

February 12, 2020

Hunger strike in Ecuador to support victims of political persecution- Prensa Latina

Relatives of five people arrested four months ago in Sucumbios are on their second consecutive day of hunger strike on …

February 11, 2020

Bribery trial begins against ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa- The Washington Post

Prosecutors opened what some are calling Ecuador’s trial of a century Monday against former President Rafael Correa and 20 other …

February 10, 2020

Ecuador Puts Ex-President on Trial for Campaign Finance Fraud- Bloomberg

Former President Rafael Correa goes on trial before Ecuador’s highest court starting Monday on charges of campaign finance fraud and …