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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 24, 2018

Julian Assange impasse ‘more than a nuisance’ for Ecuador, says country’s president

Nearly six years since seeking asylum inside its London embassy, WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has made “more than a nuisance” for the current government of Ecuador, according to President Lenin MorenoMr. MorenoEcuador’s leader since May, made the remark during an interview with television networks over the weekend while describing the ongoing, international impasse involving Mr. AssangeAgence France-Presse reported Monday. Read more >>

January 23, 2018

Ecuador’s president calls Julian Assange ‘more than a nuisance’ – Washington Post

Ben Franklin once said that house guests, like fish, start to smell after three days. Which may explain the frustration of Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno. Moreno’s country has reluctantly hosted Julian Assange in its embassy in London since June 2012, when he showed up to claim political asylum. Read more >>

January 22, 2018

He Outmaneuvered Correa, But How Long Can Ecuador’s Moreno Keep His High-Wire Act Up? – WPR

South America’s biggest political surprise recently has come from one of its smallest countries, Ecuador, where President Lenin Moreno has maneuvered to break with his predecessor and a legacy tinged with authoritarianism and corruption.  Read more >>

January 19, 2018

Ecuadorian president receives economic management proposals

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno received Wednesday several proposals from the Public Finance and Economy Forum for the country’s economic management, informed the Presidency. The chief of state met with four members of the forum, who explained their points of view on how to counteract the economic crisis. Read more >>

January 18, 2018

Ecuador Makes 3.6 Million Barrels of Oil Available in Spot Sale, Minister Says – PanAm Post

Ecuador has made 3.6 million barrels of Oriente crude available in a “spot” sale, a process in which more than 40 companies are participating, the Andean nation’s hydrocarbons minister said Wednesday. Read more >>

January 17, 2018

Ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa leaves leftist ruling party – Associated Press

Former President Rafael Correa on Tuesday left the political party that helped cement his rise to power in Ecuador, the latest step in a fight with the man he chose to succeed him and continue his “Citizens’ Revolution.” Read more >>

January 16, 2018

Ministry of Finance, Central Bank, Petroecuador and Senplades, keys to audt Rafael Correa – Ecuador Times

The audit of the debt carried out by the Comptroller General of the State focuses on three institutions that were key in the contracting of loans during the government of Rafael Correa: the Ministry of Economy (MEF), the Central Bank of the Ecuador (BCE) and the National Secretariat of Planning and Development (Senplades). Read more >>

January 12, 2018

Ecuador gives Assange citizenship, seeks end to embassy stay – Reuters

Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the country’s London embassy where he has been holed up for more than five years. Read more >>

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>>