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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.

November 15, 2019

Crime for which Rafael Correa is prosecuted prevents him on running for president- Ecuador Times

This was decided by Judge Daniella Camacho, after she suspended the diligence of yesterday, November 12. So far, the State …

November 14, 2019

‘Raging ten-alarm fire’: Economic hardship sparks protesters’ rage across Latin America- The Washington Times

The black-market money changers and their cries of “cambio, cambio” resound along Buenos Aires’ famed Florida Street. Four years ago, …

November 14, 2019

Prosecutor’s Office accuses Rafael Correa and 21 others in the 2012-2016 Bribes case- Ecuador Times

Judge Daniella Camacho suspended the hearing this afternoon in the Bribes 2012-2016 case because an act of the National Court …

November 14, 2019

Ecuador oil minister resigns weeks after scrapped fuel price hike- Reuters

Ecuadorean Oil Minister Carlos Perez on Tuesday announced his resignation in what he called a personal decision to spend more …

November 12, 2019

Ex-Ecuador leader Correa says Bolivia’s Morales was forced out in ‘coup’ and OAS is ‘an instrument of US domination’- RT

Former leader of Ecuador Rafael Correa said the resignation of Bolivian President Evo Morales was the result of a coup …

November 11, 2019

Criminal Court ratified preventive detention against Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas- Ecuador Times

The Court of the National Court, composed of Judges David Jacho, Wilman Terán and Iván Larco, accepted the request made …

November 7, 2019

Ecuadorians review lessons of mass uprising- Workers

The 12-day national strike in Ecuador forced the Lenín Moreno government to retreat on the one issue of Decree #883, …

November 7, 2019

Former Ecuadorian leftist MP jailed on ‘rebellion’ charges- Morning Star

Ecuadorian authorities were accused of a “set-up” on Tuesday after a leftist former parliamentarian was jailed on trumped-up charges of …

November 7, 2019

Major victory for indigenous groups in Ecuadorian Amazon- Down To Earth

Indigenous leaders from Ecuador’s Amazon declared victory on November 6, 2019, after revealing that the country’s government had granted a force …

November 6, 2019

Ecuador: Judge Orders Preventive Prison For Another Leftist Opposition Leader- teleSUR

An Ecuadorean judge ordered preventive prison for the former lawmaker and left-wing opposition leader, Virgilio Hernandez, Tuesday following the Attorney …

November 6, 2019

Indigenous People Blocked Ecuador Oil Auction in Growing Fight to Save Amazon- Citizen Truth

When Indigenous people fight to defend and enforce their land rights, they are protecting their future- and ours. This summer, …

November 4, 2019

President Moreno demands Conaie to keep its word- Ecuador Times

The president of the Republic, Lenín Moreno, asked the leadership of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie) to …