Chevron's Views
And Opinions On
The Ecuador Lawsuit.

Ecuador Political News

Read the latest political news out of Ecuador including new and ongoing issues, the political system, and the president of Ecuador Rafael Correa.

June 27, 2017

The videos of Odebrecht official reach the Ecuadorian Prosecutor´s office – Ecuador Times

A so-called “Cooperator C1 of the Republic of Brazil” delivered on June 9 audio and video information contained in an external memory card of 8 GB to Attorney General Carlos Baca Mancheno, which is part of the investigation file of the alleged crime of concussion against Carlos Pólit, who resigned his position as State Comptroller on June 20. The Office of the Prosecutor has not identified Cooperator C1. On June 16, the Brazilian magazine Veja reported that José Santos, the executive of Odebrecht in Ecuador has collaborated with videos made by him of meetings with Ecuadorian authorities as a plea bargain. Read more>>

June 26, 2017

Ecuador Congress to Begin Impeachment of Vice President Connected to Odebrecht Scandal – PanAm Post

Ecuador’s legislative opposition block CREO-SUMA announced that it has obtained the necessary signatures to hold an impeachment trial of Vice President Jorge Glas. The opposition has 46 signatures in support of an application for impeachment based on Glas’ connection to the Odebrecht scandal. Read more>>

June 22, 2017

Odebrecht Scandal Hits Ecuador – Latinvex

QUITO — The investigation into the Ecuadorian angle of the Odebrecht corruption scandal [has] slammed the new administration. One June 2, the public prosecutor’s office arrested six people and searched homes and offices in Quito, Guayaquil, and Latacunga. The most prominent target was comptroller general Carlos Pólit, who now faces impeachment. But vice president Jorge Glas’s seat also looks shaky; he has called the latest scandals a “coup attempt.” In its plea bargain with US, Brazilian, and Swiss authorities, construction firm Odebrecht acknowledged to have paid at least $33.5 million in bribes to an Ecuadorian government official. Read more>>

June 14, 2017
Ecuador 400 mile march - Ecuador political news

The Conaie gives a term to the Government – Ecuador Times

Until the end of June, the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie) will await a response from the government of Lenin Moreno and the Legislature regarding requests for the amnesty for 117 people and 20 pardons. This is part of a set of resolutions adopted by the Conaie in an extraordinary meeting held last Saturday in Pastaza. Jorge Herrera, president of the Conaie, said that if there is no response “they will take strong measures,” Moreover, they expect that pardons and amnesties are given in “block” and not “individually.” Read more>>

June 13, 2017

Ecuador’s Correa Claims Arrest Warrant for His Former Minister Has Nothing to Do with Odebrecht Scandal – PanAm Post

Former President of Ecuador Rafael Correa confirmed that there was an arrest warrant issued for his former Minister of Public Works Walter Solis but that it has nothing to do with the Odebrecht case. “The arrest warrant against former Minister Solís is not about Odebrecht, as the press falsely claims,” the former president wrote on his official Twitter account. According to Correa, the arrest warrant is for a case that he himself denounced and that has spent four years under public investigation. Read more>>

June 12, 2017

Odebrecht in Ecuador: Legislative Commission Plans Interrogation of Vice President – PanAm Post

Ecuadorian legislators will summon Vice President Jorge Glas to testify regarding his alleged connection with the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, in conjunction with his uncle, who is under investigation by the Public Prosecutor. Ten opposition legislators from the Citizen Participation Committee of the National Assembly have asked to question Glas, after the ruling Alianza Pais party refused to have the vice president appear in a plenary session. Read more>>

June 9, 2017

Latin America and the Caribbean Energy Scenarios: Rock, Tango or Samba? – Petroleum Economist

Despite the clear benefits of regional energy integration, the development of projects in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) have not advanced as quickly as many would have hoped, mainly thanks to political and regulatory problems. As part of its series of World Energy Scenarios, the World Energy Council has published a report, Latin America & The Caribbean Energy Scenarios, which examines the future of LAC energy to 2030, and beyond to 2060, and explores the opportunity for nations working together to increase prosperi­ty and deliver a sustainable future. Read more>>

June 8, 2017

Police surrounds the building of the National Audit Office – Ecuador Times

Police agents surround the building of the National Audit Office in Quito. After 4:00 pm, Attorney Juan Carlos Zuñiga entered the building. Zuñiga alleged a “previous action” and informed that “a hearing would come later,” as it can be evidenced in a video uploaded by Ecuavisa journalist Paul Romero. Prosecutor Zuñiga had to enter with the help of the Police since he was prevented from entering. Read more>>

June 7, 2017

Rafael Correa on Odebrecht: ‘We Will Overcome Corruption’ – TeleSUR

Ecuador’s former President Rafael Correa writing in an editorial published in local media condemned efforts by opposition media to use the anti-corruption struggle for their own political interests and to undermine the “institutionality of the State.” The former President who belongs to the leftist Alianza PAIS party, of which current President Lenin Moreno is a part, emphasized that “there is no longer the institutionalized corruption of years past, when customs were blatantly divided” which he said was a consequence of “a political power which was totally captured by private interests.” Read more>>

June 6, 2017

Political groups demand the linking of Rafael Correa and Jorge Glas in the Odebrecht case investigation – Ecuador Times

Protests over the Odebrecht corruption case arrived yesterday at the Attorney General’s Office. Amid cries and raising banners against corruption, members of Unidad Popular, CREO and Concertación demanded Attorney General Carlos Baca to link Vice President Jorge Glas and former President Rafael Correa to the investigations. For Geovanni Atarihuana, of Unidad Popular, those in charge are not those who are now detained, as he believes that they did not have the power to sign contracts. Read more>>

June 5, 2017

Ecuador arrests five, including VP’s relative, in Odebrecht sweep – Reuters

Ecuador arrested five people on Friday, including a relative of the vice president, and raided several companies as part of a local investigation into Brazilian construction company Odebrecht’s corruption scandal. The state prosecutor’s office did not provide names, but Vice President Jorge Glas, who oversaw the oil and infrastructure sectors while serving as strategic sectors minister, said a relative of his was among the detained. Read more>>

June 2, 2017

Carlos Perez: “We learned that oil prices are not fixed” – Ecuador Times

Carlos Perez is the new Minister of Hydrocarbons and spoke with Daily Expreso to explain how the contracts and conditions …