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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 14, 2021

Ecuador goes with conservative banker in presidential vote

Voters in Ecuador appeared to turn to a conservative businessman in Sunday’s presidential runoff election, rebuffing a leftist movement that …

April 12, 2021
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Who is Guillermo Lasso, the banker who defeated the correista left in the third time and will be the new president of Ecuador

Guillermo Lasso successfully managed to expand his voter base beyond the traditional right to surpass the correista left and become, …

April 7, 2021

Former Gunvor employee pleads guilty in Petroecuador bribery case

A Canadian man once employed by the commodities trading house Gunvor Group pleaded guilty on Tuesday to involvement in what …

April 7, 2021

Ecuador Faces a Make-or-Break Election

In the presidential run-off election that will take place on 11 April, Ecuadorians face the choice between betting on a …

April 4, 2021

With shredders, Petroamazonas personnel destroyed 163 folders of sensitive documents, one day before the merger

Using several paper shredders, administrative personnel of the former Petroamazonas (now absorbed by Petroecuador) destroyed sensitive documentation on January 6, …

March 29, 2021

Minister Ortiz asks for the green light to start the transformation of Petroecuador to a ‘joint stock company’

The Minister of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources, René Ortiz, as Chairman of the Board of Petroecuador, asked the President …

March 24, 2021
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Ecuador will receive an additional $ 420 million for crude exports during the first quarter of 2021

Petroecuador reported that due to the fact that during the first quarter of 2021 there was an increase in the …

March 22, 2021

Ecuador’s Third Health Minister to Resign Amid Coronavirus Pandemic Only Served for 19 Days

After spending only 19 days in his post, the health minister of Ecuador stepped down as prosecutors cast investigations towards …

March 21, 2021
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Ecuador presidential candidates to face off in debate

Ecuador’s two presidential hopefuls will debate tonight in Guayaquil. Economist Andres Arauz of the left-of-centre Union for Hope party and …

March 15, 2021

Ecuador indigenous group urges supporters to spoil ballots in presidential vote

Ecuador’s main indigenous advocacy group urged its supporters on Monday to spoil their ballots in an April 11 presidential runoff, …

March 8, 2021
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Fall in oil production puts Ecuador at risk

Oil production falls at a constant rate and brings Ecuador closer to the limit in which it will not be …

March 3, 2021

Oil pipeline in Ecuador paralyzes its activities after collapse due to erosion

The Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline System (SOTE) paralyzed its operations due to the work carried out after the last landslide registered in …