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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 11, 2009

Xinhua – Ecuador requests meeting with Obama on U.S.-Colombia military deal

“Ecuadorian Defense Minister Javier Ponce requested on Tuesday a meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama on the U.S. military cooperation …

November 10, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador Authorizes Corriente To Restart Works On Mirador

“Canada’s Corriente Resources Inc. (CTQ.T,ETQ) said Monday that it has received a formal notification from Ecuador’s Ministry of Non- Renewable …

November 10, 2009

Catholic Online – Radio Stations Going Silent in Venezuela, Ecuador

“Iran is not the only country enforcing a recent information blackout. Thirty-four radio stations in Venezuela have been forced off …

November 10, 2009

Isria – New Permanent Representative of Ecuador Presents Credentials

“The new Permanent Representative of Ecuador to the United Nations, Francisco Carrión Mena, presented his credentials today to UN Secretary-General …

November 10, 2009

MacauHub – Angola to help Ecuador explore its oil resources

“Angola has signed a letter of intent with Ecuador to help the Latin American country with oil and gas exploration, …

November 10, 2009

Bloomberg – Chavez Allies May Meet on Threat From Colombia, Morales Says

“Latin American countries aligned with Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez may hold an emergency meeting after Chavez told his military and …

November 10, 2009

Colombia Reports – Petro wants US military pact revoked

“Polo Democratico presidential candidate Gustavo Petro says he wants to undo the “illegal” military deal with the United States and …

November 10, 2009

Xinhua – Bolivian president labels U.S. use of bases in Colombia provocation

“Bolivian President Evo Morales said on Monday that the use of Colombian military bases by U.S. troops meant a provocation …

November 10, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador’s October Consumer Price Index Rose 0.24% Vs September

“Ecuador’s consumer price index rose 0.24% in October compared to the previous month, the National Statistics and Census Institute, Inec, …

November 10, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador’s 2010 Budget Plan Raises Fiscal Stability Doubts

“Ecuador’s proposed budget for 2010 is raising concerns over its medium-term fiscal outlook and external debt repayments.” Read more »

November 10, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador Negotiates Emergency Electricity Imports With Peru

“Ecuador is negotiating with Peru to import between 90 and 100 megawatts of electricity to confront ongoing power shortages, a …

November 10, 2009

Xinhua – Ecuador blames previous administrations for energy crisis

“The Ecuadorian government on Monday blamed previous administrations for lack of actions which has resulted in power shortages in the …