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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 9, 2009

Miami Herald – West Miami’s mayor under fire for giving key to city to Ecuador’s consul general

“`I don’t understand why the mayor would do that. I’m bewildered,” Commissioner Juan Blanes said. “What business does he have …

November 9, 2009

Latin American Herald Tribune – Correa Defends Alliance Between Petroecuador and PDVSA

“President Rafael Correa defended the strategic alliance between Petroecuador and Venezuelan state-owned oil giant PDVSA for the operation of the …

November 9, 2009

AP – An indigenous awakening

“In Ecuador, the Shuar are blocking highways to defend their hunting grounds. In Chile, the Mapuche are occupying ranches to …

November 9, 2009

Korea Times – L. American Countries to Unveil Investment Opportunities Today

“A high-level South Korea-Latin America forum will open at COEX in southern Seoul today to discuss cooperation, especially in energy …

November 9, 2009

InsideCostaRica – Ecuador Government Declares Electricity Emergency Due to Blackouts

“The Ecuadorian government declared an emergency in the electricity sector due to a generating shortfall at the nation’s biggest hydroelectric …

November 9, 2009

Xinhua – Ecuador belittles U.S., UN questions on agreement with Iranian bank

“The Ecuadorian government on Sunday belittled accusations from the United States and United Nations (UN) of collaborating with Iran’s nuclear …

November 9, 2009

Reuters – Ecuador sees 2010 external borrowing $2.18 bln

“Ecuador expects its external borrowing to reach $2.18 billion next year, according to a copy of the government’s $21.28 billion …

November 9, 2009

InsideCostaRica – President Correa Praises Research in the Amazon

“Ecuadorian president, Rafael Correa, congratulated young research engineers who work at the Center of Environment Technologies of Petroecuador in La …

November 9, 2009

Itar-Tass – Ecuador seeks direct flower supplies to Russia

“Ecuador plans to launch direct supplies of flowers to Russia that are currently transited through Amsterdam, the president of the …

November 9, 2009

Periodico26 – ALBA: Source of Humanitarian and Development Projects

“Through  the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas, ALBA, several member states are developing social and humanitarian programs, providing specialized and …

November 9, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador 2010 Budget Draft Totals $21.28Bln

“Ecuador’s government has proposed a $21.28 billion budget for next year, an 11% increase from the $19.17 billion budget proposed …

November 9, 2009

Catholic News Agency – Bishops remind Ecuadoran president that Pope has already written social encyclical

“The Ecuadoran bishops’ conference issued a statement Thursday in response to recent comments by President Rafael Correa, surprised reporters during …