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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.

November 9, 2009

“Correan War”

With help from an old friend of President Obama, Ecuador declares war on capitalism By KEVIN D. WILLIAMSON – National …

November 6, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador Minister: Govt To Start Electricity Rationing

“Ecuador on Thursday started rationing electricity for between two and six hours a day until Saturday, due to insufficient water …

November 6, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador’s Rio Napo Begins Operations At Sacha Oil Field

“The joint oil company Rio Napo CEM began to operate the Sacha oil field officially on Tuesday, and plans to …

November 6, 2009

Dow Jones – Angola Signs Letter Of Intent To Develop Ecuador Oil

“Angola Thursday signed a letter of intent with Ecuador to explore and produce oil and gas in the Latin American …

November 6, 2009

Latin American Herald Tribune – Ecuador Says New Regulations Will Foster Responsible Mining

“Ecuador’s new mining regulations, which among other things give the government a 50 percent participation in companies’ operations, will set …

November 6, 2009

San Diego Union Tribune – City looks to Ecuador to cut ‘carbon footprint’

“Solana Beach city officials are seeking to preserve a tropical forest 3,500 miles away, as part of an effort to …

November 6, 2009

Poder 360 – Defense Ministry Welcomes Ecuadoran Judges’ Decision

“Defense Minister Gabriel Silva described the revocation of arrest warrants against former minister Juan Manuel Santos and Armed Forces Commander, …

November 6, 2009

Science Centric – Researchers hail innovative plan to save rainforest, reduce greenhouse gas emissions

“An innovative proposal by the Ecuadorian government to protect an untouched, oil rich region of Amazon rainforest is a precedent-setting …

November 5, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador’s Rio Napo Begins Operations At Sacha Oil Field

“The joint oil company Rio Napo CEM began to operate the Sacha oil field officially on Tuesday, and plans to …

November 5, 2009

Semana – In Latin America, weapons buying spreads mistrust

“Whether it’s called an “arms race” or a “coincidental modernization” of existing stocks, a wave of weapons purchases by Latin …

November 5, 2009

Bloomberg – Chevron May Forego Arbitration in Venezuela Bids, Moshiri Says

“Chevron Corp., the biggest U.S. oil company pumping Venezuelan oil, is willing to work in the South American country under …

November 5, 2009

Reuters – OPEC output measures not needed for now-Ecuador

“OPEC measures on production are not necessary for now and the market is on the way to stability in prices, …