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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 5, 2009

Reuters – Ecuador expects $2.5 bln in Russian financing

“Ecuador expects to receive more than $2.5 billion in financing from Russia to develop “strategic sectors” of the oil exporting …

November 5, 2009

Reuters – Ecuador says could start mineral exports in 2012

“Ecuador could start exporting minerals in 2012 once the country’s nascent mining sector moves into production, President Rafael Correa said …

November 5, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador To Launch Buyback Offer In Italy For 2012,2030 Bonds

“Ecuador’s Finance Ministry said Wednesday that Ecuador has obtained approval from the Commissione Nazionale per le Soceita e la Borsa, …

November 4, 2009

Latin American Herald Tribune – Magan: The Secret of Prosperity is Freedom

“On economic policy, Latin American leaders face a basic choice: Adopt old style government-heavy populism championed by Hugo Chavez, or …

November 4, 2009

Poder360 – Process to Restore Relations Advances

“After today’s meeting, Colombia and Ecuador’s foreign ministers agreed to reactivate the Bilateral Border Commission and will announce the appointing …

November 4, 2009

Colombia Reports – DAS official confirms Colombia had informant in Ecuador

“A Colombian intelligence official confirmed that the country’s intelligence agency DAS was spying on neighbors and had an informant in …

November 4, 2009

Investment Treaty News – ALBA moves forward with plan to create regional investment arbitration alternative to ICSID at 7th Summit

“Members of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (“ALBA”) are moving forward with a plan to create …

November 4, 2009

AP – Indian political awakening stirs Latin America

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

November 3, 2009

Miami Herald – 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 3, 2009

AP – Latin American leaders move to extend their rule

“MEXICO CITY — Horrified by the excesses of dictatorship, Latin Americans discarded the strongman model at the end of the …

November 2, 2009

Russia Info-Centre – Ecuador to propose joint oil production with Russia

“Ecuador is going to make an offer to Russian Zarubezhneft regarding joint oil production on the territory of the country.” …

November 2, 2009

Tehran Times – Russia, Ecuador praise ties but no rebel recognition

“Russian President Dmitry Medvedev and his Ecuadoran counterpart Rafael Correa pledged Thursday to ramp up cooperation in energy and defense …