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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 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 …

November 2, 2009

ITAR-TASS – Ecuador ready to consider recognition of Abkhazia, S-Ossetia – president

“Ecuador is ready to consider the possible recognition of independent Abkhazia and South Ossetia if such a request is made, …

November 2, 2009

UPI – Russia, Ecuador sign cooperation agreement

“Russia and Ecuador will cooperate in the fields of energy production and nuclear energy for peaceful purposes, government officials say.” …

November 2, 2009

Catholic News Agency – Ecuadoran president forgets ‘Caritas in Veritate,’ asks Pope to write social encyclical

“President Rafael Correa of Ecuador surprised reporters in Europe during a conference at the University of Oxford in which he …

November 2, 2009

Cinco de septiembre – US Blockade “Absurd,” Says Ecuador

“The US blockade against Cuba is absurd in the 21th century, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said on Friday referring to …

November 2, 2009

ITAR-TASS – Russian-Ecuadorian cooperation reaches USD 250 mln – Correa

“Ecuador plans not only to buy two military helicopters from Russia but also cooperate with it in the construction with …

November 2, 2009

BBC World Service – Interview – Rafael Correa Delgado

“President Rafael Correa Delgado is a Western-educated economist who says he is fighting for social justice.” Read more »

November 2, 2009

Poder 360 – Spying Accusations Concern Ecuador

“Following his two days in Russia, President Rafael Correa spoke about the allegations accusing Colombia’s Administrative Security Department (DAS) of …

October 30, 2009

ISRIA – Press Statements Following Russian-Ecuadorian Talks

“PRESIDENT OF RUSSIA DMITRY MEDVEDEV: Ladies and gentlemen, media representatives, I would like to say a few words about our …

October 30, 2009

Bloomberg – Ecuador Seeks Russian Support for Infrastructure

“Ecuador seeks Russian financial and technical support to overhaul its energy industry and for road-building and hydropower projects, President Rafael …