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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 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 …

October 30, 2009

Latin American Herald Tribune – Ecuador Announces Decision to Bypass Patents

“The Ecuadorian government said Thursday in justifying its decision to bypass patents and facilitate the production of lower-cost versions of …

October 30, 2009

AP – Russia, Ecuador strike accords

“President Dmitry A. Medvedev yesterday called new arms and energy deals between Russia and Ecuador just a beginning as Moscow …

October 30, 2009

euronews – Ecuador seeks closer ties with Moscow

“Ecuador is pushing for closer cooperation with Moscow, putting Russian-Latin American relations under the spotlight.” Read more »