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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

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 …

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 …