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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.

October 27, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador: Germany Pledges $50M/Yr For Yasuni Proj

“Germany has pledged $50 million a year as a contribution to the Yasuni-ITT project, which would see Ecuador compensated for …

October 27, 2009

Fruitnet – Ecuador to set up banana export group

“President Rafael Correa announces creation of state banana exporter to tackle tax avoidance and “abuses” of the system The government …

October 27, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador Rejects Cimpor’s Offer For Cemento Chimborazo

“Ecuador has rejected an offer for its state-owned cement plant, Cemento Chimborazo, from Portuguese cement producer Cimentos de Portugal SGPS …

October 27, 2009

Xinhua – UN General Assembly praises Ecuador for support

“The Ecuadorian government was praised by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly for its unconditional support for the body, the …

October 27, 2009

El Universal – Ecuador gets first Mirages from Venezuela

“Three out of six Mirage planes granted by the Venezuelan government to Ecuador will be officially delivered next Tuesday in …

October 27, 2009

Americas Program Report – Ecuador: The Battle for Natural Resources Deepens

“A new indigenous uprising began in defense of water sources threatened by open air mining in Ecuador in late September. …

October 26, 2009

MercoPress – Ecuador overrides 2.000 pharmaceutical patents considered “indispensable”

“President Rafael Correa who had anticipated the measure said that access to medicine is a “human right” and that he …

October 26, 2009

Latin American Herald Tribune – Ecuadorian VP Honors Fidel Castro

“Ecuadorian Vice President Lenin Moreno met with Fidel Castro and awarded him a medal in recognition of Cuba’s contributions to …

October 26, 2009

Reuters – Abrasive style opens new front for Ecuador’s Correa

“Leftist Rafael Correa was elected president on promises of curtailing the power of Ecuador’s rich elites. He was not counting …

October 26, 2009

Americas Quarterly – Ecuadorian Water Law Sparks Outrage from Indigenous Communities

“Last month, around a thousand peasants marched and blockaded the streets of Cuenca, Ecuador, and many more came out in …

October 26, 2009

RIA Novosti – Ecuador to sign strategic partnership deal with Russia

“Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will sign an agreement on strategic partnership with Russia during an official visit to Moscow on …

October 26, 2009

Inside Costa Rica – Student Protest Turns Violent in Ecuador

“Media outlets blamed the violence on leaders of the Ecuador Federation of University Students, who demanded a meeting with President …