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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 6, 2009

San Diego Union Tribune – City looks to Ecuador to cut ‘carbon footprint’

“Solana Beach city officials are seeking to preserve a tropical forest 3,500 miles away, as part of an effort to …

November 6, 2009

Poder 360 – Defense Ministry Welcomes Ecuadoran Judges’ Decision

“Defense Minister Gabriel Silva described the revocation of arrest warrants against former minister Juan Manuel Santos and Armed Forces Commander, …

November 6, 2009

Science Centric – Researchers hail innovative plan to save rainforest, reduce greenhouse gas emissions

“An innovative proposal by the Ecuadorian government to protect an untouched, oil rich region of Amazon rainforest is a precedent-setting …

November 5, 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 5, 2009

Semana – 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 5, 2009

Bloomberg – Chevron May Forego Arbitration in Venezuela Bids, Moshiri Says

“Chevron Corp., the biggest U.S. oil company pumping Venezuelan oil, is willing to work in the South American country under …

November 5, 2009

Reuters – OPEC output measures not needed for now-Ecuador

“OPEC measures on production are not necessary for now and the market is on the way to stability in prices, …

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 …