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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 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 »

October 30, 2009

AP – Russia, Ecuador sign deals on arms, energy

“Russian President Dmitry Medvedev has hailed arms and energy deals with Ecuador as just a beginning as Moscow continues it …

October 30, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador Prepares For New Hearings In Occidental Case

“A team of lawyers will represent Ecuador in Paris in next week’s hearing in the arbitration case filed against the …

October 29, 2009

Moscow Times – Ecuador Eyes Loan On Presidential Visit

“Ecuador may ask Russia for a loan and sign a dozen contracts during Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa’s first official visit …

October 29, 2009

AFP – 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 defence …

October 29, 2009

AP – Ecuador to make cheap versions of patented drugs

“Foreign pharmaceutical companies accepted on Wednesday Ecuador’s decision to bypass patents in order to produce less expensive generic versions of …

October 29, 2009

Sydney Morning Herald – Firms accept Ecuador plan to break pharma patents

“Foreign pharmaceutical firms including Pfizer agreed Wednesday to accept Ecuador’s decision to bypass patents on 2,000 drugs in order to …

October 29, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador President Seeks To End Investment Protection Agreements

“President Rafael Correa has asked the nation’s lawmakers to terminate investment protection agreements with 13 countries, Linda Machuca, a National Assembly member, …