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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 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, …

October 29, 2009

El Universal – ALBA creates a grand-national iron and steel company

“The governments of Bolivia, Ecuador, Nicaragua, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and Venezuela, as well as other members of …

October 28, 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 28, 2009

Peruvian Times – Peru and Ecuador sign unprecedented environmental cooperation agreement

“Peru Environment Minister Antonio Brack Egg and his Ecuadorian counterpart Marcela Aguiñaga signed an unprecedented environmental cooperation agreement on Wednesday, …

October 28, 2009

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Seized TV station in Ecuador cancels second program

“The directors of CN3-Cablenews, a TV channel taken over by the government in July 2008, canceled “Productive Forum,” Hoy reports. …

October 28, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador Oil-Product Export Revenue Falls 50% In Aug To $76M

“Ecuador’s oil-product export revenue in August fell 50% to $76 million from the $152 million registered in the same month …

October 28, 2009

IPS – US-ECUADOR: Luring Migrants Home an Uphill Battle

“Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has a Ph.D. in economics, though it may not have prepared him for the recent financial …

October 28, 2009

The Georgian Times – Russian sources say Ecuador may recognize separatists

“Ecuador may recognize the sovereignty of the Georgian separatist regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia during a visit to Moscow …


“Russian media outlets are reporting that Moscow will try to convince Ecuador to follow the examples of Venezuela and Nicaragua …

October 28, 2009

Itar-Tass – Ecuador Pres arriving on first ever official visit in Moscow

“President Rafael Correa Delgado of Ecuador arrives on a three-day official visit in Russia Wednesday at the invitation of Russian …

October 28, 2009

Dow Jones – Ecuador Wants $3.5 Billion To Keep Amazonian Oil Underground

“Ecuador wants $3.5 billion as compensation for not extracting crude from an Amazonian reserve, the country’s foreign minister said Tuesday, …