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Ecuador Political News

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

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 …

October 26, 2009

The Democrat Newspaper – ALBA – Yes to Sucre but No Military Alliance

“Ecuador”s President Rafael Correa has urged the US “to be very careful” because in his view, “there must be a …

October 26, 2009

Fruitnet – Ecuador to set up national banana export company

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

October 26, 2009

Bloomberg – Ecuador Opposes Cimpor’s Proposal For Cement Plant, Efe Reports

“The government of Ecuador has opposed a proposal from Portuguese cement company Cimpor- Cimentos de Portugal SGPS SA to manage …

October 23, 2009

Cuba News Headlines – Fidel Castro meets Ecuadorian vice-president

“This October 21st, the Cuban Revolution leader Fidel Castro met Ecuadorian Vice President Lenin Moreno Garcés, who expressed gratitude for …