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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.

August 4, 2009

8/4/09 – Ecuador Take-Over of Perenco

[archive-title]“Ecuador Take-Over of Perenco” Petroleum Economist, August 4, 2009[/archive-title] “The state’s take-over of two oil concessions held by France’s Perenco …

August 3, 2009

8/3/09 – AP: Correa: Ecuador to take over radio, TV stations

[archive-title]“Correa: Ecuador to take over radio, TV stations ” Associated Press, August 3, 2009[/archive-title] “Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa says “many” …

July 24, 2009

7/24/09 – The Washington Times: Ecuador – Cut Off Trade Preferences

[archive-title]“EDITORIAL: Cut Off Ecuador” Washington Times, July 24, 2009[/archive-title] “Several recent developments make it imperative for the United States to …

July 18, 2009

7/18/09 – Ecuador warned over two oilfield seizures

[archive-title]“Ecuador warned over two oilfield seizures” Financial Times, July 18, 2009[/archive-title] “Ecuador’s seizure of two oil concessions operated by Perenco …

July 6, 2009

7/6/09 – Latin American Leaders Face Backlash

[archive-title]“Latin American Leaders Face Backlash” McClatchy Newspapers, July 6, 2009[/archive-title] “In general, the populists have brooked little opposition while bashing …

June 30, 2009

6/29/09 – Brother of President Correa Awarded Lucrative Government Contracts

[archive-title]“Ecuador: State Contracts With President’s Brother Raise Concerns” Global Voices Online, June 29, 2009[/archive-title] “Fabricio Correa has been part of …

June 29, 2009

6/27/09 – President Correa Stepping up Attacks on Media

[archive-title]“ALBA bloc leaders’ main obsession: indefinite rule” The Miami Herald, June 27, 2009[/archive-title] “Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa, who has already …

June 26, 2009

6/25/09 – Ecuador President Correa to Sue U.S. Newspaper

[archive-title]“Ecuador’s Correa says will sue WSJ over FARC story” Reuters, June 25, 2009[/archive-title] “Correa’s threat to the Wall Street Journal …

June 24, 2009

6/24/09 – Ecuador Suspends TV Station for Airing ‘The Simpsons’

[archive-title]“Airing ‘Simpsons’ leads to 3-month suspension” Indiana Daily Student, June 24, 2009[/archive-title] “Correa threatened TeleAmazonas, a national broadcaster within Ecuador, …

June 22, 2009

6/22/09 – The FARC’s Ecuadorean Friends

[archive-title]“The FARC’s Ecuadorean Friends – It’s time to reaffirm the U.S. commitment to Colombia” Wall Street Journal, June 22, 2009[/archive-title] …

June 18, 2009

6/18/09 – Ecuador’s moves against foreign investors

[archive-title]“Ecuador’s moves against foreign investors” Reuters, June 18, 2009[/archive-title] “Last year Correa refused to repay $3.2 billion in global bonds …

June 16, 2009

6/16/09 – Ecuador offensive fuels press freedom worries

“Ecuador offensive fuels press freedom worries” Reuters, June 16, 2009 “Correa is widely seen as Ecuador’s most powerful leader since …