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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.

September 8, 2020

Ecuador Ratifies Sentence Against Correa, Blocking Vice Presidential Bid- Reuters

An Ecuadorian court on Monday upheld an eight-year prison sentence against former President Rafael Correa for breaking campaign finance laws, …

September 8, 2020

Ecuador basks in glow of debt-restructuring success- Financial Times

When the IMF announced last month that it would lend Ecuador $6.5bn to get its battered economy back on track, …

September 1, 2020

Ecuador completes debt restructuring with bond delivery- Rappler

Ecuador has finalized the delivery of $15.5 billion of bonds to its creditors following a debt restructure plan, the finance …

September 1, 2020

Ecuador Reports 98.5% of Bondholders Exchanged Bonds- Bloomberg

Ecuador said 98.5% of bondholders agreed to exchange the nation’s overseas debt for new notes, completing the restructuring of $17.4 …

August 21, 2020

Ecuador’s Workers Ask Moreno Policies to Mitigate Layoffs- Telesur

The Ecuadorean Workers Confederation (CTE) Tuesday urged President Lenin Moreno to take urgent measures to mitigate the wave of layoffs …

August 20, 2020

Rafael Correa to Seek Ecuador’s Vice Presidency- Havana Times

Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa on Tuesday announced his candidacy for the vice presidency, despite judicial proceedings against him, reported …

August 19, 2020

Ecuador Says Some Chinese Vessels Near Galapagos Have Cut Communications Systems- Reuters

Ecuador’s armed forces said on Tuesday that dozens of vessels from a predominantly Chinese fishing fleet that is operating near …

August 19, 2020

Ecuador and Chile sign major trade agreement- Hellenic Shipping News

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and Chilean President Sebastian Pinera signed on Thursday a trade agreement that will enhance commercial relations …

August 18, 2020

Ruling against Romero leads to former President Correa- Ecuador Times

Pablo Romero, former National Intelligence Secretary , was sentenced to 9 years in prison ; But the case for which …

August 12, 2020

European banks face indigenous calls to end Amazon oil trade- Reuters

European banks committed to backing action on climate change face allegations of double standards from indigenous groups in Ecuador after …

August 12, 2020

Ecuador says China restoring shrimp exports following Covid-19 dispute- Reuters

Ecuador expects a quick resolution to a trade dispute with China over traces of coronavirus in a container of exported …

August 11, 2020

Can Ecuador Continue to Gain Economic Freedom?- The Daily Signal

Ecuador dramatically rose in rank in the 2020 edition of The Heritage Foundation’s annual Index of Economic Freedom. With an economic …