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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.

March 8, 2021
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Fall in oil production puts Ecuador at risk

Oil production falls at a constant rate and brings Ecuador closer to the limit in which it will not be …

March 3, 2021

Oil pipeline in Ecuador paralyzes its activities after collapse due to erosion

The Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline System (SOTE) paralyzed its operations due to the work carried out after the last landslide registered in …

February 26, 2021

Latin America’s Widening Vaccine Scandal Claims a Third Minister

Ecuador health minister Juan Carlos Zevallos resigned Friday, becoming the third top Latin American health official forced out in a …

February 24, 2021

Ecuador will not be able to ride the ‘wave’ of better oil prices

Recovering the production that was had before the pandemic will take between 1 and 2 years; so we will lose …

February 23, 2021

Ecuadorian activists to protest alleged electoral fraud

Activists marching to protest alleged fraud in the Ecuadorian presidential election will arrive in Quito today. The protesters claim that vote tampering …

February 21, 2021

Ecuador looks to runoff vote for president in April

Final results from a Feb. 7 presidential election in Ecuador confirmed that former banker Guillermo Lasso came second behind leading …

February 18, 2021
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Ecuador election: Tension rises over delayed result

Eleven days after the first round of the presidential election was held in Ecuador, it is still not clear who …

February 16, 2021

Questions abound as Ecuador heads to presidential runoff

Ecuador is headed toward a presidential runoff that so far has brought disappointing results for nearly all involved at a …

February 8, 2021

Ecuador’s Presidential Vote Heads to a Runoff

Ecuadoreans are headed for a runoff presidential election following a vote Sunday in which a leftist economist drew the most …

February 1, 2021

Economic growth until 2025 will depend on the oil industry

The country remains highly dependent on crude oil. The minimum increase in GDP since 2015 coincides with the deterioration of …

January 28, 2021

Businessman Gets 3 Years For Role In PetroEcuador Bribes

A Florida federal judge sentenced an Ecuadorian businessman living in Miami to just under three years in prison Thursday for …

January 5, 2021

International consortium interested in the Esmeraldas Refinery

Representatives of the Kellogg Brown & Root (KBR) consortium , made up of the South Korean company Hyundai Company and …