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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.

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 …

January 4, 2021

Petroamazonas will become an Exploration and Production Management

The public company Petroamazonas , which operated independently between April 2010 and December 2020, will function as one more management …

December 22, 2020

In 2021, everything will depend on investment in the oil sector

The investment will be the fundamental pillar for the Ecuadorian oil sector in 2021 with a view to finding new …

December 18, 2020

Petroecuador asked for international assistance in the Vitol bribery case

According to the general manager of Petroecuador, Gonzalo Maldonado, the public company has the total predisposition to collaborate with the …

December 13, 2020

The US investigates the first case of bribery in Petroecuador for presale of Fuel Oil that ended up in the hands of Vitol Inc.

The new case of corruption in Petroecuador, revealed by the US justice, refers to a single contract in which Pedro …