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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.

December 8, 2020

Ecuador analyzes not paying debt with Vitol and a possible lawsuit

The Ecuadorian authorities are analyzing not paying a debt of USD 1.5 million with Vitol, this after a corruption scandal …

December 8, 2020

Lenín Moreno ratifies that the first phase agreement with the United States signed today does not include sensitive agricultural products

The President Lenin Moreno confirmed that the first phase agreement with the United States that subscribe today does not include …

December 4, 2020

Vitol bribery scheme involves Petroecuador

The oil transnational Vitol accepted having paid bribes in Ecuador, Brazil and Mexico and signed an agreement with the United …

November 28, 2020

Judge rules in favor of Latina and grants action to stop the contracting of Petroecuador’s insurance

A judge ruled last Friday, November 27, 2020, in favor of the private insurer Latina , which requested a protection …

November 27, 2020

2 Oil Companies Accused of Bribery in Petroecuador

QUITO.NOV.27.11.2020 (Ane Agency) ._ A former manager of the oil company Vitol and the Sargeant Marine company were investigated and …

October 30, 2020

Ecuador to reject Repsol asset sale to Canadian firm, energy minister says- Reuters

Ecuador plans to reject Spanish oil company Repsol’s REP.MC planned sale of its assets in the country to Calgary-based New Stratus Energy NSE.V, …

October 27, 2020

After 2019 ‘Great Uprising,’ the struggle continues in Ecuador- Worker’s World

Ecuador’s regime mobilized all 47,000 national police to repress massive worker-student demonstrations in Quito, the capital, and 17 provinces of …

October 26, 2020

IMF: What we can expect for the Latin American and Caribbean economy- World Economic Forum

Our new Regional Economic Outlook: Western Hemisphere projects a real GDP contraction of 8.1 percent in 2020. Unlike in previous …

October 26, 2020

Electoral and security bodies cooperate in elections in Ecuador- Prensa Latina

The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador and the Integrated Security System ECU 911 are working together to guarantee biosecurity …

October 22, 2020

Ecuador—Tax and Other Reforms Suggested by IMF- Bloomberg Tax

The Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) approved a 27-month extended arrangement under the Extended Fund Facility for …

October 21, 2020

Ecuador sees growth in mineral exports despite pandemic- Xinhua

Despite the COVID-19 pandemic, Ecuador exported an average of 41.32 million U.S. dollars of mineral products a month from January …

October 21, 2020

Analysis: Bolivia vote suggests pandemic may fuel populism in Latin America- Reuters

A landslide win by Bolivia’s socialist party at weekend elections may herald a year of dramatic shifts in Latin American …