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Rafael Correa is definitely out of the 2021 electoral ballot, but places his candidates- Pledge Times

Rafael Correa’s options for the 2021 elections vanished as soon as the Ecuadorian Justice ratified his sentence of eight years in prison for bribery at the beginning of September, but Correísmo maintained the hope of placing two related names on the presidential ballot. That possibility, which was left in the hands of the National Electoral Council and the rigor with which it applied the regulations on acceptance of candidacies, was unlocked this Wednesday. Despite the fact that the former president did not meet one of the initial requirements to formally become an aspiring vice president, the electoral authority granted the UNES alliance a period of two days to find him a replacement.

Andrés Aráuz, a former minister of the previous government who went unnoticed in the final stretch of the Correísta Administration, led the ballot for Centro Democrático, the organization that serves as the basis for the newly created coalition. Carlos Rabascall, a journalist who worked on public television, had been appointed as Correa’s replacement. But UNES needed the National Electoral Council to formally knock down Rafael Correa’s nomination and, with that, open the door to his replacement.

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Members of indigenous communities in the Amazon in Ecuador would like to know: What happened to the more than $20M reportedly raised on their behalf by now-disbarred NY lawyer Steven Donziger? #FollowtheMoney
#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:

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