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January 30, 2012

AP – Chevron CEO talks about Ecuador legal case

“I think it’s generally acknowledged that this case is a product of fraud. This is collaboration between corrupt plaintiff lawyers …

November 29, 2011

Dow Jones – Ecuador Assembly Passes $26.11 Billion Budget For 2012

Ecuador increases spending in new national budget: Ecuador’s National Assembly late Monday approved the 2012 budget proposal, worth $26.11 billion. …

November 28, 2011

Reuters – Ecuador’s Correa says mining contracts “within days”

News about the development of Ecuador’s natural resources: Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa said on Thursday his government is “within days” …

November 28, 2011

Upstream Online – Ecuador arbitration hearing decision soon

More coverage of the Chevron Ecuador trial and the International Tribunal in the Hague which ordered Ecuador earlier this year …

October 26, 2011


A hearing in Washington, D.C. which includes a discussion of press freedom in Ecuador: Amid continuing tension between the Ecuadorean …

October 26, 2011

Bloomberg – Ecuador Ruling Party ‘Certain’ Tax Law Will Pass, Lawmaker Says

Ecuador to raise taxes for the ninth time since 2007: The tax increase, which would raise the cost of alcohol …

September 29, 2011

BBC News – Ecuador crime fears see soldiers used for police duties

This article outlines the security situation in the country where the Chevron Ecuador trial has taken place. The country’s army …

September 29, 2011

Knight Center for Journalism in the Americas – Ecuador president blasts news media during speech at Columbia University in New York

More coverage of Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s visit to the United States. This article includes video from the President’s speech: …

September 28, 2011

Committee to Protect Journalists – President Correa is not a criminal (but he is intolerant)

The Committee to Protect journalists writes additional commentary on the visit to the U.S. by Rafael Correa, President of the …

June 15, 2011

Bloomberg – China to Loan Ecuador $1 Billion for Public Works, Expreso Says

Ecuador taking out loans to finance public works projects: China agreed to loan Ecuador $1 billion to finance public works …

June 15, 2011

Dow Jones – Ecuador’s Jan-May Tax Collections Rise 17% On Year To $4.14 Billion

News about Ecuador’s budget: Ecuador’s tax collections rose 17% to $4.14 billion between January and May from $3.53 billion a …

June 6, 2011

Associated Press – Ecuador warns it may tap oil fields in Amazon reserve if rich nations don’t come up with $100M

Ecuador will drill for oil in its biosphere reserve if it does not receive tens of millions of dollars by …