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Ecuador President Rafael Correa Will Not Seek Another Term in 2017

On the eve of his inauguration for another four-year term, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Thursday that he will not run again in 2017. continue reading »

Elections Underway in Ecuador, President Correa Seeks Reelection

Ecuador is holding general elections on Sunday, with the focus of the vote on President Rafael Correa, who is facing off against seven challengers in his bid for re-election. continue reading »

Ecuador Asking UK If Assange Can Leave Embassy to Go to the Hospital

Worrying about the health of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the Ecuadorian embassy in England has asked the UK if they will allow the wanted man to go to the hospital without fear of arrest. continue reading »

Ecuador to U.K. Stop ‘Threatening’ Us and Then We Can Talk

Ecuador said it is open to dialogue with Britain if it first withdraws the "threat" of storming the Andean nation's embassy in London to arrest the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to whom Quito granted political asylum last week. continue reading »

Ecuador Says “F*** You” to UK and Grants Julian Assange Asylum

In the face of global criticism and possible revocation of its diplomatic status in Britain, Ecuador has decided to grant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. continue reading »

Wikileaks Founder Julian Assange Interviews Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa (VIDEO)

Earlier this week, Wikileaks’ controversial founder Julian Assange interviewed President Rafael Correa of Ecuador and discussed various subjects including when Correa was taken hostage in 2010 in an attempted coup d’etat. continue reading »

UN Secretary Commends Ecuador’s Efforts on Democracy and Human Rights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the efforts undertaken in Ecuador to consolidate democracy following last year’s unrest, while also lauding advances related to indigenous issues, human rights and the environment. continue reading »

State of Emergency Extended Indefinitely in Ecuador

Ecuador’s military will continue to be in charge of providing security internally and externally indefinitely announced President Rafael Correa. The original state of emergency was imposed on September 30th continue reading »

Ecuador’s Recent Unrest Highlights Need for Press Freedom

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Ecuador to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and freedom of press in the wake of the recent violence that erupted in the capital, Quito. continue reading »

UPDATE:  State of Emergency Extended, Ecuador Remains in ‘Fragile’ State

UPDATE: Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has announced an extension on the state of emergency he imposed last week due to insurgent police that threatened to dismantle his presidency. continue reading »

Ecuador Increases Wages for Police and Army

The Ecuadorian government has increased army and police pay for several ranks. Thursday’s unrest was spurred by a law that was set to take effect on Monday , eliminating police bonuses. Several people died and soldiers had to rescue President Rafael Correa from a Quito Hospital where he had taken refuge. continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: Ecuadoran President Declares a State of Siege in Country

Ecuador President, Rafael Correa, has declared a ‘state of siege’ today after a national police strike turned violent, shutting down airports and blockades of key highways. The President himself was hospitalized when officers attacked him with tear gas, he was briefly hospitalized. continue reading »