Ecuador

27.01.2016 Tony Robinson

Photos from the CELAC summit

Photos from the CELAC summit

As 33 heads of state and their representatives meet in Ecuador, just outside Quito in a town called the Middle of the World (Mitad del Mundo), the world’s press gathers to take photos.  After his efforts at last week’s summit of the rich and famous in Davos, Switzerland, meeting with … »

27.01.2016 Tony Robinson

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

President Rafael Correa of Ecuador opens the CELAC summit

33 Heads of State or their official representatives arrived at the UNASUR headquarters from 6.30am this morning to be greeted by their host in a colourful and musical welcome. Taking place in the Nestor Kirchner building, named after one of the protagonists behind the CELAC grouping, the president gave some … »

29.12.2015 Pressenza Hong Kong

Stop oil drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park

Stop oil drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park

Stop oil drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park! Ecuador’s government is about to issue yet another oil drilling license in Yasuní National Park – one of the most biodiverse places on the planet and home to uncontacted indigenous people. Please speak out against this looming environmental and social disaster. »

17.12.2015 Walker Vizcarra

Nuclear weapons: Never again!

Nuclear weapons: Never again!

Yesterday, in the Hall of the Former Presidents, in the National Assembly of Ecuador, a public forum took place with the title “Towards a Nuclear Weapons Ban Treaty”.  It’s of great importance that such an event could take place because it is one step further in the necessary change that … »

16.12.2015 Nelsy Lizarazo

Ecuador parliament approves a resolution to ban nuclear weapons

Ecuador parliament approves a resolution to ban nuclear weapons

On the 15th of December 2015, the National Assembly of the Republic of Ecuador approved by a vote of 82 in favor, 1 against and 23 abstentions, a resolution that clearly underlines the urgency of driving forward an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons. The Resolution, presented by the Assembly … »

12.12.2015 Pressenza Berlin

Interview: A Water-Vision from Ecuador

Interview: A Water-Vision from Ecuador

By Rafael Ziegler for Big Jump Challenge In this interview, we spoke with H.E. Jorge Jurado, the first ‘water minister’ of Ecuador from 2008-2010 and since then Ambassador of Ecuador in Berlin. Jurado is a leading political thinker re-envisaging the approach to water in Latin America. He is the … »

28.11.2015 Télam - Agencia Nacional de Noticias de la República Argentina

Ecuador’s Correa challenged Macri for his proposal of removing Venezuela from Mercosur

Ecuador’s Correa challenged Macri for his proposal of removing Venezuela from Mercosur

President of Ecuador Rafael Correa challenged Mauricio Macri, President-elect of Argentina, for his proposal to exclude Venezuela from Mercosur for the alleged repression of the opposition, and said that “it is a clear meddling in the domestic affairs of the Government of President Nicolas Maduro.” The President of Ecuador held … »

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