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17.12.2015

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

Approval of a Resolution for an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons in pictures

Approval of a Resolution for an international treaty to ban nuclear weapons in pictures

On the 15th of December, during the 361st session of the Ecuador National Assembly, a Resolution was passed in favour of banning nuclear weapons, prepared in collaboration with the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons.  Tony Robinson, co-director of Pressenza and member of the organisation World… »

16.12.2015

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

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… »

03.11.2015

Ecuador to pay $1 billion dollars in compensation to US oil company

Ecuador to pay $1 billion dollars in compensation to US oil company

Ecuador was today notified by the Annulment Committee of the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID) of the final decision regarding the request for annulment of an award decided in October 2012 in a case brought by a US oil company based on the Investment Protection Treaty. The… »

13.10.2015

President Of Ecuarrunari, Carlos Pérez Guartambel, enters Ecuador with an indigenous organization issued passport

President Of Ecuarrunari, Carlos Pérez Guartambel, enters Ecuador with an indigenous organization issued passport

October 12, on the International Day of Indigenous Resistance, Carlos Perez Guartambel (President of ECUARUNARI, the organization of Kichwa Peoples in Ecuador) entered Ecuador with a Kichwa passport. It is the first time a passport issued by Indigenous authorities is accepted as a form of identity to enter a ‘modern’… »

01.07.2015

Berlin civil society shows its support for the government of Ecuador

Berlin civil society shows its support for the government of Ecuador

The German Ecuador Solidarity group, EcuaSoli, participated with political placards in two Ecuadorian concerts which took place in the German capital. On the 28th of June, hundreds of Germans and Latin-Americans based in Berlin gathered in the city’s Mauerpark to watch concerts by Ecuadorian bands, among others: Musicalle and Swing… »

11.06.2015

New film highlights Ecuador’s fight with Chevron over Amazon contamination

New film highlights Ecuador’s fight with Chevron over Amazon contamination

The Afectados New short documentary starring Julie Christie highlights chronic Amazon pollution as oil giant Chevron fights $9.5 billion fine Amazon Watch: “One of the worst environmental disasters on the planet” Indigenous Ecuadorians claim increases in spontaneous miscarriage and cancer Independent Film Company Brass Moustache has produced a short… »

31.05.2015

International consultancy firm “cites Ecuador as an example” of economic management in times of crisis, President Correa points out

International consultancy firm “cites Ecuador as an example” of economic management in times of crisis, President Correa points out

Quito, May 30 (Andes).- The Swedish consultancy firm Kreab presented its report “Ecuador y la Revolucion Ciudadana, un camino hacia el buen vivr” (Ecuador and its Citizen Revolution, a path towards the good living) which describes the country as “a phenomenon that cannot go unnoticed,” President Rafael Correa explained… »

03.04.2015

Ecuador: Forensic analysis throws argument of fraudulent ruling out the window for Chevron

Ecuador: Forensic analysis throws argument of fraudulent ruling out the window for Chevron

Quito, Abril 1 (Andes).- A new forensic analysis appears to completely undermine the testimony of Chevron’s star witness in the Ecuador pollution case and suggests the oil company falsified evidence about the authorship of the Ecuador trial judgment to evade paying its $9.5 billion liability, according to legal filings… »

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