Ecuador

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… »

18.03.2015

President Rafael Correa highlights ruling of the International Court in favor of Ecuador

President Rafael Correa highlights ruling of the International Court in favor of Ecuador

Guayaquil,  March 14 (Andes).- President Rafael Correa described as positive, the ruling of the International Court of Justice against the lawsuit of Chevron that wanted Ecuador to pay for the environmental damage cuased in the Amazon, based on an agreement signed in 1998. “Despite all the injustice and abuse the… »

16.03.2015

President of Ecuador highlights meeting of Unsaur in Quito to discuss the position of Venezuela

President of Ecuador highlights meeting of Unsaur in Quito to discuss the position of Venezuela

Quito, March 14 (Andes).-President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said on Saturday the meeting of foreign ministers of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) will be held this afternoon in Quito to analyze the declaration of United States of Venezuela as “a danger to national security”. “Foreign ministers of… »

11.12.2014

Ecuador at the Core of South American Integration

Ecuador at the Core of South American Integration

Quito (Prensa Latina).- With the inauguration of the new headquarters of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) a few steps from the equinoctial line that divides the world in two halves, Ecuador became the core of the integration process that began in 2008. The leaders of the bloc,… »

02.12.2014

Court Rejects Ecuador’s Request in Chevron Case

Court Rejects Ecuador’s Request in Chevron Case

Court Rejects Ecuador’s Request to Remove Arbitrators in Chevron Case Correa Claims Mediators Have Not Acted in “Fair, Impartial” Ways November 26, 2014 On Friday, November 21, the Permanent Court of Arbitration at the Hague rejected a request filed by the government of Ecuador to remove arbitrators involved in a dispute filed… »

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