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30.08.2014

Correa Urges to Improve Pensions in Rural Sector

Correa Urges to Improve Pensions in Rural Sector

Quito, Aug 29 (Prensa Latina) President Rafael Correa urged today to improve pensions in the rural sector until they match those in the urban sector, and reiterated his government’s support to farmers. He explained at the 6th Intercultural Meeting of Rural Social Insurance, running today in the coastal province of… »

06.05.2014

Creation of Multinational Observatory Promoted in Ecuador

Creation of Multinational Observatory Promoted in Ecuador

Quito, May 6 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of 11 Latin American countries promoted here today to the creation of a regional observatory that will allow nations defending against arbitrations and litigation with TNCs. As explained by the Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño at the opening of the meeting, the aim… »

05.03.2014

Chevron Wins Latest Round in Ecuador Pollution Case

Chevron Wins Latest Round in Ecuador Pollution Case

By Jim Lobe  for IPS WASHINGTON, Mar 5 2014 (IPS) – In the latest twist in a 21-year-old environmental pollution case, a U.S. federal judge Tuesday ruled that the victims of massive oil spillage and their U.S. attorney could not collect on a nine-billion-dollar… »

21.12.2013

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Indigenous Groups Win Right to Seize Chevron’s Canadian Assets over $18 Billion in Amazon Pollution

Amy Goodman and Juan Gonzalez for Democracy Now! A court in Canada has ruled Ecuadorean farmers and fishermen can try to seize the assets of oil giant Chevron based on a 2011 decision in an Ecuadorean court found it liable for nearly three decades of soil and water pollution… »

19.12.2013

Network against transnational companies’ dirty hand

Network against transnational companies’ dirty hand

Basis to support Ecuador in its fight against the transnational Chevron The U.S. multinational company Chevron has launched a campaign against Ecuador and those affected by the pollution caused by its operations in the Ecuadorian Amazon. Millions of dollars are paying for lawyers and advertising media, with legal proceedings of… »

26.08.2013

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

Civil Society Calls for Vote on Drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuní Park

QUITO, Aug 24 2013 (IPS) – The Ecuadorean government’s decision to allow oil drilling in the Yasuní National Park, one of the most biodiverse areas of the planet, has caused alarm among environmentalists and indigenous people, who are calling for a referendum on the issue. President Rafael Correa ordered the… »

10.08.2013

Cities and Good Living

Cities and Good Living

ECUADOR, 2/7/2013 Government promotes project that seeks to recover and protect heritage cities. “People have the right to fully enjoy the city and its public spaces — under the principles of sustainability, social justice, respect of different urban cultures, and equilibrium between the urban and rural. Exercising the right to… »

27.06.2013

Ecuador gives up her trade preference status with the US, condemning it as blackmail

Foto: Andes Ecuador has irrevocably and unilaterally renounced its trade preference relationship with the USA, Fernando Alvarado, the Communication Minister reported in a press conference. “In the face of threats, insolence and heavy-handedness of certain political sectors, media groups and US powers who have brought pressured to bear to have… »

26.06.2013

Latin America: New coalition of countries to take on the multinationals

Latin America: New coalition of countries to take on the multinationals

By Martin Khor* | IDN-InDepth NewsReport Leaders of several Latin American countries have set up a new coalition to coordinate actions to face the growing number of international legal suits being taken against governments by transnational companies. A ministerial meeting of 12 countries held in Guayaquil, Ecuador, decided on several… »

28.03.2013

Nuclear-weapons-free world – focus of 2014 assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Nuclear-weapons-free world – focus of 2014 assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union

Nearly 1000 parliamentarians from approximately 150 parliaments, meeting at the 128th Assembly of the Inter Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Quito, Ecuador from Mar 22-27, agreed to the topic “Towards a Nuclear-Weapons-Free World: The Contribution of Parliaments” to be the focus of the Peace and International Security strand of… »

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