Ecuador

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…

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…

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…

Ecuador: The challenges for the 2013-2017 ‘Good Living’ plan

Good planning is one of the main reasons for success of the Ecuadorian Government in its six years in office. To continue on this road of improvement in quality of life for Ecuadorian families, the Ministry of Planning and Development…

Correa re-elected as Ecuador’s president

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has won the country’s presidential election for the third term, with thousands of supporters gathering at the presidential palace in the capital, Quito, to celebrate the victory. The 49-year-old president gained 56.9 percent of the ballots…

Ecuador: polls show Correa will win next week’s elections

The electoral campaign in Ecuador enters its last week today, returning in recent days to the uneventful and peaceful climate that has dominated the entire process after being shaken last Monday by the outburst from a man who attacked sympathisers…

Why Democracy needs Assanges

[media-credit name=”http://bit.ly/TKeZrP” align=”alignnone” width=”300″][/media-credit]As Ecuador offers asylum to Julian Assange at its London Embassy with the Foreign Office doing Olympic-size legal somersaults to try to justify storming it, we hear that both the UK and the US have been helping…

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