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South America backs Ecuador’s asylum offer to Assange


August 20th, 2012 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
Quito (Ecuador), Aug 20 (IANS) The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) has voiced its support to Ecuador in granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and strongly condemned Britain ... Read more...

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Ecuador yet to decide on Wikileaks founder’s asylum


August 15th, 2012 - 3:17 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 15 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has denied on Twitter that his country had already decided to grant political asylum to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange."The rumour about Assange's ... Read more...

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Ecuador, Uruguay launch oil-for-petrol initiative


March 4th, 2010 - 11:57 am ICT by IANS
Jose Ignacio (Uruguay), March 4 (IANS/EFE) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa visited this Uruguayan port town for the launch of an oil-for-petrol swap between the two countries's respective energy companies, a programme he ... Read more...

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Ecuador, Colombia unfreeze relations


February 12th, 2010 - 4:06 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 12 (DPA) The presidents of Ecuador and Colombia have agreed to renew diplomatic ties between the neighbouring South American countries, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said. Ties between the countries were ... Read more...

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China to give massive loan to Ecuador


January 13th, 2010 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Jan 13 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador and China have signed a memorandum of understanding on a loan from Beijing to Quito to finance a $2 billion hydroelectric dam in the South American nation, ... Read more...

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Ecuador feels `ill-treated’ in loan talks with China


December 2nd, 2009 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Dec 2 (EFE) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has said that during the course of negotiations with China to obtain financing for a hydroelectric dam, they "sometimes feel ill-treated". Ecuador is negotiating with ... Read more...

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China extends $51 mn in loans to Ecuador


November 25th, 2009 - 8:28 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Nov 25 (EFE) Ecuador is to receive $51.2 million in loans from China under bilateral economic accords signed here at a ceremony attended by Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. Part of the credit ... Read more...

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Honduran president recounts horror of his ouster, vows to return home


July 1st, 2009 - 11:30 pm ICT by IANS
United Nations, July 1 (Xinhua) During a speech at the UN General Assembly Wednesday, ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya tearfully recounted how he was bundled into a flight to Costa Rica at ... Read more...

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Four Ecuadorian cops under scanner for spying


February 17th, 2009 - 1:18 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 17 (IANS) Four senior officers of Ecuador's national police are under investigation for unauthorised sharing of confidential security information with US diplomats, Interior Minister Gustavo Jalkh has said.In a press ... Read more...

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Correa claims victory in Ecuador’s constitutional referendum


September 29th, 2008 - 11:44 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Sep 29 (DPA) A new constitution promoted by leftist Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was approved by a large majority in a referendum Sunday, according to exit polls issued at the close ... Read more...

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France offers to mediate in Ecuador-Colombia row


July 18th, 2008 - 2:23 pm ICT by IANS
Xinhua Quito (Ecuador), July 18 (Xinhua) France is willing to mediate for resumption of diplomatic ties between Ecuador and Colombia, the French ambassador to Ecuador has said. "My country is ready to contribute ... Read more...

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Colombia freezes plan to resume relations with Ecuador


June 25th, 2008 - 1:01 pm ICT by IANS
Bogota, June 25 (IANS) Colombia has said repeated accusations by Ecuador for its attack on a rebel base in that country have made it difficult to renew diplomatic ties with the Andean ... Read more...

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US negotiating to build new air base in Peru


June 17th, 2008 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lima, June 17 (IANS) The US is negotiating with the Peruvian armed forces to build an air base in the Andean country, EFE said quoting media reports. Peru's army chief General Edwin ... Read more...

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Ecuadorian president to resign if links to rebels are proved


May 18th, 2008 - 12:07 am ICT by admin
DPA Lima (Peru), May 17 (DPA) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said here Saturday that he is willing to step down from office if it is proved that his government backed the leftist Revolutionary ... Read more...

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Ecuadorian president for association of Latin American states


April 12th, 2008 - 6:20 pm ICT by admin
Prensa Latina Mexico city, April 12 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has called for the creation of the Organisation of Latin American States (OLAS) to fight the challenges to the region jointly. ... Read more...

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Ecuador defence minister, armed forces chief sacked


April 10th, 2008 - 4:33 pm ICT by admin
Quito, April 10 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has sacked the defence minister and the entire military leadership over allegations that the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has infiltrated the country's intelligence ... Read more...

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Time needed to restore ties with Colombia: Ecuador


March 9th, 2008 - 9:23 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Quito, March 9 (Xinhua) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said it would take time to restore diplomatic ties with Colombia even though the two countries have resolved a week-long crisis over a Colombian ... Read more...

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Colombia, Ecuador, Venezuela reconcile at Rio Group summit


March 8th, 2008 - 11:45 am ICT by admin
(Lead)Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), March 8 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has agreed to accept apologies from his Colombian counterpart Alvaro Uribe and put an end to the crisis that began with ... Read more...

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Colombia, Ecuador in bitter clash at Latin American summit


March 8th, 2008 - 6:28 am ICT by admin
DPA Santo Domingo (Dominican Republic), March 8 (DPA) Colombian President Alvaro Uribe has apologized for the weekend airstrike against rebels in Ecuador, but in his speech to a summit of Latin American leaders ... Read more...

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Brazil denies presence of Colombian rebels on its soil


March 7th, 2008 - 3:58 am ICT by admin
Xinhua Brasilia, March 7 (Xinhua) Brazil has rubbished Ecuadorian president's claims that the Colombian rebel guerrilla group, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Columbia (FARC), has camps on Brazilian territory. "I can guarantee that ... Read more...

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Ecuador expels Colombian envoy over cross-border action


March 3rd, 2008 - 11:51 am ICT by admin
(Second lead, changing dateline) Xinhua Quito, March 3 (Xinhua) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has ordered immediate expulsion of Colombia's ambassador to protest Colombia's cross-border anti-rebel attack. He also ordered troop reinforcement at the border ... Read more...

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Ecuador to boost renewable energy on Galapagos Islands


February 19th, 2008 - 4:19 pm ICT by admin
Xinhua Quito, Feb 19 (Xinhua) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has proposed to free the country's Galapagos Islands from polluting fuels by 2015 and boost wind power generation capacity. Ecuador has launched the wind ... Read more...

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