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L’Affaire Assange: Lessons from Latin America (Comment)


September 3rd, 2012 - 1:11 pm ICT by IANS
On August 19, news networks all over the world showed Julian Assange step on to a small balcony of the apartment occupied by the Embassy of Ecuador in London to ... Read more...

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Raiding embassy for Assange will be ’suicidal’, Ecuador tells UK


August 21st, 2012 - 11:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 21 (IANS) It would be "suicide" for Britain to enter Ecuador's embassy in London to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador President Rafael Correa has warned.Correa warned such ... Read more...

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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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Britain doesn’t know who it is dealing with: Ecuador


August 19th, 2012 - 10:22 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) Ecuador President Rafael Correa has warned Britain that any attempt to storm its embassy in London - over asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange - would ... Read more...

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End witch-hunt against WikiLeaks: Assange urges US


August 19th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 19 (IANS) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange Sunday urged the US to end its "witch-hunt" against the whistle-blowing website, BBC reported.In his first public statement since entering the Ecuador ... 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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Julian Assange’s mom in Ecuador to seek son’s asylum


July 29th, 2012 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, July 29 (IANS/RIA Novosti) WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's mother has arrived in Quito to urge Ecuadorian authorities to grant her son political asylum, CNN reported Sunday."Surely, the president (Rafael ... Read more...

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Former Spanish judge to defend Assange


July 25th, 2012 - 1:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mexico City, July 25 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Former Spanish Judge Baltasar Garzon will head the defence team of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuadorian media reported.Garzon, 56, who worked on cases concerning ... Read more...

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Ecuadorian central bank official gored at bullfight


July 18th, 2012 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Quito, July 18 (IANS/EFE) Pedro Delgado, chairman of the board of the Ecuadorian Central Bank and a cousin of President Rafael Correa, was admitted to hospital after being gored during ... Read more...

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Ecuador expects China to fully finance refinery


April 23rd, 2012 - 11:30 am ICT by IANS
Quito, April 23 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador expects China to provide all of the financing for the Refineria del Pacifico, a mega-refinery for processing crude and the largest public works project in ... Read more...

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Ecuador signs deals to boost oil output


February 2nd, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 2 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador has signed contracts for $1.7 billion in investment - the biggest to date in the country's oil sector - to boost output at a pair ... Read more...

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Ecuador wants to hike oil output


July 8th, 2011 - 11:23 am ICT by IANS
Quito, July 8 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador wants to increase its oil production to an average of 502,000 barrels per day (bpd) this year, up from the 486,000 bpd level registered in ... Read more...

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Ecuador seeks to hedge oil prices against drop


July 4th, 2011 - 11:55 am ICT by IANS
Quito, July 4 (IANS/EFE) Ecuador's government is looking at the possibility of acquiring petroleum insurance to guarantee itself a minimum price for its crude oil exports, given the danger of ... Read more...

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WikiLeaks: Ecuador expels US ambassador


April 6th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, April 6 (IANS/EFE) The Ecuadorian government announced Tuesday that US Ambassador Heather Hodges has been declared "persona non grata" and ordered to leave the country in response to comments ... Read more...

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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa Rescued By Armed Forces


October 1st, 2010 - 8:11 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez Quito, Oct 1, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa was rescued by loyalist troops from a hospital late Thursday from police officials who had besieged the president and threw the ... Read more...

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Jolie meets refugees in South America


June 20th, 2010 - 12:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, June 20 (IANS) Actress Angelina Jolie paid a visit to displaced villagers on the Ecuadorian border with Colombia recently. The "Tomb Raider" star, who has been a UN Goodwill Ambassador since ... Read more...

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Ecuadorian journalist gets jail for insulting official


March 28th, 2010 - 11:59 am ICT by IANS
Quito, March 28 (IANS/EFE) An editorial writer for Ecuadorian daily El Universo was convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for insulting the head of a government agency in one of ... 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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Former guerrilla takes oath as Uruguay’s new president


March 2nd, 2010 - 11:40 am ICT by IANS
Montevideo, March 2 (IANS/EFE) The new president of Uruguay, one-time guerrilla fighter Jose Mujica, said upon assuming office that his aim at the country's helm will be to seek consensus with the ... Read more...

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Ecuador may export electricity to Colombia, Venezuela


February 19th, 2010 - 11:27 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 19 (IANS/EFE) The Ecuadorian government has said it has overcome an electricity crisis and may even be in a position to export power to Colombia and Venezuela. "We can say we've ... 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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Haiti president bemoans lack of coordination in aid relief


January 30th, 2010 - 11:10 am ICT by IANS
Port-au-Prince, Jan 30 (DPA) Haiti President Rene Preval has criticised a lack of coordination among countries bringing aid to the Caribbean nation in the wake of the Jan 12 earthquake. Many donor nations ... 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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Ecuador president’s security chief dies of swine flu


September 8th, 2009 - 3:08 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Sep 8 (EFE) The head of the Ecuadorian presidential security service has died of swine flu after battling with the disease for nearly a month, officials said Monday. Col. John Merino was ... Read more...

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Ecuador takes over UNASUR presidency


August 11th, 2009 - 5:18 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Aug 11 (Xinhua) Ecuador Monday took over the rotating presidency of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) from Chile. At a ceremony in San Agustin Convent here to mark the ... Read more...

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US dismantling Ecuador base for move to Colombia


July 18th, 2009 - 4:42 am ICT by IANS
Quito/Bogota, July 18 (DPA) The US military has begun to dismantle its anti-drug-and-terrorism operations and its base in Manta, Ecuador, as its aircraft flew their last missions on Friday, the US embassy ... Read more...

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Two killed in Honduras anti-coup rally (Lead)


July 6th, 2009 - 7:04 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 6 (DPA) At least two people were killed and two others were injured Sunday in clashes between soldiers and hundreds of supporters of ousted Honduran President Manuel Zelaya at Toncontin ... Read more...

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Ousted Honduran president’s plane not allowed to land


July 6th, 2009 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Tegucigalpa, July 6 (DPA) The Honduran government installed after last week's coup Sunday prevented the return to the country of democratically elected Honduran President Manuel Zelaya. Alfredo San Martin, head of Honduras' Civil ... 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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Seven die as military plane crashes into building in Ecuador capital


March 20th, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by IANS
Quito, March 20 (DPA) Seven people were killed when a military aircraft crashed into an apartment building in thick fog and exploded in the capital of Ecuador. All five people on board the ... Read more...

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Ecuador expels US diplomat for interfering in internal affairs


February 19th, 2009 - 7:54 am ICT by IANS
Quito, Feb 18 (IANS) Ecuador has expelled the first secretary of US embassy, Mark Sullivan, for interfering in the internal workings of the Andean nation's police, EFE reported Thursday.Ecuador's Foreign Minister Fander ... Read more...

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World Social Forum ends in Brazil


February 2nd, 2009 - 4:56 pm ICT by IANS
Belem (Brazil), Feb 2 (IANS) The World Social Forum, which was attended by about 100,000 people from around the world, concluded in this Brazilian city with some South American leaders protesting against ... Read more...

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Chavez - 10 years in power as an international maverick


January 31st, 2009 - 11:56 am ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, Jan 31 (DPA) Controversial Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will celebrate 10 years in power Monday and has made it clear that he has no plans to leave anytime soon.Chavez, who ... Read more...

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