Ecuador

Ecuador: President Moreno In Battle with Former President Correa

August 16, 2017

Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa is accusing recently elected president Lenin Moreno of moving the country to the right, using corruption accusations against Vice-President and Correa friend Jorge Glas as cover. TRNN’s Greg Wilpert reports

Ecuadorians say Lenin Moreno’s Victory is a Win for Poor and Working People

April 3, 2017

In an exclusive report, TRNN correspondent Kimberley Brown speaks to voters who gave Lenin Moreno a narrow victory over right wing candidate Guillermo Lasso

Ecuador’s Presidential Election is the “Stalingrad” of Latin America’s Left

February 19, 2017

The outcome of the presidential election in Ecuador will determine the future of Latin America’s left, argues political science Prof. Atilio Boron

Will Correa’s Party Survive Ecuador’s General Elections?

February 7, 2017

President Rafael Correa has not built a movement in Ecuador capable of mobilizing in support of his chosen successor and current vice president Lenin Moreno, says TRNN correspondent Greg Wilpert

Local Communities vs Economic Development in Ecuador

December 11, 2013

In San Jose de Intag, indigenous communities face an ill-matched battle to defend their environment against mega mining projects

Ecuadorian Tribesmen Killed in Army Raid

November 10, 2013

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Ecuador’s President Attacks US Over Press Freedom Critique

May 21, 2013

Critics say Correa is creating a pro-government media system; Correa says there is a fundamental contradiction with corporate for-profit media involved in distributing public information

Correa wins re-election and says banks and mass media don’t rule anymore

February 18, 2013

In Ecuador President Rafael Correa is reelected with 61% of the vote, he faces 4 critical years for Ecuador, the main challenge now is to keep the country on the path of growth while shifting the model from a raw material based economy to a new, more sustainable and inclusive one.

Ecuador Chooses Stimulus over Austerity

February 14, 2013

Bill Black: As Ecuador votes for new president, the stimulus policies of current president Correa have kept Ecuador out of recession

Ecuador vs The Bankers

January 7, 2013

President Correa passes legislation that raises taxes on financial sector to finance a “Human Development Bond”

The Ecuadorian Mining Dilemma

November 26, 2012

Ecuador needs revenues from mining in Amazon, but it will destroy nature and many indigenous people’s way of life

Roots of Correa’s Ecuador

July 20, 2012

A big grassroots movement shaped this South American Republic’s new policies

True Cost of Chevron in Ecuador

July 6, 2012

Robinson Yumbo, President of the National Indigenous Federation of the Cofan People on the multi-billion dollar woes of Chevron in Ecuador

"True Cost of Chevron" Protest at Shareholders Meeting

July 3, 2012

Antonia Juhasz: Chevron CEO fails to disclose significance of massive lawsuits in Brazil, Nigeria and Ecuador to shareholders

Will Ecuador Give Assange Asylum?

June 22, 2012

Ray McGovern: Washington Post threatens Ecuador if Wikileaks founder given asylum

Is Ecuador’s Economic Policy a Non Neo-Liberal Alternative?

June 7, 2012

Rebecca Ray: Ecuador’s economy continues to grow in spite of recession as they pursue policies that target poverty alleviation

Ecuador Creating Alternative to Neo-Liberal Model

February 2, 2012

Public spending fuels Ecuador leader's popularity By GONZALO SOLANO, Associated Press – Jan 25, 2012   QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Amparo Martinez's universe is two small, tidy rooms in a poor Quito neighborhood that she shares with her 83-year-old mother and a severely handicapped daughter. Her predicament makes holding a job impossible, so the three depend on a $240-a-month government stipend introduced by President Rafael Correa under a program for the disabled. Martinez adores Correa. "I hope he's re-elected many times," she says. Correa is regularly assailed by human rights, press freedom and business groups as intemperate, autocratic and intolerant of dissent. Yet he is popular among millions of Ecuadoreans for programs which, like the initiative for the disabled, have improved their lives. An array of state-funded programs implemented or broadened since Correa's 2006 election have brought stability to this traditionally unruly South American nation that previously churned through six presidents in 10 years. A doubling in public spending under Correa adheres to a formula that has also aided the political longevity of his leftist allies Presidents Hugo Chavez of Venezuela, Cristina Fernandez of Argentina and Evo Morales of Bolivia. But Ecuador devotes a greater share of its economy to public investment than any other nation in Latin America and the Caribbean, spending 10 percent of gross domestic product. The main strategic ally of this tall, pugnacious U.S.- and European-trained economist has been the high price of oil, currently at $99.50 per barrel, which helped fuel 8.9 percent economic growth last year. Oil accounts for about a…

Dirty Tricks in Chevron Ecuador Lawsuit

December 24, 2010

World’s Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador Pt.2

World’s Largest Environmental Lawsuit in Ecuador

December 22, 2010

30,000 natives fight for compensation against Texaco (now Chevron), accused of 3 decades of toxic dumping in Amazon

All the Colonel’s Men

October 26, 2010

ON September 30, Rafael Correa was held by a group of angry policemen for about 10 hours creating a political scar in this Andean republic that would not be easily healed. In the days that followed the idea that there could have been a mastermind coordinating the actions of those who took such radical measures takes shape. There are reported facts that cannot been ignored: all the Colonel’s men where very active that day, having secret meetings in hotels, speaking on TV and allegedly coordinating what was taking place in a number of scenarios. The Colonel himself was conveniently in Brazil; but it seems like fate has a weird way to put the Colonel’s name in the last four Coups in Ecuador, even when he is not there. Who is behind all of this? Was this Lucio’s coup? To best understand what took place that day, let us review some historical context in Latin American’s revolts and regime changes. Oscar Leon reports for The Real News.