Category: Ecuador

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa Joins Twitter

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa became the latest Latin American leader to join the social media site Twitter, posting his first tweet on Friday evening. “Hello Everyone, I’m in a meeting […] Read More >

104 Police Officers In Ecuador Fined For Last Year’s Uprising Against Correa

Today in Latin America Top Story — A total of 104 police officers in Ecuador were given fines of up to $5,000 for misusing public funds during last year’s uprising […] Read More >

Ecuador’s Correa Wins Referendum; Critics Worry About Consolidation Of Power

Today in Latin America Top Story — President Rafael Correa of Ecuador claimed victory in a referendum on a number of government and social reforms Saturday, paving the way for […] Read More >

Ecuador Asks U.S. Ambassador To Leave; Calls Move ‘Justifiable’

QUITO — Ecuador’s foreign ministry said yesterday that it was expelling the U.S. ambassador for accusing the just-retired national police commander of corruption and speculating that President Rafael Correa knew […] Read More >

Ecuador Sends Aid To Galapagos After Islands Hit By Tsunami From Japan

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Ecuadoran government sent six tons of water and food to the Galapagos Islands, after the area was hit by a tsunami caused […] Read More >

Chevron Fined For Environmental Damage By Ecuadorean Court

Today in Latin America Top Story — Chevron Corp. will appeal an Ecuadorean court’s order on Monday to pay more than $8 billion dollars for decades of environmental damage. The […] Read More >

Ecuador Detains 46 Police Officers; Obama Calls Correa To Ask For Calm

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Ecuadoran government detained 46 police officers who allegedly participated in last week’s revolt against President Rafael Correa in which five people died […] Read More >

Ecuador Declares State of Emergency; Rafael Correa Calls Protests “Coup d’État”

Today in Latin America Top Story — The Ecuadoran government declared a state of emergency Thursday after protests by police officers and members of the military turned ugly and sent […] Read More >

Ecuadorean Court Issues Arrest Warrant for Colombian Presidential Candidate Juan Manuel Santos

Today in Latin America Top Story — An Ecuadorean court issued an arrest warrant for Colombian presidential candidate Juan Manuel Santos that could threaten ties between Colombia and Ecuador, according […] Read More >

Ecuador’s President Correa Calls for More Oil Revenue; Threatens To Nationalize Foreign Companies

Today in Latin America Top Story — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he will push legislation to allow the expropriation of private oil companies from Spain, Brazil, Italy and China if […] Read More >