Tag: <span>Rafael Correa</span>

Ecuador Earthquake Reveals Political Fractures

Top Story — Ecuador’s Attorney General’s Office on Thursday announced that the death toll from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday has reached at least 587. Although the government has set […] Read More >

Ecuador Proceeds With Historic Rights Abuse Case Against Former Officers

Top Story — Five former Ecuadorian military officers and an ex-police officer will face charges of human rights abuses as the country’s first-ever trial for crimes against humanity begins today, […] Read More >

Protesters in Ecuador Criticize Correa’s Economy

Top Story — Thousands of Ecuadorians protested in the streets of Guayaquil Thursday against populist President Rafael Correa’s government, calling for his resignation. Demonstrations were led by Mayor Jaime Nebot, […] Read More >

Ecuador’s Correa Issues Pardons Amid Free Speech Concerns

Today in Latin America Top Story— Facing international accusations that his government was cracking down on press freedoms, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced Monday that he would issue pardons in two […] Read More >

Ecuadoran Journalist Emilio Palacio Flees Country

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former columnist for Ecuadoran daily El Universo Emilio Palacio, who is tied up in a high profile lawsuit brought by President Rafael Correa, […] Read More >

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 >

FARC Files Reveal Guerrilla Group’s Ties to Chávez and Correa Governments

A strategic dossier published Tuesday by a British think tank revealed that the Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia (FARC) received material support from the Venezuelan and Ecuadorian governments under presidents […] 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 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 >