Ecuadorian president congratulated on reelection

Apr 28, 2009 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Xinhuanet

Incumbent Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa received congratulations from the country's Latin American neighbors after his triumph in Sunday's general elections was ratified on Monday by the Electoral National Council.

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latino_gringo

Moffat, CO

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Apr 28, 2009
 
Correa won 51.72 percent of the vote, and Hugo says, ""overwhelming and historical victory"??? Last time I checked, 51.72 % isn't overwhelming!

Correa may have won, but he has yet to create any new jobs or any companies to build factories or businesses there. Most of my family has been out of work since last October, 2008. There are no job agencies, and no unemployment checks. Guayaquil has a 14% unemployment rate. Anything not made in Ecuador now has an added 35% tax, even though Ecuador does not make any of these products!

Correa, being an educated economist has also based this years income on $150 a barrel for oil. This will bite him in the ass soon, when the promises he has made he can not keep.
Jerahad

Astoria, NY

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Apr 28, 2009
 
_______> Latino Gringo, and his bad propaganda at it's lowest. Last he checked 51 wasn't overwhealming. But it is in Ecuadorian politics. Has yet to create jobs. This doesn't include technicians creating, hydro power plants, and construction worker payments. I just won't go to the rest because simply, you only appeal to the pessimistic fanatics.
yugsurf

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Apr 28, 2009
 
I have to agree with latino_gringo on this one. As an American living here in Guayaquil for the past 2 years I can tell you that not much has changed since Correa took office other than higher prices and a "Buy Ecuadorian" campaign that reeks of protectionism! He might have won 51% of the vote but 49% are fed up with him. He is an arrogant, loud mouthed, insulting president/wanna-be dictator.
Sr Pilsener

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Apr 30, 2009
 
yugsurf wrote:
I have to agree with latino_gringo on this one. As an American living here in Guayaquil for the past 2 years I can tell you that not much has changed since Correa took office other than higher prices and a "Buy Ecuadorian" campaign that reeks of protectionism! He might have won 51% of the vote but 49% are fed up with him. He is an arrogant, loud mouthed, insulting president/wanna-be dictator.
Plus, he used us for a doctorate in economics, at my Alma Mater, U of I in Urbana-Champaign, only to turn his back on us and follow in the foot steps of the gran payaso, Hugo Chavez. Que bruto!

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