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Yesterday | The Economist

Bello: I, the Supreme

NO SOONER had Juan Manuel Santos, Colombia's president, secured himself a second term in a run-off election in June than he announced that he wants to prevent such a thing happening again.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Colombia

Tue Jul 29, 2014


Interview with President Rafael Correa: Part 2

With weak political parties, the right wing media acts almost like a political party in opposition.


Buenos Aires Herald

On Latin American solidarity

As the Argentine government struggles to avoid defaulting on its debt, little effort has been made by Latin American countries to speak with a united voice in support of the country's position.


Related Topix: Dilma Rousseff

Sun Jul 27, 2014

The Times of Israel

Brazil says recall of Israel ambassador a 'friendly' spat

The decision by the Brazilian government last week to recall its ambassador to Israel was met with derision by Brazil's Jewish community.


Related Topix: Israel, World News, Middle East, US News, Federal Aviation Administration, Angela Merkel, Palestinian Territories

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Babalu Blog

Ecuador's dictator Correa seeks to emulate Cuba's monetary policy

Following in the footsteps of his tyranny mentors Fidel and Raul Castro , Ecuador's dictator Rafael Correa wants to make sweeping changes in the country's monetary policy.


Related Topix: Raul Castro, Financial Markets, Personal Finance, Retirement, US News, Conservative Political News

Wed Jul 23, 2014


Ecuador Pondering Parallel Currency to Dollar - Straitjacket'

Ecuador, one of only eight countries to adopt the U.S. dollar as its official currency, is poised to create its own parallel currency for use in local transactions as the government struggles to meet its spending commitments.


CPJ Press Freedom Online

Pressured by government, Ecuadoran cartoonist is forced to adjust

Called to testify before a government media oversight commission, editorial cartoonist Xavier Bonilla--known by his penname Bonil--showed up with a pair of four-foot-long mock pencils.


Related Topix: South America, World News, Ecuador, Journalism,

Tue Jul 22, 2014

KHOU-TV Houston

Physician detained for defaming Ecuador president

Authorities in Ecuador say prominent physician Carlos Figueroa has been detained near Quito and sent to prison to serve a six-month sentence for defaming President Rafael Correa.


Mon Jul 21, 2014

The Wave

Nathalie Cely: Tackling dangers of immigration takes two

Recently, President Barack Obama announced that he would use executive action to address the country's immigration system after House Speaker John Boehner stated that the House would not vote on immigration this year.


Related Topix: Immigration Reform

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Babalu Blog

The Usual Suspects: ALBA's favorite lobbyist

After being outed last month for unregistered lobbying activities, two New York-based PR firms -- MCSquared and Fitzgibbon Media -- have filed documents with the U.S. Department of Justice admitting to their representation of Rafael Correa's government in Ecuador.


Related Topix: US News, Conservative Political News

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Hispanically Speaking

China To Invest $35 Billion in LatAm Development

China has taken a key step toward closer political, economic and trade ties with Latin America, proposing a $35 billion fund to finance infrastructure and development projects.


Related Topix: China, Asia, World News, Xi Jinping, Michelle Bachelet

Fri Jul 18, 2014

Ecuador: The Silicon Valley of the tropics

It's the year 2043 and this burgeoning city of 100,000 is a high-tech mecca. Using rare plants from the Amazon, university researchers have cured many diseases; factories churn out nano-sponges that soak up oil spills around the world; local software designers are the envy of Palo Alto.


Related Topix: Santa Clara County, CA, Palo Alto, CA


Xi hails CELAC Quartet as "good partner" of China

Chinese President Xi Jinping said Thursday that the Quartet members of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States are "good friends" and "good partners" of China.


Related Topix: Xi Jinping

Thu Jul 17, 2014

The San Diego Union-Tribune

China, Russia leaders seek South American inroads

In this July 14, 2014, file photo, Russia's President Vladimir Putin, left, stands with Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff during the playing of the national anthem at Planalto presidential palace in Brasilia, Brazil.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Dilma Rousseff, World News, Brazil, Antigua and Barbuda, Central America, Michelle Bachelet

Ecuador, EU reach long-delayed trade pact

Ecuador, the world's top banana exporter, and the European Union reached a long-delayed trade agreement, the Ecuadorian Minister of Trade Francisco Rivadeneira said on Thursday.


Related Topix: South America, Ecuador, World News

Wed Jul 16, 2014

BRICS, South American leaders to hold talks

Leaders of the BRICS group of emerging powers hold a summit Wednesday with South American presidents, bringing together nations seeking alternatives to US influence in the region.


Related Topix: Vladimir Putin, Dilma Rousseff, World News, South Africa, Africa, Brazil,

Tue Jul 15, 2014

Green Left Weekly

Britain's largest union backs Venezuela's democracy

Unite the Union, the largest union in Britain and Europe, has unanimously passed a motion supporting the Venezuelan government of President Nicolas Maduro and re-affirming its support for the Venezuela Solidarity Campaign .


Related Topix: South America, World News, Venezuela, Hugo Chavez,

Mon Jul 14, 2014

Travel World News

Sandra Naranjo Appointed Ecuador's New Minister of Tourism

Sandra Naranjo was appointed Minister of Tourism in Ecuador on July 1st after working five years as the General Coordinator of Control and Management of Presidential Commitments for President Rafael Correa Delgado.


Related Topix: South America, Ecuador, World News

Sun Jul 13, 2014

Seattle Times

In the middle of nowhere, Ecuador builds a high-tech city

URCUQUI, Ecuador - It's the year 2043 and this burgeoning city of 100,000 is a high-tech Mecca.


Thu Jul 10, 2014

Buenos Aires Herald

Ecuador paper fights back after gov't claims

The controversy surrounding the closure of a leading Ecuadorean newspaper became a matter of international debate this week after the country's Communications Secretariat issued a statement in which it questioned the reasons behind the shutdown.