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.
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.
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.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
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.
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.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
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
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.
Sun Jul 20, 2014
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.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 .
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.
Sun Jul 13, 2014
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.