Wednesday, December 5, 2012


  • Ecuador's president compares Jewish center bombing to NATO action

    BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (JTA) -- Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, compared the bombing of a Buenos Aires Jewish center which killed 85 people to "NATO bombings of Libya.

  • Ecuador forecasts oil output to rise by up to 5.2 pct in 2013

    Non-Renewable Natural Resources Minister Wilson Pastor said he expects oil output in Ecuador to rise to up to 530,000 barrels per day, an increase of between 4.2 percent and 5.2 percent, in 2013.

  • An Ecuadorian Election

    In Ecuador, it is obligatory to vote starting at 16. Without doing so you will not be able to obtain a job. A heap of bureaucratic troubles can ensue.

  • Al Assad weighs asylum in Cuba, Ecuador or Venezuela

    Syrian President Bashar al Assad is pondering on asylum for him, his relatives and close friends and followers in Cuba, Ecuador or Venezuela, in the event of ultimately leaving Damascus, Israeli daily newspaper Haaretz reported on Wednesday. Last week ...

  • Peru, Ecuador Maritime Boundary Set In 2011: Peru's Lawyer

    THE HAGUE, Dec 5 (BERNAMA-NNN-ANDINA) -- Peruvian lawyer Rodman Bundy said Tuesday that Peru and Ecuador maritime boundary was established by an exchange of notes in May 2011, and not by the 1952 Santiago Declaration, as Chile argues.

  • Ecuador Coffee Exports Fall 15% in October to 122650 Bags

    Coffee exports from Ecuador, South America's second-biggest producer of robusta beans, dropped 15 percent to 122,650 bags in October, the National Coffee Council said today.

  • FP Passport: Ecuador's president receives free speech award

    The Committee to Protect Journalists may believe that "freedom of expression is under siege in Ecuador," and Freedom House may give Ecuador poor marks for press freedom, but Argentina's Universidad Nacional de La Plata apparently disagrees.

  • Ecuador's Yasuni dilemma: a reserve full of life, and oil - By Alexander Martinez

    TIPUTINI, Ecuador, Dec 5, 2012 (AFP) - The thumping whir of helicopters overhead sends a pack of terrified monkeys fleeing into the brush -- one clear sign of the impact of oil development in this incredibly biodiverse part of Ecuador's Amazon.

  • Ecuador Signs Agreements to Strengthen Electoral Process

    05 de diciembre de 2012, 10:38Quito, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador signed several agreements today with Argentina, Bolivia and Colombia, in order to strengthen the ongoing process with a view to voting next ...

  • Ecuador ships 11 million crates of mango

    Importer Erwin Sterkens visits Ecuador every year to check up on the produce heading for his company Especial Fruit. "Right now we are very pleased with both quality and processing," he states.

  • Ecuadorian Blogger Paúl Moreno is Freed

    On the afternoon of December 3, Paúl Moreno, the Ecuadorian blogger who had been arrested on charges of fraudulent access to computer systems and databases, was released.

  • Assange will go to Sweden: diplomats

    Ecuador granted his asylum application on the grounds that extradition to Sweden would risk further extradition to the United States to face conspiracy or other charges arising from WikiLeaks obtaining thousands of leaked US military and diplomatic ...

  • Ecuador's Correa Seeks South American Allies in Conflict with Anti-Mining ...

    Rafael Correa, the president of Ecuador, proposed [on November 23] that his country, together with Peru and Colombia, address the problem of anti-mining activists who provoke violence while acting under the false pretext of defending the environment.

  • Julian Assange Book, 'Cypherpunks,' Skirts Mainstream On Its Way To Market

    WASHINGTON -- Julian Assange is wasting little time while shut inside Ecuador's embassy in London. The WikiLeaks founder has recently released a book called Cypherpunks: Freedom and the Future of the Internet.

  • PCCS consortium to connect Ecuador, Caribbean to US

    A consortium of telcos has revealed plans to connect Ecuador in South America to Florida in the U.S. via a 6,000-kilometre submarine network.

  • Canadian judge says $19 billion Ecuador lawsuit against Chevron should be ...

    TORONTO - An attempt by Ecuadorian villagers to have a Canadian court enforce a $19 billion judgment awarded in their country against multinational oil giant Chevron Corp.

  • Erin Burnett Grills Julian Assange: 'Why Will You Not Talk About Ecuador ...

    Assange has been granted asylum by Ecuador and is currently seeking refuge in London at the Ecuador embassy. It was recently reported that he is suffering from a lung infection.

  • Ecuador: indigenous protests as oil blocs sold

    Hundreds of indigenous people gathered outside the Marriott Hotel in Quito on Nov. 28 at the VII Annual Meeting of Oil and Energy, where the Ecuadoran government announced the opening of the XI Round oil auction, offering 13 blocks covering nearly ...

  • Ecuadorian Police Arrested "Los Topos"

    Imagen activa 04 de diciembre de 2012, 15:08Quito, Dec 4 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian police informed Tuesday on the capture and arrest of members of a criminal organization called "Los Topos", which operated in the center, north and two perimeter ...

  • Removing Landmines in Ecuador-Peru Border

    Imagen activa 05 de diciembre de 2012, 00:02Geneva, Dec 5 (Prensa Latina) Ecuador and Peru's work to destroy the mines in their common border is an international model of border cooperation, stated Husy Stephan, Director of the Geneva International ...

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