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Polls show that Moreno is poised for a landslide victory in referendum election

Public opinion polls are in agreement. Only two weeks before Ecuadorian voters go to the polls, President Lenin appears headed for a big victory on all seven of his referendum questions. On Thursday, the polling group Cedatos released its latest results showing that 74 percent of voters support the president’s “yes” position on the referendum […]

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Odebrecht scandal rearranges the political landscape in Ecuador and Latin America

By Esteban Cordero Balarezo Odebrecht. It is a corporate name well-known in many parts of the world in connection with large-scale construction projects. In Latin America and the Caribbean, it is a name associated with some of the largest public infrastructure projects in the region’s history. Today it is also a name that is inextricably […]

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Judge orders Correa to testify in Odebrecht corruption trial against former minister of electricity

National Court Judge Édgar Flores has ordered former president Rafael Correa and former attorney general Galo Chiriboga to testify in a trial against Alecksey Mosquera, Correa´s minister of electricity. Mosquera is accused of laundering bribe money paid to him by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. In addition, Mosquera’s father, Antonio Mosquera, uncle Marcelo Endara, and business […]

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New corruption trial, Flu alert, Paris museum director gives presentation, Ecuador is the most biologically diverse country, Diesel fuel quality improves

Viernes, 19/1/2018 Hola, Todos – Pagina cultural – Today’s agenda events – Workshops – The municipal libraries in El Valle and Gullanzhapa had workshops today on reading animation and making porcelain key chains. Upcoming agenda events – Book launch – A book of “historias de antaño” (Stories from the olden days/yesteryear/yore/langsyne – your word for […]

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Human Rights Watch says Ecuador has made progress but more remains to be done

The international human rights monitoring group, Human Rights Watch (HRW), says significant improvements have been made in Ecuador’s human rights record but that serious problems remain. In its 2017 annual report, HRW says that Ecuador has lifted many restrictions on the freedom of the press, freedom of speech and assembly, and has relaxed government rules […]

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Experts divided on Ecuador’s economy; Some want less government control, others want more

By Liam Higgins President Lenin Moreno got an earful Wednesday about how he should run the national economy, with conservative and liberal economists offering vastly different strategies. Meanwhile, a former vice president attacked the government’s economic policy for being a “continuation of failed Correismo” for not focusing on debt reduction. Besides the president, Wednesday’s economic […]

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