iOS app Android app

Rafael Correa

UN World Food Programme in Ecuador: Helping Colombian Refugees Transition Amid Poverty and Risks

Nick Sexton | Posted 08.22.2014 | Impact
Nick Sexton

"There is a huge difference between having the food vouchers and not having them. For us it has been a great help because we arrived here in Ecuador empty-handed. We didn't know where we were going nor what we were going to do."

What Can Tens of Millions of Dollars Buy Ecuador in the 'Empire'?

Ezequiel Vázquez Ger | Posted 08.06.2014 | Latino Voices
Ezequiel Vázquez Ger

Ecuador has the most active government in Latin America in terms of public relations within the U.S., engaging in aggressive lobbying and outreach to penetrate the media and establish backchannel lanes of influence.

How the US Is Bullying El Salvador Into Using Monsanto's GMO Seeds

Jeff Ritterman, MD | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics
Jeff Ritterman, MD

Our government is missing the chance to correct past mistakes and to partner with the Salvadoran people as they journey toward a just and peaceful society. The American people can do better.

President Of Ecuador Wants U.S. Military Out

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Latino Voices

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Rafael Correa said Wednesday that Washington has too many military officers assigned to its embassy in Ecuador and h...

The Mystery of Cannibal Capitalists and Ecuadorian Entrepreneurs

William K. Black | Posted 10.27.2013 | Business
William K. Black

Ecuador's President Correa is a serious economist and that this makes him unpredictable for those who assume that ideology determines his policies. Paradoxically, it is the apex American parasites - the largest financial institutions and their lawyers - who have cannibalized capitalism by becoming ideologues.

Ecuador President Says Oil Giant Is 'Enemy Of Our Country'

Agence France Presse | | Posted 10.17.2013 | Green

Ecuador's firebrand leftist President Rafael Correa lambasted US oil giant Chevron as an enemy for allegedly besmirching his country as part of a leng...

Ecuador Applies the Concept of Self-Determination or 'The Spirits That I've Cited...'

Lia Petridis Maiello | Posted 09.17.2013 | World
Lia Petridis Maiello

Truth has proven to be relative and is often modeled after those who are in the position of defining and shaping realities. Sometimes simply overpowered by, sometimes in comfortable alliance with those powers, Latin American countries have experienced long periods of political and economic dependency, predominantly linked to Western concepts of free market trade and governance.

Operation Exodus: The Snowden Accompaniment Flytilla to Political Asylum in Venezuela

Robert Naiman | Posted 09.07.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

A Snowden accompaniment flotilla of prominent and peace-loving Americans could assemble at the Moscow airport, and fly together from Moscow to Caracas. Snowden could fly from Moscow to Caracas under the protection of our company, like the Fellowship of the Ring.

Is South America the Answer to Edward Snowden's Prayers?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 09.03.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

Much to the chagrin of the Obama administration, the unlikely Evo Morales incident has made Washington look like an international bully. In Germany, there are growing calls to assist Snowden, and meanwhile, South America may prove more receptive to the young whistleblower.

Obama Retreats on Snowden: Even the World's Most Powerful Media and Intelligence Apparatus Can't Always Control Public Opinion

Mark Weisbrot | Posted 09.02.2013 | Politics
Mark Weisbrot

President Obama beat a hasty retreat from his global public relations and diplomatic and political campaign against Snowden. It was quite an amazing, if implicit, admission of defeat.

Ecuador President: We Helped Snowden By Mistake

The Guardian | Posted 08.31.2013 | Politics

Ecuador is not considering Edward Snowden's asylum request and never intended to facilitate his flight from Hong Kong, president Rafael Correa said as...

Ecuador President: Snowden's Fate In Russia's Hands

AP | MICHAEL WEISSENSTEIN | Posted 06.30.2013 | World

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador -- Edward Snowden is "under the care of the Russian authorities" and can't leave Moscow's international airport without their cons...

Mr. Snowden and the Mosh Pit

Daniel Wagner | Posted 08.28.2013 | World
Daniel Wagner

The only apparently meaningful leverage the U.S. government had to entice Ecuador not to grant Mr. Snowden asylum has been deftly removed, and the U.S. is now on the defensive.

Snowden Affair Highlights Epic David and Goliath Struggle Between Quito and Washington

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

By offering shelter to first Assange and now Snowden, Correa has embarked on a high stakes game. The pugnacious president is constantly upping the ante, casting Ecuador's plight as a David and Goliath struggle against the odds.

President Correa, Put Your Shield Over Edward Snowden

Robert Naiman | Posted 08.27.2013 | World
Robert Naiman

Whistleblowers should be able to expose government wrongdoing without getting the Bradley Manning treatment.

Ironic Choice of Asylum for Self-Proclaimed Government Critic

Sandra A. Grossman, Esq. | Posted 08.26.2013 | World
Sandra A. Grossman, Esq.

It seems Edward Snowden didn't do his homework on where in the world to apply for asylum. His choice of Ecuador as a safe haven stands in stark contrast to President Rafael Correa's war on the free press and refusal to endure dissent of any kind.

Snowden's Troubled Journey and Questionable Destination

Dorian de Wind | Posted 08.25.2013 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

It is impossible to map out a route to your destination if you don't know where you're starting from. Sue Orman _._ Disclaimer: The author, a na...

LOOK: Twitter's Wise 'Grandma'

VOXXI | Jonathan Munoz | Posted 06.18.2013 | Latino Voices

The President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, has won the last seven elections, his party control 100 of the 137 lawmakers in the National Assembly and he ...

Chevron in Ecuador: U.S. Oil Company Spies on Latin American Country to Escape Multi-Billion Court Judgment

Karen Hinton | Posted 05.14.2013 | Green
Karen Hinton

Reports of China's involvement in spying on U.S. corporations have generated debate in this country about how to punish its government and prevent the theft of valuable American trade secrets. But what if it were the reverse? What if a U.S. corporation spied on a sovereign nation?

Changing of the Guard in Latin America

Joseph Humire | Posted 05.07.2013 | World
Joseph Humire

With promises to boost spending for the poor, Correa's popularity soared in the lead up to the Ecuador election, as he capitalized on the surge in world oil prices and the commodity boom in Latin America to initiate a spree of social spending. Sound familiar?

Using Oil to Save the Amazon

Stephen P. Williams | Posted 04.29.2013 | Green
Stephen P. Williams

Cars, cosmetics, to-go cups, heaters, plastic wrap -- where would we be without the black gold? Which begs the question: Which would you choose if faced with the stark choice between the tranquility of trees and the utility of oil?

WATCH: Rafael Correa Apologizes To Gay Community

The Huffington Post | Zuania Ramos | Posted 02.22.2013 | Latino Voices

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa kept his word to the gay community and apologized a second time on Sunday, after his re-election, for homophobic c...

Ecuador's 'Citizen's Revolution' Expected to Go Ahead Full Throttle After Resounding Victory for the President

William Lee | Posted 04.21.2013 | World
William Lee

President Rafael Correa's thumping victory in Sunday's presidential election marks a break from Ecuador's recent history of political instability.

Ecuador's Correa Wins Landslide Reelection

AP | GONZALO SOLANO and GABRIELA MOLINA | Posted 02.18.2013 | World

QUITO, Ecuador -- A landslide second re-election secured, President Rafael Correa immediately vowed to deepen the "citizen's revolution" that has lift...

Rafael Correa Highly Favored To Win Re-election In Ecuador

AP | GONZALO SOLANO and GABRIELA MOLINA | Posted 04.19.2013 | Latino Voices

QUITO, Ecuador — President Rafael Correa, a fiery-tongued leftist who has endeared himself to the lower classes by expanding Ecuador's welfare s...