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Montevideo, November 19th 2017 - 12:26 UTC

Tag: Ecuador

  • Thursday, November 2nd 2017 - 08:07 UTC

    Ruling party schism in Ecuador, but president Moreno support climbs to 77%

    The national Country Alliance party has unanimously decided and announces “the immediate removal of Lenin Moreno as president of the Country Alliance party”

    Ecuador's ruling Country Alliance party, founded by former president Rafael Correa over a decade ago, has removed President Lenin Moreno as its head, citing “repeated failures” in leadership, as a schism between the former allies deepens.

  • Thursday, August 31st 2017 - 07:24 UTC

    Ecuador sentences 20 Chinese fishermen for poaching; Beijing cautious about how to react

    In mid-August, Ecuador detained a Chinese vessel in Galapagos and found 6.600 sharks on board. The 20 Chinese fishermen have been sentenced up to four years

    Overfishing has given rise to a diplomatic trouble between China and Ecuador. In mid-August, Ecuador detained a Chinese vessel in the Galapagos Islands and found 6.600 sharks on board. The 20 Chinese fishermen have been sentenced up to four years for illegally fishing and to pay US$ 5.9 million.

  • Wednesday, August 16th 2017 - 08:12 UTC

    Major Chinese vessel caught poaching sharks in Galapagos Islands Marine Protected Area

    The Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was found Sunday in the Galapagos archipelago, which is a marine reserve, carrying 300 tons of fish.

    Authorities in Ecuador have detained the crew of a Chinese fishing boat suspected to have caught hundreds of endangered sharks in the Galapagos Islands. The Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was found Sunday in the archipelago, which is a marine reserve, carrying 300 tons of fish.

  • Friday, August 4th 2017 - 07:26 UTC

    Ecuadorean vice president stripped of his authority over corruption allegations

    Moreno said loyalty implies serving the country in unity, ”which has not been duly (carried out) by the vice president,” according to the decree.

    Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno stripped his vice president of his authority Thursday over corruption allegations that emerged amid a battle for power within their ruling leftist coalition. In a signed decree, Moreno said he was withdrawing all the tasks that had been assigned to Vice President Jorge Glas since both took office in May, which included overseeing a production council and earthquake reconstruction.

  • Thursday, July 20th 2017 - 21:19 UTC

    Ecuador steps down from OPEC's agreement to cut output: need of fiscal funds

    ”There’s a need for funds for the fiscal treasury, hence we’ve taken the decision to gradually increase output,” Perez said, according to Bloomberg.

    Ecuador will not honor the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries’ (OPEC) agreement to cut oil output, Ecuador’s Oil Minister Carlos Perez said this week. The country, one of OPEC’s 14 member countries, is rethinking its commitment to drop oil production to 522,000 barrels a day.

  • Friday, April 7th 2017 - 12:18 UTC

    Ecuador's ruling party accepts a recount of votes as demanded by the opposition

    Guillermo Lasso, a former banker and Ecuador’s conservative challenger for the presidency, who recorded 48.86% of the vote, has been alleging fraud

    In a surprise move, Ecuador’s ruling party, Country Alliance, has called for a recount of the votes cast in the weekend’s presidential election. Its candidate, Lenin Moreno, had won the election by the narrowest margin, with 51.16% of the vote.

  • Monday, April 3rd 2017 - 08:05 UTC

    Incumbent candidate winning in Ecuador's presidential runoff

    Moreno, designated heir to a decade of President Correa’s “21st-century socialism,” had 51.07% of the vote to 48.93% for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso

    Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno had a slim lead Sunday in Ecuador’s presidential runoff, setting up a tense wait for the final count in a race that could change the political map of Latin America.Moreno, the designated heir to a decade of President Rafael Correa’s “21st-century socialism,” had 51.07% of the vote to 48.93% for conservative ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, with 94.2% of districts reporting, said the National Electoral Council.

  • Thursday, February 23rd 2017 - 09:49 UTC

    Ecuador presidential run off next 2 April confirmed by electoral authorities

    Moreno led the field in Sunday's election with 39.4% of votes, while Lasso finished second at 28.1%. Moreno fell just short of the 40% threshold needed

    Ecuador's electoral commission has formally ruled that a runoff election will be needed to choose a successor for socialist President Rafael Correa. The body's announcement on Wednesday confirms its earlier indication that ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso will face off in an April 2 vote.

  • Tuesday, February 21st 2017 - 09:13 UTC

    Delay in releasing electoral results triggers turmoil in Ecuador

    Late Monday hundreds of Lasso supporters hunkered down in heavy rain outside the National Electoral Council for a second night to demand a runoff be confirmed

    Tension mounted as vote counting in Ecuador's presidential election dragged into a third day on Tuesday, with supporters and opponents of outgoing President Rafael Correa trading heated accusations. With the last ballots trickling in from Sunday's election, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had a little over 39% of the votes and an almost 11-point lead over conservative Guillermo Lasso, a former banker who finished second.

  • Monday, February 20th 2017 - 10:05 UTC

    Incumbent candidate leading in Ecuador election but run off seems inevitable

    With more than three-quarters of the votes counted, Moreno had 39% of the vote, about 10 percentage points ahead of  runner-up Guillermo Lasso

    Former Vice President Lenin Moreno, a leftist advocate for the disabled who was paralyzed in a 1998 robbery attempt, was leading in Ecuador’s presidential election Sunday, but was at risk of falling just short of avoiding a runoff on April 2. Moreno, 63, is the close ally of outgoing President Rafael Correa, under whom he served as vice president from 2007 to 2013.

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