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Montevideo, September 19th 2018 - 13:37 UTC

Tag: Rafael Correa

  • Wednesday, June 20th 2018 - 08:54 UTC

    Ecuadorean ex president included in kidnapping investigation

    A Colombian court found that Balda's abductors were hired by members of Ecuador's intelligence agency at the time Correa was president

    Ecuador's highest court has ordered former President Rafael Correa included in an investigation into a 2012 botched kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker. The judge in charge of the case gave Correa a month to clear his name.

  • Sunday, April 1st 2018 - 19:12 UTC

    Trump doesn't care about Latin America, Lula tells Correa

    “It's becoming more and more clear each day that the US doesn't want Latin America to be strong,” Lula claimed.

    Former Brazil's President Luiz Inacio Lula Da Silva, better or simply known as Lula, said Donald Trump “doesn't care about Latin America in the least and added that ”Bush and Condoleezza Rice pursued a much more democratic policy towards Brazil than Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.” In his view, Obama could give magnificent speeches, but never actually delivered.

  • Wednesday, March 28th 2018 - 22:51 UTC

    Moreno's government cuts Assange's internet access at London embassy

    Lenin Moreno, who took office in May 2017,  has called Assange “a hacker.”

    The Ecuadorean government of President Lenin Moreno has left Wikileaks founder Julian Assange without access to the internet at their embassy in London, it was reported Wednesday. The decision was made following Assange's recent activity on social media decrying the arrest of a Catalonian separatist leader.

  • Tuesday, March 20th 2018 - 08:16 UTC

    Lula begins tour of south Brazil and meets Mujica, but it was a bad day for both leaders

    Meeting with Mujica in the border town of Livramento was not that successful as expected. Again he was received by anti-Lula groups  (Pic AFP)

    Protesters interrupted the start on Monday of an election campaign tour by former Brazilian president Lula da Silva, who leads opinion polls but faces a lengthy jail sentence for corruption. Police had to intervene to separate some 150 protesting farmers and Lula's supporters in Bage, where the populist leader was starting a bus tour of southern Brazil ahead of October 7 elections.

  • Tuesday, February 6th 2018 - 09:17 UTC

    Ecuadorean president wins referendum, barring Correa's hopes of reelection

    “The victory of the ‘yes’ vote opens the path for us to work together, confrontation is a thing of the past,” Moreno said in a televised broadcast

    Ecuadoreans on Sunday voted to prevent presidents from holding more than two terms in office, according to the elections council, a win for President Lenin Moreno that blocks his mentor-turned-adversary Rafael Correa from returning to power. The results from the referendum, called by Moreno, roll back a measure Correa pushed through Congress in 2015 to allow unlimited presidential re-election.

  • Saturday, February 3rd 2018 - 10:07 UTC

    Ecuador's Sunday referendum could annul Correa's aspirations of reelection

    After Lenín Moreno was elected Ecuador's president in 2017, he was expected to keep the seat warm for his predecessor’s return in 2021.

    When Ecuadorians vote on Sunday barring former president Rafael Correa from re-election, they will also be choosing whether to buck a trend across South America in which overbearing former presidents just can’t let go of power.

  • Sunday, January 7th 2018 - 07:45 UTC

    Ecuador names new vice president; Correa begins campaign against referendum to limit re-election

    Psychologist Maria Alejandra Vicuña, who was serving as interim vice president and minister of urban development and housing was officially confirmed

    Ecuador has chosen a new vice president to replace Jorge Glas, who was sentenced to six years in jail for his role in a bribery scheme involving Odebrecht, the Brazilian company at the center of Latin America’s biggest corruption scandal. Lawmakers selected Maria Alejandra Vicuña in a vote on Saturday.

  • 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.

  • Sunday, April 30th 2017 - 09:02 UTC

    Unasur to be purged of its “ideological bias”, anticipates Paraguay

    At the time of its launching Unasur was under the influence of Brazil's Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff, the Kirchners, Hugo Chavez, Rafael Correa.

    Paraguay has stated it is time to put an end to the “ideological bias” of the Union of South American Nations, Unasur, and recover its integration profile which was the main purpose of its creation. A foreign ministers summit of the region will address and advance the issue.

  • 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.