Tag: Rafael Correa

Rafael Correa
Wednesday, March 12th 2014 - 07:22 UTC

Unasur foreign ministers expected to call for dialogue and peace talks in Venezuela

Brazilian president Rousseff is leading the Unasur effort

Foreign ministers from Unasur (Union of South American Nations) will be drafting a statement calling for peace and dialogue to end the month-long clashes in Venezuela when they be meeting on Wednesday in Santiago de Chile. The meeting and agenda have the support from the Venezuelan government.

Saturday, March 8th 2014 - 06:32 UTC

Unasur meets to address the Venezuelan situation next Tuesday in Chile

The meeting was announced by president Correa and will take place during the inauguration of Chilean leader Bachelet

Latin American foreign ministers and most probably presidents, will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 21 dead and hundreds injured and arrested following weeks of protests and clashes, according to the Ecuadorean president Rafael Correa.

Wednesday, January 29th 2014 - 20:37 UTC

Ecuador readies witch hunt against certain journalists, claims NGO Fundamedios

Correa describes himself as a victim of private media persecution and dismisses media watchdog groups as stooges of corporate enterprise

Ecuadorean non-governmental organization Fundamedios claimed that President Rafael Correa is trying to stop it from operating normally after the government announced that the “administrative control” of the NGO would be transferred to the national Communications Secretariat.

Wednesday, September 18th 2013 - 19:43 UTC

Argentina’s YPF main partner, Chevron, blasted by Correa who is expected in Buenos Aires

“This is what Chevron-Texaco did. It’s Chevron’s black hand” said Correa holding up his oil soaked hand in the Amazon jungle

A couple of days before Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa is set to arrive in Argentina he sank his right hand into the bushes of the Ecuadorean Amazon and then showed it to the dozens of journalists summoned for the demonstration: it was covered in oil.

Thursday, September 5th 2013 - 04:10 UTC

Unasur has yet to reach a consensus-name for the next secretary general

Correa said the post must be given additional powers so it has greater ‘executive capacity’

Despite the strong statement against US intervention in Syria and the harmonious meeting of Paraguay and Venezuela presidents, the recent Unasur (Union of South American Nations) summit in Suriname was unable to agree on the group’s next Secretary General, a post which is currently held by Venezuela’s Ali Rodriguez.

Friday, August 16th 2013 - 17:46 UTC

Ecuador ‘forced’ to drill for oil in pristine Amazon rainforest; ‘rich countries have failed us’

President Correa blasted lack of co-responsibility in the face of climate change

Ecuador has abandoned a conservation plan that would have paid the country not to drill for oil in previously untouched parts of Yasuni National Park in the Amazon rainforest. President Rafael Correa said rich nations had failed to back the initiative, leaving Ecuador with no choice but go ahead with drilling.

Wednesday, July 31st 2013 - 06:09 UTC

Ecuador’s Correa pondering whether to join Mercosur or the Pacific Alliance

CAN and Mercosur should converge to Unasur, suggested the Ecuadorean president

President Rafael Correa said that the determining factor for Ecuador to join as full member of Mercosur or the Alliance of the Pacific is the ‘flexibility’ granted in certain admission conditions, taking into account the fact that Ecuador does not have a national currency.

Tuesday, July 2nd 2013 - 09:17 UTC

Ecuador 'helped Snowden by mistake,' asylum in doubt

“Are we responsible for getting him to Ecuador? It’s not logical,” Correa said Monday

Edward Snowden will not necessarily be granted asylum in Ecuador, and any travel aid given to him was purely accidental, the Ecuadorian President has said. He also rebuked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for speaking on the part of Ecuador.

Wednesday, June 26th 2013 - 17:15 UTC

Ecuador tells Washington to submit its position on Snowden case ‘in writing’

Correa’s Ecuador awaiting Snowden?

Ecuador said on Wednesday the United States must “submit its position” regarding Edward Snowden to the Ecuadorian government in writing as it considers the former U.S. spy agency contractor's request for asylum. Ecuador, in a statement from its embassy in Washington, said it would review the request “responsibly”.

Sunday, June 16th 2013 - 16:56 UTC

Controversial media law approved in Ecuador conditions freedom of the press

President Correa has brought stability to Ecuador but loathes criticism

Creating official media overseers, imposing sanctions for smearing “people's good name” and limiting private media to one third of radio and TV licenses, Ecuador's congress on Friday passed a restrictive new media law championed by President Rafael Correa.

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