Journalists: Rising hostility to press in Ecuador
To Calderon, the threats were a backhanded compliment for his inaugural story in Plan V that outlined multimillion-dollar insurance fraud affecting state institutions.
Thu Dec 05, 2013
Myrtle Beach Online
Ecuador shuts down nonprofit environmental group
The closure Wednesday is the first of an advocacy group by Correa's government, which has been criticized as hostile to free expression and has broadened state authority over nonprofits by decree this year.
Tue Dec 03, 2013
Petroamazonas to explore blocks that don't receive bids -Correa
Ecuador's state company Petroamazonas will explore new oil blocks in the Amazon jungle if they fail to draw interest from foreign energy firms, President Rafael Correa said on Tuesday during a visit to the region.
World Press Freedom Review
IPI Blog: In New York, protesters see treason in Ecuadorean journalist's work
That was the invective that greeted Ecuadorean investigative journalist Janeth Hinostroza as she arrived at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in New York City on Nov. 26 to accept an International Press Freedom Award from the Committee to Project Journalists .
Tue Nov 26, 2013
Special Report-How China took control of an Opec country's oil
China's aggressive quest for foreign oil has reached a new milestone, according to records reviewed by Reuters: near monopoly control of crude exports from an OPEC nation, Ecuador.
Chevron alleges still another fraud by Ecuadorians
On the last day of trial testimony in Chevron's racketeering suit against the environmental lawyers who won an $9.5 billion judgement against it in Lago Agrio, Ecuador in 2011 -- a trial that had already featured allegations of bribery, extortion, and fraud -- the oil giant presented troubling evidence of one final bombshell.
A look at the traders behind the China-Ecuador-U.S. oil triangle
Ecuador's Socialist President Rafael Correa has often railed against allowing private trading firms to control the country's oil shipments, a top source of export revenue.
Mon Nov 25, 2013
Colombia's relations with Ecuador better than ever: Santos
Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos praised his country's relationship with Ecuador during a visit of his Ecuadorean counterpart, Rafael Correa, to the border region on Monday.
Sat Nov 23, 2013
Chevron Attacks Ecuador in "Smear Campaign"
Chevron Corp. is engaged in a "smear campaign" against Ecuador as it tries to convince an arbitration court to stick Quito with the bill for cleaning up an environmental mess in the Amazon, the Ecuadorian environment minister told Efe here Friday.
Fri Nov 22, 2013
Filmmaker, Explorer and International Activist for Water Conservation ...
Alexandra Cousteau will visit this week the areas that were contaminated by Texaco, now Chevron, in the Ecuadorean Amazon, to convey to the world the situation that the affected communities lived through in the last few decades due to the company's denial to correct the immense environmental damage.
Wed Nov 20, 2013
Inside Costa Rica
REGION: Ecuadora s Correa says he will resign if Chevron proves interference
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has promised to resign if Chevron proves his government interfered in a trial over Amazon pollution that resulted in a record fine against the US oil giant.
Tue Nov 19, 2013
Ecuador oil output seen up 9 percent at 550,000 bpd by year-end
Ecuador's oil production should rise to 550,000 barrels per day by the end of this year, the oil minister said on Tuesday, up from an average of 504,000 bpd last year.
Fri Nov 15, 2013
Ecuador High Court Upholds Chevron Verdict, Cuts Fine By Half
Ecuador's National Court of Justice has upheld a pollution verdict against U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp., although it cut in half the $19 billion penalty imposed by a lower tribunal.
Thu Nov 14, 2013
Malaysian National News Agency
Peruvian, Ecuadorian Leaders Hold Binational Talks
Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his Ecuadorian counterpart, Rafael Correa, are holding a full day of meetings in Peru's northern Piura region to discuss binational integration issues and development projects.
Wed Nov 13, 2013
Ecuadorian Court Cuts Chevron's Pollution Bill in Half
Never a dull moment in the two-decade-old environmental brawl. In February 2011, a trial court in the provincial oil town of Lago Agrio, Ecuador, imposed an $18 billion judgment against Chevron related to contamination of the rainforest in the 1970s and 1980s.
Yasuni Itt: The End of the Green Dream in Ecuador?
LASC invites you to a talk, chaired by Chris O'Connell, LASC Committee Member, on the cancellation of the 'Yasuni ITT Initiative' When announced in 2007, the Yasuni ITT Initiative was hailed as a triumph for the environmental movement, provided newly elected President Rafael Correa with global attention and credibility, and was thought by some to ... (more)
Mon Nov 11, 2013
American Oil Expert To Visit Contaminated Areas in the Ecuadorian...
Antonia Juhasz, an oil industry expert and author, will visit Ecuador to see the contamination that Texaco, now Chevron, left behind in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest, and to meet with members of the local communities that were affected by the massive environmental contamination .
Sat Nov 09, 2013
Ecuador: a clean haven in a cocaine-plagued region
QUITO: Ecuador borders top cocaine producers Colombia and Peru, yet it has pulled off a small miracle: not only does it not make the drug, it is also proving to be a major headache for the region's powerful cartels.
Fri Nov 08, 2013
'More than 100 dead in typhoon'
A CIVIL aviation official in the Philippines says he's received a report that more than 100 bodies are lying in the streets of a central city ravaged by Haiyan.
'Britain is violating Assange's rights'
BRITAIN is "violating" Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's human rights by refusing to let him leave London, Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said yesterday.