Correa Expresses Solidarity with Cuba against U.S. boycott

3 Ankara, Mar 15. – Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced on Thursday his refusal to participate in the Summit of the Americas, scheduled for April in Cartagena, Colombia, to protest against the U.S. stance to exclude Cuba. Speaking to the press in Turkey, Correa said he would not attend these summits, which are deprived of debates on the Latin American

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Correa to Attend MERCOSUR Summit in Urugua

0 Quito, Dec 16. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will attend the Summit of the Southern Common Market (MERCOSUR) that will be held next Tuesday in Uruguay, where he will express his country's interest in joining the organization as a full-fledged member, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said.Correa met with several ministers at the Carondelet Palace, where Patiño informed that they prepared

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Ecuador Invests Millions in Teachers’ Salary, says Correa

1 Quito, Oct 5. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa remarked the contradiction of the protest called by the National Teachers Union (UNE) when the government has invested 100 million dollars to increase teachers' salary.I do not understand why a group of teachers related to UNE announces a demonstration to protest for the eight-hour working day that was to be accomplished since

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Ecuador: Assembly Members to be Investigated on 30-S Coup

0 Quito, Sep 19. -Investigations on the alleged conspiracy to destabilize the government of Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, on September 30th, 2010 (30-S case) could reach assembly members of the opposition, who requested an amnesty for those involved in the coup attempt.Minister of Policy, Doris Soliz, made public this announcement during an interview at El Ciudadano TV program. Soliz referred

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Ecuador: Sports Clubs Will Be Open to People

2 Quito, Nov 22. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa called on all the government bodies to comply with the decree ordering them to hand over their sports clubs to the Sports Ministry for public use by all citizens. The decree orders the handing over of the physical infrastructure of stadiums and recreational sites operated by various government agencies and ministries to

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Uruguay and Ecuador Presidents Sign Cooperation Agreements

1 Montevideo, Nov 15. -Uruguayan President Jose Mujica arrives Monday in Ecuador to carry out an official visit and to sign cooperation agreements with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa. The Uruguayan delegation will analyze business between Ancap state-own oil company and Petroecuador state-own oil company, also issues related to the agricultural, telecommunications and exports sectors. Mujica arrives today in Guayaquil and

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Correa Denounces Assembly Members Support to the Coup Attempt

3 Quito, Oct 8. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa claims to be certain that the members of the National Assembly plotted to overthrow the government, but rejected to implement, for now, the so-called "crossed death" to dissolve its body. Correa pointed out that they erased the videos recorded by the Parliament's security cameras, but did not know about the existence of

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Correa to Visit South Korea and Japan next Week

3 Quito, Sep 3. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will begin official visits to Japan on Monday and to South Korea on Wednesday. Correa will visit Japan until September 7 and will travel with Ricardo Patino, Minister of Foreign Affairs and a large delegation of ministers. The objective of his visit is to motivate Japanese investments at local level in strategic

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UNASUR Chirman Supervises Aid to Haiti

1 Quito, Ago 30. -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa visits Haiti on Monday as acting chairman of the Union of South American Nations for strengthening that bloc's aid to the Caribbean nation, devastated by an earthquake in January. According to Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño, Correa is setting up a technical committee, responsible for following up on the aid plan agreed upon

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Correa Warns on Attempts to Turn LatAm into a Middle East

1 Quito, Apr. 24 . -Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa publicly announced the decision of avoiding that "insane groups, probably supported by foreign bases, want to turn the Latin American region in a new Middle East." When handing over Ecuador's Armed Forces Top Command posts, Correa emphasized the importance of the investment carried out in the defence of the State's sovereignty and

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