Ecuador

Bloomberg: Ecuador cut Assange’s Internet to win “good graces of international investors”

By Eric London, 12 April 2018

President Lenin Moreno is working with the Trump administration to increase US military and economic influence in South America.

Two weeks since WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange silenced by Ecuador

By Niles Niemuth, 11 April 2018

It is no coincidence that Assange has been shut off from any form of communication with the outside world as the US and its allies prepare for an escalation of war in Syria and beyond.

Why has Ecuador silenced Julian Assange?

By Bill Van Auken, 31 March 2018

The Ecuadorian government’s measures to silence Assange are bound up with a sharp turn to the right by the governments of a number of countries associated with Latin America’s so-called “Pink Tide.”

Protesters denounce silencing of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

By Robert Stevens, 30 March 2018

The Ecuadorian Embassy’s decision to sever all communication between Assange and the outside world is an illegal and vindictive act of political persecution.

Ecuador referendum signals government’s further turn to right

By Cesar Uco, 17 February 2018

The US State Department hailed the referendum’s results, vowing to work with Moreno “to advance common interests across a broad range of issues.”

Freedom for Julian Assange!

By Bill Van Auken, 11 January 2018

The “untenable” conditions under which the WikiLeaks founder remains confined are the product of an unrelenting drive by the US and British governments to punish him for exposing the crimes of imperialism.

Ecuador faces run-off vote with rightist challenging Correa’s chosen successor

By Cesar Uco and Armando Cruz, 14 March 2017

Ecuador is sharply polarized, with the right-wing seeking to capitalize on attacks carried out by the Correa government on social and democratic rights.

Washington moves to silence WikiLeaks

By Bill Van Auken, 19 October 2016

The US political establishment is prepared to use whatever measures are required to prevent a further exposure of the real social and political interests underlying the grotesque 2016 presidential contest.

Death toll rises in Ecuador earthquake

By Rafael Azul, 21 April 2016

Ecuador’s earthquake exposes lack of preparation and threatens a health emergency.

Ecuador earthquake kills hundreds

By Tom Eley, 18 April 2016

Hindered by an absence of earthmoving equipment, desperate residents dug through debris with their hands, as those trapped under rubble called out for help.

Protests continue against Ecuadorean President Correa’s policies

By Marc Wells, 24 August 2015

Police attacked a national demonstration on August 13 with tear gas and batons.

Large demonstrations in Ecuador against Correa government

By our reporter, 15 August 2015

As thousands of workers and indigenous peasants descended on Quito, the Bolivarian government of Rafael Correa sent police to attack the demonstrators.

Ecuador backpedals on asylum for Snowden

By Patrick Martin, 1 July 2013

President Rafael Correa rescinded a travel permit for Snowden issued by the Ecuadorean embassy in London.

Rafael Correa wins third presidential term in Ecuador

By Rafael Azul, 20 February 2013

For all his left rhetoric, Correa depends on the profitability of transnational capital and on the health of mining companies and agribusiness to sustain the Ecuadorean economy.

Ecuador shaken by police, military uprising

By Bill Van Auken, 2 October 2010

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa denounced an uprising by police and sections of the military over austerity cuts as an attempted coup.

Brazil-Ecuador clash bares tensions between “left” governments

By Roger Silva, 5 December 2008

Relations between South America’s so-called left governments appear fraught with growing tensions in advance of the Union of South American nation’s meeting in Brazil later this month.