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It’s election day in Ecuador: A look at what lies ahead

The run-off election between progressive candidate Andrés Arauz and banker Guillermo Lasso is taking place amid an escalating pandemic, an economic crisis, and fears of irregularities

Brazilian judge annuls criminal convictions against Lula da Silva and other stories

In today’s episode we take a look at the decision by a Brazilian Supreme Court Judge annulling the criminal convictions against former president Lula da Silva, the start of the trial of former police officer charged with the murder of George Floyd, the upcoming vote of confidence in Libya, the protests across Latin America and the Carribbean on International Women’s Day, and the possible reasons behind the explosion of the SpaceX SN10 Starship rocket

Brazilian Supreme Court judge annuls sentences against Lula in Operation “Car Wash” case

On Monday March 8, Minister Edson Fachin declared the incompetence of the Federal Justice of Parana in the triplex, Atibaia, and Lula institute cases

How Ecuador’s democracy is being suffocated

Not only was Rafael Correa barred from contesting in the upcoming elections in Ecuador, but now the candidacy of Andrés Arauz is also being threatened

Ecuadorian court orders the arrest of Rafael Correa

The court also has issued a request to the Belgian authorities to arrest Correa, who has been living with his family in the European country since 2017

Journalist Carlos Rabascall replaces Rafael Correa as vice-presidential candidate

Former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa supported journalist Carlos Rabascall’s nomination in his place

Brazilian leaders Lula and Dilma express solidarity with Julian Assange, reject extradition

The Australian journalist faces 18 charges from the United States and could be sent to the country to be sentenced

Rafael Correa barred from contesting in the 2021 elections in Ecuador

Ecuadorian court of cassation ratified the sentence against Rafael Correa which officially and definitely disqualified from contesting in the 2021 general elections

Rafael Correa will run for vice-presidency of Ecuador in 2021 general elections

Former president Rafael Correa announced that he will run alongside economist Andrés Arauz in the upcoming general elections in Ecuador, but considerable obstacles to their participation in the upcoming elections remain

Ecuador’s Electoral Dispute Court reverses the suspension of Rafael Correa’s party

Ex-president Rafael Correa and members of his political alliance celebrated the decision, though roadblocks to political participation remain

Rafael Correa terms prison sentence an act of political persecution

Rafael Correa was sentenced to eight years in prison on bribery and corruption charges. The former president condemned the verdict and called it a measure to prevent him from running in the 2021 presidential elections

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa sentenced to 8 years in prison on bribery and corruption charges

Following the verdict, Correa has been barred from electoral politics for 25 years. The former president condemned the decision and termed it a bid to prevent him and his allies from contesting the presidential elections next year

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