Lenin Moreno
The US’s idea of diplomacy with Ecuador is a multibillion-dollar loan trap

On January 14, the US International Development Finance Corporation provided Ecuador with a loan of $2.8 billion. This move was part of the US strategy to remove Chinese businesses and political influence from Latin America

Understanding the upcoming general elections in Ecuador

Ahead of the general elections in Ecuador on February 7, we look at the leading candidates, their backgrounds and their answers to the major crises the country is facing today

Verdict in Julian Assange’s extradition case to be delivered on Monday

On January 4, a UK court will decide whether or not Julian Assange will be extradited to the US, to face charges of espionage and cybercrimes. Here’s a look at the history of his extradition case

IMF approves disbursement of 2 billion USD for Ecuador

Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno says the funds will be used for “social protection and economic reactivation”, however, the deal calls for a lower minimum wage, higher sales taxes, labor reform, and limited public investment

Ecuador’s electoral council approves candidacy of Andrés Arauz for upcoming general elections

Five different appeals were presented by various right-wing political parties to prevent the participation of the progressive UNES alliance, led by former president Rafael Correa

Ecuador’s National Assembly dismisses government minister María Paula Romo

María Paula Romo faced impeachment for failing to fulfill her duties during the national protest of October 2019

Ecuador’s UNES registers candidates for upcoming general elections

The UNES presidential ticket Arauz-Rabascall successfully registered their candidacies and thanked the citizens for their struggle in defense of democracy

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

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

The trials of Julian Assange

We take a look at a brief timeline of events that resulted in the situation Assange faces today.

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