Category Archives: ECUADOR

Indigenous Leader Named Ecuador’s ambassador to Bolivia

Quito, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Ricardo Ulcuango, an indigenous leader of the Cochapamba community in the city of Cayambe, was appointed Ecuador’s ambassador to Bolivia, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

Ulcuango highlighted the government’s decision to appoint him ambassador in La Paz, considering that the Constitution recognizes the Multinational State, and therefore it is important to involve all sectors of society, including indigenous and African descendants. Continue reading

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Correa: Sentence Penalizes Freedom of Extortion, not of Expression

Quito, Jul 26 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said that the prison sentences to the ex chief of the daily “Opinion” and the executives of “El Universo” daily are a historical landmark, which penalize the freedom of extortion, but not the freedom of expression. Continue reading

Poverty, Inequity Continue to Decrease in Ecuador

Quito, Jul 16 (Prensa Latina) Poverty continues to decrease in Ecuador as a result of an economic recovery from the crises of recent years, said Rene Ramirez, head of the National Secretariat for Planning and Development.

Poverty has considerably declined in the country, from 22.91 percent in 2010 to 19.27 percent this year, stated Ramirez, who called it very good news for Ecuadorians. Continue reading

Correa Presides over Expanded Cabinet Meeting

Quito, Jul 14 (Prensa Latina) President Rafael Correa on Thursday will preside over his first expanded cabinet meeting, which will include representatives of 21 social organizations that supported the reforms approved by a referendum in May. Continue reading

Brazilian Foreing Minister to Visit Quito

Quito, Jul 13 (Prensa Latina) Brazilian Foreign Minister, Antonio de Aguiar Patriota, will arrive in Quito on Friday, 15, in response to an invitation from Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. Continue reading

Quito to Host Meeting on Control of Chemical Substances

Quito, Jul 10 (Prensa Latina) Experts from 34 nations will meet in this capital on Monday to consider the control of chemical substances and pharmaceutical products, announced the organizers of the meeting. Continue reading

Correa, Humala Meet at Presidential Palace

Quito, (Prensa Latina) The Peruvian President-elect Ollanta Humala was received Tuesday afternoon at the presidential palace by President Rafael Correa to start a dialogue on bilateral issues.

Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia were greeted by Peruvians living in Ecuador, who wished him success in his administration, due to start on July 28, 2011. Continue reading