Ecuador: Alianza Pais Leads in Preliminary Results for National Assembly

With 63.5 percent of the vote in, Ecuador’s leftist Alianza Pais is leading the preliminary results for the National Assembly with 38.47 percent, while main opponent and banker Guillermo Lasso’s right-wing party Creo-Suma has 21.65 percent. Presidential front-runner Lenin Moreno with President Rafael Corea. | Photo: Presidency Even with the likely support of Cynthia Viteri’s Social…

The “Battle of Stalingrad” Will Take Place in Ecuador

Atilio Borón Cuba-Network in Defense of Humanity On Sunday 19 a lovely and beautiful country of South America will be the scenery of a decisive “battle of Stalingrad”. The Russian city is remembered as the place where World War II had its decisive turnaround. If Stalingrad felt, allied forces would have been destroyed by the…

Ecuador: A Decade of Social and Economic Progress

Despite global financial crises that have rocked the small South American nation in recent years, Ecuador has managed to achieve landmark social and economic progress in the past decade under the left-wing government of President Rafael Correa, according to a new report from the Center for Economic and Policy Research released Monday. The report, titled…

Continuing the Revolutionary Road Towards a Better Life in Ecuador

We the undersigned support the process of improvement of the living conditions of the historically excluded majority that has taken place in the last decade in Ecuador. We are aware that on that long journey there were many things that were not accomplished and there are some dynamics that need to be corrected but we…

President Rafael Correa Calls for Latin American Unity Against Trump

President Rafael Correa said the region needs to stand together to fight discrimination and human rights violations. Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said on Monday that Latin America needs to respond with a strong front and united speech against the anti-immigration measures of U.S. President Donald Trump. Correa said there needs to be “a regional stand to…

Ecuador: Social Progress vs Neoliberalism

Ecuador, progreso social o neoliberalismo Por Hedelberto López Blanch, Resumen Latinoamericano, 30 enero 2017 Pese a la enorme ofensiva política, económica y propagandística llevada a cabo por las fuerzas de derecha contra los gobiernos progresistas surgidos en la Latinoamérica, hasta ahora el único derrotado en las urnas fue el justicialismo argentino. Los gobiernos nacionalistas de…

Ecuador: A Decade of Progress with Rafael Correa

On January 15, 2007, a new era began in Ecuador. Economist Rafael Correa took office with his sights firmly set on a deep restructuring of the state, proposing an inclusive process under the premise of “socialism of good living.” Author: Laura Bécquer Paseiro | laura@granma.cu On January 15, 2007, a new era began in Ecuador….

Afro-Latina Women Fight For Democracy, Land, and Opportunity

By Vinícius Carvalho The summit last week in Bogota was an effort to address the many challenges that confront one of the most vulnerable populations in the Western hemisphere. Afro-descendant women from across Latin America and the Caribbean have linked up across borders to urge the governments of their countries to do more to protect…

Is Vivir Bien Possible?

To overcome the systemic crisis of humanity and Mother Earth we must turn to indigenous ecological concepts, says Pablo Solón. Introduction By Richard Fidler In his balance sheet of Bolivia’s “process of change,” published recently on this site, Bolivian intellectual and activist Pablo Solón advanced some proposals for a new course inspired by the ideas…

When Neoliberalism Rears Its Head, Ecuador Fights Back

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa speaks to teleSUR during the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Margarita, Venezuela, Sept. 17, 2016/Photo: Presidencia de Ecuador The progressive president argued that neoliberal economics, not socialism, has failed. Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa kicked off the the third annual Latin American Summit of Progressives Wednesday championing 21st Century Socialism as the economic…

Epic Court Battle Between Ecuadorian Villagers and Chevron Moves to Canada

teleSUR Chevron left behind billions of gallons of toxic sludge in Ecuador’s Amazon 23 years ago, impacting as many as 30,000 people in rural and Indigenous communities. Ecuadorean Indigenous groups’ years-long court battle to force oil giant Chevron Corp. to pay US$9.5 billion in damages for the environmental disaster known as “Amazon Chernobyl” began a…

Chevron in Ecuador: A Question of Power

By Irene León Chevron (Texaco), one of the most powerful transnational corporations in the world, is complaining that it has been a victim of unjust treatment, denial of justice and other ill treatment, on the part of Ecuador, a small Andean country. It is developing a massive offensive, by diverse means, to claim for events…