Posts Tagged ‘ecuador’

How Ecuador’s Democracy Is Being Suffocated

Above image: Coat of arms of Ecuador. A recent poll showed that if Andrés Arauz Galarza were allowed to run in Ecuador’s presidential election of 2021, he would win in the first round with 45.9 percent of the vote. The pollsters found that Arauz—who was the minister of knowledge and human talent from 2015 to 2017—wins across “all […]

“Unusually Bad” Situation: Ecuador May Evict Assange “Any Day Now”

Julian Assange may be at the end of the line in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as the WikiLeaks founder may be evicted “any day now,” according to CNN, citing sources familiar with the matter. While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is “unusually bad” […]

For Ecuador, Currying Favor with Washington is as Simple as Sacrificing Julian Assange

LONDON — For all practical purposes, whistleblower and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a prisoner in asylum at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, facing the torture of near-total isolation from the outside world and hanging by the thread of the Andean state’s dwindling hospitality. On Thursday, the Australian – who, strangely enough, was […]

Will Ecuador ‘Exit’ Assange from its London Embassy?

Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, María Fernanda Espinosa, confirmed in a briefing with a small group of journalists in Quito last week that a “permanent dialogue” with the United Kingdom and Julian Assange’s lawyers seeks to resolve his status of asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. “We are looking for a way out, but […]

Ecuador May Soon End Asylum for Julian Assange

Julian Assange is in immense danger. Remarks made this week by Ecuador’s foreign minister suggest that her government may be preparing to renege on the political asylum it granted to the WikiLeaks editor in 2012 and hand him over to British and then American authorities. On March 28, under immense pressure from the British and […]

Ecuador Hints It May Hand Over Julian Assange To Britain And The US

Ecuador Hints It May Hand Over Julian Assange To Britain And The US Above: Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, England on February 5, 2016. Photograph by Carl Court—Getty Images Julian Assange is in immense danger. Remarks made this week by Ecuador’s foreign minister suggest that her government may be preparing to renege on […]

Julian Assange In Danger As Ecuador Prepares To Extradite Him To America

Julian Assange is in grave danger. Ecuador’s foreign minister has confirmed that the Ecuadorian government are preparing to hand Assange over to American authorities.   On March 28, under pressure from the UK and US governments, Ecuador imposed an unusually harsh ban on Assange from having any Internet or phone contact with the outside world. They […]

From Brazil to Ecuador to US, Mexico’s Labor Unions Learn Lessons of Trusting “Progressive” Presidents

MEXICO CITY, —  With a presidential election approaching, the crowds assembling here Tuesday for International Workers’ Day — or May Day, as it’s know the world over — were more animated than usual, the floats and rallies resembling performance art. Thousands poured into Mexico City’s main square, the Zocalo, to hang in effigy the wage-killing […]

Ecuador’s Drastic Pro-US Rightward Swing Continues with Disavowal of ELN-Colombia Peace Talks

QUITO, ECUADOR (Analysis) — Ecuador’s government has pulled the plug on its support for peace talks between the Colombian government and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), noting that it would not condone such talks as long as the ELN continues to wage its armed struggle against the state. The guerilla group remains the largest […]

How Shoddy Reporting and Anti-Russian Propaganda Coerced Ecuador to Silence Julian Assange

Many of the recent media claims that have caused this standoff, including assertions of Russia’s role in Catalonia’s independence bid, range from highly dubious to demonstrably false. By M.C. McGragh and Glenn Greenwald and cross-posted from The Intercept Julian Assange has been barred from communicating with the outside world for more than three weeks. On March 27, […]

Precarious Communications: Julian Assange, Internet Access And Ecuador

Precarious Communications: Julian Assange, Internet Access And Ecuador Above Photo: From Countercurrents.org Being a netizen, to use that popular term of sociological derivation, can be a difficult business. It presumes digital engagement, often of the sharper sort.  To become a fully-fledged member of such citizenry, however, presumes access, a degree of Internet speed and appropriate platforms. […]

Ecuador cut Assange’s internet over Catalonia crackdown tweet – source close to WikiLeaks

The WikiLeaks founder, who is stranded in Ecuador’s diplomatic mission in London, found himself in a total communication blackout on Wednesday. The ire of the Ecuadorian government, which chose to leave its embassy staff without mobile connection rather than allow Assange to stay online, was triggered by the fugitive activists’ remarks on Catalan politics, a […]

Ecuador Endangered

Ecuador Endangered Above: Ecuador stream in the rainforest. Photo by Murray Cooper. The tropical Andes of Ecuador are at the top of the world list of biodiversity hotspots in terms of vertebrate species, endemic vertebrates, and endemic plants Ecuador has more orchid and hummingbird species than Brazil, which is 32 times larger, more diversity than […]

Colombia and Ecuador to hold bi-national Cabinet meeting

nsnbc : Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Ecuadorian counterpart President Lenin Moreno will chair the 6th Bi-national Cabinet tomorrow in Pereira, capital city […]

Ecuador declares state of emergency after car bomb attack on police (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

“I’ve declared the state of emergency in San Lorenzo and Eloy Alfaro to strengthen the security of the citizens and the border, as well as to strengthen the attention of the Health, Inclusion, Risks and Housing Ministries for an integrated solution,” the country’s president Lenin Moreno said on Twitter on Saturday afternoon in the aftermath […]

Colombia’s chief negotiator sent back to Ecuador to negotiate new ceasefire with ELN

nsnbc : Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos has ordered a new ceasefire with the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN) and ordered the government’s chief […]

Ecuador grants WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange citizenship

nsnbc : Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks co-founder Julian Assange Ecuadorian citizenship, said the country’s foreign ministry on Thursday. Assange has been living […]

Julian Assange may be forced to leave Ecuador Embassy after upsetting president

Julian Assange may be forced to leave Ecuador’s London Embassy, where he has been receiving asylum for the past five years. The country is pursuing a third party—country or individual—to facilitate Assange’s move from the United Kingdom, according to a Tuesday teleSUR report. “The foreign minister of Ecuador, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said […]

VP of Ecuador to face trial in Odebrecht corruption case

nsnbc : A court in the Ecuadorian capital Quito has paved the way for a criminal trial against Vice-President Jurge Glas for an alleged […]

Reventador volcano in Ecuador showing increased activity

     The activity at the volcano has picked up recently. Lava has been overspilling the summit crater and generating several short, viscous lava flows and incandescent avalanches that have been descending the flanks of the volcano. Although the volcano has been in more or less continuous activity like this for years, an increase of activity […]

Photos: Zarif discusses with officials of Zimbabwe, Ghana, Ecuador

ISNA l Kimia Nik: Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe, 1st VP of Ghana and Ecuadorian minister of interior on Friday. In a meeting with Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Simbarashe Simbanenduku Mumbengegwi, Zarif discussed bilateral and regional issues, including the establishment of a joint commission, the fight against terrorism and other issues. […]

Zarif discusses with officials of Zimbabwe, Ghana, Ecuador

MNA– Mohammad Javad Zarif met with the Foreign Minister of Zimbabwe, 1st VP of Ghana and Ecuadorian minister of interior on Friday. In a meeting with Zimbabwean Foreign Minister Simbarashe Simbanenduku Mumbengegwi, Zarif discussed bilateral and regional issues, including the establishment of a joint commission, the fight against terrorism and other issues. Also, in Friday […]

Boomer Parasites Head for Ecuador After Bleeding America Dry

Michael ByronDaily Stormer June 10, 2017 There is a group of people on this planet whose optimal survival strategy is to live in a developed nation for a substantial period of time, plunder its resources and siphon its wealth, then relocate elsewhere and enjoy the fruits of their parasitism while the former […]

Ecuador Holds World Reforestation Record for Planting 647,250 Trees in a Single Day

Anna Hunt, Staff WriterWaking Times A record set by the people of Ecuador is one of the most impressive in the Guinness Book of World Records still stands. In just one day in 2015, thousands of volunteers from around the country planted 647,250 trees in over 150 locations. Deforestation Ecuador is one of the […]

Activists attempt to ESCAPE Ecuador after suffering shocking ordeal

(Natural News) When activist Carlita Shaw first headed to Ecuador six years ago, she had no idea what was in store for her. She went to the South American country to work on biodiversity conservation projects in conjunction with Amazon indigenous groups, and while she accomplished a great deal, her stay there has recently been […]

Ecuador concerned by ‘serious lack of progress’ in Assange case

The letter by Ecuador’s Foreign Ministry voices concern over a “serious lack of progress” by Swedish prosecutors investigating the sexual misconduct case against Assange, the Australian Associated Press (AAP) reported. Assange brands Clinton ‘butcher of Libya’ & requests Sweden scrap detention order The whistleblower, who denies the accusations, was granted political asylum by Ecuador and […]

Globalist Agenda Watch: Update 15 – The Phony Establishment vs. “Anti-Establishment” Dialectic and the Coming Political Conventions

One week from today, the Republican National Convention will commence in a city that is 52% black… …So it is no accident that the recent black vs. police violence has been heavily publicized and amplified at this particular time. The massacre of policemen in Dallas happened in conjunction with a demonstration by the globalist-funded Black […]

Congressman Confirms that Voting Doesn’t Matter and the US Govt Thinks We are All ‘Sheep’

The Internet exploded this week over Congressman X, a new book due out in about two weeks detailing the rantings of a supposed current or former congressmen identified only as a Democrat. by Claire Bernish But though this anonymous congressmen (or congresswoman, considering we have no knowledge of the politician’s identity, whatsoever) waxes damningly about […]

Iran safeguarded N-rights through shrewd policies: Nuclear official

Ankara, May 12, IRNA – The Islamic Republic of Iran, through insisting on its legitimate rights, and by adopting a shrewd policy could successfully safeguard its nuclear rights in its negotiations with the 5+1 group of countries, says official. ‘This led to the removal of sanctions against the Islamic Republic,’ Behrouz Kamalvandi Deputy Head and […]

Huge explosion and fire at chemical facility in Jingjiang, eastern China

     A powerful blast has struck a chemical storage in eastern China’s Jingjiang province, causing a massive ongoing blaze. A plume of black smoke is rising from the storage reservoir engulfed in flames. The factory stores chemicals and petrol. China’s media outlet 163.com says there are a total of 42 reservoirs at the oil processing […]

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