Ecuador http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27848/all en RPT-FEATURE-State spending fuels Correa's re-election bid in Ecuador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/feature-state-spending-fuels-correas-re-election-bid-ecuador <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Incumbent Correa clear favorite to win Feb. 17 election</p> <p>* Millions won over with healthcare, education and roads</p> <p>* New term may mean continued conflicts with investors</p> <p>By Eduardo Garcia</p> <p>ZUMBAHUA, Ecuador, Jan 25 (Reuters) - Once a forgotten cluster of mud houses amid windswept peaks, the Ecuadorean village of Zumbahua today boasts a state-of-the-art schoolhouse with large projection touch screens, Internet access in every classroom and lessons in three languages.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/feature-state-spending-fuels-correas-re-election-bid-ecuador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ecuador Health Labor Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism Technology Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 06:15:22 +0000 5739209 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Ecuador and its president Rafael Correa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-ecuador-and-its-president-rafael-correa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa is the clear favorite to win a Feb. 17 election riding strong support from the low-income majority that has benefited from high state spending on welfare and infrastructure.</p> <p>Here are some key facts about Correa and Ecuador:</p> <p>* Correa was born in 1963 to a lower middle-class family in the port city of Guayaquil. He earned an economics degree from the local university before winning scholarships in Belgium and the United States, where he received his doctorate in 2001.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-ecuador-and-its-president-rafael-correa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ecuador Human Interest Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism War Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:45:28 +0000 5739401 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Top opposition candidates in Ecuador's presidential race http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-top-opposition-candidates-ecuadors-presidential-race <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Jan 25 (Reuters) - Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is the clear favorite to win a Feb. 17 election against a fractured opposition.</p> <p>Here are some details on the top opposition candidates:</p> <p>GUILLERMO LASSO</p> <p>Polls show the former head of Banco de Guayaquil, Ecuador's No. 2 bank, is the top challenger to Correa. The most recent survey by pollster Cedatos, published in December, shows him taking 22 percent of the vote.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130125/factbox-top-opposition-candidates-ecuadors-presidential-race" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ecuador Politics of Ecuador Social Issues Socialism Thomson Reuters Fri, 25 Jan 2013 14:45:35 +0000 5739403 at http://www.globalpost.com Knife attack leaves two dead in Ecuador campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/knife-attack-leaves-two-dead-ecuador-campaign <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa suspended his campaign for re-election Tuesday after two supporters were knifed to death at a rally, officials said.</p> <p>An unidentified suspect was taken into custody at the scene of the attack Monday in a packed stadium in the town of Quininde, 200 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of Quito.</p> <p>An amateur video aired on local media showed a man armed with a large knife pushing into a crowd of Correa supporters, and attacking them at random before attempting to flee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/knife-attack-leaves-two-dead-ecuador-campaign" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Politics Socialism AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:01:06 +0000 5746620 at http://www.globalpost.com Knife attack leaves two dead in Ecuador campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/knife-attack-leaves-two-dead-ecuador-campaign-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa suspended his campaign for re-election Tuesday after two supporters were knifed to death at a rally, officials said.</p> <p>An unidentified suspect was taken into custody at the scene of the attack Monday in a packed stadium in the town of Quininde, 200 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of Quito.</p> <p>An amateur video aired on local media showed a man armed with a large knife pushing into a crowd of Correa supporters, and attacking them at random before attempting to flee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/knife-attack-leaves-two-dead-ecuador-campaign-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Che Guevara Ecuador Rafael Correa Socialism AFP Tue, 05 Feb 2013 19:46:01 +0000 5746812 at http://www.globalpost.com Knife attack leaves two dead in Ecuador campaign http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/knife-attack-leaves-two-dead-ecuador-campaign-1 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Two supporters of President Rafael Correa were knifed to death at a campaign re-election rally, an incident the Ecuadoran leader said Tuesday was unrelated to politics.</p> <p>An unidentified suspect was arrested at the scene of the attack late Monday in a packed stadium in the town of Quininde, 200 kilometers (120 miles) northwest of Quito.</p> <p>An amateur video aired on local media showed a man armed with a large knife pushing into a crowd of Correa supporters, and attacking them apparently at random before attempting to flee.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130205/knife-attack-leaves-two-dead-ecuador-campaign-1" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Rafael Correa Rafael Correa Socialism AFP Wed, 06 Feb 2013 02:30:42 +0000 5747095 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador's Correa has large lead in presidential race -polls http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/ecuadors-correa-has-large-lead-presidential-race-polls <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Polls say Correa would win 56-66 percent of vote</p> <p>* Nearest rival far behind</p> <p>* Seven candidates fighting for anti-Correa vote</p> <p>By Eduardo Garcia and Alexandra Valencia</p> <p>QUITO, Feb 7 (Reuters) - Leftist Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has maintained a huge lead over his nearest opposition rival in the run-up to the Feb. 17 elections, recent polls show.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130207/ecuadors-correa-has-large-lead-presidential-race-polls" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ecuador Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism Thomson Reuters Fri, 08 Feb 2013 01:00:37 +0000 5749525 at http://www.globalpost.com WORLD NEWS SCHEDULE AT 0600 GMT/1 AM ET http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/world-news-schedule-at-0600-gmt1-am-et <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Editor: Nick Macfie + 66 6870 3815</p> <p>Global Picture Desk: + 65 6870 3775</p> <p>Global Graphics Desk: + 65 6870 3595</p> <p>(All times GMT/ET)</p> <p>TOP STORIES</p> <p>Gunbattle rocks Gao after rebels surprise French, Malians</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/world-news-schedule-at-0600-gmt1-am-et" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Entertainment Human Interest Politics Socialism War Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 07:00:27 +0000 5752346 at http://www.globalpost.com PROFILE-Ecuador's Correa: from boyhood leader to firebrand president http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/profile-ecuadors-correa-boyhood-leader-firebrand-president <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Combative Correa widely supported for social spending</p> <p>* Critics call him authoritarian bully who weakens economy</p> <p>* U.S. trained economist seen winning new term in office</p> <p>By Eduardo Garcia and Brian Ellsworth</p> <p>QUITO, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa held his first Cabinet meetings more than 35 years before he was elected.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130211/profile-ecuadors-correa-boyhood-leader-firebrand-president" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Disaster Ecuador Health Labor Law Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism Thomson Reuters Mon, 11 Feb 2013 11:31:53 +0000 5752502 at http://www.globalpost.com AFPTV Agenda http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/afptv-agenda <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>We plan to file the following videos on Wednesday. Please check the daily advisories for any additions and amendments.</p> <p>-- TOP WORLD NEWS --</p> <p>+ US STATE OF THE UNION</p> <p>Coming up:</p> <p>WASHINGTON: Obama delivers his State of the Union address. RAW. 0230 GMT</p> <p>WASHINGTON: Senator Marco Rubio delivers the Republican response to Obama's State of the Union address. RAW. 0400 GMT</p> <p>+ POPE BENEDICT</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130212/afptv-agenda" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Entertainment Politics Socialism AFP Tue, 12 Feb 2013 19:45:04 +0000 5753830 at http://www.globalpost.com FACTBOX-Ecuador and President Rafael Correa http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/factbox-ecuador-and-its-president-rafael-correa <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Feb 17 (Reuters) - Ecuador's leftist president, Rafael Correa, was a clear favorite to win re-election on Sunday, thanks to strong support from the poor majority that has benefited from hefty state spending on welfare projects and infrastructure.</p> <p>Here are some key facts about Correa and Ecuador:</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/factbox-ecuador-and-its-president-rafael-correa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ecuador Human Interest Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism War Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:30:31 +0000 5755378 at http://www.globalpost.com PREVIEW-Ecuador's Correa favored to easily win re-election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/preview-ecuadors-correa-favored-easily-win-re-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>* Millions won over with public spending programs</p> <p>* Healthcare, education and roads have improved</p> <p>* Foreign investment needed to cut dependency on oil exports</p> <p>By Eduardo Garcia</p> <p>QUITO, Feb 14 (Reuters) - Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, one of Latin America's most outspoken leftist leaders, is almost certain to win re-election on Sunday thanks to heavy state spending that has benefited the poor.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130214/preview-ecuadors-correa-favored-easily-win-re-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Ecuador Health Labor Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism Thomson Reuters Thu, 14 Feb 2013 13:31:35 +0000 5755389 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador's Correa eyes easy re-election http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/ecuadors-correa-eyes-easy-re-election <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa is favored to cruise to a new term Sunday to cement a "socialist revolution" that has brought stability to a nation where several leaders were forced out before him.</p> <p>An outspoken voice of the Latin American left and friend of ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the charismatic, US-educated economist is far ahead of his seven rivals in all opinion polls after six years in office.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/ecuadors-correa-eyes-easy-re-election" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Che Guevara Ecuador Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism Technology AFP Fri, 15 Feb 2013 09:51:27 +0000 5756461 at http://www.globalpost.com Correa: Brash leftist who stabilized Ecuador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/correa-brash-leftist-who-stabilized-ecuador <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>He is often described as charismatic and hard-working, but also brash with authoritarian tendencies. Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa admits it himself: He wasn't elected to be Mr. Nice Guy.</p> <p>Favorite to win a final, four-year term in Sunday's presidential election, Correa has brought stability to this notoriously unstable nation, which shuffled through seven presidents in 10 years before he took office in 2007.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/correa-brash-leftist-who-stabilized-ecuador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Politics Rafael Correa Social Issues Socialism AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:45:16 +0000 5757304 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador: Stable, oil rich after years of turmoil http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/ecuador-stable-oil-rich-after-years-turmoil <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Almost 12 million people are eligible to vote in Ecuador's presidential election on Sunday, with President Rafael Correa tipped to win re-election by a landslide.</p> <p>Here are facts about the Andean nation:</p> <p>GEOGRAPHY</p> <p>Flanked by Colombia to the north and Peru to the south and east, Ecuador covers 256,370 square kilometers. It is a mountainous nation on South America's Pacific coast and home to the famous Galapagos island. Its capital, Quito, is 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) above sea level and its industrial hub is the port of Guayaquil.</p> <p>POPULATION, RELIGION, LANGUAGES</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130215/ecuador-stable-oil-rich-after-years-turmoil" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Politics Social Issues Socialism AFP Sat, 16 Feb 2013 01:45:20 +0000 5757305 at http://www.globalpost.com