Ecuador President Rafael Correa begins reelection campaign
The leader, who is seeking a third term, is a strong front-runner despite scandals and ties to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. QUITO, Ecuador — Glad-handing in Quito's central market, President Rafael Correa on Friday launched his campaign for a third term with polls showing him a solid favorite despite nagging scandals and his decision to offer asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
Green Blog: Chevron Loses Bid to Block Court Damages in Ecuador
The Supreme Court lets an appeals court decision against Chevron stand.
World personalities pledge support to Ecuador asylum for Assange
Intellectuals, musicians and world personalities have make public their support of the decision by Ecuador to grant asylum to Julian Assange and to the protection of Ecuador's diplomatic premises in London.
Assange: Hundreds demonstrate support of asylum in Quito
Hundreds of people turned out in Quito, Ecuador yesterday to demonstrate their support of the country's decision to grant asylum to Julian Assange. UNASUR met on Sunday to discuss threats to Ecuador's sovereignty.
UK Government Warns Ecuador It Could Storm Embassy for Assange
Ahead of an expected decision by the Ecuadorean government on whether or not to grant political asylum for Julian Assange later today, the UK government on Wednesday notified officials in the Latin American country that it could, citing clauses in British domestic law, storm the embassy to arrest the founder of Wikileaks. In the early hours of Thursday, an enlarged police presence was observed outside the embassy building in London.