Archiv: Ecuador

19.02.2019 - 16:38 [ Portal ]

Ecuador: Präsident Moreno passt Strukturen für IWF an und gibt Funktionen an Sekretäre ab

Der Anwalt Fausto Jarrin erklärte in einem Interview mit dem lateinamerikanischen Fernsehsender Telesur, der Präsident könne zwar einzelne Funktionen delegieren, jedoch nicht sein komplettes Amt in andere Hände legen. Bei längerer Abwesenheiten des Präsidenten aus gesundheitlichen Gründen oder sonstiger Unfähigkeit hat dieser zurückzutreten oder wird abgesetzt, sein Amt würde dann vom Vize-Präsidenten weiter geführt.

09.02.2019 - 10:05 [ Junge Welt ]

Kontaktgruppe fordert Neuwahlen in Venezuela. Bolivien, Mexiko und Karibikstaaten verweigern Unterschrift. Deutscher Botschafter bei Guaidó

Am Donnerstag überreichte der deutsche Botschafter in Caracas, Daniel Kriener, Guaidó ein Schreiben, in dem er »in Vertretung der Bundesrepublik Deutschland« dessen Selbsternennung »anerkennt«. Zudem gehörte Kriener zu einer Gruppe europäischer Diplomaten, die sich zu einem Stelldichein bei Guaidó versammelten, wie dieser stolz per Twitter verbreitete. Über die Inhalte des Gesprächs wurde nichts mitgeteilt.

09.02.2019 - 10:01 [ ]

Differenzen auf internationaler Konferenz zu Venezuela in Montevideo

Aus Lateinamerika nahmen an der Konferenz Vertreter aus Bolivien, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Mexiko und Uruguay teil. Aus Europa waren Diplomaten aus Frankreich, Deutschland, Italien, den Niederlanden, Portugal, Spanien, Schweden und Großbritannien anwesend. Mit dabei war auch die Hohe Vertreterin der EU für Auswärtige Angelegenheiten, Federica Mogherini, und der uruguayische Präsident Tabaré Vázquez.

08.02.2019 - 09:10 [ ]

Mexiko, Uruguay und Caricom: Montevideo-Mechanismus als Lösung für Krise in Venezuela

Im Vorfeld zur ersten Tagung der Internationalen Kontaktgruppe zur Bewältigung der Krise in Venezuela haben Mexiko, Uruguay sowie das Länderbündnis Karibische Gemeinschaft (Caricom) den Montevideo-Mechanismus als Ergebnis ihrer Zusammenarbeit zur friedlichen und demokratischen Beilegung des Konfliktes bekanntgegeben.

07.02.2019 - 08:14 [ telesur ]

Uruguay, Mexico Present Outline for Montevideo Conference

The conference will foster a platform for respectful negotiations between Venezuela and its opposition.

The agenda for the “Montevideo Mechanism” being held in Uruguay on Thursday will be a four part process, foreign ministers said Wednesday.

15.01.2019 - 01:21 [ teleSUR ]

Duque: Colombia Will Create Prosur To Replace Unasur

Right-wing Colombian President Ivan Duque announced on Monday that he and several South American leaders, including billionaire Chilean President Sebastian Piñera, are in talks to develop a diplomatic group, Prosur, to counter Unasur (Union South American Nations) begun by former Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez.

03.01.2019 - 14:16 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

Ecuador has initiated a formal „Special Examination“ of Julian Assange’s asylum and nationality (nationals cannot be extradited) as it seeks a $10billion+ IMF bailout for which the US government demanded handing over Assange and dropping environmental claims against Chevron.

25.12.2018 - 04:50 [ Consortium News ]

VIDEO: Pilger Says Assange Denies Meeting Manafort

WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange has vehemently denied that he ever met Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, according to journalist and filmmaker John Pilger, who met with Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in London last week.

Pilger said Assange told him the story published by The Guardian on Nov. 27 was a “total fabrication.” Pilger told Consortium News in an interview for the Unity4J vigil on Friday that “I personally can confirm that did not happen. He said it was a fabrication. It was not possible. The way internal security works at that embassy, it was not possible.”

22.12.2018 - 23:13 [ WSWS ]

Demands surge for Britain to free WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

Yesterday, legal experts who comprise the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) made a scathing condemnation of the British government. Its press release, issued by the UN Human Rights Commissioner, noted that the UN Working Group had ruled three years ago that Assange was being “arbitrarily deprived of his freedom and demanded that he be released.”

22.12.2018 - 02:58 [ teleSUR ]

UN Experts Urge UK To Let Assange Leave Ecuadorean Embassy

“States that are based upon and promote the rule of law do not like to be confronted with their own violations of the law, that is understandable. But when they honestly admit these violations, they do honor the very spirit of the rule of law, earn enhanced respect for doing so, and set worldwide commendable examples,” the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention (WGAD) said.

22.12.2018 - 00:17 [ Sevim Dagdelen / Mitglied des Deutschen Bundestages ]

Pressestatement nach Besuch bei Julian Assange

Die friedliebenden und freiheitsliebenden Menschen in Deutschland und der ganzen Welt sind Herrn Assange zu Dank verpflichtet. Er hat dazu beigetragen, die Kriegsverbrechen im Irak und in Afghanistan und illegale Machenschaften der Geheimdienste ans Licht zu bringen, vor allem der CIA. Er hat uns die Augen dafür geöffnet, wie schmutzig und blutig diese Kriege waren und sind, und wie sehr wir von unseren Regierungen getäuscht wurden. Er verdient unsere Solidarität.

22.12.2018 - 00:07 [ Portal ]

Deutsche Abgeordnete besuchen Julian Assange und kritisieren Ecuador

Heike Hänsel und Sevim Dagdelen, Vizevorsitzende der Linksfraktion im Bundestag und Mitglieder im Auswärtigen Ausschuss, sprachen gut eine Stunde lang mit Assange, der sich seit mehr als sechs Jahren in der Botschaft des südamerikanischen Landes befindet.

05.12.2018 - 11:23 [ ]

Help WikiLeaks Sue Guardian Over Fabricated Story

The Embassy’s visitor logs – maintained by Ecuador – show no such visits, since they did not occur.

This is not the first time that the Guardian, and in particular its writer Luke Harding, have fabricated a story about Assange.

WikiLeaks is suing The Guardian for libel over this serious fabrication.

Bringing legal action in UK courts is extremely expensive. WikiLeaks is entirely funded by the public and urgently needs your support.

05.12.2018 - 11:13 [ ]

Misreporting Manafort: A Case Study in Journalistic Malpractice

(3.12.2018) Firstly, the entire story was based upon anonymous intelligence sources, sources that could not tell the newspaper exactly when the meetings took place.

Furthermore, the Ecuadorian embassy is one of the most surveilled buildings in the most surveilled city in the world, and was under 24-hour police guard and monitoring, costing the UK government over £11 million between 2012 and 2015. The embassy also had very tight internal security, with all visitors thoroughly vetted, required to sign in and leave all their electronic devices with security. Is it really possible any figure, let alone Donald Trump’s campaign manager, could walk in for a series of secret meetings without leaving record with Ecuador, or being seen by the media or police?

05.12.2018 - 11:07 [ Mark Curtis ‏/ Twitter ]

„The Guardian hit piece was so spectacularly desperate in its over-reaching to advance a narrative which has been used to manufacture support for longtime CIA/MI6 agendas … that it completely exposed itself as the establishment psyop firm that it is“.


05.12.2018 - 10:34 [ The Jimmy Dore Show / Youtube ]

Politico Caught Running CIA Propaganda About Assange

(4.12.2018) Just when we thought the bogus Assange smear couldn’t get worse, Politico asks the world to hold their beer.

01.12.2018 - 19:17 [ Glenn Greenwald ‏/ Twitter ]

8/ Even 2 hours after I read it, I still can’t believe that Politico actually published an article by an ex-CIA agent under a fake name saying that if the Guardian’s blockbuster Assange/Manafort story is false, it’s Russia’s fault. Parodying the US media at this point is futile.


01.12.2018 - 14:59 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Never, Ever Forget The Guardian/Politico Psyop Against WikiLeaks

For the first few hours after any new “bombshell” Russiagate story comes out, my social media notifications always light up with poorly written posts by liberal establishment loyalists saying things like “HAHAHA @caitoz this proves you wrong now will you FINALLY stop denying Russian collusion???” Then, when people start actually analyzing that story and noting that it comes nowhere remotely close to proving that Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government to steal the 2016 election, those same people always forget to come back afterward and admit to me that they were wrong again.

28.11.2018 - 03:38 [ Gareth Porter / Truthdig ]

U.K. and Ecuador Conspire to Deliver Julian Assange to U.S. Authorities

Behind the revelation of those secret charges for supposedly threatening U.S. national security is a murky story of a political ploy by the Ecuadorian and British governments to create a phony rationale for ousting Assange from the embassy. The two regimes agreed to base their plan on the claim that Assange was conspiring to flee to Russia.

28.11.2018 - 03:25 [ the Canary ]

Growing calls for Guardian editor-in-chief to resign after the paper publishes massive ‘fake news’ story

There are growing calls for the Guardian‘s editor-in-chief to resign as the paper faces accusations of publishing a major “fake news” story about WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on 27 November. Citing anonymous sources, the Guardian article accused Assange of holding “secret talks” with Donald Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort. The allegation could strengthen efforts to extradite Assange to the US, where he may face the death penalty.

28.11.2018 - 03:09 [ Craig Murray ]

Assange Never Met Manafort. Luke Harding and the Guardian Publish Still More Blatant MI6 Lies

I am not a fan of Donald Trump. But to see the partisans of the defeated candidate (and a particularly obnoxious defeated candidate) manipulate the security services and the media to create an entirely false public perception, in order to attempt to overturn the result of the US Presidential election, is the most astonishing thing I have witnessed in my lifetime.

20.11.2018 - 15:55 [ teleSUR ]

Roger Waters Arrives in Ecuador to Visit Indigenous Communities in Amazon Affected by Chevron

„Can I speak with someone higher up the ladder because this is ridiculous, trying to stop me from visiting these people?“ Waters asked civilly. He pleaded with the airport authority saying he’s trying „trying to help your brothers and sisters, these are your Ecuadorean brothers and sisters. We’re trying to help them.“

20.10.2018 - 19:32 [ Junge Welt ]

Kurswechsel in Quito

Tatsächlich hat Moreno seit seinem Amtsantritt im Mai 2017 eine Abkehr von der Politik Correas vollzogen, dessen Vizepräsident er von 2007 bis 2013 gewesen war. So kündigte er im vergangenen August den Austritt Ecuadors aus der Bolivarischen Allianz für die Völker Unseres Amerikas (ALBA) an, die 2004 von Fidel Castro und Hugo Chávez als antiimperialistischer Gegenpol zur Dominanz Washingtons gegründet worden war.

20.10.2018 - 10:21 [ WikiLeaks / TwitLonger ]

Statement: Julian Assange launches case over his continued gagging, threat

Julian Assange today launched a case accusing the government of Ecuador of violating his fundamental rights and freedoms. WikiLeaks general counsel Baltasar Garzon arrived in Ecuador yesterday to launch the case against the government. The move comes almost seven months after Ecuador threatened to remove his protection and summarily cut off his access to the outside world, including by refusing to allow journalists and human rights organisations to see him, and installing three signal jammers in the embassy to prevent his phone calls and internet access.

25.09.2018 - 14:40 [ teleSUR ]

Cuba’s Diaz-Canel Meets With Iranian And Ecuadorean Presidents

Havana and Quito have developed closer ties since the Rafael Correa administrations (2008-17), creating reciprocal health and education social programs in both countries.

Cuba and Iran have strengthened their political and diplomatic cooperation since last year when U.S. President Donald Trump heightened hostilities against Iran.

27.08.2018 - 15:41 [ Portal ]

Regierung von Ecuador verlässt Alba-Bündnis und kürzt Staatsausgaben

Dem Alba-Bündnis gehören derzeit Antigua und Barbuda, Bolivien, Dominika, Grenada, Kuba, Nicaragua, St. Lucia, St. Kitts und Nevis, St. Vincent und Grenadinen, Surinam und Venezuela an. Es war im Jahr 2004 auf Initiative der damaligen Präsidenten von Kuba, Fidel Castro, und Venezuela, Hugo Chávez, als Alternative zu der von Washington geplanten Gesamtamerikanischen Freihandelszone gegründet worden.

25.08.2018 - 01:08 [ teleSUR ]

ALBA Boss Chastizes Ecuador For Abandoning Regional Bloc

„The announced exit from Ecuador of the ALBA-TCP coincides with the political strategy currently being developed in South America, by some governments, of attacking Latin American and Caribbean integration, as, for example, has already been happening with the Union of South American Nations (Unasur) and that will surely be extended to other integration spaces in Our America.“

Cespedes continued by reminding the Ecuadorean government of Lenin Moreno that ALBA is governed by „justice, solidarity, equity, cooperation, complementarity and the common will to advance in an equitable development based on respect for the sovereignty and self-determination of peoples.“

24.08.2018 - 22:33 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador Announces Exit from Regional Body ALBA

The Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) was founded in 2005 to counter U.S. economic dominance in the region.
Ecuador announced Thursday it was withdrawing from the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) according to Foreign Minister José Valencia.

24.08.2018 - 21:37 [ Junge Welt ]

Nach Washingtons Pfeife

Rechtsruck in Lateinamerika: Ecuadorianische Regierung kündigt Austritt aus fortschrittlichem Staatenbund ALBA an

22.08.2018 - 21:46 [ teleSUR ]

‚Self-Sabotage:‘ Ecuador Embraces Neoliberal Reform and US Interests

Sociologist Jonathan Baez has described these decisions as “self-sabotage with the aim to access multilateral loans as the only possibility for financing.” During Pence’s visit, Moreno thanked the U.S. VP for his “willingness to support Ecuador’s financial needs by strengthening dialogue with multilateral organizations.”

22.08.2018 - 21:42 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador: Government Announces More Austerity Measures, Slashes Ministries

According to local newspaper El Comercio, the reduction in the size of the state will cost the country at least 900 jobs. This, in turn, will have a negative impact on unemployment and internal demand.

David Suarez, of the Center for Economic and Social Rights (or CDES), tweeted “the announced economic measures reveal that we are taking the path of the sacrifice demanded by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Austerity continues by the drop. Austerity for us, debt forgiveness for economic groups #ItIsNotTheGovernmentofAll #EconomicMeasures.”

20.07.2018 - 21:24 [ RT ]

Ecuador to hand over Assange to UK ‘in coming weeks or days,’ own sources tell RT’s editor-in chief

The Times report comes just weeks before a visit to the UK by the newly-elected Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno, who has labeled Assange a “hacker”, an “inherited problem” and a “stone in the shoe.”

16.07.2018 - 22:47 [ WSWS ]

British and Ecuadorian authorities in talks to evict Julian Assange from London embassy

The article said the talks are “an attempt to remove Assange” from the embassy and are being conducted at the highest levels of government, with British Foreign Office Minister Sir Alan Duncan personally involved… Decades and centuries-long legal protections and democratic rights are being shredded, as governments prepare for police-state repression of mass social struggles against the drive to war, and the onslaught on the social rights of the working class. This makes clear that the defence of Assange is a critical issue for all supporters of democratic rights.

05.07.2018 - 18:39 [ Portal ]

Gericht in Ecuador erlässt Haftbefehl gegen Ex-Präsident Correa

„Bundeskanzlerin Merkel hat nach dem mehrfachen Missbrauch von Interpol durch die Türkei zugesagt, auf eine Veränderung bei der Polizeibehörde hinzuwirken. Sie muss das nun endlich umsetzen, die politische Verfolgung Correas zeigt den dringenden Handlungsbedarf“, so Hänsel.

24.06.2018 - 09:15 [ Paul Craig Roberts / Information Clearing House ]

The Persecution of Julian Assange Proves That Western Values No Longer Exist

Wikileaks is a news organization and has not done anything that a free press has not always done. Julian Assange is a citizen of Australia and Ecuador. He is not an American and thus cannot be guilty of treason. Yet Washington is believed to have used a grand jury to concoct such a case against him.

04.06.2018 - 09:01 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuadorean Judge Halts Excavation of Gold Mine

Judge Paul Serrano of the Cuenca civil court ruled over the weekend that the Ecuagoldming Rio Blanco mining concession financed by the Chinese company Junefield violates articles 57 and 398 of the nation’s 2008 constitution. The articles mandate that the government provide various public hearings in communities that may be environmentally affected by nearby projects.

02.06.2018 - 10:34 [ ]

Verteidigt Julian Assange!

Demonstrationen, Proteste, Reden und andere öffentliche Veranstaltungen müssen weltweit organisiert werden, um Julian Assange zu verteidigen.

Das IKVI und die WSWS unterstützen die Mahnwache, die von WikiLeaks-Anhängern vor der ecuadorianischen Botschaft in London am 19. Juni anlässlich des sechsten Jahrestages des Betretens des Gebäudes vorbereitet wird. Auch in anderen Städten werden Mahnwachen organisiert.

Die ecuadorianische Regierung muss Assanges Recht auf Kommunikation und den Empfang von Besuchern wiederherstellen. Nachdem sie ihm politisches Asyl gewährt hat, hat sie nicht das Recht, ihn seinen Verfolgern zu übergeben.

02.06.2018 - 10:31 [ Caitlin Johnstone ]

Moreno: Assange Can Remain At Embassy, So Long As He Doesn’t Practice Journalism

In an interview with German publication Deutsche Welle, Ecuador’s president confirmed reports that revoking Assange’s political asylum is being actively considered and remains an option on the table, saying that his administration will “take a decision” if the WikiLeaks editor-in-chief refuses to comply with instructions to cease voicing his political opinions online. Saying that Assange’s public geopolitical analysis has “surpassed the limits of freedom of expression,” Moreno’s conditions on Assange’s continued asylum amount to a demand that Assange cease to practice the journalism he was granted political asylum for in the first place.

16.05.2018 - 18:58 [ Portal ]

Ausschreitungen verschärfen Diskussion um Bergbau in Ecuador

In Molleturo fordern seit vergangener Woche Bewohner verschiedener Gemeinden den sofortigen Rückzug des Projektes Río Blanco des chinesischen Bergbauunternehmens Junefield/Ecuagoldmining South America S.A., das Gold auf knapp 5700 Hektar fördert.

12.05.2018 - 14:57 [ ]

Beenden Sie die Isolation von Julian Assange

Mit großer Sorge haben wir gehört, dass Julian Assange den Zugang zum Internet und das Recht, Besucher*innen in der ecuadorianischen Botschaft in London zu empfangen, verloren hat. Nur außerordentlicher Druck der US-amerikanischen und spanischen Regierungen kann erklären, warum die Behörden Ecuadors solch entsetzliche Schritte zur Isolierung von Julian unternommen haben sollten.

Wir fordern, dass Julian Assanges Isolation JETZT endet!

12.05.2018 - 14:54 [ Wikileaks / Twitter ]

June 19: WikiLeaks publisher @JulianAssange marks 6 years in Ecuador’s Embassy in London—detained in the UK without charge, denied healthcare & sunlight, and now gagged & isolated, for documenting the world. Join the solidarity vigil 11am-8pm, speeches from 6pm.

02.05.2018 - 21:47 [ Junge Welt ]

Argüellos Tod in Kuba

»Weder die Interamerikanische Pressegesellschaft (Sociedad Interamericana de Prensa, SIP), noch die Organisation »Reporter ohne Grenzen« (ROG) haben den Mord an ihm je verurteilt«, erklärte Ponce. Der chilenische Autor Ernesto Carmona von der Lateinamerikanischen Journalistenvereinigung »Felap« (Federación Latinoamericana de Periodistas) kritisierte, dass auch die Verfolgung, Folter und Morde Hunderter lateinamerikanischer Journalisten für beide Organisationen kein vorrangiges Thema sind.

02.05.2018 - 20:26 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador Declares State of Emergency on Border, Boosts Security

„The minister of interior, Cesar Navas, has reported violent actions by organized crime groups including to date, 11 terrorist attacks, seven killed individuals, 11 injuries, 150 displaced individuals, and three state infrastructures affected. Additionally, two Ecuadorean citizens have been kidnapped,“ the declaration reads.

29.03.2018 - 10:23 [ ]

End Julian Assange’s isolation

It is with great concern that we heard that Julian Assange has lost access to the internet and the right to receive visitors at the Ecuadorian London Embassy. Only extraordinary pressure from the US and the Spanish governments can explain why Ecuador’s authorities should have taken such appalling steps in isolating Julian.

We demand that Julian Assange’s isolation ends NOW!

29.03.2018 - 10:16 [ Yanis Varoufakis ]

Brian Eno & Yanis Varoufakis: Restore Julian Assange’s access to visitors and the outside world!

It is with great concern that we heard that Julian Assange has lost access to the internet and the right to receive visitors at the Ecuadorian London Embassy. Only extraordinary pressure from the US and the Spanish governments can explain why Ecuador’s authorities should have taken such appalling steps in isolating Julian.

27.03.2018 - 04:11 [ teleSUR ]

Ecuador Taxi Drivers, Cooperatives Protest Against Cabify, Uber

Local taxi drivers in the Andean capital of Ecuador, Quito, marched to the Ministry of Transport and Public Works, located in the heart of the city, to demand that corporations running informal taxi services, like Uber and Cabify, stop operations effective immediately as they are adversely affecting the local drivers‘ businesses.