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.

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!

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.