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WikiLeaks: US undermining democracy in Ecuador

Ecuador flag

In the months leading up to Ecuador’s October 2006 presidential election, the US Embassy in Quito claimed to be impartial. Rather than supporting one particular candidate, then-US ambassador Linda Jewell said the embassy only wanted to help facilitate “a fair and transparent electoral process”. However, diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show that …

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Ecuadorian president warns of possible ‘CIA attack’ before elections

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has said the CIA may try to kill him prior to upcoming elections. Citing reports of a plot to “destabilize the region,” Correa said the threats were “credible,” given the history of US involvement in Latin America. Correa alluded to reports by Chilean journalist Patricio Mery …

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Ecuador may consider political asylum for Syria’s Assad

After granting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum, Ecuador may consider doing the same for embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad and his inner circle, if he asks for it. Speaking to Brazilian daily Folha de Sao Paulo, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said, “Any person who requests asylum in Ecuador, we …

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Julian Assange seeks political asylum in Ecuador

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has requested political asylum and is under the protection of the Ecuadorian embassy in London. [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″][/youtube] Assange wrote directly to Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, saying he was being persecuted and could not return to his homeland, where he would be vulnerable to extradition to “a …

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Assange to break silence as more countries rally behind Ecuador

As Julian Assange prepares to give his first public statement in months, London police are on high alert demanding the IDs of all persons visiting his diplomatic hideout. Ecuador says the threat that the UK will raid its embassy “still stands.” “Julian Assange has always fought for justice”, Assange’s lawyer Baltazar …

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UK threatens to “assault” Ecuadorian Embassy to arrest Assange

Julian Assange Ecuador embassy

British authorities have “warned” Ecuador that they could raid its embassy and arrest Julian Assange if he is not handed over. The Ecuadorian Foreign Minister responded by saying such a move would be a “flagrant violation” of international law. Ecuador received a “direct” threat from the authorities in London that …

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Julian Assange’s new show: The World Tomorrow

“The World Tomorrow” is a dynamic new television discussion series on Russia Today featuring Julian Assange as host. It is a collection of interviews featuring an eclectic range of guests, who are stamping their mark on the future: politicians, revolutionaries, intellectuals, artists and visionaries. Imran Khan [youtube height=”400″ width=”550″][/youtube] When …

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Ecuador to replace the US dollar with its own digital currency

Ecuador Central Bank

Ecuador is planning to create the world’s first digital currency issued by the country’s central bank, in what is seen by many as a step to abandon the US dollar, the currency now used by the Central American country. The currency is expected to start circulating in December, according to …

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Ecuador breaks Guinness reforestation record

Planting tree Ecuador

Ecuador broke a world record for reforestation Saturday, as thousands of people pitched in to plant 647,250 trees of more than 200 species, President Rafael Correa said. “I have just been informed that we have broken the Guinness record for reforestation,” the president said in his weekly address. Correa said …

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5 million Venezuelans sign petition against US aggression and interference

Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro

Rejecting what they see as interference in Venezuela’s internal affairs, over five million people across the country have signed a petition demanding that the US president repeals his executive order that declared Caracas an extraordinary security threat. “We have collected more than 5 million signatures and we want to call …

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No DNA link to Assange in condom central to sex assault case

A ripped condom given to Swedish police by one of Julian Assange’s accusers does not contain the WikiLeaks founder’s DNA, forensic scientists have reportedly found. In a 100-page document shown to Assange’s lawyers, it was revealed that the torn prophylactic, having been examined by staff at two forensic laboratories, did …

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US war on whistleblowers must end – Assange (VIDEO)

Julian Assange made his first public appearance in two months, ever since he took refuge in the Ecuadorian embassy in London. Addressing the hundreds of people gathered outside the embassy, Assange thanked them for their support, claiming it was their resolve and presence that stopped British police storming the building. …

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The photo that proves Assange is innocent

Julian Assange innocent photo

It seems an unremarkable image: a group of friends smiling broadly. But this is the photograph Julian Assange hopes will clear his name. The face of the woman on the left has been obscured for legal reasons. For although she is seen beaming, she would later tell police that 48 …

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Hungary throws out Monsanto and the IMF


I don’t know about you, but I would label my personal knowledge of Hungary as wanting, if not painfully incomplete. It’s not an easy country to come to grips with, not least of all of course because Hungarian doesn’t look like any western language we know with the possible exception …

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List of countries destroyed by Hillary Clinton


In an email sent to his business partner and Democratic fundraiser Jeffrey Leeds, former Secretary of State Colin Powell wrote of Hillary Clinton, “Everything HRC touches she kind of screws up with hubris.” Clinton’s tenure as Secretary of State during Barack Obama’s first term was an unmitigated disaster for many …

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