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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 the country’s Central Bank. The technical details or the name ... Read More »

Ecuador hands Goldman Sachs half its gold reserves

Ecuador flag flying

This is a great example of how the game works. In a world in which every government on earth needs “liquidity” to survive, and the primary goal of every government is and always has been survival (the retention of arbitrary power at all costs), the provider of liquidity is king. So what is liquidity and who provides it? In the current ... Read More »

Ecuador has received asylum request from NSA whistleblower Snowden

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Two cars of the embassy of Ecuador in Moscow are parked outside the terminal where Edward Snowden, the former contractor for the U.S. National Security Agency, is believed to have landed in Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport, June 23, 2013. The former CIA contractor, Edward Snowden, has asked Ecuador for political asylum, the country’s foreign minister, Ricardo Patino Aroca, wrote on Twitter. ... Read More »

Ecuadorian president warns of possible ‘CIA attack’ before elections

Rafael Correa speaks after being named new Finance Minister in Ecuador.

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 Bell, who allegedly passed on information to the Ecuadorian government ... Read More »

Ecuador may consider political asylum for Syria’s Assad

Rafael Correa Ecuador

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 will consider as a human being whose basic rights we ... Read More »

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

Julian Assange

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 not bear conclusive evidence that Assange had ever worn it, ... Read More »

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 hours before the picture was taken, the WikiLeaks founder pinned ... Read More »

UK police’s plans to arrest Assange revealed

British police Assange

The British police’s plans for arresting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in case he leaves the Ecuadorean embassy in London have been revealed after a police officer accidentally let slip the plans. A British police officer’s handwritten document marked “restricted” and “decision – supporting rationale” was photographed outside Ecuador’s embassy in London. The document disclosed that the British police are intent ... Read More »

US war on whistleblowers must end – Assange (VIDEO)

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gives the thumbs up sign after speaking to the media outside the Ecuador embassy in west Londo

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. “On Wednesday night, after a threat was sent to this ... Read More »

Assange to break silence as more countries rally behind Ecuador

Ecuador embassy London

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 Garzon said ahead of a planned statement by the WikiLeaks ... Read More »