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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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WikiLeaks: US undermining democracy in Ecuador

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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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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 hands Goldman Sachs half its gold reserves

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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 …

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Ecuador has received asylum request from NSA whistleblower Snowden


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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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