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19th Feb, 2017Ecuador elects a new President and National Assembly

The people of Ecuador have a busy day today as they go to the polls to elect a new president and vice-president, the 137 members of the National Assembly, the […] more ->

3rd May, 2016José Icaza is new Oil Minister

President Rafael Correa has appointed José Icaza Romero as his new Minister of Hydrocarbons after the resignation of Ing. Carlos Parejo. No details have been released as to the reason […] more ->

4th Mar, 2016Ricardo Patiño moves to Defence Ministry

Ecuador’s Foreign Minister, Ricardo Patiño, has been appointed the new Minister of Defence. He replaces Fernando Cordero who resigned earlier this week as tensions between the military and the government […] more ->

30th Oct, 2015IMF 2015 Article IV Consultation with Ecuador

IMF Executive Board Concludes 2015 Article IV Consultation with Ecuador Press Release No. 15/475 October 21, 2015 On September 25, 2015, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) […] more ->

20th Feb, 2015President appoints new Minister of Foreign Trade

President Rafael Correa has made changes to his Ministries, dismissing Francisco Rivadeneira as Minister of Foreign Trade and replacing him with Diego Aulestia. María de los Ángeles Duarte becomes the […] more ->

27th Sep, 2014Five new Ministers appointed

Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has sworn in five new Cabinet Ministers as part of a drive to “enhance administrative efficiency”. The new Ministers are: Sandra Naranjo; Minister of Tourism Fernando […] more ->

11th Mar, 2014President Correa reshuffles team after poor election results

After poor results in local elections President Rafael Correa has carried out a limited reshuffle of his government. In all the president made seven changes but in so doing has […] more ->

25th Feb, 2014Opposition win capital Quito in major setback to President

President Rafael Correa admitted yesterday that the loss by his Alianza PAIS (AP) movement of the capital, Quito, in local elections on Sunday was a major setback. The party also […] more ->

23rd Feb, 2014Possible upset in capital Quito today

Ecuador will vote in local elections today with President Rafael Correa’s Alianza Pais expected to win across most of the country. The only potential upset, and it would be considerable […] more ->

25th May, 2013President Rafael Correa sworn in for third term

President Rafael Correa was sworn in for a third term yesterday at the Bicentennial Park in Quito promising that his citizen’s revolution was on track and that he would eradicate […] more ->