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Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Saturday defended his country's decision to grant WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange asylum, slamming Great Britain's behavior toward Ecuador as "intolerable" and "unacceptable."

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Decision on WikiLeaks founder's asylum request coming, Ecuador saysupdated: Tue Aug 14 2012 09:06:00

Ecuador could make a decision on the asylum request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as early as this week, President Rafael Correa said.

Ecuador: Still no decision on Assange asylum requestupdated: Wed Jul 11 2012 06:20:00

Ecuador is weighing the asylum request of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and will make the decision on its own, in its own time, the country's president said Tuesday.

Ecuador considers Assange asylum requestupdated: Sat Jun 23 2012 07:02:00

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa says he is carefully considering Julian Assange's petition for asylum and suggested that charges against the WikiLeaks' founder could be political persecution.

Why Assange needs Ecuador and Ecuador needs Assangeupdated: Thu Jun 21 2012 05:41:00

Time was running out for Julian Assange. If the WikiLeaks frontman was going to make a move it would be soon.

Brothers might battle for presidency in Ecuadorupdated: Thu Mar 08 2012 10:18:00

Voters in Ecuador might have a chance to weigh in on a high-profile case of sibling rivalry.

Ecuador high court upholds $40 million libel suitupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 08:35:00

Ecuador's highest court has upheld a conviction and a $40 million judgment against a newspaper in a case that pitted the paper's directors and a former opinion editor against the country's president.

Falklands war vet on Prince's deploymentupdated: Sun Feb 05 2012 04:54:00

Falklands war veteran Simon Weston says the Falkland Islands are under constant harassment from Argentina.

Court suspends hearing in Ecuador presidential libel caseupdated: Tue Jan 24 2012 17:25:00

A court suspended a hearing Tuesday in a libel lawsuit that pits Ecuador's president against one of the nation's largest newspapers.

Ahmadinejad defends nuclear program on last leg of Latin America tripupdated: Thu Jan 12 2012 22:29:00

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad defended his country's nuclear program Thursday, criticizing the United States for imposing sanctions.

Ecuadorian paper reacts to libel ruling with nearly-empty front pageupdated: Tue Jul 26 2011 04:38:00

There were no articles on the front page of Ecuador's El Universo newspaper in reaction to a judge's ruling that the publication had libeled the country's president.

Ecuador's president wins libel lawsuit against newspaperupdated: Wed Jul 20 2011 23:36:00

A judge in Ecuador ruled Wednesday that the directors and former opinion editor of El Universo newspaper must each serve three years in prison for an opinion article about President Rafael Correa, state media reported.

Libel case pits Ecuador's president against newspaperupdated: Tue Jul 19 2011 22:25:00

Court proceedings began Tuesday in a high-profile libel lawsuit that pits Ecuador's president against one of the nation's largest newspapers.

Ecuador to investigate FARC links to presidentupdated: Wed May 18 2011 16:04:00

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will face an investigation into whether his presidential campaign received money from Colombian leftist guerrillas, Ecuador's attorney general's office said.

Amnesty International: Latin America 'dangerous' for journalistsupdated: Thu May 12 2011 20:16:00

As attackers target reporters and governments shut down television stations, Latin America ranks among the most dangerous regions for journalists, according to an Amnesty International report released Friday

Critics wary of Ecuadorian referendumupdated: Sun May 08 2011 08:09:00

Voters in Ecuador were at the polls Saturday for a referendum of government and social reforms that critics say is a thinly disguised attempt to consolidate more power for President Rafael Correa.

Ecuadorian president claims key referendum winupdated: Sun May 08 2011 02:41:00

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa claimed victory in a referendum on government and social reforms that critics have charged is a thinly disguised attempt to consolidate more power.

Trial against accused Ecuadorian cop postponedupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 07:51:00

A trial scheduled for this week in the case of an Ecuadorian police official charged with attempting to assassinate the country's president was abruptly canceled because the judge went on vacation, according to a court document.

U.S. expels Ecuadorian ambassadorupdated: Thu Apr 07 2011 21:14:00

In a diplomatic tit for tat, the U.S. State Department said Thursday it has ordered the Ecuadorian ambassador expelled from the United States.

Ecuador says U.S. ambassador not welcomeupdated: Wed Apr 06 2011 06:07:00

The Ecuadorian government on Tuesday declared the U.S. ambassador in that country, Heather Hodges, persona non grata and asked her to leave as soon as possible, the state-run Andes news agency reported. The decision was based on a State Department cable made public by WikiLeaks, it said.

Ecuador president pushes for referendumupdated: Tue Jan 18 2011 16:08:00

Ecuador's president appealed to citizens in a televised address, saying that the constitutional changes he seeks are in the best interest of the country.

Ecuador hasn't invited WikiLeaks founder to visit, president saysupdated: Wed Dec 01 2010 13:41:00

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Tuesday night that his country has not invited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange for a visit, as was widely reported.

Ecuador invites WikiLeaks founder to discuss document leaksupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 05:27:00

Ecuador Monday invited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to come to Quito to discuss documents leaked on the site relating to Ecuador and other Latin American countries, according to a statement from the country's foreign ministry.

Zakaria: Silver lining in WikiLeaksupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 05:27:00

CNN's Fareed Zakaria says there is a silver lining from the massive leak of classified documents by WikiLeaks.

Colombia and Ecuador agree to reestablish full diplomatic tiesupdated: Fri Nov 26 2010 23:39:00

The presidents of Colombia and Ecuador announced Friday they will resume full diplomatic relations after more than two years of estrangement.

Ecuador extends state of emergency in capitalupdated: Sun Oct 10 2010 08:17:00

Authorities in Ecuador on Saturday extended a state of emergency indefinitely, an action that mobilizes the military to be in charge of securing the country instead of the police.

Police discussed killing Ecuador's president, radio transmissions showupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 15:01:00

Rogue national police who held Ecuador's president captive for 11 hours last week talked about killing him, according to an audio recording the state-run Andes news agency said were police radio transmissions.

State of emergency in Ecuador extendedupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 00:03:00

A state of emergency in Ecuador has been extended to Friday, the country's government announced, as investigators watch videos and review photographs to identify officers involved in last week's police uprising. It was originally set to expire Tuesday.

Ecuador's president freed by armyupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 00:03:00

A special forces team rescues Ecuador's president from a hospital were he was being held. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Unrest grips Ecuadorupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 07:47:00

Journalist Martha Sandoval has the latest on the unrest in Ecuador, including the rescue of President Rafael Correa.

Ecuador police riotupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 00:35:00

Police in Ecuador protest the government's cancellation of bonuses and promotions. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

There was second survivor from Mexico massacre, officials sayupdated: Wed Sep 01 2010 15:04:00

A second person survived a massacre in which 72 migrants from Central and South America were killed last week in northern Mexico, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa and Mexican officials said.

Brotherly spat reaches Ecuador's presidencyupdated: Wed Jul 14 2010 23:55:00

Fabricio Correa, brother of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, called the president corrupt and said he has formed a political party that will challenge his brother, he told CNN en Español.

Arrest warrant derails Colombia-Ecuador talksupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 09:43:00

After nearly going to war last year over a Colombian military raid inside Ecuador, the two nations seemed to be patching relations when their foreign ministers met a few weeks ago.

President, indigenous groups at odds over fatal protest in Ecuadorupdated: Fri Oct 02 2009 14:33:00

On the edge of Ecuador's Amazon Basin, the Upano River gives life to a vibrant agricultural sector that keeps the economy of the southeastern city of Macas beating. Bananas, papayas and coffee are some of the foods farmed by the largely indigenous population.

Colombian lawmakers OK referendum on Uribe third termupdated: Wed Sep 02 2009 14:15:00

Colombia's House of Representatives overwhelmingly has approved a measure that could allow President Alvaro Uribe to run for a third term next year.

New images show healthier Fidel Castroupdated: Tue Aug 25 2009 09:31:00

A new video and a photo of ailing Communist leader Fidel Castro surfaced on Sunday, revealing a healthier-looking man than in previous photos.

Ecuador's Correa kicks off second presidential termupdated: Mon Aug 10 2009 23:09:00

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was sworn in for a second term on Monday, reaffirming in a speech his dedication to the country's poor and accusing the media of aiding his critics.

Alleged rebel diary ties Ecuador president to FARC guerrillasupdated: Thu Jul 30 2009 19:09:00

A diary reported to have come from a top Colombian guerrilla leader killed last year says key officials in Ecuador accepted money from the rebels and had connections with Mexican drug gangs.

Ecuador's leader hotly denies FARC gave him moneyupdated: Mon Jul 27 2009 23:32:00

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa denied Saturday that a Colombian guerrilla group donated money to his 2006 presidential campaign, asking his country's civil commission to investigate the allegation.

Ecuador's Correa claims re-election winupdated: Mon Apr 27 2009 09:08:00

U.S.-educated economist and socialist Rafael Correa became the first president to win re-election in Ecuador since 1972, a victory all the more astounding given that the three preceding presidents were ousted amid anti-government protests.

Business Bulletinupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 22:35:00

CNN's Susan Lisovicz has the latest business news in the evening CNN.com Live Business Bulletin.

Ecuador won't pay foreign debt interestupdated: Fri Dec 12 2008 22:35:00

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Friday he will not pay interest on the nation's foreign debt and that he was prepared to accept any consequences.

Time.com: Ecuador: Draft Charter Favors Correaupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 06:00:00

A proposed new constitution grants Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa broad powers including the ability to dissolve Congress and set monetary policy, and would let him stay in office through 2017

Time.com: Ecuador Pardons Drug 'Mules'updated: Mon Jul 07 2008 13:00:00

Hundreds of jailed convicts are celebrating Ecuador's decision to pardon low-level drug couriers known as "mules"

Ecuadoran president downplays alleged plotupdated: Fri Jun 13 2008 01:37:00

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa downplayed news that authorities arrested four people in an alleged plot to attack him.

Time.com: Ecuador Targets a U.S. Air Baseupdated: Wed May 14 2008 13:00:00

President Rafael Correa alleges that Washington infringed on his country's sovereignty and will move to end a U.S. lease on a coastal military base

Time.com: South America's Most Troubled Borderupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 13:20:00

On the border between Ecuador and Colombia, FARC rebels -- and the government forces chasing them -- have created the continent's most serious security crisis

Ecuador's new defense minister takes officeupdated: Thu Apr 10 2008 04:36:00

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's former personal secretary, Javier Ponce, took over as defense minister in a move analysts said gives Correa greater control over the military.

Venezuela resetting diplomatic ties with Colombiaupdated: Sun Mar 09 2008 18:23:00

The Venezuelan government on Sunday announced it is re-establishing normal diplomatic ties with Colombia after the two South American countries resolved their differences over Colombia's recent cross-border attack on rebels in Ecuador.

Latin American summitupdated: Sat Mar 08 2008 07:26:00

There were handshakes and harsh words at a summit for Latin American leaders. CNN's Rick Sanchez reports.

Colombia crisis ends with accordupdated: Sat Mar 08 2008 07:26:00

The presidents of Colombia, Venezuela and Ecuador have signed a declaration to end a crisis sparked when Colombian troops killed a rebel leader and 21 others inside Ecuadoran territory.

Second Colombian rebel leader killedupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 19:59:00

As South American officials tried to ease tensions sparked by Colombia's killing of a rebel leader inside Ecuador, the Colombian army announced the death of another top militant Friday.

Colombia, Venezuela tensionupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 19:59:00

ITN's Jonathan Rugman reports on the rising tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.

Nicaragua breaks diplomatic relations with Colombiaupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 16:35:00

Nicaragua President Daniel Ortega said Thursday that the nation is breaking relations with Colombia "in solidarity with the Ecuadoran people."

Time.com: Refereeing the Colombia Standoffupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 12:00:00

Long derided as ineffectual, the Organization of American States steps up to mediate a dangerous standoff between Andean power players

Chavez sends troops to borderupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 23:40:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez deploys 10 battalions to the border with Colombia. CNN's Carlos Guillen reports

Ecuador: Colombian raid prevented release of captivesupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 23:40:00

Ecuador's president said Monday that a deal to release political prisoners -- including former Colombian Sen. Ingrid Betancourt -- was nearly complete before a Colombian raid into his country Saturday.

Ecuador pulls diplomat from Bogotaupdated: Sun Mar 02 2008 23:15:00

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa withdrew his government's ambassador in Bogota, Colombia, and ordered troops to the country's border following a Colombian raid against leftist rebels inside Ecuador.

Deadly Ecuador floods leave thousands homeless updated: Thu Feb 21 2008 15:13:00

At least 10 people have died and thousands have been left homeless after torrential rains inundated large parts of Ecuador, officials said Thursday.

Rain in Ecuador causes floodsupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 15:13:00

Torrential rainfall engulfs parts of Ecuador in floods.

Time.com: In Ecuador, a Vote for Democracy? updated: Tue Oct 02 2007 11:00:00

Viewpoint: A constitutional referendum and plans to dissolve Congress are the latest reminder that Latin America's legislatures have often discredited the region's democracies

Ecuador plan seeks balance of environment, oil updated: Mon Jul 23 2007 03:23:00

Under pressure to preserve the environment while at the same time ease the poverty of his people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has come up with an unusual solution.

Fortune: Banner dayupdated: Fri Jan 19 2007 15:20:00

When Rafael Correa (above, with his wife on election night) began campaigning for President, he seemed unlikely to win. Close links with a fellow leftist, Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez, were cos...

Análisis: Chávez radicaliza su revoluciónupdated: Tue Jan 16 2007 11:51:00

El Presidente de Venezuela Hugo Chávez cumplió su promesa de radicalizar su revolución Bolivariana a partir de su reelección.

Fortune: The world at riskupdated: Tue Nov 28 2006 17:28:00

1. Mexico The Fox administration will resolve much of the political crisis in Oaxaca before incoming President Felipe Calderón takes power, but the social malaise from which the conflict arose will...

The insider's guide to Ecuador's electionsupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 03:50:00

Rafael Correa, a leftist nationalist who is friendly with Venezuela's anti-U.S. president, defeated banana tycoon Alvaro Noboa in Ecuador's presidential runoff on Sunday, partial results indicated. Here is our guide to the country and the vote.

Fortune: The world at riskupdated: Mon Oct 02 2006 12:58:00

1. Ecuador

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