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Volume 5, Issue 20
February 21, 2021
Correistas appear to run a “command center” from Mexico

Correistas appear to run a “command center” from Mexico

On Friday, February 12, Andrés Arauz, the candidate for the Presidency of the Republic for the Alliance for Hope, UNES, traveled to Mexico, where he currently resides. Mexico is not only the country where Arauz is studying for a master's degree and lives, it is also...

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Guillermo Lasso celebrates passage to the second round, Perez continues legal challenge to count

Guillermo Lasso celebrates passage to the second round, Perez continues legal challenge to count

Guillermo Lasso thanked his voters and celebrated Sunday’s announcement of the results of the National Electoral Council (CNE), which officially gave him second place in the February 7th elections. “We are going to the second round with courage and optimism,” he wrote on his Twitter account. The CNE counts the CREO-PSC coalition at 19.74%, equivalent to 1’830,045 valid […]

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It’s Arauz and Lasso in the April 11 runoff, for now

It’s Arauz and Lasso in the April 11 runoff, for now

As of Tuesday afternoon, it looks like Andrés Arauz, candidate of Unes, and Guillermo Lasso, of the Creo-Social Christian Party (PSC) alliance, will be competing in the Presidential runoff election on April 11th. However, there is still the objection and challenge stage before the start of the campaign. After the announcement of the results made […]

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Will I stay or will I go?

Will I stay or will I go?

Friends here keep asking me what I think about the future of Ecuador, with the likelihood that Andres Arauz will win the April 11th Presidential run-off election. All I can tell them is that from what I read, Arauz will return the country to the ways of Rafael...

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UPDATES 2-23-2021

UPDATES 2-23-2021

Update to: Former President Gustavo Noboa, who brought dollarization to Ecuador dies in US hospital at ag 83Published: Volume 5, Issue 19Ecuador pays State honors to former President, Gustavo Noboa At 3:00 p.m. on February 20, 2021, the remains of President Gustavo Noboa, who died in the United States after an operation from which he […]

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New cases and deaths fall, but month-to-month increases raise concerns

New cases and deaths fall, but month-to-month increases raise concerns

Tracking the spread and outcome of the coronavirus in Ecuador: Updated for Wednesday, February24, 2021 Last week we saw an increase in new cases and deaths that likely were a result of the close association of millions of citizens across the country congregating to vote in the country’s February 7th presidential election. This week, the […]

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A potential ‘correísta’ advance in Ecuador worries Spanish investors

A potential ‘correísta’ advance in Ecuador worries Spanish investors

Uncertainty and caution. Spanish companies with interests in Ecuador are watching with some apprehension the possibility that ‘Correísmo’ will return to the presidency of Ecuador, after a period of economic openness and foreign investment and a framework of greater legal security promoted by the outgoing president, Lenín Moreno. And some fear that the clashes of […]

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In recent interview Andrés Arauz—Ecuador’s likely next President—explains his worldview and plans for Ecuador

In recent interview Andrés Arauz—Ecuador’s likely next President—explains his worldview and plans for Ecuador

An interview with Andrés Arauz on his surprising journey to the verge of state power, what his ally Rafael Correa accomplished in Ecuador, and how he plans to win April’s election, rebuild his party, and deepen the Citizens’ Revolution. Last Tuesday, Ecuadorian presidential candidate Andrés Arauz (AA) talked with Jacobin’s Bhaskar Sunkara (BKS) about his worldview, […]

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