IPI releases 2013 Ecuador press freedom report on heels of controversial new media law

July 23, 2013 4:10 pm0 comments
IPI releases 2013 Ecuador press freedom report on heels of controversial new media law

Source VIENNA, July 11, 2013 – Excessive state regulation established by Ecuador’s newly passed media law poses a serious and immediate threat to independent journalism, the International Press Institute (IPI) stated in a special report released today. The report, a comprehensive review of press freedom developments in Ecuador since IPI’s visit to the […]

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Testimony of Joseph Humire: Iran’s extending influence in the Western Hemisphere

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Testimony of Joseph Humire: Iran’s extending influence in the Western Hemisphere

From Joseph’s Humire testimony to the Committee on Homeland Security: “One of the ways in which Iran has used the ALBA alliance to gain a strategic advantage in Latin America is through preferential bilateral banking relationships that can be used to effectively skirt sanctions and provide Iran with access to […]

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Firmas ‘golondrina’ venden químicos a Venezuela que Ecuador no produce

July 10, 2013 2:49 pm0 comments
Firmas ‘golondrina’ venden químicos a Venezuela que Ecuador no produce

Source: El Comercio Por: GABRIELA QUIROZ Y ARTURO TORRES Empresas que registran exportaciones ficticias y sobrefacturadas de Ecuador a Venezuela se multiplicaron como golondrinas en verano. Aunque los antecedentes de sus operaciones se remontan al 2008, cuando el sector textilero hizo las primeras denuncias. Venezolanos, colombianos y ecuatorianos idearon un […]

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Miami Herald: Laundering Venezuela’s Dirty Money

June 30, 2013 11:37 am5 comments
Miami Herald: Laundering Venezuela’s Dirty Money

Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger | The Miami Herald Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has not addressed a scheme of fictitious trade transactions between his country and Venezuela. Drug trafficking, government kickbacks, bribery and corruption in general are some of the illegal activities that have flourished during the last decade in the Venezuelan Bolivarian […]

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Ecuador Blanquea Dinero Sucio Venezolano

June 29, 2013 11:37 am2 comments
Ecuador Blanquea Dinero Sucio Venezolano

Ezequiel Vázquez-Ger | El Universal Narcotráfico, sobornos, fraudes financieros y corrupción generalizada al más alto nivel del Gobierno, son algunas de las actividades que florecieron en Venezuela durante los años de la revolución bolivariana. La cantidad de dinero ilícito generado por estas actividades puede estimarse en miles de millones de […]

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Ecuador rejects US trade preferences in fight over Snowden’s fate

June 27, 2013 3:09 pm0 comments

Source: Miami Herald In an escalating struggle over the fate of NSA whistle-blower Edward Snowden, Ecuador announcedThursday that it’s unilaterally giving up U.S. trade preferences and offered to send the United States $23 million a year for human rights training. “Ecuador does not accept pressure or threats from anyone and does […]

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