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 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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Ecuador offers U.S. rights aid, waives trade benefits

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Source: Reuters By Alexandra Valencia and Brian Ellsworth QUITO | Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:08pm BST Ecuador’s leftist government thumbed its nose at Washington on Thursday by renouncing U.S. trade benefits and offering to pay for human rights training in America in response to pressure over asylum for former intelligence contractor Edward […]

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Snowden case highlights Ecuador’s double standard

June 25, 2013 3:44 pm0 comments

Source: The Washington Post By Editorial Board, Published: June 24 CHINA MADE a show of disrespect for the Obama administration Sunday by facilitating the flight of Edward Snowden. Russia may do the same. But when it comes to anti-American chutzpah, there’s no beating Rafael Correa, the autocratic leader of tiny, impoverished Ecuador. Mr. […]

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Ecuador’s controversial Communications Law in 8 points

June 24, 2013 12:12 pm0 comments
Ecuador’s controversial Communications Law in 8 points

Source: Journalism in the Americas Blog By Alejandro Martínez/AM   It took less than 30 minutes for the National Assembly to approve one of the most controversial and restrictive laws for the press in Ecuador. With 108 out of 137 congressmen representing the ruling party, the new Organic Law on Communications was […]

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STATEMENT BY JEN PSAKI, SPOKESPERSON: Passage of Restrictive Communications Law in Ecuador

June 19, 2013 12:43 pm0 comments

Source: U.S. Department of State Press Statement Jen Psaki Spokesperson, Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC June 18, 2013 The United States is concerned by the Ecuadorian National Assembly’s passage last Friday of a Communications Law that could restrict freedom of the press and limit the ability of independent media to […]

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Ecuador’s Congress approves thorny media law

June 18, 2013 11:42 am0 comments

Source: Reuters By Eduardo Garcia   QUITO | Fri Jun 14, 2013 4:13pm EDT   QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuador’s Congress on Friday passed a law creating a state watchdog to regulate newspaper and television content, a move critics called a blow to free speech but the government hailed as a step toward more […]

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Ecuador Legislature Approves Curbs on News Media

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Source: The New York Times By WILLIAM NEUMAN and MAGGY AYALA When President Rafael Correa of Ecuador won re-election this year, and for the first time captured a majority in the National Assembly, he vowed to push forward with major proposals that had been stalled in his earlier terms.On Friday he gained a victory that […]

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SEC Announces More Charges in Massive Kickback Scheme to Secure Business of Venezuelan Bank

June 13, 2013 10:13 pm0 comments
SEC Announces More Charges in Massive Kickback Scheme to Secure Business of Venezuelan Bank

SEC Announces More Charges in Massive Kickback Scheme to Secure Business of Venezuelan Bank FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2013-109 Washington, D.C., June 12, 2013 — The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged the former head of the Miami office at brokerage firm Direct Access Partners (DAP) for his role in a massive […]

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INSIGHT-The big money bails on Argentina – again

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Source: Reuters By Brian Winter BUENOS AIRES, June 13 (Reuters) – More than a decade after Argentina’s epic financial collapse of 2001-02, many investors are rushing for the door once again. From big Chinese and Brazilian companies like miner Vale SA <VALE5.SA>, to small-business owners and savers, the fear of […]

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