Ecuador

Kink BMX – Jorge “Kazique” Ceballos in Ecuador

Kink rider Jorge ‘Kazique’ Ceballos just came through with a grip of raw clips from an afternoon at a crazy looking bowl in Ecuador! Jorge turned on …

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Ecuador Rejects Leftist Incumbent, Votes for Economic Freedom

Last weekend, Ecuadoreans did something they haven’t done since 2006: They voted in significant numbers against the socialist Alianza Pais party of …

Latin America

Ecuador election goes to an April run-off

The presidential race in Ecuador is to go to a second round run-off between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso.<p>Although Moreno was the clear leader in Sunday’s election, he failed to to get the 40 percent of votes and a 10 percentage-point difference over his …

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Latin America’s flagging romance with the left

Ecuador’s inconclusive vote shows the right still has some way to go

Latin America

Ecuador electoral body formally orders presidential runoff

Ecuador’s electoral commission has formally ruled that a runoff election will be needed to choose a successor for socialist President Rafael Correa.<p>The body’s announcement Wednesday confirms its earlier indication that ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno and conservative former banker Guillermo …

Elections

Ecuador to Hold Runoff in Tense Presidential Election

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador will hold a runoff election to choose a successor for President Rafael Correa, the country’s electoral commission ruled, in a vote being closely watched around Latin America.<p>The announcement on Wednesday confirmed earlier indications that the governing party candidate, …

Latin America

Ecuador's Presidential Election Heading to Runoff

Ecuador’s presidential election will go to a runoff between the ruling party’s leftist candidate and a conservative ex-banker after the first round of voting failed to produce a winner, electoral authorities said.<p>The president of the national electoral council, Juan Pablo Pozo, said late Wednesday …

Elections

Ecuador presidential runoff looks likely, Correa remains defiant

Ecuador’s two leading presidential contenders are almost certainly heading toward an April 2 runoff, as ruling party candidate Lenín Moreno seems to …

Elections

Ecuador Election Set For Runoff Vote

"enin Moreno (C), presidential candidate of the ruling PAIS Alliance Party, gives a news conference accompanied by candidates for Ecuador's Assembly …

Elections

5 Not To Miss Bucket List Items in Ecuador

Heading to Ecuador?<p>Make sure you try out these 5 awesome bucket list items in this magnificent and extremely varied country:<p><b>1. SWIMMING WITH SEA LIONS AND TURTLES</b><p>This is the place that captivated Charles Darwin when he first set foot here in 1835 and will certainly do the same to you.<p>The Galapagos …

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Ecuador election: opposition protests over slow presidential vote count

There have been protests in Ecuador after vote counting in the country’s presidential election dragged into a third day.<p>Some two hundred opposition supporters gathered outside the electoral Commission in Quito earlier to demand a speedier and more transparent count.<p>For now, leftist candidate Lenin …

Elections

Ecuador’s leftist presidential candidate could win without a runoff

QUITO, Ecuador — The hand-picked candidate of socialist President Rafael Correa held an easy lead Monday in Ecuador’s presidential election, though authorities said it might be a few more days before they determine whether he won enough votes to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.<p>With about …

Elections

Leftist candidate Lenin Moreno leads Ecuador's presidential vote, but may face a runoff

Former Vice President Lenin Moreno, a leftist advocate for the disabled who was paralyzed in a 1998 robbery attempt, was leading a crowded field in Ecuador’s presidential election Sunday, but was at risk of falling just short of avoiding a runoff on April 2.<p>Moreno, 63, is a close ally of outgoing …

Latin America

Voters in Ecuador choosing between change, continuity in presidential race

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuadoreans were choosing Sunday between a candidate who vows to continue President Rafael Correa’s populist platform or one of several more conservative contenders who pledge to attack corruption and cut taxes to stimulate the Andean nation’s flagging economy.<p>Polls suggest it will …

Elections

Election in Ecuador will determine the legacy of Socialist President Correa

Outgoing President Rafael Correa is constitutionally barred from seeking a third term in office. A large segment of the Ecuadorian electorate is undecided, making it difficult to predict the election outcome.<p>Voters in Ecuador are going to the polls Sunday to decide whether to keep the country's …

Latin America

Ecuador transgender people vote for first time according to chosen gender

| QUITO/GUAYAQUIL<p>Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their chosen gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation.<p>In Ecuador, men and women wait in separate lines to cast their ballots, which for …

Equality

Ecuador ruling-party candidate wins race, but runoff still in play

Ruling party candidate Lenín Moreno convincingly won Sunday’s presidential race against a divided opposition, but as the ballot count went late into …

Latin America

Moreno Takes Lead in Ecuador Election But Second Round Likely - Bloomberg

Ecuador’s ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno took an eight-point lead in the country’s presidential election over conservative candidate Guillermo …

South America

Assange's future sures up as Ecuador exit poll sees Moreno winning

An exit poll by Ecuador's Cedatos pollster estimated ruling party leftist Lenin Moreno received some 39.4 per cent of valid votes versus around 30.5 …

Australian News

Ecuador presidential vote will have reverberations in Washington, London

This Andean nation is heading to the polls Sunday in a presidential election that will reverberate from London to Washington as the country decides …

Latin America

Ecuador presidential runoff in doubt, count may take days

This Andean nation could face days of uncertainty and tension as election authorities said Sunday’s contentious presidential vote remains too close …

Elections

Corruption scandals weigh on Ecuador's leftists ahead of vote

| GUAYAQUIL/QUITO<p>A former oil minister's accusations that Ecuador's leftist government is involved in graft at state-run Petroecuador is raising the ire of voters as the ruling party seeks to extend its 10-year hold on power in a presidential election on Sunday.<p>Carlos Pareja, a fugitive accused of …

Latin America

Ecuador Vote Could Decide Assange’s Fate

Lenin Moreno (C), presidential candidate from the ruling PAIS Alliance party, gestures during a campaign rally along the streets in Babahoyo, …

Latin America

Ecuador leftist leads presidential vote but may face runoff

| QUITO<p>Ecuador's leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno looked set for victory on Monday in a presidential election, but slow results meant it may take days to know if he will face a runoff with former banker Guillermo Lasso.<p>In a nail-biter vote with eight candidates at the weekend, Moreno was …

Latin America

Ecuador Votes as Latin America’s Left Sags, a Generation of Icons Gone

QUITO, Ecuador — For most of Luis García’s adult life, a single name dominated the politics of this tiny Andean country: Rafael Correa, the leftist leader of Ecuador’s so-called citizens’ revolution.<p>But when Mr. García went to the polls Sunday, Mr. Correa was not on the ballot. Unsatisfied with the …

Latin America

Ecuador election puts Correa’s legacy to the test

Sunday’s poll comes as economic downturn stirs political dissent

Latin America

Latin America's Tilt to the Right Facing Fresh Test in Ecuador - Bloomberg

Latin America’s trend toward more business-friendly governments will get a fresh test in Ecuador, where a president closely aligned with socialism …

Latin America

Wikileaks Getting Nervous As Ecuador Election Candidates Pledge to Evict Assange

Wikileaks is showing signs of nerves ahead of an election in Ecuador which could see Julian Assange evicted from his embassy safehouse.<p>The leaking …

Conservative POV

Ecuador candidate vows to remove Assange

Ecuador's lead opposition candidate is offering a sharp break with ten years of leftist rule in the Andean country, vowing to remove Wikileaks …

Australian News

Ecuador Elections: Will the Left Lose Another South American Nation?

QUITO — After more than a decade, Ecuador will have a new president. Elections will take place Sunday, February 19 and their often controversial but popular leader, President Rafael Correa, is on his way out.<p>Since taking office in 2007, President Correa, a U.S.-trained economist has railed against …

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