President Rafael Correa is planning a referendum on changes to the constitution to facilitate the fight against crime. His critics say this is not the best way to tackle the growing problem of insecurity. 
Some foreing oil companies want to leave Ecuador because of a law tham forces them to provide services instead of only make geberate profits from Ecuador's vast crude reserves.
Ecuador: the struggle for Sumak Kawsay, or 'the right to a good life'. Both the government and social movements see themselves as engaged in the struggle to forge a new and more sustainable way of life for the country.
The Uruguayan politican analyst, Raúl Zibechi, argues that Ecuador is the latest in a series of Latin American nations, including Brazil, in which the state is promoting a new form of neoliberalism, which is being called post-neoliberalism.
President Rafael Correa has started a campaign against Non-governmental Organisations.
Cecilia Chérrez explores the contradictions of a government that claims to rule for the people but represses popular movements.
A court in Ecuador has upheld a US$18bn award against Chevron for the deliberate contamination of the Ecuadorean Amazon.  Even though the company will appeal, it is a landmark decision. 
National court upholds sentence against El Universo as its editor, Carlos Pérez, is granted asylum in Panama

Amazon: Worrying times

Scientists working on a giant research project in the Amazon basin are reaching disturbing conclusions, including the prediction that by the end of this century the Amazon basin could be receivng 40 percent less rainfall and temperatures could have inc
Mario Ramos looks at the Citizens' Revolution in Ecuador and US attempts to undermine it.

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