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Julian Assange calls on U.S. to drop WikiLeaks investigation

Julian Assange calls on U.S. to drop WikiLeaks investigation

LONDON, June 19 (UPI) --WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange called on the U.S. to end its investigation into his organization as he marks two years avoiding extradition.
Aileen Graef
Ecuador orders departure of 20 U.S. military members

Ecuador orders departure of 20 U.S. military members

QUITO, Ecuador, April 28 (UPI) -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa ordered the expulsion of 20 U.S. military members, citing concerns about their interference in domestic affairs.
JC Finley

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 6, 2014.
By United Press International

Ecuador seen to be muzzling press critical of Correa

QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Oil-rich Ecuador, which won left-wing accolades for supporting Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, is tightening controls on journalists in the country.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013.
By United Press International

Ecuador-U.S. trade in the balance after Snowden row

QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Ecuador's trade with the United States is in the balance after a diplomatic row over the OPEC country's offer to grant former U.S. spy agency contractor Edward Snowden asylum before he got permission to stay in Russia.

Ecuador drops hold on Amazon oil drilling

QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Ecuador plans to open up an area of the Amazon rainforest to oil drilling.
Ecuador scratches plans not to drill in Amazon

Ecuador scratches plans not to drill in Amazon

QUITO, Ecuador, Aug. 16 (UPI) -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa scratched plans to keep a swatch of the Amazon untouched from oil drilling after a fund to help do so failed.
Bolivia's Morales: U.S. Embassy could close after plane incident

Bolivia's Morales: U.S. Embassy could close after plane incident

LA PAZ, Bolivia, July 5 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales threatened to close the U.S. Embassy in his country after his airplane was barred from European airspace earlier this week.
Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

Bolivia's Morales says plane held 'hostage' because of Snowden rumors

VIENNA, July 3 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales' plane left Vienna Wednesday, where it was forced to land based on suspicions U.S. secrets leaker Edward Snowden may be aboard.

Bolivia says it may offer asylum to NSA leaker Snowden

MOSCOW, July 2 (UPI) -- Bolivian President Evo Morales Tuesday indicated his country is prepared to offer political asylum to NSA leaker Edward Snowden.
Snowden breaks silence during asylum quest to slam Obama

Snowden breaks silence during asylum quest to slam Obama

MOSCOW, July 1 (UPI) -- Fugitive U.S. intelligence leak source Edward Snowden broke his silence Monday to accuse President Obama of using the "old, bad tools of political aggression."

European leaders 'shocked' about alleged NSA spying on EU

WASHINGTON, June 30 (UPI) -- European officials said Sunday they were "shocked" and needed an "immediate explanation" of reports that the United States spied on European Union offices.
Leaker Snowden's father says son not a traitor

Leaker Snowden's father says son not a traitor

MOSCOW, June 28 (UPI) -- The father of secrets leaker Edward Snowden says his son may have broken U.S. law, but isn't a traitor.

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 6, 2013.
By United Press International
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Rafael Correa
Rafael Correa, president of the Republic of Ecuador, addresses the 62nd General Assembly at the United Nations on September 26, 2007 in New York City. (UPI Photo/Monika Graff)
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Rafael Correa Delgado born (April 6, 1963) is the President of the Republic of Ecuador and was the president pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations. An economist educated in Ecuador, Belgium and the United States, he was elected President in late 2006 and took office in January 2007. In December 2008, he declared Ecuador's national debt illegitimate because it was contracted by corrupt/despotic prior regimes. He then pledged to fight creditors in international courts, and succeeded in reducing the price of the debt letters and continued paying all the debt. He brought Ecuador into the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas in June 2009. His first term in office was due to end on January 15, 2011, but the new approved constitution written by the new National Assembly mandated general elections for April 26, 2009. In that election, Rafael Correa won in the first round with 51.9% of votes counted. It was the first time since 1979 in which a representative was elected without having to face a second round. Consequently, Correa began a new term in office due to end on August 10, 2013, which could be extended by reelection until 2017. To date, Correa’s administration has succeeded in reducing high levels of poverty, indigence, and unemployment.

A descendant of the Chilean politician Rafael Correa of Saa and Lazón, Rafael Correa was born in a middle class home in the center of Guayaquil. His father was Rafael Correa Icaza, born in the Province of Los Ríos, Ecuador, March 23, 1934 and deceased June 10, 1995; and his mother is Norma Delgado Rendón, born September 1, 1939.

His parents had three more children: Fabricio Correa, Pierina Correa; Bernardita Correa(+). He is married to Anne Malherbe, teacher of Belgian nationality born in 1969,cwho he met in 1990 at the Catholic University of Louvain. The couple have three children: Sofía, Anne Dominique and Rafael Miguel. Correa practices Roman Catholicism.

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