Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa On His Legacy and Critics

INFORME A LA NACIÓN 2016

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Feb 17, 2017

After 10 years and three terms, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa’s time in office has ended. Under his administration Ecuador made far-reaching economic and social gains, despite having inherited a country on the brink of collapse.

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Abby Martin: Chevron vs. The Amazon, Ending Corporate Tyranny, Part 3

Demanding Justice At Chevron's Shareholder Meeting 2011

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with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Aug 29, 2016

The third and final segment of Abby Martin’s investigation into Chevron’s disaster in Ecuador’s Amazon rainforest. [Watch Part I and Part II]

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Abby Martin Interviews Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa

INFORME A LA NACIÓN 2016

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Dandelion Salad

with Abby Martin

teleSUR English on Jul 29, 2016

Abby Martin sits down with the President of Ecuador to talk about different issues impacting the country and region. One of the more important questions Abby has for the president is finding out how he feels about devastating damage that oil giant Chevron caused in the Amazon rainforest. The president also talks about how tax havens are affecting developing economies and, how giving me the environment legal rights is important.

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The Day the President Disappeared, Part 2

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Ecuadorian filmmaker and journalist Oscar Leon gives account of the day President Correa was attacked and held by the police. Part two of Ecuador: Failed Coup or Institutional Crisis?

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Ecuador: What Really Happened by Eva Golinger

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by Eva Golinger
Postcards from the Revolution
7 Oct., 2010

On the morning of Thursday, September 30, 2010, the city of Quito, capital of Ecuador, awoke in chaos. Groups of rebellious, armed police had taken over several areas of the city, disrupting transit, burning tires and violently protesting what they alleged was an unfair law set to cut their wages.

In an attempt to quell the situation, President Rafael Correa, immediately decided in-person dialogue would be the best way to explain to the insubordinate and rioting police officers that the law they opposed was actually going to improve their wages, benefits and overall job security.

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Greg Palast on Antiwar Radio: Latin America, Plan Columbia and Big Oil

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November 13, 2009

Investigative reporter Greg Palast discusses the domestic political motives behind the war posturing of Venezuela and Columbia, Obama’s embrace and expansion of Plan Columbia, the demonization of Hugo Chavez and Ecuador’s escape from vassalage to the U.S. and big oil.

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Ecuador: The Tribes vs. Chevron-Texaco + Ecuador wants money not to drill in Amazon

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October 27, 2009

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(Latin Pulse: October 27, 2009) Thousands of people representing Ecuador’s indigenous tribes are suing Chevron-Texaco over the pools of toxic wastewater the company left behind. Following Chevron-Texaco’s 30 years of profit from indigenous lands and resources, the tribes are seeking 27.3 billion dollars from the California-based corporation for the clean-up. We talk with Joe Berlinger about his new film on the case, Crude, and with Amazon Watch about the worst environmental disaster since Chernobyl. But Chevron-Texaco is not the only problem for the indigenous communities of Ecuador; the native population is taking to the streets, demanding a seat at the negotiating table with the government in order to contest other proposed developments on their territories.

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Venezuela, Honduras, Peru, Ecuador: Media Lies and “Oversights” by Eric Toussaint

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by Eric Toussaint
www.globalresearch.ca, October 23, 2009
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It may be useful to assess the dangers of the systematically hostile attitude of the overwhelming majority of major European and North American media companies in relation to the current events taking place in Ecuador, Bolivia and Venezuela. This hostility is only matched by an embarrassed, complicit silence with regard to those involved in the putsch in Honduras or the repression enacted by the Peruvian army against the indigenous populations of the Amazon.

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Latin America’s Twenty-First Century Socialism in Historical Perspective By James Petras

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By James Petras
Axisoflogic.com
Sunday, Oct 11, 2009

Introduction

The electoral victory of center left regimes in at least three Latin American countries, and the search for a new ideological identity to justify their rule, led ideologues and the incumbent presidents to embrace the notion that they represent a new 21st century version of socialism (21cs). Prominent writers, academics and regime spokespeople celebrated a totally new variant of socialism, as completely at odds with what they dubbed as the failed 20th century, Soviet-style socialism. The advocates and publicists of 21cs claims of a novel political-economic model rested on what they ascribed as a radical break with both the free market neo-liberal regimes which preceded, and the past “statist” version of socialism embodied by the former Soviet Union as well as China and Cuba.

In this paper we will proceed by examining the variety of critiques put forth by 21cs of both neo-liberalism and 20 century socialism (20cs), the authenticity of their claims of a novelty and originality, and a critical analysis of their actual performance.

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Viva la Evolucion with Noam Chomsky

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July 30, 2009

A new Latin America is emerging on the global political stage.

Marwan Bishara and guests analyse how the Obama administration may deal with Latin America and what the relations will mean on a global level. Featuring an exclusive interview with Noam Chomsky.

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Chavez: US plans to invade Venezuela through Colombia

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30 June 2009

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US military presence in the Americas (2009) by David Vine

1) Venezuela Prepares Defense Against Potential U.S. Aggression from Colombia (24 July 2009)

2) Venezuela Reviews Relations with Colombia as More US Bases Established (21 July 2009)

3) U.S.: Honduras Coup a “Lesson” for Zelaya Not to Follow Venezuela’s Path (23 July 2009)

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http://www.venezuelanalysis.com/news/4657

excerpts from: Venezuela Prepares Defense Against Potential U.S. Aggression from Colombia

by James Suggett, Venezuela Analysis, 24 July 2009

In response to Colombia’s “unfriendly” decision to expand the U.S. military presence on Colombian bases, Venezuela will strengthen its fleet of armored vehicles and increase its military presence along its border with Colombia, President Hugo Chavez said on Thursday.

“You are opening your house to an enemy of your neighbor… and the neighbor has the right to say that it is an unfriendly act,” Chavez said to the Colombian government. […]

[…] Chavez warned a group of Venezuelan military officers during a ceremony at Fort Tiuna in Caracas that the U.S. military buildup in Colombia would likely bring more “mercenaries, spy planes, the CIA [Central Intelligence Agency], and paramilitaries” to South America. […] He asserted that the U.S. “has plans to invade Venezuela,” and “wants to convert Colombia into the Israel of Latin America.”

The president also raised questions about why Venezuelan opposition leaders, including the mayor of Metropolitan Caracas and the governors of two states on the border with Colombia, Zulia and Tachira, had met with White House officials in Washington D.C. earlier in the week, shortly after the Honduran elite had carried out a military coup and the U.S. was increasing its military presence in Colombia.

“The extreme right sectors continue to conspire,” said Chávez. “They were there in the White House and the OAS [Organization of American States] practically asking for Venezuela to be intervened in, that’s what they want.”

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Rafael Correa on Global Capitalism

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Democracy Now!
June 29, 2009

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa on Global Capitalism, Why He Won’t Renew the US Base in Manta, Chevron in the Amazon, Obama’s War in Afghanistan, and More

In a national broadcast exclusive, we speak with the President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa. He was in New York attending the United Nations Conference on the World Financial and Economic Crisis and Its Impact on Development. In a wide-ranging interview, we speak with President Correa about global capitalism, his decision not to renew the license for the US military base in Manta, the $12 billion lawsuit against Chevron brought by thousands of Amazon residents for toxic oil pollution, Ecuador’s relationship with Colombia, and his advice to President Obama: “To learn more and come to better understand the region, and that [Obama] not let himself be taken along by the power of certain media outlets that are comprised with certain ideological fundaments, that the heroes are not necessarily heroes and the villains are not necessarily villains.” [includes rush transcript–partial]

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The Presidential Interview: Ecuador’s Correa by Greg Palast (video)

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Greg Palast get’s the exclusive English interview with this controversial new Latin American president.

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Ecuador: Rumble in the Jungle (videos; Palast)

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February 14, 2008

Investigative Journalist Greg Palast files this report from the rainforests of Ecuador, where an indigenous tribe is suing Chevron for $12 billion for contaminating the Amazon. We also play part of Palast’s interview with Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa.

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