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The bigger question is whether the latest Ecuadorian referendum, the eleventh since electoral democracy returned 40 years ago, represents a watershed ... Now, almost one year later, the corruption scandals, the jailing of Vice President Jorge Glas, to say nothing of interference in the justice system ...
For example, using cases of corruption, which took place in many countries, and which we never tolerated, and to generalize, that we are all corrupt, which was the discourse of the opposition. He has made deals with the entire opposition, from extreme right to the extreme left, then instead of applying the ...

QUITO, Jan. 26 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador's former vice-president, Jorge Glas, on Friday appealed the six-year prison sentence handed down against him in December, for illicit association with the Odebrecht corruption scandal. His defense attorney, Eduardo Franco, filed the appeal at Ecuador's supreme court ...
He Outmaneuvered Correa, but How Long Can Ecuador's Moreno Keep His High-Wire Act Up? Michael Shifter, Ben Raderstorf Monday, Jan. ... He quickly turned on Correa, seeking to distance himself from perceived rampant corruption and an economic crisis. With a gentle tone, he has built new bridges ...
The commission also plans to receive Attorney General Carlos Baca Mancheno to report on the progress of the Odebrecht corruption investigation and detail further proof that led him to indict Glas in the criminal trial for alleged illicit association. Despite the legal case mounting against him, Glas' lawyer, ...
5 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador's ex-president Rafael Correa arrived here Friday to campaign in favor of preserving a Constitutional amendment that does away ... the most controversial being the amendment to scrap unlimited reelection, and making public servants convicted of corruption ineligible from running for ...

QUITO: Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas lost his title late Tuesday because he has been absent for more than three months -- locked up in prison on a six-year sentence for corruption. Glas, 48, is the highest-ranking Latin American politician to be convicted and imprisoned for his role in a continent-wide ...
Jorge Glas has been sentenced to six years in prison for corruption linked to the sprawling Odebrecht case in what his supporters are calling a ... A body within the Ecuadorian National Assembly has given the greenlight for an impeachment trial to take place against former Vice-President Jorge Glas after ...
On December 13, Glas was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of illicit association, bribery and corruption stemming from the massive corruption scandal centred on Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Just hours before, the former vice-president had approached the National Court of ...
According to the National Court of Justice in Ecuador, Glas benefited from Odebrecht bribes receiving US $13.5 million in exchange for five construction projects between 2012 and 2016. Despite the ruling, both Glas and Rivera continue to deny having been involved in acts of corruption, insisting that the ...
The vice-president of Ecuador has been sentenced to six years in jail in connection with corruption at the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Four others were sentenced to the same penalty as Glas, including his uncle, Ricardo Rivera. The sentence, in the case of three other culprits (Gustavo Massuh, ...
On Saturday, he is due to have an audience with Pope Francis, Metro Ecuador reports. In her appeal, the mother of Moreno's suspended vice-president says that both his family and the country "are destroyed," and that she awaits the Pope's intervention "before Mr Moreno" and trusts that "the truth will come ...
QUITO, Ecuador — A court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas of Ecuador to six years in prison after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for handing it government contracts. Mr. Glas was a close ally of former President Rafael ...
One result was corruption. Several aides to Correa are under investigation. And one of them has been sentenced to six years in prison for accepting $13 million in bribes. The scandals dragged down Correa's popularity. And he sat out the 2017 election, which was won by Moreno, his former vice president.
Correa has been upset by Moreno's moves to build bridges to business leaders and others who had been at odds with the previous leader, as well as the recent corruption conviction of another Correa ally, former Vice President Jorge Glas. Sunday's referendum includes seven questions. One would give ...
Mr Moreno wants a decisive vote to mark an end to the Correa-era "Citizens' Revolution" and close the door to Mr Correa's candidacy in the 2021 election. "Corruption sets in when you have only one government that thinks it will stay on forever," he said on the campaign trail this week, according to Reuters ...
Jorge Glas has been sentenced to six years in prison for corruption linked to the sprawling Odebrecht case in what his supporters are calling a ... A body within the Ecuadorian National Assembly has given the greenlight for an impeachment trial to take place against former Vice-President Jorge Glas after ...

According to the National Court of Justice in Ecuador, Glas benefited from Odebrecht bribes receiving US $13.5 million in exchange for five construction projects between 2012 and 2016. Despite the ruling, both Glas and Rivera continue to deny having been involved in acts of corruption, insisting that the ...
Supporters of Jorge Glas during his trial for corruption involving Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, in Quito, Ecuador, December 13. While significant progress was made Tuesday with the appointment of Judge Manuel Viteri, mandated to give a ruling on the constitutionality of the move by ...
The infamous 140-year-old prison, converted to a museum after it was shut down in 2014, has changed little since then. It now offers visitors a glimpse of the less-picturesque side of Ecuador. From corrupt politicians and escapees to a con man who once posed as the son of the Costa Rican president, the squalid cells have ...
The vice-president of Ecuador has been sentenced to six years in jail in connection with corruption at the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Four others were sentenced to the same penalty as Glas, including his uncle, Ricardo Rivera. The sentence, in the case of three other culprits (Gustavo Massuh, ...
On Saturday, he is due to have an audience with Pope Francis, Metro Ecuador reports. In her appeal, the mother of Moreno's suspended vice-president says that both his family and the country "are destroyed," and that she awaits the Pope's intervention "before Mr Moreno" and trusts that "the truth will come ...
QUITO, Ecuador — A court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas of Ecuador to six years in prison after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for handing it government contracts. Mr. Glas was a close ally of former President Rafael ...
HAVANA TIMES – Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa returned to Quito from his home in Belgium last weekend. On Tuesday he expressed his willingness to testify in favor of imprisoned Vice President Jorge Glas in the trial over illicit association following alleged bribes by the Brazilian company, ...
Just 120 days into his term, Ecuador's new president is already undoing ... though just months ago Ecuadorian voters opted in favor of Correa's legacy. ... Moreno did promise to “battle corruption,” and his anti-corruption front ...
In Ecuador and Chile, two of Latin America's most trusted police institutions have been hit by recent corruption scandals, a reminder that even ...
The Odebrecht corruption scandal enveloping Ecuador's Vice .... some kind of a corrupt bribery deal, or any kind of actual material evidence.
Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas was jailed on Monday after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest while he is investigated for allegedly ...
Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas traveled to Quito to turn himself in ... order as he continues to be investigated on allegations of corruption.
Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas has denied accusations that he was involved in the Odebrecht corruption scheme and refused to resign ...
Ecuador Authorities Accuse VP, 18 Others in Odebrecht Corruption Case ... He accused Santos of being a "confessed corrupt" and "immoral" ...
Under the Constitution of the Republic of Ecuador, in concordance with the United Nations Convention Against Corruption, he considered that ...
On December 13, Glas was sentenced to six years in prison on charges of illicit association, bribery and corruption stemming from the massive corruption scandal centred on Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Just hours before, the former vice-president had approached the National Court of ...
Ecuador VP Says Corruption Accusations are a Political Conspiracy Against Him ... represent, because I was elected by the Ecuadorian people,” Glas said. ... Glas called Santos a “confessed corrupt,” and an “immoral” person.
Ecuador Authorities Accuse VP, 18 Others in Odebrecht Corruption Case ... He accused Santos of being a "confessed corrupt" and "immoral" ...
Ecuador is not the only victim of illegal fishing by foreign nations. ... government corruption and fishing access agreements with China and the ...
28 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador's prosecutor-general filed charges Thursday ... On August 29, the Ecuadorian court blocked Glas from leaving the ...
Ecuador has decided to extend the political asylum granted to ... comment on Ecuadorian politics, which the Australian has ignored. ... In May, Assange tweeted that WikiLeaks will publish evidence of corruption in Ecuador if it ...
Ecuador is home to over 500 frog species and many face risks from the ... become nearly as corrupt as the poaching they claimed to combat.
On Thursday, September 7, Eduardo Franco Loor, lawyer for the vice president of Ecuador, Jorge Glas, went to the Attorney General's Office to ...
Interview with the Ecuador VP, Accused of Corruption, Claims Innocence ... There has been no corrupt act that has not been investigated and ...
If the company withdraws, Ecuador will have to pay the repair costs, according ... Odebrecht is involved in the largest corruption case in history.
Ecuador's Supreme Court is holding a hearing to analyze elements that could link Vice President Jorge Glas to the corruption investigations ...
On last April 2, it seemed as if former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's ... Moreno's fight against corruption, which already threatens to involve a ... First, Ecuador ended 2016 with a fiscal deficit of more than 7 percent and ...
“Under his watch, Chevron's liabilities in Ecuador increased by $12 ... by advocates for the affected Ecuadorian communities — concluded that ...
Ecuadorian VP barred from leaving country as Odebrecht corruption probe ... According to the former head of Odebrecht in Ecuador, Jose ...
Ecuador's Supreme Court is holding a hearing to analyze elements that could link Vice President Jorge Glas to the corruption investigations ...
Ecuador's Congress Clears Way for Corruption Probe Against Vice President. Facebook · Twitter. 200. Email; Print; Comments. 0. hello.
FILE - In this Aug. 9, 2017 file photo, Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas, front left, leaves the General Attorney's Office after making a ...
QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's top prosecutor said on Monday he would present evidence of corruption against the country's embattled vice ...


 

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