Maria Fernanda Espinosa was appointed country´s representative for the UN in Geneva

The former Minister of Defence, María Fernanda Espinosa, will be the country’s permanent representative to the headquarters of the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, Switzerland, yesterday said the Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. Luis Gallegos abandoned that diplomatic...

President Correa restructured his cabinet

Three months left to culminate this year, President Rafael Correa removed yesterday, September 26, his cabinet on two fronts: military and the strategic telecommunications sector. At a ceremony in the Yellow Room of the Government Palace, Correa took the oath of Fernando Cordero,...

Defence Minister resigns

María Fernanda Espinosa resigned to the Ministry of Defence. Her replacement, according to unofficial information, could respond to the change of area of other government authorities. It is expected that Fernando Cordero could leave the Ministry of Security Coordination and go to...

Ecuador will have a 47% reduction of its military posts by the year 2017

On Wednesday, the defense minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, presented the press with the “new operational design” of the Armed Forces including the relocation of military points, the progressive reduction in manpower and equipment procurement in order to...

Defense Minister asks military not to be swayed by rumors about modernization of the Armed Forces

The Defence Minister, María Fernanda Espinosa, spoke to 1200 military and asked them “not be swayed by rumors” about the modernization of the Armed Forces. These statement was made on Tuesday at the Coliseum Miguel Iturralde of the Polytechnic School of the Army, in...

Minister Espinosa expects directive change in Sarayaku community

The Defence Minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, said yesterday that the government is waiting for the possession of the new Sarayaku leaders, to resolve the conflict which corresponds to the refuge granted by this Community to Cléver Jiménez, Fernando Villavicencio and Carlos...
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Armed Forces will continue with the Project of the regime

The proposal made by the regime leader, Rafael Correa, of the Book IV of the Code of Public Safety will be done through the “appropriate channels,” said the chief of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces, Leonardo Barreiro. The message came a week after the military...

Ecuador gets funds from the failed radar negotiation

The Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa confirmed yesterday that the “matter of the radars” was “settled“, referring to the failed contract signed with China’s CETC International, for the delivery of the equipment. The Ministry of Defence recovered the...
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