Maduro asks Ecuador to lead the mediation group between Venezuela and the US

The President of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, asked on Wednesday to Ecuador to lead the “group of facilitators” of different Latin American organizations, proposed during the Summit of the ALBA, to mediate between the US and Venezuela. “We have asked Ecuador,...

Ecuador is pleased by Assange’s situation, according to Patiño

Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino said on March 14 that the government is “glad” by the announcement that Julian Assange’s declaration will be taken at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, but the members of the State are also “outraged” by the delay of...

Ecuador confirms visit of chancellors and secretary of UNASUR to Venezuela

The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Ricardo Patino, confirmed through his Twitter account the visit of a delegation of three chancellors and the secretary of UNASUR, Ernesto Samper, to Venezuela, a country shaken by an economic crisis and the government´s complaints about an...

CELAC and ECLAC plan a regional development strategy

The Economic Commission for Latin America (ECLAC) and the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC for its Spanish acronym) held a meeting yesterday in Quito in order to plan a regional development strategy for the next five years. Alicia Barcenas, Executive...

Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador address drop in oil prices

The Russian Energy Minister Alexandre Novak said that Russia, Venezuela and Ecuador met yesterday in Moscow to discuss how to stabilize the price of oil, whose fall is currently affecting their economies. According to international information, the meeting would have included...

Unasur seeks to create “channels of dialogue” between Venezuela and the US

Unasur would seek to open “channels of dialogue” between the US and Venezuela, said this Monday the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ecuador, Ricardo Patiño, at the end of a meeting of foreign ministers of the organism in Montevideo. “We decided to seek channels...

CELAC: Ecuador wants to prioritize the science, technology and infrastructure

Ecuador wants Latin America and the Caribbean to give priority to science, technology and infrastructure to reach quantifiable goals in the CELAC, said on Tuesday Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño. This, after that Costa Rica will delivers on Thursday the presidency of the block....

CELAC will propose the creation of a Southern Monetary Fund

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility, Ricardo Patiño, said that in the Third Summit of the Community of Latin Americanand Caribbean States (CELAC), in which Ecuador will assume the pro tempore presidency, four areas of work will be proposed. The first point is...