Just hours after the passing of Nelson Mandela in December, over 8,000 youth from around the globe began gathering at the 18th World Festival of Youth and Students in Quito, Ecuador.
Rafael Correa won his third election to Ecuador's presidency on February 17, 2013.
At least 51 percent of candidates of Correa's Alianza Pais political party gained National Assembly seats. Never before in Ecuadorian history has a single party held a legislative majority.
Since President Correa took office four years ago, 15.851 billion USD has been invested in public works.
International news about Germany, Niger, Afghanistan, India, Ecuador and Cuba.
The legal battle brings to light the tug of war between the sovereignty of an independent nation and the infringement of that right under corporate globalization.
Edwing Perez, secretary general of the Ecuadorian Communist Youth organization, died Nov. 10 from complications resulting from a vicious right-wing assault.
A coup attempt against Ecuador's left-wing president, Rafael Correa, failed when elite troops rescued the president from rioting policemen.
Afghanistan's women and children, Greece and arms dealers, Egypt's protest upsurge, South African transport strike, Ecuador's water, Cuba's no-nukes stand.
Another step in the tortuous process of Latin American integration was marked May 3-4 when representatives of all 12 states belonging to the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) met.