Newly re-elected Rafael Correa of Ecuador appears to want to take on the mantle of ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. At take are Ecuador’s shaking freedoms and the exploitation of natural gas reserves.
By Peter M. Tase
After winning his re-election on February 17, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa had extensive conversations with representatives of foreign media, introducing his strategic plan and agenda for his upcoming presidential term that will last until 2017. Correa won a landslide victory, as it was expected this was the fruit of his tireless work towards eradicating poverty and rekindle Ecuador’s reputation in the international financial institutions and regional organizations.