Ecuador

Correa-Tied Anti-Piracy Firm Targets Reporters Investigating Ambassador

Days after Ecuadorian news outlet exposed potential corruption, Ares Rights filed a copyright complaint

Ecuador's President Rafael CorreaAn anti-Internet piracy firm with ties to the government of Ecuador, and its president Rafael Correa, on Friday filed a copyright complaint against a news organization that days earlier exposed potential corruption by the South American nation’s ambassador to the United States.

Firm Discloses $6.4 Million PR Contract With Ecuadorian Government

Disclosure comes after admission of potentially illegal propagandizing for socialist regime

A New York City public relations firm has registered with the Justice Department as an agent of a foreign government a month after the Washington Free Beacon raised questions about the legality of its undisclosed work on behalf of the Republic of Ecuador.

PR Firm’s Undisclosed Work for Ecuadorian Government Raises Legal Questions

Firm with ties to Correa regime fails to notify DOJ of US advocacy and PR efforts

Protestors throw balloons and wave multicolour flags to protest against ChevronA New York City-based public relations firm touted the government of Ecuador as a client last month despite not registering as a foreign agent with the Department of Justice, raising legal questions about its relationship. The firm, MCSquared, promoted protests at a May shareholders meeting of oil giant Chevron, which has squared off with the administration of President Rafael Correa over a long-running environmental lawsuit in Ecuador.

D.C. Lobbying Firm to Pay Chevron $15M

Latest blow to efforts to enforce judgment against oil company

Chevron signProminent Washington, D.C., lobbying firm Patton Boggs has agreed to pay Chevron $15 million in a settlement announced on Wednesday, the latest blow to efforts to enforce a multibillion dollar judgment against the oil company that critics have decried as fraudulent.

Ecuador President Rafael Correa to Speak at Harvard

Has been criticized for anti-American rhetoric, crackdown on press freedoms

Ecuador President Rafael Correa—who has been widely criticized for his anti-American rhetoric and domestic crack down on press freedoms—will speak at Harvard University next month, the Washington Free Beacon has confirmed.

Ros-Lehtinen Slams Lack of Action on Venezuela

Criticizes Obama administration for failing to engage on human rights abuses

The Obama administration’s lack of engagement in Latin America has contributed to the erosion of democracy and human rights in the region, Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R., Fla.) told the Washington Free Beacon in an interview.