Rafael Correa

Ecuador’s PR Firm Sues Sharon Stone

MCSquared PR alleges actress absconded with $275,000 for government-funded anti-Chevron event

Sharon StoneA public relations firm representing the government of Ecuador sued Sharon Stone in federal court on Tuesday alleging that the actress absconded with a large speaking fee for work promoting that government’s long-running legal and political battle against oil giant Chevron.

For Ecuador’s PR Firm, Celebrity Backing Carries Hefty Price Tag

MCSquared paid more than $500,000 for Mia Farrow, Danny Glover junkets

Danny Glover, Mia Farrow in EcuadorA public relations firm’s legally suspect work on behalf of the Ecuadorian government included hundreds of thousands of dollars paid to talent agencies representing prominent celebrities who traveled to the country to bemoan environmental damage there.

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.

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.

Ecuadorian Media Regulator Attacks Free Beacon

Government official allegedly involved in illicit Correa politicking, online harassment campaigns

A member of the Ecuadorian government’s media regulation body attacked the Washington Free Beacon on Wednesday, claiming a recent article about an environmental lawsuit in the country lied about the issues at hand.