10 November 2012

ECUADOR : President Correa Announces Another Run..


     It's not really a surprise.
     President Rafael Correa has been flirting with the subject for months...and finally officially announced another run for the 4-year term...in the 17 February 2013 election.
     Correa, 49...leads all possible candidates in a very divided opposition.
     In power since 2007...he has restricted media freedom...while increasing state economic control and welfare support because of surging oil prices...and increased mining.
     His appeal is especially strong in the slums and rural areas...and he is polling at 55%.