segunda-feira, novembro 27, 2006

Ecuador -New President

AP Photo: Rafael Correa and his wife Anne Malherbe celebrate his election as the new president of Ecuador

Leftist economist wins Ecuador election
By MONTE HAYES, Associated Press Writer Mon Nov 27

QUITO, Ecuador - A leftist economist who called for Ecuador to cut ties with international lenders appeared to have easily won the presidency of this poor, politically unstable Andean nation, strengthening South America's tilt to the left.

Partial returns from Sunday's voting showed that Rafael Correa — who has worried Washington with calls to limit foreign debt payments — would join left-leaning leaders in Bolivia, Brazil, Argentina, Chile and Venezuela, where he is friends with anti-U.S. President Hugo Chavez.

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