· October, 2007

Stories about Ecuador from October, 2007

Ecuador: Immigrant Girl Attacked on Barcelona Train

  29 October 2007

A 16-year-old Ecuadoran immigrant was sitting alone on the train in Barcelona, when a Spanish citizen who was talking on his phone, proceeded to repeatedly strike the girl for no apparent reason. The images were caught on camera inside the train and brought swift reactions of disgust by bloggers in Ecuador and abroad, as well as caused others to pause and reflect on the status of immigrants in Spain.

Ecuador: Correa Criticizes IMF

  25 October 2007

Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [ES] criticizes Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's declarations regarding the International Monetary Fund following a visit with Pope Benedict.

Ecuador: Teenage Podcaster

  23 October 2007

Cobertura Digital [ES] and the Blog de Palulo [ES] write about the 16-year-old Ecuadoran podcaster that appeared in the El Comercio newspaper.

Ecuador: Google Day in Quito

  22 October 2007

Google Day in Quito, Ecuador is planned for October 26. Christian Espinoza of Cobertura Digital [ES] is looking forward to the event and to the workshop to find more about Adwords and Adsense.

Americas: The Kick Off for World Cup Qualifiers

  17 October 2007

The road to the World Cup South Africa 2010 began this past weekend in South America. The Global Voices Latin American team joined forces to bring you reactions from across the continent as some teams marked surprising victories, while others felt the sour taste of defeat.

Ecuador: Microsoft and Other Companies Closed for Tax Evasion

  11 October 2007

The local branch of Microsoft in Ecuador was recently closed due to charges of tax evasion. Other large companies are also being targeted due to a national campaign aimed at collecting taxes for the state. Bloggers in Ecuador think that closing the companies is not good for customers, who will lose out on services because of this penalty.

Ecuador: Alianza Pais Wins the Majority of Seats

  2 October 2007

Nearly 9 million Ecuadoran nationals and others who live abroad voted for delegates for the Constituent Assembly, which will be charged with rewriting the Constitution. Current President Rafael Correa's political party, Alianza Pais, was expected to win a large majority of these positions. Even though the official tally is still being counted, early estimates have given Correa a majority in the 130-member assembly. Ecuadoran bloggers give their thoughts on these preliminary results.

Ecuador: Correa's Clear Victory

  1 October 2007

Autentico Ecuatoriano [ES] sees Rafael Correa's landslide victory in Ecuador's Constituent Assembly election as a sign tht he is not as disliked as many in the opposition would lead one to believe.