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Daily Archives: Aug 18, 2012
To some, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa might have not been a publicly strident critic of the US compared to key allies such as Venezuela’s Hugo Chávez and Bolivia’s Evo Morales.
Still, during his six years in office he has kicked out both a US ambassador and a US military base from his country. Now, he has granted asylum to one of his anti-American fellows fearing extradition to the US, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.
The news could hardly be better for the government of Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff. After months of egging the economy on with a mix of protectionist and stimulus measures and heady rhetoric, finally some results.