Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado (born 6 April 1963), M.A., M.Sc., Ph.D. is the President of the Republic of Ecuador and the former president pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations. An economist educated in Ecuador, Belgium and the United States, he was elected President in late 2006 and took office in January 2007. In December 2008, he declared Ecuador's national debt illegitimate, based on the argument that it was odious debt contracted by corrupt and despotic prior regimes. He announced that the country would default on over $3 billion worth of bonds; he then pledged to fight creditors in international courts and succeeded in reducing the price of outstanding bonds by more than 60%. He brought Ecuador into the Bolivarian Alliance for the Americas in June 2009. To date, Correa’s administration has succeeded in reducing the high levels of poverty, indigence, and unemployment in Ecuador.
Clashes between police and protesters supporting constitutional reforms of President Rafael Correa continue outside Congress. Still, Congress returns to work. Violent clashes... - 02.01.2007, ITNSource
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18.08.2010 [PennEnergy Petroleum Products (press release)] - 18 August 2010 - The Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa has signed an agreement valued at $1bn with China's CAMC Engineering for a number of