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Wikileaks founder Julian Assange on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador (photo:dpa)

Ecuador’s stand over Wikileaks gives president popular support

The public diplomatic spat between Ecuador and the British government over the granting of asylum to Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange is more about President Rafael Correa exerting power at an opportune time than human rights. Ecuador is looking to raise its influence in Latin America and the president has his eye on re-election in 2013 as the arguments continue o...
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