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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Ecuador Correa Gives Year Review

Quito, Jan 15 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa will be reporting on his first year of performance Tuesday at the Constituent Assembly, after one year of promoting what he calls the people's Revolution.

Correa will travel to Montecristi's Ciudad Alfaro Complex, headquarters of the Assembly for a session with the attendance of the 129 Assembly members, and 480 guests.

This is the first time an Ecuadorian president reports on his management to Assembly members, because the National Congress was dismissed in December.

Correa had previously given account on his 2007 task in meetings with university students in the cities of Loja and Quito, where he referred to achievements in the political, economic, and social fields.

Despite criticism by conservative sectors, who blame the government for the poor 2.65 percent rise in the Gross Domestic Product, the president said massive investment in the social sector was more important.

ó We made more investments for the wellbeing of the people than for foreign creditors. We do not care about how well the rich are, but how better those who have less are, ó Correa stressed.

The president is also expected to ratify the reform process underway and announce the working guidelines for 2008, when nearly 2 billion dollars will be invested in the oil sector.

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