I am an economist, not an astrologer.
— Rafael Correa
I'm not accustomed to giving advice to those who haven't asked for it.
To assume all the powers is not good for anybody. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All those experiments have a bad ending.
After some reflection I have decided that while I am the president of Ecuador, I will not attend any Summit of the Americas until it begins to make the decisions required.
They have been talking about a dictatorship and they were right because there's a dictatorship and there's a government that has been fighting that dictatorship, the dictatorship of the media.
The Ecuadorean and Latin American press is not like the European or North American press, which has some professional ethics. They are used to being above the law, to blackmail, to extort.
I'm a pacifist by nature.
The great sin was adopting the 21st Century's Socialism, something that not even its founder, Ditrich knows exactly what it is, though he says it is under construction.
Ecuador is a country which defends the right to life.
It is up to you to decide who to believe: the same people as usual or those who endanger their lives to save the country.
We won't tolerate abuses and crimes made every day in the name of freedom of speech. That is freedom of extortion and blackmail.
Ecuador has about 700 kilometers of border with Colombia, and a lot of it is impenetrable jungle.
There has been talk of lack of consensus, but we all know that this is the veto of foreign powers, the intolerable situation in our 21st century America.
We are going to have to discuss with and seek the opinions of other countries. We don't wish to offend anyone, least of all a country we hold in such deep regard as the United Kingdom.