|President of Ecuador|
15 January 2007
|Vice President||LenÃn Moreno
|Preceded by||Alfredo Palacio|
|President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations|
10 August 2009 â€“ 26 November 2010
|Preceded by||Michelle Bachelet|
|Succeeded by||Bharrat Jagdeo|
|President pro tempore of CELAC|
28 January 2015 â€“ 28 January 2016
|Preceded by||Luis Guillermo SolÃs|
|Succeeded by||Danilo Medina|
|Chairman of the PAIS Alliance|
3 April 2006
|Preceded by||Position established|
|Minister of Finance|
20 April 2005 â€“ 9 August 2005
|Preceded by||Mauricio Yepez|
|Succeeded by||Magdalena Barreiro|
|Born||Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado
6 April 1963
|Political party||PAIS Alliance|
|Spouse(s)||Anne Malherbe Gosselin|
|Alma mater||Catholic University of Guayaquil
Catholic University of Louvain
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
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.
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.
To assume all the powers is not good for anybody. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All those experiments have a bad ending.
We won't tolerate abuses and crimes made every day in the name of freedom of speech. That is freedom of extortion and blackmail.
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.
Ecuador has about 700 kilometers of border with Colombia, and a lot of it is impenetrable jungle.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm not accustomed to giving advice to those who haven't asked for it.