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Rafael Correa
President of Ecuador
Assumed office
15 January 2007
Vice President Lenín Moreno
Jorge Glas
Preceded by Alfredo Palacio
President pro tempore of the Union of South American Nations
In office
10 August 2009 â€“ 26 November 2010
Preceded by Michelle Bachelet
Succeeded by Bharrat Jagdeo
President pro tempore of CELAC
In office
28 January 2015 â€“ 28 January 2016
Preceded by Luis Guillermo Solís
Succeeded by Danilo Medina
Chairman of the PAIS Alliance
Assumed office
3 April 2006
Preceded by Position established
Minister of Finance
In office
20 April 2005 â€“ 9 August 2005
President Alfredo Palacio
Preceded by Mauricio Yepez
Succeeded by Magdalena Barreiro
Personal details
Born Rafael Vicente Correa Delgado
(1963-04-06) 6 April 1963 (age 53)
Guayaquil, Ecuador
Political party PAIS Alliance
Spouse(s) Anne Malherbe Gosselin
Children Sofía
Anne Dominique
Rafael Miguel
Residence Carondelet Palace
Alma mater Catholic University of Guayaquil
Catholic University of Louvain
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Religion Roman Catholicism
Website Official website

I'm a pacifist by nature.
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.
Rafael Correa
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.
Rafael Correa
I am an economist, not an astrologer.
Ecuador is a country which defends the right to life.
To assume all the powers is not good for anybody. Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely. All those experiments have a bad ending.
Rafael Correa
We won't tolerate abuses and crimes made every day in the name of freedom of speech. That is freedom of extortion and blackmail.
Rafael Correa
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.
Rafael Correa
Ecuador has about 700 kilometers of border with Colombia, and a lot of it is impenetrable jungle.
Rafael Correa
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.
Rafael Correa
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.
Rafael Correa
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.
Rafael Correa
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.
Rafael Correa
I'm not accustomed to giving advice to those who haven't asked for it.
Rafael Correa