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Ecuador's Congress approves thorny media law

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's Congress on Friday passed a law creating a state watchdog to regulate newspaper and television content, a move critics called a blow to free speech but the government hailed as a step toward more balanced media. Full story

Preview: Ecuador's Correa favored to easily win re-election

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa, one of Latin America's most outspoken leftist leaders, is almost certain to win re-election on Sunday thanks to heavy state spending that has benefited the poor. Full story

Factbox: Main opposition candidates in Ecuador's presidential race

(Reuters) - Ecuador's President Rafael Correa is the clear favorite to win re-election on Sunday as he has strong approval ratings and faces a fractured opposition. Full story

Ecuador's Correa has large lead in presidential race: polls

QUITO (Reuters) - Leftist Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has maintained a huge lead over his nearest opposition rival in the run-up to the February 17 elections, recent polls show. Full story

Stabbing at Ecuador campaign rally not politically motivated: Correa

QUITO (Reuters) - A knife attack in Ecuador that killed two government supporters was perpetrated by a man under the influence of drugs and alcohol and was not politically motivated, President Rafael Correa said on Tuesday. Full story

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