Julian Assange’s dramatic flight in June into the Equadorian embassy in London was a moment of high drama as the Wikileaks founder sought asylum given his imminent extradition to Sweden where he faces allegations of rape and sexual assault. His choice of safe haven will have had many in Europe reaching for their world atlases as they tried to identify the precise location of the South American country.
Before the Libyan blood has even dried from the first few weeks of the Nato-led assault on their country, some politicians are hungry for another bout of foreign intervention. Last Thursday, US Congressman Connie Mack asked the Obama administration to “put an end” to the government of Venezuela, led by President Hugo Chavez.
The rocky landscape of Valle del Chota in northern Ecuador rarely gives the local fruit farmers much to cheer about. One bumper crop the region has been harvesting on a regular basis however is highly talented footballers.
Agustín Delgado and Édison Méndez grew up a stone’s throw from each other in the impoverished village of Chota. [...]
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