Factbox: Ecuador and its president Rafael Correa

(Reuters) – Ecuador’s leftist President Rafael Correa on Saturday said he will run for re-election in February 2013. Here are some key facts about Correa and Ecuador: Correa was born in 1963 to a lower middle-class family in the port city of Guayaquil. He earned an economics degree from the local university before winning scholarships in Belgium and the United States, where he received his doctorate in 2001. He took office in 2007 promising a “Citizens’ Revolution” to boost state revenue from Ecuador’s natural resources and redistribute wealth among the poor. …

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