Ecuador's Correa cruising to re-election

Nov 20, 2012, 11:40 PM EST
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa (L) addresses supporters during a rally announcing his re-election bid for February of 2013, in Quito November 10, 2012.
REUTERS/Guillermo Granja

President Correa is famous abroad for protecting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, but among Ecuador's poor, he's a populist hero who is standing up to banks and big corporations in a way Barack Obama and other western leaders never would.