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Quito: Capital of Ecuador
Quito is the capital of Ecuador, the country's most populated city, and at an elevation of 2,850 metres (9,350 ft) above sea level, it is the second highest official capital city in the world, after La Paz, and the one which is closest to the equator. It is located in the Guayllabamba river basin, on the eastern slopes of Pichincha, an active stratovolcano in the Andes Mountains.

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Mexico offers protection to six people at its embassy in Ecuador

The Mexican embassy in Ecuador's capital Quito has offered protection and shelter to six people, including legislators and their spouses, Mexico's foreign ministry said on Monday.
Reuters - Published

Ecuador withdraws fuel subsidy ban in deal to stop protests

An agreement is struck after talks in Quito between the government and indigenous leaders.
BBC News - Published

Videos for Quito


Jordi Cruyff unveiled as Ecuador's new coach [Video]Jordi Cruyff unveiled as Ecuador's new coach

Dutch soccer coach and former Barcelona and Manchester United player Jordi Cruyff iss unveiled as the new head coach of Ecuador's national team.

Credit: Reuters - Sports     Duration: 01:11Published

 

FIFPro calls for halt to women's football tournament in Quito amid unrest

Global footballers' union FIFPro on Sunday called for the suspension of the women's Copa Libertadores tournament in Ecuador as several players feared for their safety amid political unrest in the..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador clashes rage despite military-backed curfew

Ecuadorean police battled masked men who launched homemade projectiles at them in downtown Quito on Sunday, as protesters defied a curfew that was imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid to quell..
Reuters - Published

Military patrols Ecuador's capital as clashes resume and many defy curfew

Armored military vehicles patrolled the streets of Ecuador's capital, Quito, on Sunday after police and protesters clashed and many residents defied a curfew imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador's military partially lifts curfew in Quito ahead of talks

Ecuador's military announced it was partially lifting a curfew on the highland capital of Quito until 8 p.m. Sunday (0100 GMT Monday) but said it would continue to restrict movement in parts of the..
Reuters - Published

Ecuadorian indigenous leaders agree to dialogue with government

ecuadorian indigenous leaders agree to dialogue with government
QUITO, Oct. 12 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador's Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie) said Saturday that it will take part in the "direct dialogue" advocated by Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno..
WorldNews - Published

Ecuadorean indigenous group Conaie says will continue protests after curfew imposed

Ecuadorean indigenous group Conaie said late on Saturday that it would continue anti-austerity protests after President Lenin Moreno imposed a military-enforced curfew in the capital Quito and the..
Reuters - Published

Mexico offers protection to Ecuador opposition lawmaker as protests persist

Mexico's embassy in Quito has offered protection and shelter to Ecuador opposition legislator Gabriela Rivadeneira, Mexico's foreign ministry said in a statement on Saturday.
Reuters - Published

Protest leaders in Ecuador accept talks with government, president imposes Quito curfew

An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led protests for more than a week against a law that ended fuel subsidies said on Saturday it has accepted direct talks with President Lenin Moreno, the first..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador's Moreno orders military-backed curfew starting in Quito

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno announced a military-enforced curfew starting in Quito and the surrounding valleys that started at 3 p.m. (2000 GMT) as the highland capital was rocked by unrest..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador protests: Unrest continues over fuel price hikes

Ecuador sees another day of unrest as protests continue in Quito over the government fuel price hikes.
BBC News - Published

Hopes for talks to end unrest in Ecuador dim as protests roil capital

Hopes for a negotiated end to the worst unrest in Ecuador in at least a decade dimmed on Friday as clashes between police and anti-austerity protesters continued for a ninth day in the highland capital..
Reuters - Published

Amazonian tribes in Ecuador join anti-austerity protests

Indigenous tribe representatives from the Amazon in Ecuador joined an anti-austerity demonstration in Quito on Friday, as hopes for talks between protest leaders and the government dimmed following..
Reuters - Published

At least one protester killed in Ecuador in anti-austerity march

At least one indigenous protester was killed in unrest in Ecuador's capital Quito amid protests that were expected to continue for an eighth day on Thursday against President Lenin Moreno's austerity..
Reuters - Published

Eucador protests over austerity measures trigger worst unrest in decade

eucador protests over austerity measures trigger worst unrest in decade
Masked youths battled Ecuadorean security forces during indigenous-led protests and a national strike on Wednesday as president Lenin Moreno stuck by austerity measures that have triggered the worst..
WorldNews - Published

Ecuador's streets rumble with indigenous wrath

Some walked to Quito from the countryside. Others hitched rides in the back of trucks, squeezed between sacks of produce. Many have spent days sleeping outside and eating from communal pots.
Reuters - Published

Ecuador seeks UN help as fuel hike protests intensify

ecuador seeks un help as fuel hike protests intensify
QUITO, Oct. 8 (Xinhua) -- The Ecuadorian government Tuesday said it has asked the United Nations to help restore social peace as demonstrations over a fuel price hike intensified. "The Ecuadorian..
WorldNews - Published

Huge protests force Ecuador's government to decamp to another city

Indigenous people join days-long outcry over austerity measures, flooding into Quito and forcing embattled President Lenín Moreno to leave town
CBS News - Published

Ecuador imposes curfew after protests push government out of capital

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Tuesday ordered a curfew around government buildings after six days of violent anti-austerity protests that have pushed his administration out of the capital Quito..
Reuters - Published

Violent protests in Ecuador causes government to flee Quito

Thousands protesters have converged on Ecuador’s capital after anti-government demonstrations and clashes prompted the president to move his besieged administration out of Quito.
USATODAY.com - Published

Clashes erupt in Ecuador amid anti-govt protests

Security forces in Ecuador launched tear gas at a crowd of protesters who attempted to break a barricade set up near the National Assembly in Quito. (Oct. 8)  
USATODAY.com - Published

Protest-hit Ecuador seeks foreign help, relocates government

Ecuador sought mediation from the United Nations or Roman Catholic Church on Tuesday after six days of anti-austerity protests that have pushed President Lenin Moreno's government out of Quito and..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador protesters enter National Assembly: witnesses

Indigenous Ecuadoreans protesting against government austerity measures briefly burst through security lines into the National Assembly in Quito on Tuesday, witnesses said.
Reuters - Published

Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage

ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage
Protesters in Quito throw petrol bombs and ransack public buildings in fuel subsidy demonstrations Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, said he has moved his government from the capital in Quito to..
WorldNews - Published

Ecuador protests: President moves government out of Quito

The president has moved the government to the port city of Guayaquil amid continued fuel protests.
BBC News - Published

Ecuador cracks down on protesters over austerity & IMF loan, President moves govt from capital ...

ecuador cracks down on protesters over austerity & imf loan, president moves govt from capital ...
Chaotic mass demonstrations are underway in Ecuador following a spate of austerity cuts tied to a recently implemented IMF deal. Police have unleashed tear gas on protesters, while the government has..
WorldNews - Published

Indigenous protests convulse Ecuador as president decries 'coup attempt'

Thousands of indigenous protesters marched into capital Quito on Monday in a fifth day of action against austerity measures that have sparked the worst unrest in years, prompting President Lenin Moreno..
Reuters - Published

Clashes in Ecuador as indigenous march on Quito to protest fuel price hike

Hundreds of indigenous people and farmers clashed with Ecuador's security forces Monday as they marched toward the capital, Quito, to protest soaring fuel prices.
France 24 - Published

Indigenous protests convulse Ecuador; oil fields stopped

Thousands of indigenous protesters paralyzed roads around Ecuador and marched into capital Quito on Monday in a fifth day of action against government austerity measures that have sparked the worst..
Reuters - Published

Venezuelan migrants flood into Ecuador ahead of new visa restrictions

More than 85,000 Venezuelan migrants crossed into Ecuador from Colombia in the last month, ahead of new visa restrictions from Quito that took effect on Monday, the Colombian government said.
Reuters - Published

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