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Ecuador: Equatorial republic in South America
Ecuador, officially the Republic of Ecuador, is a country in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean on the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres (621 mi) west of the mainland. The capital is Quito.


Venezuelan migrants stranded after border with Colombia closed [Video]

Venezuelan migrants stranded after border with Colombia closed

With the spread of the coronavirus worsening across Latin America, thousands of Venezuelan migrants in Colombia, Ecuador and elsewhere are trying to return home.

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Ecuador hospitals under pressure, on verge of collapse [Video]

Ecuador hospitals under pressure, on verge of collapse

In the past month, the city has allowed some businesses to reopen after a lockdown, which is partly why new coronavirus cases increased.

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Ecuador: Indigenous community use tradition to keep COVID-19 out [Video]

Ecuador: Indigenous community use tradition to keep COVID-19 out

An Indigenous community in Ecuador is defying the odds, relying on tradition, social cohesion, and lockdowns.

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Poland seizes three tonnes of cocaine hidden in barrels of frozen pineapple [Video]

Poland seizes three tonnes of cocaine hidden in barrels of frozen pineapple

A video and photographs released by the police on Tuesday show investigators using axes to break through the frozen pulp to find the cocaine.

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Ecuador: Families desperate to find relatives' remains [Video]

Ecuador: Families desperate to find relatives' remains

Families in Ecuador desperately search for the remains of their loved ones, as hospitals and morgues become inundated with coronavirus victims.

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Colombia's confirmed coronavirus cases rise above 50,000

Reported coronavirus cases in Colombia have risen to over 50,000, the country's health ministry said on Sunday, as neighboring Ecuador approaches the same milestone.
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Ecuador volcano eruption leaves several cities covered in ash

The eruption of a volcano in Ecuador's Amazon region left several cities covered in ash on Tuesday, fueling concerns of a potential health impact as the South American nation slowly emerges from a..
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In morgues and shipping containers, Ecuadorians search for lost dead

Dolores Centeno has scoured the morgues and cemeteries of Guayaquil, Ecuador's largest city, for two months searching for her father's body.
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LATAM Airlines Group files for US bankruptcy protection

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Latin America's largest airline LATAM Airlines Group said today that the company and its affiliates in Chile, Peru, Colombia, Ecuador and the US have filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the..
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Coronavirus: Ecuador protests against cuts amid pandemic

The president announced the closure of seven state-owned companies last week, leading to job cuts.
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Colombian businessman makes hospital bed-coffin combo to serve coronavirus dead

Disturbing images of bodies of dozens of coronavirus victims awaiting burial on the streets of Ecuador's largest city Guayaquil has motivated a businessman in neighboring Colombia to design something..
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Banana disease poses threat to $25bn industry

banana disease poses threat to $25bn industry
Berlin/Lima — In the banana plantations of the tropical lowlands of Ecuador, workers are being issued with protective clothing and disinfectant is provided for their tools. The safety precautions..
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Ecuador's largest city eases quarantine as COVID-19 deaths decline

Ecuador's largest city allowed some businesses to reopen on Wednesday following a fall in daily deaths from the coronavirus pandemic that had for weeks required the city to remain in quarantine.
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Rural Ecuador faces coronavirus outbreak without doctors

When a group of villagers in the Ecuadorean fishing community of El Real came down with coughs and fevers in early April, nobody was sure if they had the coronavirus - and no health workers were..
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As Guayaquil stabilizes, Ecuador's capital braces for virus wave

As the coronavirus outbreak in Ecuador's largest city of Guayaquil begins to stabilize, the government is bracing for worsening spread in the highland capital Quito, where at least six people have died..
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Ecuador indigenous community fears extinction from COVID-19

One of Ecuador's indigenous communities fears it could be wiped out as coronavirus infections rise in its territory, prompting dozens of its members to flee into the Amazon rainforest for shelter from..
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IMF approves $643 million in pandemic aid for Ecuador: ministry

The International Monetary Fund has approved a request from Ecuador for emergency financing to fight the coronavirus pandemic, granting a $643 million loan, the Andean country's economy ministry said..
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Ecuador has stabilized number of new coronavirus cases: president

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Thursday that the number of new coronavirus cases had stabilized and death counts were falling after the outbreak overwhelmed sanitary authorities in the..
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Ecuador woman learns sister is alive after cremating someone else's body

An Ecuadorean woman in coronavirus-ravaged Guayaquil city learned on Friday that her sister was alive, weeks after cremating a misidentified body that health authorities had given her after proclaiming..
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Coronavirus: Ecuador 'victim' found alive in hospital mix-up

Alba Maruri was wrongly declared to be dead, and someone else's ashes were sent to her family.
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Trump says U.S. sending ventilators, coronavirus help to Latin America, Asia

The United States will send ventilators to three countries in Latin America - Ecuador, El Salvador and Honduras - as well as to Indonesia, President Donald Trump said on Friday, as the coronavirus..
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Ecuador coronavirus cases top 22,000 after release of delayed tests

Ecuador's confirmed coronavirus cases more than doubled to a total of 22,719 after the government released a batch of delayed test results, the Andean country's interior minister said on Friday.
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U.S. sending ventilators to Ecuador, Indonesia: Trump

The United States will send ventilators to Ecuador and Indonesia, President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Friday after he spoke to the leaders of both countries.
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Ecuador's coronavirus case total is twice as high as confirmed: minister

Ecuador's health minister said on Thursday the country's coronavirus case total was twice as high as previously confirmed, as authorities added 11,000 new infections that resulted from delayed testing.
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'Like the horror of war': mayor of virus-ravaged Ecuador city calls for drastic response

'like the horror of war': mayor of virus-ravaged ecuador city calls for drastic response
The mayor of the Latin American city hardest hit by the coronavirus has urged regional governments to take drastic steps to slow its spread and avoid the devastation she said had left Guayaquil looking..
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Venezuelan migrants leave Ecuador as coronavirus hits economy

Venezuelan migrants in Ecuador are setting out on perilous journeys to return to their crisis-stricken homeland or to join family in other Latin American countries as a lockdown meant to contain the..
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Coronavirus cases in Ecuador top 10,000, doubling about once a week

Ecuador reported over 10,000 cases of coronavirus on Monday, the fourth-highest tally in Latin America, as the disease ravages the economy of the oil-producing country.
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Coronavirus nightmare in Ecuador's main city Guayaquil - pictures

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In Ecuador pandemic, chronic illnesses are going untreated

Ecuadoreans who suffer chronic illnesses such as cancer and kidney failure are struggling to get treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic as basic supplies go short and hospitals suspend some services..
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Coronavirus: Ecuador sees massive surge in deaths in April

Guayas province, home to the city of Guayaquil, sees nearly 6,000 extra deaths in two-week period.
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Ecuadorian firefighter livens up coronavirus lockdown playing trumpet

With Ecuador in lockdown to battle one of the worst outbreaks of the new coronavirus in Latin America, a Quito firefighter is seeking to raise spirits by serenading the capital's residents with folk..
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Ecuador says police collect nearly 800 bodies from city badly hit by Covid-19

ecuador says police collect nearly 800 bodies from city badly hit by covid-19
Ecuador said police have removed almost 800 bodies in recent weeks from homes in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country's coronavirus outbreak, after the disease overwhelmed emergency services,..
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Coronavirus: Ecuador struggles to bury its victims

Families in Ecuador's biggest city are frustrated by the struggle to bury their loved ones.
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Assange fathered two children while holed up in embassy, lawyer says

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with a lawyer who was representing him while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London fighting extradition, the lawyer told a British..
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Assange 'secretly fathered two children' in Ecuadorian embassy

Lawyer Stella Morris says the pair fell in love in 2015 while he was in the Ecuadorian embassy.
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Julian Assange secretly fathered two children inside Ecuadorian embassy, partner reveals in bid for his release from Belmarsh amid coronavirus fears

Lawyer Stella Morris says pair began relationship in 2015
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Ecuador announces humanitarian account and social measures to address pandemic

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno announced on Friday the creation of a humanitarian assistance account that will be funded with contributions from companies and citizens to address the economic..
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Ecuadorean prisoners to manufacture coffins as coronavirus creates shortage

Hundreds of prisoners in Ecuador will begin making coffins to help cover a shortage emerging in Guayaquil, the country's largest city and the epicenter of one of the worst outbreaks of the new..
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Ecuador's Moreno calls for probe into handling of corpses in coronavirus outbreak

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Wednesday called for an investigation into how local authorities handled the bodies of coronavirus victims in Guayaquil, the epicenter of the country's outbreak..
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Ecuador builds emergency cemeteries due to coronavirus outbreak

Ecuador's government is preparing an emergency burial ground on land donated by a private cemetery in Guayaquil, the country's largest city, to address a shortage of burial plots as the novel..
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Ecuador's former president found guilty of corruption

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QUITO — An Ecuadorian court sentenced former president Rafael Correa on Tuesday to eight years in prison after finding him guilty of corruption charges. Correa, who was in office from 2007...
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Ecuador ex-president Correa jailed in absentia for corruption

Rafael Correa, now living in Belgium, was sentenced with 19 others for taking bribes.
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Ecuador stores coronavirus victims in giant fridges as morgues fill up

Ecuador's government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guayaquil, the center of the country's outbreak,..
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Ecuador builds 'special camp' for coronavirus victims as bodies lie in homes

Ecuador's government said on Thursday it was building a "special camp" for coronavirus victims in the country's largest city of Guayaquil, where an outbreak has killed over 80 people, with many bodies..
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Bodies are being left on sidewalks in Ecuador city

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Ecuadorean authorities said on Monday they would improve the collection of corpses, as delays related to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus has left families keeping their loved ones' bodies in..
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Ecuadorean authorities have removed 100 corpses from homes in the city of Guayaquil in three days, the interior minister said on Friday, following residents' complaints that they have no way to dispose..
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Australians trapped in Ecuador paint murals in return for accommodation during coronavirus lockdown

When an Australian couple found themselves without a place to stay as a result of the drastic COVID-19 measures in Quito, they rallied a group of almost 60 travellers to help keep a local hostel open.
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