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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 (620 mi) west of the mainland. The capital city is Quito, which is also its largest city.

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Preparing for an active volcano to stir

People living at the foot of a volcano in Ecuador are being taught what to do if disaster strikes
BBC News - Published

Mandy Moore loses iPad on American flight after food poisoning cuts Ecuador trip short

Mandy Moore, of NBC's "This Is Us," left her iPad behind on an American Arilines plane the day after Christmas (and after a bout of food poisoning).
USATODAY.com - Published

Videos for Ecuador


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

10 Best Places To Retire Outside Of The U.S. [Video]10 Best Places To Retire Outside Of The U.S.

According to The Huff Post, in 2019 the Social Security Administration sent nearly 700,000 checks to retirees living abroad. Many foreign countries have lower costs of living than the U.S...

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:47Published

Ecuador struggles to contain oil spill in Galapagos port [Video]Ecuador struggles to contain oil spill in Galapagos port

Authorities launched an emergency clean-up operation on Sunday on the island of San Cristobal, about 1,000km off the mainland coast.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 01:35Published

Hundreds of gallons of oil spill in Galapagos Islands [Video]Hundreds of gallons of oil spill in Galapagos Islands

Galapagos Park Officials and the Ecuadorian Army tried to control the damage caused by the sinking of a cargo vessel containing 600 gallons of oil. Video source: Leonardo Alexander Santos Moreira.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:24Published

Wikileaks' Assange Appears In Court [Video]Wikileaks' Assange Appears In Court

MADRID (Reuters) - Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a Madrid court via videolink from Britain on Friday as part of an investigation into his allegations that a Spanish firm spied on..

Credit: Wochit News     Duration: 00:33Published

UK-U.S. treaty bans Assange's extradition: lawyers [Video]UK-U.S. treaty bans Assange's extradition: lawyers

Lawyers for Julian Assange said on Thursday they will argue that the WikiLeaks founder cannot be sent from Britain to the United States to face spying charges because a treaty between the two countries..

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:14Published

Latin America protest wave crashes into Colombia [Video]Latin America protest wave crashes into Colombia

Bolivia, Chile and Ecuador are among Latin American countries to see protests in recent months. Now it's Colombia's turn. View on euronews

Credit: euronews (in English)     Duration: 00:44Published

 

Ecuador concerned about recovery of sunken barge in Galapagos: minister

Ecuador's environment minister, Raul Ledesma, said on Monday that a situation involving a sunken barge in the Galapagos Islands which was carrying 600 gallons of diesel is under control but added that..
Reuters - Published

Wikileaks' Assange appears in court in Spain spying investigation

Jailed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange appeared in a Madrid court via videolink from Britain on Friday as part of an investigation into his allegations that a Spanish firm spied on him while he lived..
Reuters - Published

Julian Assange’s extradition fight could turn on reports he was spied on for CIA

julian assange’s extradition fight could turn on reports he was spied on for cia
Julian Assange’s fight against extradition to the US could last years, and his argument could hinge on reports he has been illegally spied upon and his sensitive information given to the CIA...
WorldNews - Published

Frog from Ecuador found in bananas in Northampton Tesco

The amphibian is thought to have made the 5,000-mile journey by hopping into a shipping crate.
BBC News - Published

Have cancelled Nithyananda's passport, rejected application for new one: MEA

This comes amid reports that Ecuador has denied Nithyananda's request for refuge.
DNA - Published

Ecuador denies Nithyananda's request for refuge; says he may be heading to Haiti

Nithyananda, who hails from Tamil Nadu, is accused of rape, kidnapping and had left the country in mysterious circumstances. He claims to have formed a Hindu nation on an island of Ecuador.
DNA - Published

Rape-accused godman Nithyananda forms his own country 'Kailaasa' near Ecuador

Although the exact location of the country is still a mystery, reports suggest that it is located on a private island near Ecuador.
DNA - Published

Sweden Drops Investigation of Julian Assange - WikiLeaks

sweden drops investigation of julian assange - wikileaks
In May, Swedish prosecution announced the reopening of the investigation against Julian Assange over rape charges, just over a month after he was stripped of his political asylum by Ecuador and..
WorldNews - Published

Ecuador probing influx of Cubans before anti-austerity protests

Ecuador on Wednesday said it was investigating the arrival of an unusual number of Cubans carrying a special class of passport in the run-up to October protests in the Andean nation, as part of a probe..
Reuters - Published

A Worldwide Revolution Is Underway

a worldwide revolution is underway
By Amy Goodman & Denis Moynihan Puerto Rico. Hong Kong. Ecuador. Haiti. Lebanon. Iraq. And now, Chile. People are rising up around the world against austerity and corruption, defying police forces..
WorldNews - Published

Peru announces reforms to 'improve lives' as protests rock neighboring countries

Peru's government on Wednesday announced plans for an ambitious reform package including better health care and a higher minimum wage amid regional protests against market reforms and social injustice..
Reuters - Published

British Injustice For Julian Assange

british injustice for julian assange
Article By WN.com Correspondent Sabrina Gaffney Mark Summers QC, acting for Mr Julian Assange, was outraged earlier this week when his client’s request to delay his upcoming US extradition hearing..
WorldNews - Published

Is boom, then slump, behind fiery Latin American protests?

is boom, then slump, behind fiery latin american protests?
Chile is one of the richest countries in the region. Haiti is the poorest. Ecuador has a centrist government. Bolivia’s is socialist. Yet, from Port-au-Prince to Santiago, furious demonstrators were..
WorldNews - Published

Ecuador's indigenous group says government talks on hold due to 'persecution'

Ecuador's indigenous movement said on Wednesday that it paused talks with President Lenin Moreno because of the government's "persecution" of the group's leaders since a halt to violent anti-austerity..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador's Moreno announces tax reform after rolling back fuel price hike

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Friday proposed a new tax on corporations and a simplification of the tax system to improve government finances after a plan to eliminate fuel subsidies was met..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador seen with few options to 'square the fiscal circle' after scrapping subsidy cuts

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno's hastily ditched plan to terminate fuel subsidies put an end to days of indigenous-led protests but has left him with few good options to cleanse public accounts and..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador's indigenous re-assert influence but face obstacles to power

Ecuador's indigenous leaders, emboldened by their success in derailing IMF-backed fuel-subsidy cuts, have set their sights on high office, but experts say they face formidable obstacles - a small..
Reuters - Published

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's Moreno scraps fuel subsidy cuts in big win for indigenous groups

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday officially scrapped his own law to cut expensive fuel subsidies after days of violent protests against the IMF-backed measure, returning fuel prices to prior..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador's Moreno signs decree ditching fuel subsidy cuts after protests

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno signed on Monday an official decree, repealing his own fuel subsidy cut that sparked days of violent, indigenous-led protests, and reverting fuel prices to their..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador's Moreno calms protests with vow to repeal fuel subsidy cuts

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on Monday promised to repeal an IMF-backed decree that slashed fuel subsidies, as triumphant protesters who had agitated against it went home and the capital picked up..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador's Moreno says will repeal fuel subsidy cuts in coming hours

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Monday that he will repeal a decree that slashed IMF-backed fuel subsidies "in coming hours," confirming that he had given into a key demand of protesters who..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador's president strikes 'peace' deal, agrees to change fuel subsidy cuts

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno agreed to swap a law that ended decades-old fuel subsidies for new legislation that will direct more resources to the needy, part of a deal he struck on Sunday with..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador reaches deal to cancel austerity measures, end mass protests

ecuador reaches deal to cancel austerity measures, end mass protests
President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador’s indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the..
WorldNews - 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 Also reported by •Reuters

Ecuador president, indigenous leaders set truce

President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador's indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have paralyzed the economy..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •CBS News

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 indigenous, president open talks over protests

President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador's indigenous peoples sat down Sunday evening to a nationally broadcast negotiating session aimed at defusing nearly two weeks of protests that have..
France 24 - Published Also reported by •WorldNews

Mercosur bloc and other South American countries condemn unrest in Ecuador

The South American trade bloc, Mercosur, along with other countries in the region on Sunday, condemned the unrest in Ecuador, saying mass demonstrations against cuts to fuel subsidies were an attempt..
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

Talks on austerity emerge from unrest in Ecuador as capital on lockdown

An indigenous group in Ecuador behind mass protests against cuts to fuel subsidies agreed to hold talks with President Lenin Moreno, who ordered a curfew in the capital on Saturday after the latest..
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

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 protests: President imposes curfew amid worsening violence

President Moreno vows to restore order just hours after protest leaders agree to talks.
BBC News - 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

Ecuador's indigenous protest leaders willing to negotiate

Indigenous leaders of protests that have paralyzed Ecuador's economy for nearly a week said Saturday they were willing to negotiate with President Lenín Moreno, signaling a possible exit from the..
France 24 - Published

Ecuadorean indigenous group announces direct talks with Moreno

An indigenous group in Ecuador that has led massive protests to reinstate a fuel subsidy announced on Saturday that it has decided to hold direct talks with President Lenin Moreno, the first sign of a..
Reuters - Published Also reported by •WorldNewsFrance 24

Ecuador's capital is rocked by clashes; Moreno silent on way forward

Ecuador's capital was rocked early on Saturday in a tenth day of unrest over President Lenin Moreno's austerity plan, with local markets shuttered and police firing tear gas at protesters gathered at..
Reuters - Published

Ecuador President Calls on Indigenous Protest Leaders to Discuss Decree Behind Unrest

ecuador president calls on indigenous protest leaders to discuss decree behind unrest
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno called on leaders of indigenous communities, involved in the ongoing protests against his economic policies to discuss a decree that has sparked the unrest. "I am..
WorldNews - Published

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