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Coronavirus reaches world heritage Galapagos Islands

Quito - The coronavirus pandemic has reached Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, a UNESCO World Heritage site, an official source said on Tuesday.

Ecuador prosecutor demands jail for ex-leader Correa in bribe case

Quito - Ecuador's attorney general Diana Salazar Thursday called for a seven-year jail term for former president Rafael Correa who is on trial in absentia for corruption connected to his 2013 election campaign.

Bribery trial of ex-president Correa begins in Ecuador

Quito - The trial of former Ecuador president Rafael Correa, who lives in exile in Belgium, for illicit campaign funding began on Monday.

Relative of extinct tortoise located in Galapagos

Quito - A scientific expedition to the Galapagos Islands has discovered a tortoise with a "strong" genetic link to a presumed-extinct subspecies made famous by the popular Lonesome George, national park officials said Friday.

Volcano erupts on ecologically sensitive Galapagos island

Quito - A volcano erupted on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos, Ecuadorian authorities said, spewing lava on the ecologically sensitive environment.

Mexico grants asylum to Ecuador lawmakers

Quito - Mexico granted political asylum Thursday to four members of Ecuador's opposition holed up in its embassy in Quito since widespread social unrest in October, the foreign ministry said.

'Not a single species' affected by Galapagos fuel spill

Quito - The Galapagos Islands' unique wildlife was spared after a barge carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel sank, causing a spill, the Ecuador government told AFP Monday.

Ecuador says Galapagos fuel spill 'under control'

Quito - Ecuador officials announced Sunday that a fuel spill in the Galapagos Islands, caused when a barge sank carrying 600 gallons of diesel fuel, was "under control.

Ecuador resumes oil exports curbed by protests

Quito - Ecuador on Sunday said it had resumed crude oil exports curbed by violent protests that forced several wells in the Amazon to halt operations.

Ecuador court upholds ex-vice president's prison sentence

Quito - Ecuador on Wednesday reaffirmed the six-year prison sentence given to former vice president Jorge Glas for receiving millions of dollars in kickbacks as part of a corruption scandal, the prosecutor's office said.

Ecuador counts cost of deadly protests after deal

Quito - Ecuador began counting the cost Monday of 12 days of indigenous protests against fuel hikes that left eight demonstrators dead and severely dented President Lenin Moreno's austerity program.

Ecuador govt, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Quito - Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests against austerity measures put in place to obtain a multi-billion-dollar loan from the IMF.

Ecuador president orders curfew, military control in Quito

Quito - Ecuador President Lenin Moreno on Saturday ordered the capital Quito and surrounding areas to be placed under curfew and military control, on the 11th day of deadly protests against government austerity measures.

Ecuador indigenous group rejects talks to end fuel protests

Quito - The indigenous group leading mass protests in Ecuador on Friday rejected an offer of direct talks from President Lenin Moreno to end days of deadly protests against fuel price hikes.

Protesters and police clash again in Ecuador capital

Quito - Riot police clashed with indigenous demonstrators in Ecuador's capital on Friday as deadly protests against fuel price hikes stretched into a 10th day.

Ecuador indigenous group rejects talks, seeks to 'radicalize' protests

Quito - A key Ecuadoran indigenous leader Thursday rejected talks with President Lenin Moreno and issued a call to "radicalize" protests over fuel price hikes amid violence that has left five protesters dead.

Indigenous anger potent political weapon in Ecuador

Quito - Indigenous groups camped in the center of Ecuador's capital bristled with anger Wednesday at the start of a second day of violent protests set off by the government's decision to scrap fuel subsidies."Get the tires! Puncture them! Puncture them!

Clashes break out as thousands march against fuel hikes in Ecuador

Quito - Stone-hurling protesters clashed with police for a second day Wednesday in Ecuador's capital as thousands of indigenous people marched against President Lenin Moreno's decision to slash fuel subsidies.

Ecuador: oil-rich country in crisis

Quito - Catholic-majority Ecuador, oil-rich but saddled with debt, is embarking on reforms that have led to fuel price hikes and sparked the biggest protests in a decade.Here is some background about the country of 17 million people.

Ecuador oil output hit as protests worsen

Quito - Protesters in Ecuador fought a running battle with security forces Wednesday in a second day of violent protests over a fuel price hike that forced the government to suspend most of the country's deliveries of crude.
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