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Ecuador court upholds $9.5 bln damages ruling against Chevron

Quito - Ecuador's highest court upheld in a ruling released Tuesday a $9.5 billion damages award against oil giant Chevron over decades of pollution that harmed indigenous people.

Ecuador president says predecessor should face kidnapping justice

Quito - Ecuador President Lenin Moreno called on his predecessor Rafael Correa on Thursday to return home from Belgium to face justice over kidnapping charges.Correa has dismissed the arrest warrant issued in his homeland against him as a political "plot.

Ecuador court orders arrest of Brussels-based ex-president Correa

Quito - An Ecuadoran court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Brussels-based former president Rafael Correa over alleged links to the kidnapping of an opponent in Colombia.

Ecuador court orders arrest of Brussels-based ex-president Correa

Quito - An Ecuador court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Brussels-based former president Rafael Correa over links to the kidnapping of an opponent in Colombia.

Ecuador court orders arrest of Brussels-based ex-president Correa

Quito - An Ecuador court on Tuesday ordered the arrest of Brussels-based former president Rafael Correa over links to the kidnapping of an opponent in Colombia.

Not up to US to decide on Assange asylum, Ecuador says

Quito - It's not up to Washington to decide the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador's top diplomat said Friday, following the visit of US Vice President Mike Pence.

Pence travels to Ecuador, will address Venezuela crisis

Quito - US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Ecuador Wednesday on a visit that will include a meeting with President Lenin Moreno and talks on the Venezuelan crisis.

Ex-Ecuador leader sought in case of missing opposition figure

Quito - A court in Quito on Monday ordered testimony from Ecuador's ex-president Rafael Correa, who lives in Belgium, in the investigation of an opposition figure's apparent 2012 kidnapping in Venezuela.

Lebanese man stranded for 42 days in Ecuador airport

Quito - A Lebanese man has been stuck in immigration purgatory at an airport in Ecuador for 42 days after losing his passport and being returned there from Spain.

Ecuador to withdraw 'additional security' at London embassy

Quito - Ecuador announced Thursday it would withdraw additional security measures at its London embassy after an investigation found it plunged $5 million into a spy operation to protect WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Ecuador replaces finance minister amid economic woes

Quito - Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Monday replaced the country's finance minister for the second time in as many months, amid economic woes that have prompted major cuts to the state apparatus.

Colombia's ELN rebels eye US guarantees ahead of new peace talks

Quito - Colombia's last rebel group is seeking US guarantees that Washington will not seek the extradition of its negotiators in future peace talks, after Ecuador's surprise decision not to host the negotiations.

Ecuador suspends role as guarantor of Colombia peace talks

Quito - Ecuador on Wednesday said it was suspending its role as guarantor of the peace talks between Colombia's government and ELN guerrillas which have been hosted in Quito since early 2017.

Ecuador says two more kidnapped near Colombia border

Quito - Two more Ecuadorans have been kidnapped near the border with Colombia by the same group responsible for the recent abductions and killing of two journalists and their driver, the government said on Tuesday.

Kidnapped journalists were 'killed in Colombia': Ecuador

Quito - Two journalists and their driver kidnapped on March 26 in Ecuador by dissident FARC rebels were killed on the Colombian side of the border, Interior Minister Cesar Navas said Sunday.

Ecuadoran journalists who put their lives on the line for a story

Quito - The three members of an Ecuadoran journalist team who died in captivity after being abducted by a Colombian rebel group were following a story on violence that ended up costing their lives.

Kidnapped Ecuador journalist team confirmed dead

Quito - Ecuador on Friday confirmed the deaths of two journalists and their driver who had been kidnapped by renegade Colombian rebels -- and quickly launched a retaliatory military operation in the area where they were snatched.

Ecuador's Moreno returns home after report says abducted journalists dead

Quito - Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno announced Thursday he would return home from the Summit of Americas in Peru to address a "critical situation" related to a team of abducted reporters following reports they had been killed.

Ecuador doing 'everything possible' to free reporters

Quito - Ecuador's presidency said Tuesday it will do "everything possible" to gain the release of a press team abducted a week ago on the troubled border with Colombia.

Ecuador stops Assange communicating from its London embassy

Quito - Ecuador on Wednesday said it has stopped Julian Assange's ability to communicate to the outside world from its London embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder has been holed up since 2012.
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