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Ecuador indigenous group sues president for crimes against humanity

Quito - Ecuador's largest indigenous organization filed a lawsuit Monday against President Lenin Moreno and other authorities for alleged crimes against humanity committed during protests last October which left 10 people dead.

Ecuadoran indigenous activist recognized by Time for fighting for her jungle

Quito - Nemonte Nenquimo is desperate for her five-year-old daughter to inherit pristine ancestral lands in Ecuador's Amazonian jungle region.It's this tenacity that earned her a spot on Time magazine's list of 100 most influential people in the world in 2020....

Scientists discover 30 new species in Galapagos depths

Quito - An international team of marine scientists have discovered 30 new species of invertebrates in deep water surrounding the Galapagos, the Ecuadoran archipelago's national park authorities announced Monday.

Ecuador ex-president held under house arrest in corruption probe

Quito - A judge in Ecuador on Thursday placed former president Abdala Bucaram under house arrest over his alleged involvement in a corruption scandal blamed in the murder of an Israeli prison inmate, the public prosecutor said.

Ecuador's ex president arrested for second time

Quito - Ecuador's ex-president Abdala Bucaram was arrested on Wednesday for the second time in just over two months, the public prosecutor said, this time accused of links to organized crime.

China bans its fleet from fishing off Galapagos reserve

Bejing - China has banned its vessels from fishing off the Galapagos Marine Reserve from September to November, a foreign ministry official said Thursday, after Ecuador expressed concern over a massive fleet in the area.

Ecuador's creditors accept debt restructure plan

Quito - Ecuador's creditors have voted in favor of a restructuring plan for $17.4 billion of debt that will see the South American country's capital and interest payments reduced, the government of President Lenin Moreno said on Monday.

Virus situation 'critical' in Ecuador capital: minister

Quito - The situation in the Ecuadoran capital Quito is critical due to the coronavirus epidemic, Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos warned on Sunday.Between April and July, public hospitals in Quito -- home to 2.

Ecuador electoral council suspends party of ex-president Correa

Quito - Ecuador's National Electoral council decided Sunday to suspend four political organizations, including the Fuerza Compromiso Social party of former president Rafael Correa.

In Ecuador, families finally recover bodies lost in virus chaos

Guayaquil - For Colon Ramirez, the agonizing search for the body of his grandmother is finally over. After almost four months, he has finally found and buried the missing 83-year-old Emilia Villon, who died in Ecuador's virus hotspot Guayaquil.

Galapagos reopens tourist sites after virus lockdown

Quito - The Galapagos Islands on Monday reopened its tourist sites and marine reserve, which had been closed since March due to the coronavirus pandemic, Ecuadorian Environment Minister Paulo Proano said.

Ecuador extends virus 'state of exception' for 2 months

Quito - Ecuador, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus in Latin America, has extended its "state of exception" for two months as it struggles to contain the deadly illness.Ecuador, a country of 17.

Giant tortoise Diego, a hero to his species, is home

Quito - Diego the giant Galapagos tortoise whose tireless efforts are credited with almost single-handedly saving his once-threatened species, was put out to pasture Monday on his native island after decades of breeding in captivity, Ecuador's environment mini...

Misinformation and coronavirus hand-in-hand in Ecuador outbreak

Quito - By the time the coronavirus pandemic spiraled out of control in Ecuador, misinformation was already spreading on the internet with reports of corpses being thrown into the sea, bodies washing up on beaches and miracle cures aplenty.

Protests in Ecuador against job, wage cuts, over virus

Quito - Demonstrators defied coronavirus restrictions to march in cities across Ecuador on Monday in protest against President Lenin Moreno's drastic economic measures to tackle the crisis.

Ecuador to close embassies, state firms over virus crisis

Quito - Ecuador said Tuesday it is closing several embassies and state enterprises to save money amid an economic crisis provoked by the coronavirus pandemic."We will close ...

First coronavirus case detected in Ecuador Amazon tribe

Quito - The first case of the novel coronavirus has been detected in one of Ecuador's indigenous Amazon tribes, the health ministry said Sunday.

IMF approves emergency loan for Ecuador

Washington - The International Monetary Fund has approved a $643 million emergency loan for Ecuador, as the coronavirus pandemic and low oil prices hit the South American nation.

Torment in Ecuador: virus dead piled up in bathrooms

Guayaquil - Front line medics in one of Latin America's coronavirus epicenters are lifting the lid on the daily horrors they face in an Ecuadoran city whose health system has collapsed.

Ecuador to 'color-code' regions ahead of lockdown's easing

Quito - Ecuador will gradually ease restrictions after seven weeks of coronavirus lockdown, the president said, with cities colour-coded according to their risk level.

Fear of giving birth in Ecuador's virus epicenter

Guayaquil - Maoli Plaza is eight months pregnant, but she does not know how her baby is or where it will be born.

Fleeing pandemic, many Venezuelan migrants head home

Cali - For the second time in less than a year, Jesus Pena is on the run. The first time, he was fleeing poverty in his native Venezuela. Now, he's heading back to his crisis-stricken home to escape the death spread by the novel coronavirus.

Searching for dead brings extra agony in Ecuador's largest city

Guayaquil - Darwin Castillo's father died in Guayaquil during the coronavirus pandemic that has caused the Ecuadoran city's health system to collapse.

Virus hit 'like a bomb' as toll rises in Ecuador's business capital

Guayaquil - Ecuador's economic capital Guayaquil is reeling from the most aggressive outbreak of COVID-19 in Latin America after the pandemic hit the city "like a bomb," its mayor said.

Guayaquil barrio where hunger is more feared than COVID-19

Guayaquil - When the curfew falls, a cat and mouse game begins between police and residents in a rundown barrio in Guayaquil, the city at the heart of Ecuador's coronavirus crisis.Contagion is seen as the lesser of two evils.

Police collect nearly 800 bodies from Ecuador's virus epicenter

Guayaquil - 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, hospitals and funeral parlours.

Waiting for news of the dead at the heart of Ecuador's virus outbreak

Guayaquil - A fetid smell seeps out when an official dressed in full virus protection gear steps out of the door to the Los Ceibos hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Ecuador bishop blesses virus-stricken city from helicopter

Guayaquil - Bishop Giovanni Battista took to the skies in a helicopter on Thursday to bless Guayaquil, the city in Ecuador worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ecuador ex-president sentenced to eight years for corruption

Quito - Former Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa was sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison for corruption during his 10-year term in office, the attorney general's office said Tuesday.

Ecuador ex-president sentenced to eight years for corruption

Quito - Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa was sentenced in absentia to eight years in prison for corruption during his 10-year term in office, the attorney general's office said Tuesday.
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Two months into his second term a national poll put his popularity at 90 %.
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Election poster urging a continuation of a revolution
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Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
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With supporters, as President, he exclaims, "Today I won Ecuador.'
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Photograph of Bassaricyon neblina "Olinguito" taken in the wild at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Ecuador
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Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
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Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño
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A protest in Quito, Ecuador. At the centre of the crowd is President Correa, facing tear gas
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Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts, December 18, 2012.
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A Giant River Otter swims amid rain forest reflections in Anangu Creek in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.
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Screen capture of oil spill originating in Ecuador in 2013
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Post-Election Poster showing a happy winner.
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