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Ecuadoran court suspends hearing into ex-president kidnapping case

Quito - A criminal court in Ecuador suspended a hearing on Tuesday meant to decide whether to call former president Rafael Correa to trial over the kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker in Colombia.

Colombia kills 'most dangerous' FARC dissident

Apo - Colombian armed forces killed "the most dangerous" dissident guerrilla from now-disbanded Marxist rebels FARC on Saturday in the drug violence-infested jungle area on the border with Ecuador, the government said.

Court scraps multibillion-dollar Ecuador damages against Chevron

Quito - An appeals court in The Hague has cancelled $9.5 billion in damages handed down by an Ecuadoran court against American energy giant Chevron for causing oil pollution in the Amazon jungle, Quito said Friday.

Court scraps multi-billion-dollar Ecuador damages against Chevron

Quito - An appeals court in The Hague cancelled $9.5 billion in damages handed down by an Ecuadoran court against American energy giant Chevron for causing oil pollution in the Amazon jungle, Ecuador's public prosecutor said Friday.

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

Quito - A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to "alleviate" the country's migration crisis.

Venezuela urged to accept migration crisis humanitarian aid

Quito - A group of Latin American countries signed a resolution on Tuesday urging Venezuela President Nicolas Maduro to accept humanitarian aid to "alleviate" the country's migration crisis.

Latin American nations discuss Venezuelan migrant crisis

Quito - Ministers from a dozen Latin American nations start a two-day meeting in Ecuador Monday on how they can cooperate to end the massive Venezuelan migrant crisis that has jolted the region.

No common policy for Latin American states on Venezuela migrants

Quito - Around 2.3 million Venezuelans -- 7.5 percent of the population -- live abroad, and 1.6 million of those have emigrated since the economic crisis worsened in 2015 -- the vast majority to other Latin American countries.

Eleven killed in latest Ecuador bus crash

Quito - A bus crash in Ecuador's Andes mountains left 11 people dead, authorities said Saturday, bringing the country's death toll from such accidents to 46 in the past three weeks.

Peruvians fear Venezuelan migrant surge despite curbs

Aguas Verdes - Residents of a Peruvian border town, where a bridge cluttered with street vendors marks the frontier with Ecuador, believe new immigration restrictions will do little to halt a surging tide of Venezuelan migrants.

Ecuador to organize regional Venezuela migrant crisis meeting

Quito - Ecuador will organize a meeting of 13 Latin American countries to discuss the Venezuelan migrant crisis, Quito's top diplomat said on Tuesday.

Bus in deadly Ecuador crash carried 'half a ton' of marijuana

Quito - Ecuadoran authorities said Friday that a Colombian bus that crashed near Quito, leaving 23 people dead, was carrying at least a half a ton of marijuana hidden in its floor.

Colombia fears Ecuador border controls effect on Venezuelan exodus

Apo - Bogota said Friday it was "worried" that tightened Ecuadorian entry requirements for Venezuelans fleeing an economic and political crisis would leave thousands stranded in Colombia.

Ecuador tightens entry requirements for Venezuelans

Quito - Ecuador announced Thursday it was tightening entry requirements for Venezuelans to help deal with a wave of immigration from the crisis-torn country.

Colombia says 19 citizens killed in tourist bus crash

Quito - Colombia's government said Wednesday that 19 of the victims of a deadly bus crush in Ecuador were its citizens, as Quito lowered the overall death toll from the accident.

Bus accident in Ecuador kills 23

Quito - A bus carrying travelers from Colombia and Venezuela crashed in Ecuador early Tuesday, killing 23 people and injuring 20 others, officials said.

Twelve killed when Ecuador bus with football fans crashes

Quito - Twelve people were killed and 30 injured when a bus carrying fans of Barcelona S.C., Ecuador's most popular football club, crashed Sunday, officials said.

Venezuelans endure the painful journey to Ecuador

Quito - Jose Carrizales sits on a wooden chair with his feet in the air, waiting for the blisters to heel.

US senators ask Assange to testify in Russia probe: WikiLeaks

London - WikiLeaks said Wednesday that its founder Julian Assange was "considering" a request by a US Senate committee to testify about alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US elections.

Ecuador, Britain in talks over Assange fate: Ecuadorian president

Madrid - Ecuador is in talks with Britain over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at Ecuador's embassy in London since 2012 when he was granted political asylum, the country's president said in an interview published Sunday.

Ecuador displays priceless artifacts recovered from Germany

Quito - Ecuador began on Wednesday exhibiting 13 pre-Columbian artifacts illegally transported to Germany after they were taken from archeological digs, bringing to an end six years of legal wrangling.

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.

U.S. uses threat of sanctions to kill breastfeeding resolution

Geneva - The Trump administration threatened Ecuador with withholding military aid and "punishing trade measures" — all because the country backed a resolution promoting breastfeeding at the World Health Assembly.

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.

Colombia confirms identity of murdered Ecuadoran couple

Pasto - Two bodies found in the thick jungle of southwestern Colombia are those of an Ecuadorian couple kidnapped by a dissident FARC rebel group, officials confirmed Wednesday.

Ecuador ex-president dismisses arrest bid as government 'plot'

Apo - Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa said Wednesday that an arrest warrant issued by a court in his homeland over the kidnapping of an opponent was part of a "plot" by the government against him.

Ecuador ex-president Correa dismisses arrest warrant as government 'plot'

Apo - Former Ecuador president Rafael Correa said Wednesday that an arrest warrant issued by a court in his homeland over the kidnapping of an opponent was part of a "plot" by the government against him.

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.
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Screen capture of oil spill originating in Ecuador in 2013
Screen capture of oil spill originating in Ecuador in 2013
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Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts  December 18  2012.
Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts, December 18, 2012.
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Edgar Muenala on stage of Fusion Festival in Surrey  BC.
Edgar Muenala on stage of Fusion Festival in Surrey, BC.
Ecuador s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño
Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño
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Quito, Ecuador
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Photograph of Bassaricyon neblina "Olinguito" taken in the wild at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Ecuador
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A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
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Ecuador's diplomatic car awaiting Edward Snowden at Moscow Airport
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Post-Election Poster showing a happy winner.
Post-Election Poster showing a happy winner.
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Police in Ecuador have seized around 200 000 sharks fins which were about to be illegally exported t...
Police in Ecuador have seized around 200,000 sharks fins which were about to be illegally exported to Asia. The fins - often used to make soup - were discovered after raids on nine locations in the port city of Manta.
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Two months into his second term a national poll put his popularity at 90 %.
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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With supporters  as President  he exclaims   Today I won Ecuador.
With supporters, as President, he exclaims, "Today I won Ecuador.'
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A protest in Quito  Ecuador. At the centre of the crowd is President Correa  facing tear gas
A protest in Quito, Ecuador. At the centre of the crowd is President Correa, facing tear gas
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Ecuadorian foreign minister Ricardo Patino shows a photo of a surveillance device found in the embas...
Ecuadorian foreign minister Ricardo Patino shows a photo of a surveillance device found in the embassy in London.
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Deforestation of the Montane Rainforest in Ecuador  province Zamora-Chinchipe  along the road to Loj...
Deforestation of the Montane Rainforest in Ecuador, province Zamora-Chinchipe, along the road to Loja-Zamora in 2011.
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A Giant River Otter swims amid rain forest reflections in Anangu Creek in Yasuni National Park  Ecua...
A Giant River Otter swims amid rain forest reflections in Anangu Creek in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.
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Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
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Winning look of Correa
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Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
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