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Ecuador VP indicted in Odebrecht case

Quito - Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas and 12 others were indicted Tuesday for unlawful association in the giant corruption case involving Brazilian constructor Odebrecht.

Ecuador VP facing indictment in Odebrecht case

Quito - Ecuador's attorney general on Thursday accused Vice President Jorge Glas of unlawful association in the giant corruption case involving Brazilian constructor Odebrecht.

Ecuador prosecutor accuses Odebrecht of tax fraud

Quito - The Ecuadorian prosecutor's office announced Tuesday it will press tax fraud charges against Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht -- also embroiled in a corruption scandal spanning Latin America and Africa.

Colombia government and ELN begin fourth round of peace talks

Sangolqu - The Colombian government and the National Liberation Army (ELN) -- the country's last active guerrilla group -- Wednesday began the fourth round of peace talks amid an historic ceasefire between the two.

Jailed Ecuador VP says he is target of construction giant's revenge

Quito - Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, in jail pending a criminal investigation into allegations he took $16 million in bribes from Brazil's Odebrecht, told AFP Saturday he is a victim of revenge by the construction giant.

Ecuador vice president ordered to jail over graft allegations

Quito - Ecuador's vice president, Jorge Glas, was ordered locked up Monday pending a criminal investigation into allegations he took $16 million in bribes from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant that paid illegal kickbacks to win public contracts.

'Extinct' giant tortoise to be bred in captivity

Quito - A species of Galapagos giant tortoise thought to have been made extinct 150 years ago will be bred in captivity, officials said, after DNA studies showed specimens discovered in the last decade shared similar genetic makeup.

Ecuador prison for Chinese fishers caught in Galapagos

Quito - A court in Ecuador sentenced the crew of a Chinese ship caught fishing endangered sharks in the Galapagos marine reserve to prison terms on Sunday.

Ecuador's congress clears path for corruption inquiry against VP

Quito - Ecuador's congress on Friday voted unanimously to allow a criminal inquiry against Vice President Jorge Glas in the sweeping corruption scandal around the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.

Ecuador's president strips VP of all functions

Quito - Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Thursday stripped his vice president, Jorge Glas, of all his functions after his deputy delivered a stinging critique of the new leftist leader.

Selling $600 frogs -- to save them from poachers

Quito - Poachers in Ecuador have long known the hefty prices their country's rare frogs can fetch. But now environmentally conscious firms are starting to sell the amphibians too -- to try to save them from the black market and threatened extinction.

Ecuador designers reinvent indigenous style for modern age

Riobamba - After years of taking a backseat to Western style, indigenous fashion is re-emerging in Ecuador, thanks to a new generation of designers who are re-imagining traditional clothes."Make the turn snappy!

Fourteen killed in Ecuador bus accident

Quito - Fourteen people were killed and 26 injured when a bus drove off the highway in central Ecuador, flipped and caught fire, local police said Saturday.

Assange lawyer says UK breaking international law

Quito - Julian Assange's lawyer accused Britain on Thursday of breaking international law by denying the WikiLeaks founder safe passage out of the country if he leaves Ecuador's embassy in London."Britain is...

New Ecuador leader says 'hacker' Assange can stay at embassy

Quito - Ecuador's new President Lenin Moreno criticized Julian Assange as a "hacker" but stressed his country would continue providing asylum to the WikiLeaks founder fleeing international arrest.

Ecuador's Moreno warns Assange not to interfere in politics

- Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno warned Julian Assange Thursday not to interfere in the politics of the South American country, whose embassy the WikiLeaks founder has lived in for the past five years.

New leftist Ecuador president takes office

Quito - Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno took office Wednesday, tasked with steering the oil-rich nation, a flagship of the Latin American left, through troubled economic and political waters.

New leftist Ecuador president set for swearing-in

Quito - Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno takes office Wednesday, tasked with steering a flagship of the Latin American left through troubled economic and political waters.

Ecuador at turning point as feisty Correa bows out

Quito - One of the feistiest personalities in Latin American politics, Ecuador's Rafael Correa hands power Wednesday to his quieter ally Lenin Moreno, who is tasked with steering a leftist political flagship through troubled economic waters.

Ecuador 'did its duty' by giving Assange asylum, Correa says

Quito - Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa said Saturday that his country had "done its duty" by granting asylum in 2012 to Julian Assange, and said he was glad Sweden had closed its rape case against the WikiLeaks founder.

Where now for Julian Assange?

London - Prison time in Britain? A new life in Ecuador? Extradition to the United States? Another five years in Ecuador's London embassy? WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's future could now follow many different paths.

Five things to know about WikiLeaks

Paris - WikiLeaks has been making headlines for more than a decade by releasing millions of classified documents, embarrassing governments worldwide while also raising fears that its activities may have put lives in danger.

Assange lawyer says dropped case is 'end of nightmare'

London - A lawyer for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange welcomed the decision of Swedish prosecutors Friday to drop a seven-year rape investigation against him, saying it was the "end of his nightmare".

Assange claims victory after Sweden drops rape probe

London - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange gave a clenched fist salute Friday after Swedish prosecutors dropped a seven-year rape allegation against him, but he insisted the "proper war" over his future was just beginning.

Colombia, ELN rebels resume talks

Quito - Colombia and the left-wing National Liberation Army insurgency resumed talks Tuesday aimed at reducing everyday violence on the road to a peace deal.

Colombia government, ELN rebels to resume peace talks

Estanzuela - Colombia's government and the country's last active rebel force, the ELN, will resume peace talks in just over a week, the lead state negotiator confirmed Saturday.

Assange demands Sweden drop arrest warrant

Stockholm - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange filed a new motion in Sweden Wednesday calling for a European arrest warrant over rape allegations to be dropped, after the United States said it was seeking to arrest him, his lawyer said.

Endangered Galapagos tortoises saved from suspected traffickers

Quito - Nearly three dozen Galapagos tortoises considered vulnerable to extinction will return to Ecuador after being rescued in Peru from alleged traffickers, the Galapagos National Park said.

Ecuador to recount 12 percent of presidential votes

Quito - Ecuador will recount almost 1.3 million ballots from the country's presidential election earlier this month, 12 percent of the total, the National Electoral Council (CNE) has said.Socialist Lenin Moreno won the April 2 second round with a 51.

Ecuador bucks rightward trend, voting Moreno president

Quito - Socialist Lenin Moreno won Ecuador's presidential election, the electoral authority confirmed, bucking a trend in Latin America to extend a decade of leftist rule in the major oil exporter.
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Two months into his second term a national poll put his popularity at 90 %.
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Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts, December 18, 2012.
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