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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.

Ecuador city runs out of coffins amid COVID-19 crisis

Quito - Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador's second city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes, city authorities said Sunday.

Troops gather scores of bodies of virus victims in Ecuador city

Quito - Troops and police in Ecuador have collected at least 150 bodies from streets and homes in the country's most populous city Guayaquil amid warnings that as many as 3,500 people could die of the coronavirus in the city and surrounding province in the com...

Troops gather 150 bodies of virus victims in Ecuador port city

Quito - Troops and police in Ecuador have collected at least 150 bodies from streets and homes in the port city of Guayaquil, the government said, warning that as many as 3,500 people could die of the coronavirus in the city and surrounding province in the com...

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.
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Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
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Ecuador's diplomatic car awaiting Edward Snowden at Moscow Airport
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With supporters, as President, he exclaims, "Today I won Ecuador.'
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Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
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Election poster urging a continuation of a revolution
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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 shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
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Ecuadorian foreign minister Ricardo Patino shows a photo of a surveillance device found in the embassy in London.
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Winning look of Correa
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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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Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño
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