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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.

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.

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.

Bodies found in Colombia are journalists from Ecuador

Cali - Colombian prosecutors said Monday that bodies found in a border jungle area were those of three Ecuadoran journalists who were killed after being held hostage.

Colombia recovers bodies believed to be of missing press team

Apo - Colombian authorities have recovered what they believe to be the bodies of a three-man Ecuadoran press team kidnapped and killed on the two countries' border.

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 minister becomes fourth woman to head UN General Assembly

New York - The United Nations on Tuesday elected Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa Garces to be president of the General Assembly, only the fourth woman in the UN's history to hold the post .

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 spied on Assange at London embassy: report

London - Ecuador spied on WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at its London embassy where he has been living since 2012, initially to support him but things changed after he hacked the mission's computers, the Guardian reported Wednesday.

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.

Cuba to host Colombia-ELN rebel peace talks

Apo - Cuba will host peace talks between the Colombian government and leftist ELN rebels aimed at ending a five-decade conflict after Ecuador bowed out as host, negotiators said Saturday.

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 will no longer host Colombia peace talks: minister

Apo - Ecuador will no longer host peace talks between Colombia and that country's last rebel group, Bogota's foreign minister said on Wednesday after recent attacks on the border between the neighbors.

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.

Rebels suspend handover of Ecuador press team's bodies: ICRC

Apo - Renegade Colombian rebels suspended plans Monday to hand over the bodies of a three-man Ecuadoran journalist team kidnapped and killed on the two countries' border, the Red Cross said.

Journalists killing shows Ecuador, Colombia must act on 'narco border'

Apo - The kidnapping and killing of two journalists and their driver has thrown up an uncomfortable truth for Colombia and Ecuador, analysts say: that their long-neglected border has become a drug traffickers' nirvana.

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.
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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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A Giant River Otter swims amid rain forest reflections in Anangu Creek in Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.
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Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts, December 18, 2012.
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Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
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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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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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Deforestation of the Montane Rainforest in Ecuador, province Zamora-Chinchipe, along the road to Loja-Zamora in 2011.
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Election poster urging a continuation of a revolution
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A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
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Winning look of Correa
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Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño
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Photograph of Bassaricyon neblina "Olinguito" taken in the wild at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Ecuador
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Screen capture of oil spill originating in Ecuador in 2013
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Two months into his second term a national poll put his popularity at 90 %.
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Ecuador's diplomatic car awaiting Edward Snowden at Moscow Airport
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Edgar Muenala on stage of Fusion Festival in Surrey, BC.
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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 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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