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Ecuador News

Swedish court upholds warrant against WikiLeaks founder

Stockholm - A Swedish court on Wednesday decided to uphold an arrest warrant against WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over allegations of sexual assault.
In the Media by AFP

Assange asked to model at London Fashion Week

London - Julian Assange has been asked to star in a fashion show by British designer Ben Westwood at Ecuador's London embassy, where the WikiLeaks founder is currently holed up in a bid to avoid extradition to Sweden.
In the Media by AFP

Ecuador lawmakers propose unlimited presidential terms

Quito - Ecuadoran lawmakers proposed constitutional amendments to allow unlimited presidential terms, following a request from incumbent Rafael Correa.
In the Media by AFP

Ancient Inca roads win coveted World Heritage status

Doha - UN cultural agency UNESCO on Saturday granted its coveted World Heritage status to a vast and ancient Inca road system spanning six countries in South America.
In the Media by Karim Jaafar with Roberto Cortijo in Lima (AFP)

Hitzfeld's second half changes steer Switzerland past Ecuador

With both sides possessing exciting wide players, this match was always going to be played down the flanks. The midfield is filled with industrious players, whereas the creativity and pace lie within the wingers and fullbacks.
In the Media by Tyrrell Meertins

Panama arrests fugitive Ecuadoran ex-lawmaker

Panama City - Police in Panama on Monday arrested a fugitive former opposition lawmaker from Ecuador who is wanted in his homeland for complicity to murder.Tito Galo Lara was taken into custody in the province of Veraguas, police spokeswoman Mara Rivera told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

Ecuador sentences ex-president to 12 years in absentia

Quito - An Ecuadoran court sentenced exiled ex-president Jamil Mahuad to 12 years in jail for corruption.Mahuad, who served from 1998 to 2000, lives in the United States. Interpol has issued a warrant for his arrest.
In the Media by AFP

Ecuador emergency over stricken Galapagos freighter

Quito - Ecuador declared an environmental emergency in the Galapagos Islands Thursday, after a freighter carrying pollutants ran aground last week.
In the Media by AFP

Freighter runs aground in the Galapagos

Quito - An Ecuadoran freighter ran aground in the Galapagos islands, but "for the moment" does not pose a threat to the Pacific archipelago's unique environment, the Galapagos National Park said.
In the Media by AFP

Referendum on oil drilling in Ecuador preserve rejected

Pichincha - Ecuador's election authority has rejected a petition for a referendum on oil exploration and development in Yasuni, a unique nature preserve in the Amazon rain forest.
In the Media by AFP

U.S. will cut off anti-drug assistance to Ecuador

Washington - The United States will end decades of anti-drug trafficking assistance to Ecuador this month, pulling its staff from the INL office in the South American nation, a top official said.
In the Media by AFP

Ecuador expels US officers, cancels military program

Quito - Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has ordered all US military officers to leave the country by the end of month and canceled a security cooperation program with the Pentagon, US officials said on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Op-Ed: Resurgent Latin America and waning American power

Washington - Singing dirges for American power must be one of the most reused themes in international relations nowadays. And it’s not that surprising.
In the Media by Rob Edens

Villagers eye Ecuador volcano after spectacular eruption

Quito - Villagers and experts warily eyed an Ecuador volcano Saturday that spewed a 10-kilometer (six-mile) high column of ash a day earlier in a spectacular eruption.
In the Media by AFP

Ecuador's 'throat of fire' belches giant ash column

Quito - A volcano in central Ecuador spewed up a column of hot ash and smoke 10 kilometers (six miles) high, increasing fears of an eruption.
In the Media by AFP

Chileans scramble for supplies after new quake

Iquique - Chileans desperate for supplies stood in long lines outside shops after strong aftershocks from a deadly 8.2-magnitude earthquake forced them to spend another night out in the cold.
In the Media by Reynaldo Munoz Sanabria (AFP)

Powerful 7.8 earthquake rocks northern Chile

Santiago - A powerful earthquake measuring 7.8 rocked northern Chile, just a day after a deadly 8.2 jolt in the same region, authorities said.
In the Media by AFP

Chileans survey damage after huge quake kills six

Iquique - Thousands of Chileans returned home after spending the night on hills following a powerful 8.2-magnitude earthquake that killed six people and sparked tsunami fears as far as Japan.
In the Media by Mathilde Bellenger (AFP)

Powerful quake hits Chile, tsunami warning

Santiago - A powerful 8.0-magnitude earthquake hit off Chile's Pacific coast on Tuesday, sparking a tsunami warning for Chile, Peru and Ecuador, US officials said.
In the Media by AFP

Ecuador president says Twitter account hacked

Quito - Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has said his Twitter account was hacked, blaming right-wing foreign groups for posting false tweets in his name.
In the Media by AFP

Fine against telecom giant suspended by Ecuador court

Quito - An Ecuador court on Tuesday suspended a $138.5 million fine levied against the Claro telecom firm owned by Mexican tycoon Carlos Slim, one of the world's richest men.The fine had been issued by a regulatory authority in February which accused Claro, wh...
In the Media by AFP

Feds: Florida man arranged 'pedophile sex tours' in Ecuador

A Central Florida man is behind bars after federal agents arrested him on suspicion of running pedophile sex tours in Ecuador.
In the Media by Brett Wilkins - 1 comment

Chevron's U.S. win in Ecuador case looms over cases elsewhere

Ecuadorean villagers who are trying to get billions of dollars from Chevron Corp for pollution in the Amazon jungle are ready to refocus their fight on pending suits in other countries after a setback...
In the Media by Mica Rosenberg (Reuters)

US judge backs Chevron fight against Ecuador judgment

New York - A US federal judge Tuesday ruled in favor of Chevron in an Ecuador environmental case, saying fraud was used to obtain a judgment ordering the oil giant to pay $9.5 billion.US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said a six-week trial proved that the Ecuadoran ...
In the Media by John Biers (AFP)

U.S. judge backs Chevron fight against Ecuador judgment

New York - A US federal judge Tuesday ruled in favor of Chevron in an Ecuador environmental case, saying fraud was used to obtain a judgment ordering the oil giant to pay $9.5 billion.US District Judge Lewis Kaplan said a six-week trial proved that the Ecuadoran ...
In the Media by AFP

Ecuador $9.5 billion ruling against Chevron was corrupt: U.S. judge

An American lawyer used "corrupt means" to secure a multi-billion-dollar pollution judgment against Chevron Corp in Ecuador, a U.S.
In the Media by Joseph Ax (Reuters)

Ecuador President Correa hints at 2017 re-election bid

Quito - Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Saturday said he may seek re-election in 2017, despite previously supporting constitutional measures limiting the country's leader to only two consecutive terms.Correa said in his weekly radio address he was consideri...
In the Media by AFP

Britain's banana price wars come at a cost to growers

London - When a banana flown half-way round the world costs half the price of a locally-grown apple, many in Britain wonder whether Latin American banana producers are getting a fair deal.The British love eating bananas.
In the Media by Alfons Luna (AFP)

Britain's banana price wars come at a cost to growers

London - When a banana flown half-way round the world costs half the price of a locally-grown apple, many in Britain wonder whether Latin American banana producers are getting a fair deal.The British love eating bananas.
In the Media by Alfons Luna (AFP)
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Election poster urging a continuation of a revolution
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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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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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Edgar Muenala on stage of Fusion Festival in Surrey, BC.
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Photograph of Bassaricyon neblina  Olinguito  taken in the wild at Tandayapa Bird Lodge  Ecuador
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Photograph of Bassaricyon neblina "Olinguito" taken in the wild at Tandayapa Bird Lodge, Ecuador
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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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Ecuador s Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño
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Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño
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With supporters, as President, he exclaims, "Today I won Ecuador.'
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Winning look of Correa
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Winning look of Correa
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Screen capture of oil spill originating in Ecuador in 2013
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Screen capture of oil spill originating in Ecuador in 2013
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Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts  December 18  2012.
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Tungurahua volcano in Ecuador erupts, December 18, 2012.
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Post-Election Poster showing a happy winner.
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A Giant River Otter swims amid rain forest reflections in Anangu Creek in Yasuni National Park  Ecua...
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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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A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
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A shot of the violence taking place in Ecuador after the government announced austerity measures.
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Two months into his second term a national poll put his popularity at 90 %.
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Two months into his second term a national poll put his popularity at 90 %.
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Ecuador President Rafael Correa on Ecuador TV
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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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