Category: Ecuador

Two more people kidnapped by FARC dissidents on the Ecuador-Colombia border

TODAY IN LATIN AMERICA ECUADOR-COLOMBIA: Yesterday, Ecuadorean authorities identified as Oscar Efrén Villacís Gómez, 24, and Katty Vanesa Velasco Pinargote, 20, the two persons who appear in a proof of […] Read More >

Ecuador Earthquake Reveals Political Fractures

Top Story — Ecuador’s Attorney General’s Office on Thursday announced that the death toll from a 7.8-magnitude earthquake on Saturday has reached at least 587. Although the government has set […] Read More >

Ecuador Begins Relief Efforts Following Deadly 7.8-Magnitude Earthquake

Top Story — Residents of rural Ecuadorian towns west of Quito are reeling following the country’s most devastating earthquake in 40 years. The 7.8-magnitude quake struck Saturday night near the […] Read More >

Ecuador Proceeds With Historic Rights Abuse Case Against Former Officers

Top Story — Five former Ecuadorian military officers and an ex-police officer will face charges of human rights abuses as the country’s first-ever trial for crimes against humanity begins today, […] Read More >

Pope Francis Draws Half a Million to Ecuador Mass

Top Story — Pope Francis held mass in the Ecuadorian port city of Guayaquil on Monday, drawing more than half a million people from across the country. The pontiff arrived […] Read More >

Protesters in Ecuador Criticize Correa’s Economy

Top Story — Thousands of Ecuadorians protested in the streets of Guayaquil Thursday against populist President Rafael Correa’s government, calling for his resignation. Demonstrations were led by Mayor Jaime Nebot, […] Read More >

Latin Americans March In NYC Against Climate Change

NEW YORK — The People’s Climate March drew more than 300,000 people to Manhattan on Sunday to demand world leaders to take action on climate change. Demonstrators came from all over […] Read More >

WikiLeaks Founder Awaits Ecuador’s Decision on Asylum

Top Story — With the Ecuadorean government due to respond Thursday to his asylum request, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange must remain in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London as police line up outside to […] Read More >

Ecuador Plans to Buy Back Contaminated Alcohol After 48 Deaths

Today in Latin America Top Story — Authorities in Ecuador want to buy back half a million bottles of contaminated alcohol in an effort to prevent more deaths after 48 people […] Read More >

Ecuadoran Journalist Emilio Palacio Flees Country

Today in Latin America Top Story — Former columnist for Ecuadoran daily El Universo Emilio Palacio, who is tied up in a high profile lawsuit brought by President Rafael Correa, […] Read More >