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Bus Plunges 980 Feet into Ravine, Killing 12 in Ecuador

Twelve people were killed Friday when a public bus plunged into a ravine in the southwestern province of El Oro, Ecuadorian media said. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Embassy Receives Letter from UK Asking to Resume Talks About Julian Assange

Yesterday the Ecuadorian Embassy in London receive a letter from the British Foreign Ministry asking to resume talks about the asylum of Julian Assange. continue reading »

Ecuador to U.K. Stop ‘Threatening’ Us and Then We Can Talk

Ecuador said it is open to dialogue with Britain if it first withdraws the "threat" of storming the Andean nation's embassy in London to arrest the founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange, to whom Quito granted political asylum last week. continue reading »

Ecuador Says “F*** You” to UK and Grants Julian Assange Asylum

In the face of global criticism and possible revocation of its diplomatic status in Britain, Ecuador has decided to grant WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange political asylum. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Banana Industry Declares an Economic Emergency

The Ecuadorian government declared an emergency alert in the banana sector whereby $5 million will be allocated to support small producers of the fruit, Agriculture Minister Javier Ponce said. continue reading »

V.P of Ecuador Lenin Moreno’s Nomination for Nobel Peace Prize Garners Enormous Support

The Nobel Committee for Peace, which has nominated Ecuador’s Vice President, Lenin Moreno, to receive this high honor, has received close to two million signatures in support of his nomination continue reading »

Photojournalist Who was Eyewitness to Police Crimes Assasinated in Ecuador

Two assailants fatally shot an Ecuadorian photojournalist who witnessed a theft in which police are the main suspects, Extra newspaper said Monday. continue reading »

Last of Its Kind – Giant Pinta Tortoise ‘Lonesome George’ Dies in the Galapagos

At approximately 120 years-old the last Giant Pinta tortoise has passed away on the Galapagos Islands, where it is native to. The Galagalogs archipelago of islands are located 600 miles from Ecuador continue reading »

Housing Boom in Ecuador for $530 Priced Houses

Although in Ecuador’s coastal city of Guayaquil many of the 2 million people live below the poverty line, Hogar de Cristo, a Catholic social services organization has created a housing boom by offering homes for $530.00. continue reading »

U.S. and Central America Working to Protect Labor Rights of Immigrants Working Here

The Labor Department on Monday signed cooperation agreements with Ecuador, Honduras, Peru and The Philippines to make known and protect the labor rights of immigrants from those countries who are working in the United States. continue reading »

Shipwreck at Ecuador’s Galapagos Islands Claims Two

Fourteen people who survived a shipwreck near Ecuador's Galapagos Islands and the bodies of two people killed in the accident arrived Tuesday at the port of Manta, while the search continues for three missing crew members, the media reported. continue reading »

Ecuardorian Shoe Designer Paulina Anda at Miami Beach Fashion Week

Paulina Anda wants her "Urban Romanticism" shoe line to leave a mark "of fashion talent by Ecuadorians" at Miami Beach's International Fashion Week, which begins on Tuesday. continue reading »

Wife Escapes Machete Gang by Jumping off 50 ft Mountainside in Ecuador

While on vacation in Ecuador, Laura Milcawich leapt off the side of a 50ft mountain ledge instead of staying as a machete gang’s hostage. continue reading »

Ecuador Catholic University to Expand Access to Lower-Income Students with $15 Million in Financing

Universidad Politécnica Salesiana, a socially inclusive Catholic university in Ecuador, will get a $15 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) to finance its expansion, including the construction of new buildings, purchase of equipment, and the creation of a student loan fund. continue reading »

Ecuador Prison Violence Leaves 16 Injured

At least six inmates and 10 guards were injured when police moved in to keep prisoners from rioting at the Centro de Rehabilitacion Numero Uno, the main penitentiary in Ecuador's capital, a prison spokesman said. continue reading »

Major Bus Accident in Ecuador Today Leaves at Least 27 Dead and 30 Injured

At least 27 people died and 30 others were injured Sunday in a bus crash in the northern Ecuadorian province of Imbabura, Victor Bazantes, with the fire department in the city of Ibarra, told Efe. continue reading »

Ecuador Serving as Gateway to Brazil for Haitian Immigrants

Ecuador has become the door of South America to Haitian immigrants who want to go to Brazil in search of a better life than living in their country, devastated by the earthquake of 2010 continue reading »

Ecuador Destroys WWII Bombs Found at former U.S. Military Base in Galapagos Islands

Ecuador was to complete on Tuesday the destruction of 11 U.S. bombs of World War II vintage that were found in 2010 by fishermen in the Galapagos Islands, the defense minister said. continue reading »

Ecuador to Protect Its Cultural Heritage with a Nearly $40 Million Investment

Ecuador will carry out a broad program to protect and restore its cultural heritage with the help of a loan for $37.8 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Lesbian Torture Clinics in Ecuador- Claiming to “Cure” Them

Paola lives in Ecuador, where these so-called clinics are terrifyingly common -- although the government shut down 27 this year, 180 clinics remain open, and most of the continue reading »