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Ecuador Gained Independence from Gran Colombia in 1830

Today in Latin American history, Ecuador gained its independence from Gran Colombia in 1830. Following the deaths of Antonio José de Sucre and Simón Bolívar, Gran Colombia was on the brink of collapse. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Ecuador on Your 204th Year of Independence

Today, all of Ecuador is celebrating and rejoicing its 204-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

Ecuador to U.S. ¡Adios! We Don’t Need Your Economic Aid

The Ecuadorian government said Thursday that it is voluntarily relinquishing U.S. trade preferences after Washington lawmakers called for the benefits to be revoked if Quito grants asylum to whistle-blower Edward Snowden. continue reading »

ECUADOR: Snowden Cites “Danger of Persecution” in Bid For Asylum in Country

Former CIA employee Edward Snowden has filed a request for asylum in Ecuador, Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said Monday. continue reading »

Alleged Spy Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador as U.S. Revokes His Passport

Alleged spy Edward Snowden is reportedly seeking asylum in Ecuador while having just arrived in Russia via Hong Kong. Snowden, 30, was hiding out in Hong Kong after confessing to spilling government secrets they would preferred stayed secret. continue reading »

Ecuador President Rafael Correa Will Not Seek Another Term in 2017

On the eve of his inauguration for another four-year term, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Thursday that he will not run again in 2017. continue reading »

Missing UK Tourist Found Dead in Galapagos

A missing UK tourist, Thomas Berman, has been found dead on the Santa Cruz island, one of the Galapagos Islands, which is a part of the Galapagos National Park. continue reading »

Galapagos Islands Open World’s First Eco-Friendly Airport Terminal

The world's first eco-friendly air terminal began operating fully this week on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, the airport management company Ecogal said. The passenger terminal began partial operations in December before it was completely finished because it was still waiting for material from the old building. continue reading »

Venezuela, Ecuador Send Aid to Cuba After Hurricane Sandy

Aircraft carrying humanitarian aid from Venezuela and Ecuador landed in the eastern province of Santiago de Cuba to ease the damage and suffering left by Hurricane Sandy, Cuban state television said Tuesday. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Largest Oil Refinery Returns to Work After Temporary Power Outage

Ecuador's largest refinery came back online Friday after operations had been temporarily halted due to a power outage, state oil firm Petroecuador said. continue reading »

$1.3M Found On Board Mexican Plane that Crashed in Ecuador

The small Mexican-registered plane that crashed last weekend in Ecuador was carrying $1.3 million, police said. Santiago Alfonso Lopez Monzon, 22, and Cruz Alfredo Solis Lopez, 36, who had Mexican documents, died in Sunday's accident. continue reading »

Ecuador Looking To Recover Antiquities From Washington Museum

More than 3,000 Ecuadorian archaeological finds including the most impressive works of the Manteño civilization are kept in the storerooms of a Washington museum, from which the government in Quito said it wants them removed so people can have a better appreciation of Ecuador's history. continue reading »

Tungurahua Erupts Launching Gravel to Nearby Town

Over the weekend, the Tungurahua's volcanic eruption had a strong explosion that caused gravel to fall down in the nearby town of Pillate, Ecuador. continue reading »

Ecuador Expanding Access to Microcredit for Low-Income Women

Ecuador will expand access to microcredit, particularly among low-income women, through a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) continue reading »

25,000 Evacuated in Ecuador Due to Tungurahua Volcano

Ecuadorian authorities have issued an Orange alert for populations near the Tungurahua volcano, which is violently awakening from four months of inactivity. continue reading »

Bo Derek To Talk Rainforest Protection With Rafael Correa (VIDEO)

Bo Derek is in New York for the UN General Assembly gathering to ask for international support in saving Ecuador’s Yasuní National Park. continue reading »

What?  Ecuador Government to Buy $400k Worth of Bad Booze

Half of the alcoholic beverages consumed in Ecuador, were produced illegally, so the government was forced to buy them back to prevent a health crisis. continue reading »

LET LOOSE this weekend with a Latin American Natural Wonder

LET LOOSE this weekend with a Latin American natural wonder. Guess What and Where this is? continue reading »

Giant Galapagos Tortoise Has Been Seeking Partner for Over Half a Century - OUCH!

Meet 100 year old Lonesome George, the giant Ecuadorean tortoise, who has been looking for a partner for half a century! continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS: US Ambassador in Ecuador Dismissed and Declared Persona Non-Grata for WikiLeak Cables

Leaked comments of US Ambassador Heather Hodges regarding alleged police corruption in the South American Nation provoked the anger of the Ecuadorian government, which demanded the envoy to leave the country immediately. continue reading »