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Ban on Bullfighting is on Rafael Correa’s Agenda

On May 7, Ecuadorians will be asked to vote on a referendum that could make it illegal to kill animals for entertainment. continue reading »

Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Exonerated in Ecuador

An Ecuadorian court provisionally dismissed Santos from the investigation concerning the 2008 bombing of a FARC camp inside Ecuador. continue reading »

Tsunami Damage Being Assessed in Latin America, Minor Thus Far

The 9.0 magnitude earth quake in Japan unleashed a tsunami that resulted in enormous devastation in Japan and resulted in numerous tsunami warnings in Latin America. continue reading »

Ecuadorean Authorities Rescue Two Kidnapped Tourists

Ecuadorean police authorities are announcing the rescue of two kidnapped tourists from the Andes mountain region of the country. continue reading »

Man Flees U.S. After Allegedly Murdering Woman & Infant Son – Arrested in His Native Ecuador

Ecuardorean national, Luis Agustin Guaman is wanted by U.S. authorities for questioning in the brutal death of a mother and her infant son. continue reading »

UN Secretary Commends Ecuador’s Efforts on Democracy and Human Rights

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today commended the efforts undertaken in Ecuador to consolidate democracy following last year’s unrest, while also lauding advances related to indigenous issues, human rights and the environment. continue reading »

U.S. Contributes $125 Million to U.N. High Commission on Refugees

The United States announced an initial contribution of $125 million toward the 2011 operations of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). continue reading »

Costa Rica Dismantles Cocaine Smuggling Ring Using Local Fishermen

The defense ministry of Costa Rica has announced it has dismantled a cocaine smuggling ring using local fishermen and their fishing vessels. continue reading »

President of Ecuadorian Soccer Team Gunned Down in Manta, Ecuador (VIDEO)

The president of Delfin Sporting Club soccer team in Ecuador was murdered, and his female companion wounded in a vicious gun attack in the coastal city of Manta, the press reporting. continue reading »

Is a Swine Flu Epidemic Coming to Ecuador?

Ecuadorian officials are denying they are facing a H1N1, swine flu, epidemic in spite of eight deaths and 35 confirmed cases reported in December 2010. The country’s national director of epidemiology, Juan Moreira, has stated the number of cases is “within an expected range.” continue reading »

Bus Crash in Ecuador Kills 35 People

An early dawn bus accident on Friday in Ecuador resulted in 35 people dying and 34 others being injured continue reading »

BREAKING NEWS:  Ecuador’s “Throat of Fire” Erupts, Hundreds are Fleeing

Ecuador’s fabled “Throat of Fire” volcano has erupted forcing hundreds of villages 80 miles outside of Quito and in the tourist town of Banos fled in fear for their lives. continue reading »

Ecuador Offers Political Asylum to WikiLeaks Founder Julian Assange

President of Ecuador Rafael Correa extended an invitation to journalist and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to discuss documents leaked on his website as they relate to Ecuador and other Latin American countries, according to a statement from the country's foreign ministry. continue reading »

Ecuador Ready to Meet Its Growing Energy Demand

Ecuador will improve its ability to efficiently transmit electricity to meet rising demand with a $64.7 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank. continue reading »

Ecuador to Transform Its Healthcare System

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved a loan of $100 million to support the transformation of the health sector in Ecuador. The program will focus on improving health care and social protection with special emphasis on the most vulnerable. continue reading »

Dios Mio…Spanish Language Television Coming to Iran!

Iran launches Spanish language television to "explain ideological legitimacy"of the Islamic system. continue reading »

State of Emergency Extended Indefinitely in Ecuador

Ecuador’s military will continue to be in charge of providing security internally and externally indefinitely announced President Rafael Correa. The original state of emergency was imposed on September 30th continue reading »

Ecuador’s Recent Unrest Highlights Need for Press Freedom

An independent United Nations human rights expert today urged the Government of Ecuador to guarantee the right to freedom of expression and freedom of press in the wake of the recent violence that erupted in the capital, Quito. continue reading »

11 Países de America Latina Piden Revisión de Leyes Migratorias de Arizona

México y otros 10 países de América Latina buscan que un tribunal federal de apelaciones de los Estados Unidos revise leyes de inmigración del estado de Arizona. continue reading »

UPDATE:  State of Emergency Extended, Ecuador Remains in ‘Fragile’ State

UPDATE: Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has announced an extension on the state of emergency he imposed last week due to insurgent police that threatened to dismantle his presidency. continue reading »