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Ecuador and China Strengthening Military Ties

Ecuador and China Strengthening Military Ties

Ecuadorian Defense Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa and her Chinese counterpart, Chang Wanquan, agreed during a meeting Tuesday in Beijing to strengthen bilateral military ties. continue reading »

Latin Americans Have Highest Obesity Rate in the World

Latin Americans Have Highest Obesity Rate in the World

The countries of the Americas have the highest obesity rate in the world, said Ecuador's representative to the Pan American Health Organization on Tuesday. continue reading »

Beloved Galapagos Tortoise “Pepe the Missionary” Dies

Beloved Galapagos Tortoise “Pepe the Missionary” Dies

The giant tortoise "Pepe the Missionary", a symbol of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, has died at an estimated 100 years of age, apparently due to overweight, Galapagos National Park announced. continue reading »

Death Toll Of Earthquake in Ecuador Rises to 3

Death Toll Of Earthquake in Ecuador Rises to 3

Rescue teams on Wednesday found the body of another person evidently killed in a landslide during this week's earthquake in northern Quito, Ecuadorian Interior Minister Jose Serrano said. continue reading »

5.1 Earthquake Hits Ecuador’s Capital, Leaves 2 Dead

5.1 Earthquake Hits Ecuador’s Capital, Leaves 2 Dead

A magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit the Ecuadorian province of Pichincha on Tuesday and shook this capital, according to the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School. continue reading »

Spanish Firm to Develop New Oil Field in Ecuador

Spanish Firm to Develop New Oil Field in Ecuador

Spanish oil major Repsol said it plans to develop a new oil field in Ecuador that could yield between 5 million and 6 million barrels of crude. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Tie With France Not Enough to Advance at World Cup

Ecuador’s Tie With France Not Enough to Advance at World Cup

Ecuador was eliminated from the World Cup Wednesday after a scoreless draw with Group E winner France in front of nearly 74,000 spectators at Rio's Maracana stadium. continue reading »

Ecuador Wins Word Cup Match Against Honduras 2-1

Ecuador Wins Word Cup Match Against Honduras 2-1

Ecuador got a pair of goals from striker Enner Valencia in a 2-1 victory over Honduras, which now will need a miracle to reach the World Cup knockout stage. continue reading »

Ecuador to Take Legal Action Against Using Indian Blood for Research

Ecuador to Take Legal Action Against Using Indian Blood for Research

The government of Ecuador is bent on taking action against an oil company and an American research center for the use of blood samples they tricked Amazon Indians into giving them and which they then allegedly used for scientific research. continue reading »

Experts Cautious About Ecuador’s Controversial Oil Project in Amazon

Experts Cautious About Ecuador’s Controversial Oil Project in Amazon

Ecuador's controversial plans to develop oil fields in the Amazon jungle can be successfully brought to fruition but there is little margin for error in that bio-diverse region, according to experts taking part in an international forum in this capital. continue reading »

Ecuador to Begin Oil Drilling in Amazonia

Ecuador to Begin Oil Drilling in Amazonia

Ecuador's Environment Ministry has signed a permit allowing state-owned Petroamazonas EP to begin preparations to develop two oil fields in the Amazon region. continue reading »

Mayor-Elect in Ecuador Gunned Down

Mayor-Elect in Ecuador Gunned Down

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa condemned the murder of the mayor-elect of the coastal city of Muisne and asked his compatriots to prevent violence from taking over the country. continue reading »

Italy Returns over 4,000 Archaeological Artifacts to Ecuador

Italy Returns over 4,000 Archaeological Artifacts to Ecuador

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa hailed the return to his country of thousands of archaeological pieces from Italy, the European nation where he broadcast Saturday his traditional weekly activity report, which was retransmitted to this Andean country. continue reading »

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Plans Trip to Ecuador, Chile

Mexico’s Enrique Peña Nieto Plans Trip to Ecuador, Chile

Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto plans to make an official visit to Ecuador this week and will then attend Michelle Bachelet's presidential inauguration in Chile, the Office of the President and the Foreign Relations Secretariat said. continue reading »

Ecuadorian President Does Not Rule Out Running for Reelection in 2017

Ecuadorian President Does Not Rule Out Running for Reelection in 2017

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced Friday that he will review his decision not to run for reelection in the 2017 balloting, and said he will study the possibility of changing the constitutional restriction that prevents him, for now, from running for another term. continue reading »