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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 »

Experts Discover Building from 2,200 B.C. in Ecuador

Experts Discover Building from 2,200 B.C. in Ecuador

Archaeologists discovered a building from around 2,200 B.C. in an archaeological and ecological park in the Ecuadorian capital at the foot of Pichincha Volcano, sources at the excavations told Efe. continue reading »

Argentine, Ecuadorian State Oil Companies Eye Strategic Partnership

Argentine, Ecuadorian State Oil Companies Eye Strategic Partnership

Argentine Industry Minister Debora Giorgi and the CEO of Ecuadorian state oil company Petroamazonas, Oswaldo Madrid, agreed to make further strides to develop the hydrocarbon industry in both countries, officials said. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Space Company Captures Image of South America, Recovers Lost Satellite Signal

Ecuadorian Space Company Captures Image of South America, Recovers Lost Satellite Signal

The Ecuadorian Civil Space Company, or EXA, captured Saturday the first images of South America emitted by its Krysaor satellite, which also managed to recover the audio signal from another device - the Pegaso - launched nine months ago and which was considered lost after crashing into some space debris last August. continue reading »

Search Drone Goes Missing in Ecuador

Search Drone Goes Missing in Ecuador

A Searcher drone went down in the sea off Ecuador's Manabi province, Capt. Fabricio Rueda, commander of the Naval Air Service's Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Squadron, said. continue reading »

Fear of Deportation Possible Cause of Crossbow Murder-Suicide in Florida

Fear of Deportation Possible Cause of Crossbow Murder-Suicide in Florida

An Ecuadoran man’s fear of deportation may have led to a three-day odyssey that left his wife, young son killed by crossbow, another son injured and the man dying by slicing his own throat. continue reading »

Ecuador Abuzz: Await Birth of Condor via Zoo Webcam

Ecuador Abuzz: Await Birth of Condor via Zoo Webcam

Thousands of people are gazing at an online video feed or watching in person on a screen at Guayllabamba zoo in the Ecuadorian capital so as not to miss the moment when the sixth offspring of condor couple Auki and Kawsay emerges from its shell. continue reading »

Chevron Attacks Ecuador in “Smear Campaign”

Chevron Attacks Ecuador in “Smear Campaign”

Chevron Corp. is engaged in a "smear campaign" against Ecuador as it tries to convince an arbitration court to stick Quito with the bill for cleaning up an environmental mess in the Amazon, the Ecuadorian environment minister told Efe here Friday. continue reading »

Police Seize 2 Tons of Cocaine in Ecuador

Police Seize 2 Tons of Cocaine in Ecuador

Ecuadorian police on Wednesday seized two tons of cocaine and arrested five people in the southwestern province of El Oro, Ecuador's Interior Ministry said. continue reading »

Ecuador Seeks to Improve Public Sector Management with IDB Support

Ecuador Seeks to Improve Public Sector Management with IDB Support

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has announced the approval of a $270 million loan to Ecuador to improve the ability of public agencies to provide quality services to citizens. continue reading »

Ecuador Asks Dutch Arbitration Court to Dismiss Chevron Case

Ecuador Asks Dutch Arbitration Court to Dismiss Chevron Case

Ecuador has asked an arbitration court in the Netherlands to dismiss a case brought against it by U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp., which is fighting attempts by plaintiffs in the South American nation to collect on a multi-billion-dollar pollution judgment. continue reading »

Ecuador High Court Upholds Chevron Verdict, Cuts Fine By Half

Ecuador High Court Upholds Chevron Verdict, Cuts Fine By Half

Ecuador's National Court of Justice has upheld a pollution verdict against U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp., although it cut in half the $19 billion penalty imposed by a lower tribunal. continue reading »

Ecuadorian Authorities Rescue 500 Patients From Unlicensed Drug Rehabs

Ecuadorian Authorities Rescue 500 Patients From Unlicensed Drug Rehabs

Some 500 people have been rescued this year from unlicensed drug-treatment clinics that brutalize and even torture their patients, Ecuador's attorney general said Friday. continue reading »

17 Rescued From Brutal “Clinic” in Ecuador

17 Rescued From Brutal “Clinic” in Ecuador

Authorities on Thursday rescued 17 people who had been held at a clandestine clinic where patients were subjected to electroshock and even rape, the Ecuadorian Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »