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Ecuador’s Banana Industry Declares an Economic Emergency

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 »

Former Boxer “La Bestia” Murdered in Ecuador

Former Boxer “La Bestia” Murdered in Ecuador

Former boxer Jaime Quiñonez was murdered at a restaurant in Quito, Ecuadorian police said Sunday. continue reading »

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

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 »

German Tourist Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Endangered Iguanas From Galapagos Islands

German Tourist Arrested for Trying to Smuggle Endangered Iguanas From Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Land Iguanas that inspired Charles Darwin during his evolution research have been endangered for a number of years, but that didn’t stop one man from trying to smuggle a few out. continue reading »

‘Lonesome George,’ the Tortoise, To Become Part of Ecuadorian Cultural Heritage

‘Lonesome George,’ the Tortoise, To Become Part of Ecuadorian Cultural Heritage

Ecuador initiated the process this week to declare Lonesome George, the last tortoise of its species that died in June of natural causes in the Galapagos Islands, as part of the nation's cultural heritage, the Coordinating Ministry of National and Cultural Heritage said. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

INFOGRAPHIC: How Does Latin America Rank in Happiness?

Latin America proves to be home to some of the happiest places on earth. While Costa Rica is the global leader, some other countries did not fare as well. continue reading »

Photojournalist Who was Eyewitness to Police Crimes Assasinated in Ecuador

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 »

Colombian Navy and DEA Seize Submarine Used to Traffic Drugs

Colombian Navy and DEA Seize Submarine Used to Traffic Drugs

On Monday, the Colombian Navy, with help from the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently seized a semi-submersible craft believed to have been used by the Rastrojos drug gang. continue reading »

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

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

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 »

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

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 »

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

“El Dia E” Unites Spanish Speakers Worldwide

For the fourth consecutive year the Cervantes Institute is celebrating "El Dia E" (The Day of Spanish), an event that marks the global consolidation and expansion of Spanish language and culture, with more than 50 cities joining in. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

INFOGRAPHIC: Latin America’s Struggle With Peace

With daily reports of homicides, violent crimes, and corruption occurring in Latin America it is obvious that Latin America is struggling with peace. Check out Hispanically Speaking News's Infographic to see the global rankings and scores of Latin American countries in terms of peace. continue reading »

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and Caribbean Face Close to $100 Billion in Damages from Global Warming

Latin America and the Caribbean face annual damages in the order of $100 billion by 2050 from diminishing agricultural yields, disappearing glaciers, flooding, droughts and other events triggered by a warming planet, according to the findings of a new report to be released at the Rio+20 summit. continue reading »

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

Expanding Hispanic Population to Play Major Role in Texas Elections

While Latino organizations point to Texas as a state where election results will be determined by Hispanics, the two Democrats vying to represent El Paso in Congress say that what they believe most important are border issues, apart from any ethnic differences. continue reading »