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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 »

Ecuadorian Artist Brings Imagination to Everyday Objects

Ecuadorian Artist Brings Imagination to Everyday Objects

Ecuadorian Artist Javier Perez is changing the way people look at common objects. Taking everyday items such as paperclips and forks, Perez uses his creativity to re-imagine the objects in a whimsical way. continue reading »

Ecuador President Looks to Expand Relations with Russia

Ecuador President Looks to Expand Relations with Russia

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Tuesday here made a definite push for cooperation with Russia in energy matters and in other strategic sectors. continue reading »

Wikileaks Founder Says U.S. Monitors LatAm Communications At Will

Wikileaks Founder Says U.S. Monitors LatAm Communications At Will

The U.S. government is well-placed to blackmail "nearly every significant person in Latin America" because most of the region's electronic communications are routed through the United States, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said Friday. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Correa Sets Aside Chevron Controversy on Arrival in Argentina

Ecuador’s Correa Sets Aside Chevron Controversy on Arrival in Argentina

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa expressed his full support here Thursday for Argentine counterpart Cristina Fernandez despite her government's decision to partner with U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp, which has been locked in a long-running legal spat with Ecuadorian plaintiffs. continue reading »

Archaeologist Uncover Oldest Home in Amazon Nearly 3,000 Years-Old

Archaeologist Uncover Oldest Home in Amazon Nearly 3,000 Years-Old

French and Ecuadorian archaeologists discovered in Ecuador's Pastaza province the nearly 3,000-year-old remains of what appears to be the oldest home in the Amazon region, the project chief told Efe. continue reading »

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa Reaches New Heights Scales 16,818 Ft Illiniza Volcano

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa Reaches New Heights Scales 16,818 Ft Illiniza Volcano

Ecuador’s left leaning President Rafael Correa has reached new heights becoming the first President to climb the summit of the Illiniza Norte volcano that is part of the Andes mountain range. continue reading »

Ecuador to Develop Crude Reserves in Rainforest

Ecuador to Develop Crude Reserves in Rainforest

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has announced the end of the Yasuni-ITT initiative, saying the international community "failed" the country by not funding a scheme that would have compensated it for not developing Amazon oil reserves. continue reading »