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Wife Escapes Machete Gang by Jumping off 50 ft Mountainside in Ecuador

Wife Escapes Machete Gang by Jumping off 50 ft Mountainside in Ecuador

While on vacation in Ecuador, Laura Milcawich leapt off the side of a 50ft mountain ledge instead of staying as a machete gang’s hostage. continue reading »

Ecuador Prison Violence Leaves 16 Injured

Ecuador Prison Violence Leaves 16 Injured

At least six inmates and 10 guards were injured when police moved in to keep prisoners from rioting at the Centro de Rehabilitacion Numero Uno, the main penitentiary in Ecuador's capital, a prison spokesman said. continue reading »

Major Bus Accident in Ecuador Today Leaves at Least 27 Dead and 30 Injured

Major Bus Accident in Ecuador Today Leaves at Least 27 Dead and 30 Injured

At least 27 people died and 30 others were injured Sunday in a bus crash in the northern Ecuadorian province of Imbabura, Victor Bazantes, with the fire department in the city of Ibarra, told Efe. continue reading »

Ecuador Serving as Gateway to Brazil for Haitian Immigrants

Ecuador Serving as Gateway to Brazil for Haitian Immigrants

Ecuador has become the door of South America to Haitian immigrants who want to go to Brazil in search of a better life than living in their country, devastated by the earthquake of 2010 continue reading »

Ecuador Destroys WWII Bombs Found at former U.S. Military Base in Galapagos Islands

Ecuador Destroys WWII Bombs Found at former U.S. Military Base in Galapagos Islands

Ecuador was to complete on Tuesday the destruction of 11 U.S. bombs of World War II vintage that were found in 2010 by fishermen in the Galapagos Islands, the defense minister said. continue reading »

Ahmadinejad Has Little to Show After Latin American Trip (VIDEO)

Ahmadinejad Has Little to Show After Latin American Trip (VIDEO)

Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad ended a tour of Latin America this week with little to show, but support for his resistance to Western efforts to end his country's nuclear program. Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad's last stop was Ecuador. continue reading »

Ecuador to Protect Its Cultural Heritage with a Nearly $40 Million Investment

Ecuador to Protect Its Cultural Heritage with a Nearly $40 Million Investment

Ecuador will carry out a broad program to protect and restore its cultural heritage with the help of a loan for $37.8 million from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB). continue reading »

Court in Ecuador Upholds $18 Billion Judgement Against Oil Giant Chevron for Amazon Pollution

Court in Ecuador Upholds $18 Billion Judgement Against Oil Giant Chevron for Amazon Pollution

An appeals court in the northeastern Ecuadorian province of Sucumbios has upheld last year's multi-billion-dollar judgment against U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. in an Amazon pollution case dating back decades. continue reading »

Efforts to Save Ecuador Rainforest Attracts Stars like DiCaprio, Raises $116 Million

Efforts to Save Ecuador Rainforest Attracts Stars like DiCaprio, Raises $116 Million

When environmentalists, conservationists and those simply opposed to oil drilling in Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park were told they had to raise $3.6 billion by 2024 and make scheduled payments to stop it, many worried it could not be done. continue reading »

Ecuador Committed to Building Low-Income Housing, Spending $71 Million

Ecuador Committed to Building Low-Income Housing, Spending $71 Million

Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) approved a loan for $71 million to help Ecuador carry out a housing project for low-income families in the city of Guayaquil. continue reading »

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

iTunes Store Opens in Latin America

Yesterday, Latin American iTunes Store users could only download apps for their Apple devices; today, they can purchase music, movies, TV shows and more! At midnight this morning, the iTune continue reading »

Ecuador Nature Reserve Raises Enough Money to Stop Oil Drilling (VIDEO)

Ecuador Nature Reserve Raises Enough Money to Stop Oil Drilling (VIDEO)

In exchange for not mining the crude oil beneath its land, a national park in Ecuador had to raise millions of dollars by the end of the year, and they did just that. continue reading »

Ecuador Expanding Access to Microcredit for Low-Income Women

Ecuador Expanding Access to Microcredit for Low-Income Women

Ecuador will expand access to microcredit, particularly among low-income women, through a $50 million loan approved by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) continue reading »

25,000 Evacuated in Ecuador Due to Tungurahua Volcano

25,000 Evacuated in Ecuador Due to Tungurahua Volcano

Ecuadorian authorities have issued an Orange alert for populations near the Tungurahua volcano, which is violently awakening from four months of inactivity. continue reading »

Lesbian Torture Clinics in Ecuador- Claiming to “Cure” Them

Lesbian Torture Clinics in Ecuador- Claiming to “Cure” Them

Paola lives in Ecuador, where these so-called clinics are terrifyingly common -- although the government shut down 27 this year, 180 clinics remain open, and most of the continue reading »