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Ecuadorian President Has Conversation with Joe Biden Over Snowden

Ecuadorian President Has Conversation with Joe Biden Over Snowden

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said U.S. Vice President Joe Biden urged him in a phone conversation not to grant asylum to whistle-blower and former CIA employee Edward Snowden, who is wanted by U.S. authorities for revealing details about classified surveillance programs. continue reading »

Oklahoma Teen Missing In Ecuador Spotted in Back of Pick-Up

Oklahoma Teen Missing In Ecuador Spotted in Back of Pick-Up

August Reiger, the 18-year-old who went missing in Ecuador last week, was reportedly spotted in the back of a pick-up truck. The truck was said to be traveling towards th continue reading »

Latin America Being Contacted by US Regarding Snowden Extradition

Latin America Being Contacted by US Regarding Snowden Extradition

The U.S. government said Sunday that it has initiated contacts through "diplomatic and political channels" with Latin American countries through which Edward Snowden m continue reading »

Alleged Spy Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador as U.S. Revokes His Passport

Alleged Spy Snowden Seeks Asylum in Ecuador as U.S. Revokes His Passport

Alleged spy Edward Snowden is reportedly seeking asylum in Ecuador while having just arrived in Russia via Hong Kong. Snowden, 30, was hiding out in Hong Kong after confessing to spilling government secrets they would preferred stayed secret. continue reading »

U.S. Concerned About Restrictive Communications Law in Ecuador

U.S. Concerned About Restrictive Communications Law in Ecuador

The United States is concerned by the Ecuadorian National Assembly’s passage last Friday of a Communications Law that could restrict freedom of the press and limit the ability of independent media to carry out its functions as a critical part of Ecuador’s democracy. continue reading »

Ecuador Arrests 7 Tourists Attempting to Smuggle 1,300 Sea Cucumbers

Ecuador Arrests 7 Tourists Attempting to Smuggle 1,300 Sea Cucumbers

Ecuadorian authorities arrested seven foreigners after finding a total of 1,313 processed sea cucumbers inside their luggage, the Galapagos National Park Service said Friday. continue reading »

Blog del Narco: Sinalo Cartel Alive and Well in Ecuador

Blog del Narco: Sinalo Cartel Alive and Well in Ecuador

In a town known as The Junction in Ecuador, a captain in the army -Telmo Castro Donoso, was arrested for ties to the Sinaloa Cartel. At Los Rios, also a local area, a woman was found stabbed to death continue reading »

Galapagos Fabled Giant Tortoise “Lonesome George” to Go On Display

Galapagos Fabled Giant Tortoise “Lonesome George” to Go On Display

The body of the giant tortoise known as "Lonesome George," which died a year ago, is being embalmed in the United States, a process after which it will be returned to Ecuador to be exhibited in the Galapagos archipelago. continue reading »

Evolution Scientists Meet at Galapagos Island to Get Darwin-Inspired

Evolution Scientists Meet at Galapagos Island to Get Darwin-Inspired

More than a dozen scientists from the Americas and Europe gathered on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands to discuss evolution in the place that inspired 19th-century British naturalist Charles Darwin to develop his theory of the evolution of species. continue reading »

Rafael Correa Sworn In For Another Term as President of Ecuador

Rafael Correa Sworn In For Another Term as President of Ecuador

Left-leaning economist Rafael Correa took the oath of office Friday for what he says will be his final term as president of Ecuador. The 50-year-old Correa, who became head of state in 2007, convened an early election in 2009 under the new constitution he promoted. continue reading »

Ecuador President Rafael Correa Will Not Seek Another Term in 2017

Ecuador President Rafael Correa Will Not Seek Another Term in 2017

On the eve of his inauguration for another four-year term, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said Thursday that he will not run again in 2017. continue reading »

Which Countries are More Ethnically Diverse in Latin America?

Which Countries are More Ethnically Diverse in Latin America?

The Washington Post recently shared a global map depicting the most ethnically diverse and the more ethnically homogeneous. Interestingly, the United States fell right in the middle, along with Venezuela and Nicaragua. continue reading »

INFOGRAPHIC: Working in the Shadows

INFOGRAPHIC: Working in the Shadows

According to the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), more than half of workers in Latin America and the Caribbean work in the informal economy. continue reading »

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Travels to Ecuador, Colombia

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration Travels to Ecuador, Colombia

Assistant Secretary of State for Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM) Anne C. Richard will travel to Ecuador, May 17-18, and Colombia, May 19-23. continue reading »

Top 5 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites in Latin America

Top 5 Most Beautiful World Heritage Sites in Latin America

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) recognizes locations with special cultural or physical significance as World Heritage Sites. Currently, there are 962 sites listed worldwide and 130 can be found in Latin America. continue reading »