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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 »

New Mammal Discovered in South America - Meet the Olinguito

New Mammal Discovered in South America - Meet the Olinguito

The olinguito (oh-lin-GHEE-toe) looks like a cross between a house cat and a teddy bear. It is actually the latest scientifically documented member of the family Procyonidae, which it shares with raccoons, coatis, kinkajous and olingos. continue reading »

¡Felicidades! Ecuador on Your 204th Year of Independence

¡Felicidades! Ecuador on Your 204th Year of Independence

Today, all of Ecuador is celebrating and rejoicing its 204-year old independence from Spain. The Spanish arrived in the 1500’s and stayed for nearly 300 years as it colonized the region and enslaved native populations. continue reading »

Clash on Ecuador-Colombia Border Leaves 6 Dead

Clash on Ecuador-Colombia Border Leaves 6 Dead

An Ecuadorian soldier and five Colombian irregulars died Thursday in an armed clash on the northern border in the province of Sucumbios, officials in Quito said. continue reading »

Ecuador Says Final Good-Bye to Striker Chucho Benitez (VIDEO)

Ecuador Says Final Good-Bye to Striker Chucho Benitez (VIDEO)

Ecuador said good-bye to its native son Christian “Chucho” Benitez today, who died suddenly at age 27 in Qatar where he was playing for the Al Jaish team. continue reading »

Striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez Dies Suddenly at 27

Striker Christian “Chucho” Benitez Dies Suddenly at 27

Ecuador striker and former Club America player Christian “Chucho” Benitez has died of unknown causes at the age of 27. continue reading »

Ecuador to Hire Over 5,000 Spanish Educators Currently Unemployed in Home Country

Ecuador to Hire Over 5,000 Spanish Educators Currently Unemployed in Home Country

The Ecuadorian government is offering more than 5,000 jobs to Spanish educators at the primary, secondary and post-secondary levels amid a shortage of teachers in the Andean nation, Quito's deputy secretary for educational and professional development said here Monday. continue reading »

Preservation of Ecuador’s Late Giant Tortoise, Lonesome George, Begins

Preservation of Ecuador’s Late Giant Tortoise, Lonesome George, Begins

Ecuador's Lonesome George, the last giant Galapagos tortoise who died last year, was defrosted last week to begin the preservation process. continue reading »

Ecuador to Boost Agricultural Productivity with $15 Million Loan

Ecuador to Boost Agricultural Productivity with $15 Million Loan

Ecuador will receive a $15 million loan from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) for an investment program to increase agricultural productivity and improve market access for rural families in one of its poorest provinces. continue reading »

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 »