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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 »

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 »