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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 »

Amazon Nations Organize Observation Center to Protect Rainforest

Amazon Nations Organize Observation Center to Protect Rainforest

Countries that share the Amazon basin resolved in the Ecuadorian city of Coca to create an observation center charged with promoting studies and coordinating actions to protect the rain forest, considered the lung of the planet. continue reading »

Pope Francis Receives Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa

Pope Francis Receives Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa

Pope Francis received Friday Ecuador's President Rafael Correa and the two men discussed the situation in Latin America, respect for indigenous populations and the importance of a permanent dialogue between church and state. continue reading »

Missing UK Tourist Found Dead in Galapagos

Missing UK Tourist Found Dead in Galapagos

A missing UK tourist, Thomas Berman, has been found dead on the Santa Cruz island, one of the Galapagos Islands, which is a part of the Galapagos National Park. continue reading »

Ecuador to Launch First Domestically Made Satellite in April

Ecuador to Launch First Domestically Made Satellite in April

Ecuador will send its first domestically produced satellite into orbit in late April from a launch center in China, the Andean nation's president, Rafael Correa, said Saturday. continue reading »

Highly Regarded Journalist Murdered in Ecuador

Highly Regarded Journalist Murdered in Ecuador

Ecuadorian broadcast journalist Fausto Valdiviezo was fatally shot in his car, authorities said Friday. "We are dismayed by the murder of Fausto Valdiviezo. An embrace of solidarity for his family and the commitment that the murder will not go unpunished," the country's president, Rafael Correa, said on Twitter. continue reading »

Cubans Top Choices for Emigrating: Boliva, Chile and Ecuador

Cubans Top Choices for Emigrating: Boliva, Chile and Ecuador

Bolivia, Ecuador and Chile over the past 20 years have become new Latin American destinations for Cubans who decide to emigrate, the official weekly Trabajadores reported Monday. continue reading »

Galapagos Islands Open World’s First Eco-Friendly Airport Terminal

Galapagos Islands Open World’s First Eco-Friendly Airport Terminal

The world's first eco-friendly air terminal began operating fully this week on Ecuador's Galapagos Islands, the airport management company Ecogal said. The passenger terminal began partial operations in December before it was completely finished because it was still waiting for material from the old building. continue reading »