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Robbery Attempt in Ecuador of Visiting Argentine Vice President Thwarted

Robbery Attempt in Ecuador of Visiting Argentine Vice President Thwarted

Ecuadorian authorities have announced that a robbery attempt was thwarted against visiting Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou this last Friday. continue reading »

LATINO BLOTTER: Homeland Security Looking for Child Predator in New Jersey

LATINO BLOTTER: Homeland Security Looking for Child Predator in New Jersey

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) urgently needs the public's help to locate a suspected child predator. continue reading »

Spain’s Repsol to Reduce Its Environmental Efforts in Ecuadorian Amazon

Spain’s Repsol to Reduce Its Environmental Efforts in Ecuadorian Amazon

Spanish oil major Repsol said Wednesday it plans to invest around $9 million this year in environmental prevention and remediation at the two blocks in operates in the Ecuadorian Amazon, a 10 percent drop relative to 2012. continue reading »

Latin America Vows to Protect Sharks and Fight Asian Interests

Latin America Vows to Protect Sharks and Fight Asian Interests

Latin America adopted a nearly unanimous position Wednesday at the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, or CITES, meeting in Bangkok to protect sharks, putting its weight behind a proposal that the Asian bloc considers unacceptable. continue reading »

Chevron Open to Mediation Over  $19 Billion Environmental Damage Fine

Chevron Open to Mediation Over $19 Billion Environmental Damage Fine

U.S. supermajor Chevron Corp. is open to having the Bolivarian Alternative for the Americas, or ALBA, or the Union of South American Nations, or Unasur, mediate with Ecuador, a high-level company executive said. continue reading »

El Chapo’s Top Enforcer in Ecuador Being in Sought After Escaping from Prison

El Chapo’s Top Enforcer in Ecuador Being in Sought After Escaping from Prison

Cesar Demar Vernaza Quiñonez, better known as Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman’s head of enforcement in Ecuador, is being sought after escaping prison last month in that country. continue reading »

Galapagos Islands’ Residents Encouraged to Discover Wildlife

Galapagos Islands’ Residents Encouraged to Discover Wildlife

The recent discovery of a rare fish species by residents of the Galapagos Islands marks the latest in a series of finds by inhabitants of the famed Ecuadorian archipelago, who are to be further encouraged in their efforts by a government-sponsored "Citizen Science" program. continue reading »

Ecuador Imposes Food Price Controls Despite Strong Business Opposition

Ecuador Imposes Food Price Controls Despite Strong Business Opposition

In Latin America news Ecuador President Rafael Correa has put price controls on numerous critical food products including milk and eggs and in spite of strong protest from local businesses continue reading »

Spanish Singer Miguel Bose Performs for 11,000 in Quito

Spanish Singer Miguel Bose Performs for 11,000 in Quito

Spanish singer-songwriter Miguel Bose promoted peace and solidarity at a concert in the Ecuadorian capital, during which he treated the crowd of 11,000 to a broad sampling of his musical output. continue reading »

New Quito, Ecuador Airport Boosts Latin America’s Longest Runway

New Quito, Ecuador Airport Boosts Latin America’s Longest Runway

The new $630 million airport in the Ecuadorian capital has the longest runway in Latin America, officials said. continue reading »

Latin America News: As Excepted Rafael Correa Re-elected President in Ecuador by Landslide Vote

Latin America News: As Excepted Rafael Correa Re-elected President in Ecuador by Landslide Vote

Incumbent Rafael Correa romped to victory in Ecuador's presidential election, taking nearly 57 percent of the vote in a field of seven candidates, the CNE electoral council said Monday. continue reading »

Elections Underway in Ecuador, President Correa Seeks Reelection

Elections Underway in Ecuador, President Correa Seeks Reelection

Ecuador is holding general elections on Sunday, with the focus of the vote on President Rafael Correa, who is facing off against seven challengers in his bid for re-election. continue reading »

18 Prisoners Escape Maximum-Security Prison in Ecuador

18 Prisoners Escape Maximum-Security Prison in Ecuador

At least 18 inmates escaped from a maximum-security prison in the coastal city of Guayaquil, Ecuadorian authorities said. continue reading »

Ecuador Looking for Major International Support for Environmental Project

Ecuador Looking for Major International Support for Environmental Project

Ecuador's government hopes to raise about $240 million this year for the Yasuni-ITT environmental project, which would place large oil reserves in a section of the Amazon off limits to development, acting President Lenin Moreno said. continue reading »

Ecuador Presidential Campaign Suspended After 2 Die, 4 Wounded at Political Rally

Ecuador Presidential Campaign Suspended After 2 Die, 4 Wounded at Political Rally

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa's MAP party announced Tuesday that it is suspending the campaign for the Feb. 17 election after two people were killed and four others wounded in an attack on a rally where the head of state was due to speak. continue reading »