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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 »

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 »