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Scientists Discover Tortoises With Genes Similar to Ecuador’s “Lonesome George”

Scientists Discover Tortoises With Genes Similar to Ecuador’s “Lonesome George”

Lonesome George, the last tortoise of his species, is not gone forever, since his genes survive in 17 tortoises living in a volcano in the Galapagos Islands, Ecuadorian officials said on Wednesday. continue reading »

Invasive Rats to be Exterminated in Galapagos Islands

Invasive Rats to be Exterminated in Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos Islands have seen their native plant and animal species dwindle as a result of invasive rats, but a new plan initiative will attempt to rid the islands of these invaders. continue reading »

Young People in Ecuador Attempt to Register Donkey as Candidate for Assembly

Young People in Ecuador Attempt to Register Donkey as Candidate for Assembly

A group of young people in the coastal province of Guayas in Ecuador recently attempted to register a donkey as a candidate for the Assembly. The group, which calls itself "Outraged", unhappy with the qualit continue reading »

Ecuador Ambassador to U.S. in Chicago This Week

Ecuador Ambassador to U.S. in Chicago This Week

Her Excellency Nathalie Cely Suarez, Ambassador of the Republic of Ecuador to the U.S. will be in Chicago, and is being hosted by The Chicago Council on Global Affairs. continue reading »

Chevron’s Assets Frozen by Argentine Court

Chevron’s Assets Frozen by Argentine Court

An Argentine judge has embargoed the assets of U.S. oil supermajor Chevron Corp. in the South American country, a victory for plaintiffs trying to collect on a $19 billion judgment against the company in Ecuador for environmental damage. continue reading »

Paulina Aguirre Says Latin Grammy Nomination a Blessing for Ecuador

Paulina Aguirre Says Latin Grammy Nomination a Blessing for Ecuador

Paulina Aguirre says that her 2012 Latin Grammy nomination in the Christian Music category for her album "Rompe el Silencio" is a blessing for her native Ecuador. continue reading »

Ecuador Asking UK If Assange Can Leave Embassy to Go to the Hospital

Ecuador Asking UK If Assange Can Leave Embassy to Go to the Hospital

Worrying about the health of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange, the Ecuadorian embassy in England has asked the UK if they will allow the wanted man to go to the hospital without fear of arrest. continue reading »

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

STUDY: LatAm Women are Better Educated but Lower Paid

Despite recent gains, the wage gap between men and women in Latin America still prevails, according to a new Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) study entitled “New Century, Old Disparities,” which compares surveys of representative households in 18 Latin American and Caribbean countries. continue reading »

Ecuador Receives $100M Credit to Improve Housing in Poor Communities

Ecuador Receives $100M Credit to Improve Housing in Poor Communities

A $100 million credit from the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) will help more than 16,000 poor households build better and more secure houses in Ecuador. continue reading »

New Oil Blocks to be Actioned in Ecuador’s Amazon Region

New Oil Blocks to be Actioned in Ecuador’s Amazon Region

Ecuador will auction contracts for new Amazon oil blocks believed to contain as much as 1.6 billion barrels, Non-Renewable Natural Resources Minister Wilson Pastor said Friday. continue reading »

Ecuador Sentences People Smuggler With Ties to Mexican Massacre

Ecuador Sentences People Smuggler With Ties to Mexican Massacre

A people smuggler convicted of organizing the trip to Mexico by Fredy Lala Pomavilla, a survivor of the 2010 massacre of 72 migrants at a ranch near the U.S. border, has been sentenced to 12 years in prison in Ecuador, the Attorney General's Office said. continue reading »

Chevron Facing More Trouble in Ecuador, Judge Orders Seizure of Assets

Chevron Facing More Trouble in Ecuador, Judge Orders Seizure of Assets

In a collection victory for plaintiffs who won a $19 billion judgment against U.S. oil supermajor Chevron, an Ecuadorian judge has ordered the company to turn over its assets in the Andean nation. continue reading »

DOL Announces $10M in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Ecuador, Panama

DOL Announces $10M in Funding to Reduce Child Labor in Ecuador, Panama

The U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of International Labor Affairs is seeking eligible applicants under two competitive grant solicitations to implement projects that will reduce child labor in Ecuador and Panama. continue reading »

Ecuador Ordered to Pay $1.7 Billion for Oil Contract Termination

Ecuador Ordered to Pay $1.7 Billion for Oil Contract Termination

The International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes has ordered Ecuador to pay more than $1.7 billion in damages to U.S. oil company Occidental Petroleum for terminating its contract in 2006. continue reading »

Security Personnel Rescue Kidnapped Female Tourists in Ecuador

Security Personnel Rescue Kidnapped Female Tourists in Ecuador

Police and armed forces personnel rescued two foreign tourists - an Australian and a Briton - who were kidnapped last week by unidentified individuals in Ecuador's Sucumbios province, which is on the border with Colombia, officials said. continue reading »