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German National Sentenced to 4 Years in Ecuador For Stealing Galapagos Iguanas

German National Sentenced to 4 Years in Ecuador For Stealing Galapagos Iguanas

A court handed down a four-year prison term to a German citizen caught trying to smuggle four iguanas out of the Galapagos islands, the directors of Ecuador's Galapagos National Park said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Ecuador Seizes Peru Fishing Vessels for Border Violations

Latin America News: Ecuador Seizes Peru Fishing Vessels for Border Violations

The Ecuadorian navy last week intercepted four Peruvian boats with 10 citizens of that nation aboard that were fishing in its territorial waters, the National Directorate of Aquatic Areas, or Dirnea, announced Monday. continue reading »

Women Arrested for Taking $20,000 to Illegally Smuggling Ecuadorian Children into U.S.

Women Arrested for Taking $20,000 to Illegally Smuggling Ecuadorian Children into U.S.

Peruvian police arrested two Ecuadorian and two Peruvian women who were trying to send two Ecuadorian children to the United States, police said Sunday. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Ecuador Oil Production Increases by Nearly 3 Percent

Latin America News:  Ecuador Oil Production Increases by Nearly 3 Percent

Ecuador increased its oil production by 2.9 percent in the third quarter of 2012, compared to the same period a year earlier, to an average of 508,800 barrels per day (bpd), the Central Bank said. continue reading »

Latin America News: Ecuador Tops List of Places to Retire

Latin America News: Ecuador Tops List of Places to Retire

The Latin America country of Ecuador tops the list of places for foreigners to retire to. In the rankings produced by InternationalLiving.com, viewed Ecuador’s quality of life, low cost of living and mild climate as ideal for retirees. continue reading »

Latin America News:  Bus Plunges into 820-Foot Ravine in Ecuador Leaves 10 Dead, 17 Injured

Latin America News:  Bus Plunges into 820-Foot Ravine in Ecuador Leaves 10 Dead, 17 Injured

At least 10 people were killed and 17 others injured in a bus accident Wednesday in Tungurahua, a province in Ecuador's Andean region, media reports said. continue reading »

Labor Department Funds Projects to Combat Child Labor in Ecuador and Panama

Labor Department Funds Projects to Combat Child Labor in Ecuador and Panama

The U.S. Department of Labor announced the award of two new cooperative agreements to support efforts by the governments of Ecuador and Panama to combat child labor among vulnerable groups continue reading »

ICSID Rules Ecuador Unlawfully Seized U.S. Firm’s Investments

ICSID Rules Ecuador Unlawfully Seized U.S. Firm’s Investments

The World Bank's International Center for the Settlement of Investment Disputes has handed down a ruling against the Ecuadorian government, finding that it "unlawfully expropriated" U.S. firm Burlington Resources' investments in two oil blocks. continue reading »

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 »