13 killed at power plant site in Ecuador

2014-12-15 07:46

A sudden collapse at the site of Ecuador's largest-ever infrastructure project has killed 13 people and injured a dozen more, officials say.

Ecuadorans march to protest water policy

2014-07-02 07:18

Scores of indigenous demonstrators have marched on Quito, to protest against President Rafael Correa's government and losing control of water on their traditional lands.

Chevron alleges fraud in billion-dollar oil pollution case

2013-11-27 09:51

Chevron has claimed that corrupt Ecuadoran plaintiffs mounted an elaborate fraud to win a multi-billion-dollar case against it for polluting the Amazonian rainforest.

Chevron is enemy of Ecuador, says Correa

2013-08-18 14:49

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has lambasted Chevron as an enemy for allegedly besmirching his country as part of a lengthy court battle over Amazon pollution.

Bolivia leader threatens to shut US embassy

2013-07-05 08:03

Bolivia's president has threatened to close the US embassy as leftist Latin American leaders joined him in blasting Europe and the US after his plane was rerouted amid suspicions.

Ecuador: Snowden can't leave Moscow

2013-06-30 21:56

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has said that NSA leaker Edward Snowden is "under the care of Russian authorities" and can't leave Moscow without his US passport.

Snowden 'stuck' in Moscow on asylum doubts

2013-06-27 09:00

Intelligence leaker Edward Snowden has began a fifth day in a Moscow airport, with his travel plans still a mystery as Ecuador warned of a lengthy asylum request process.

Australia dismisses Assange fears

2013-02-26 13:01

Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has dismissed as "fantasy" claims by WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange that Sweden's case against him is a conspiracy to have him extradited to the United States.

US payback for Assange 'unacceptable'

2012-08-29 12:00

It would be unacceptable for the United States to use economic means to pay Ecuador back for granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, says the country's president.

Ecuadoreans embrace Assange decision

2012-08-21 10:00

Hundreds of Ecuadoreans have marched in support of the government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks' Julian Assange in a saga that could help President Rafael Correa win re-election.

Ecuador slams 'vulgar' British threats

2012-08-18 22:32

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa has slammed what he called Britain's "vulgar threats" to remove WikiLeaks' Julian Assange from the London embassy where he has been granted asylum.

UK 'threatens' Ecuador over Assange asylum

2012-08-16 07:48

Ecuador has accused Britain of threatening to storm its embassy to arrest Julian Assange after the UK issued a warning ahead of Ecuador's decision on an asylum bid by the WikiLeaks founder.

Ecuador draws closer to Assange decision

2012-08-14 11:09

Ecuador is likely to announce a decision on whether to grant political asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange soon, says President Rafael Correa.

South Americans bar new Paraguay leader

2012-06-25 11:03

Paraguay's new president has been barred from participating in a summit of South American leaders, deepening the country's isolation over the ousting of former president Fernando Lugo.

Journalists ordered to pay president $2m

2012-02-08 09:57

An Ecuadoran court has ordered two journalists to pay President Rafael Correa $2m in damages in the latest high-profile court case testing freedom of expression in the country.

Leaders condemn Ecuador rebellion

2010-10-01 12:20

South American heads of states have denounced a police rebellion in Ecuador and have called for those responsible to be tried and punished.

Ecuador president rescued from rebels

2010-10-01 08:23

Ecuadorean soldiers have rescued President Rafael Correa from a hospital where he was trapped for most of the day by mutinous police.

Police, military mutiny in Ecuador

2010-09-30 19:47

Police and rank-and-file military officers are refusing to obey orders in Quito, Ecuador and have taken control of the largest police barracks as well as the airport.


UK could end Assange row soon - Ecuador

2014-08-20 08:16

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa says Britain has the power to resolve the Julian Assange standoff, after the WikiLeaks founder voiced hope he would soon leave Ecuador's embassy in London.

Ecuador president Twitter account hacked

2014-03-28 20:18

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says his Twitter account was hacked, blaming right-wing foreign groups for posting false tweets on it.

Ecuador mulls online-only news

2013-08-20 09:37

Ecuador's combative president is threatening to try to force the country's newspapers to go all-digital as a way to save paper.

Ecuador dumps Amazon 'nature-for-oil' scheme

2013-08-16 09:30

Ecuador President Rafael Correa has said major oil exploration in an unspoilt Amazon nature reserve can go ahead.

Snowden blasts Obama, seeks Russia asylum

2013-07-02 08:03

Fugitive US intelligence specialist Edward Snowden has accused Washington of pressuring foreign leaders to refuse him refuge as he seeks asylum in 21 countries including Russia.

US asks Ecuador to deny Snowden asylum

2013-06-29 22:29

US Vice President Joe Biden has asked Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa not to grant asylum to wanted whistle-blower Edward Snowden.

UK violating Assange's rights: Ecuador

2013-05-29 10:01

Ecuador has accused the Britain of trampling on the human rights of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by refusing to allow him to travel to Ecuador, which granted him asylum almost a year ago.

Ecuador: Correa wins 3rd presidential term

2013-02-18 08:25

Leftist President Rafael Correa has declared victory in the first-round of Ecuador's presidential vote.

Ecuadorian president defends Assange

2012-08-26 13:58

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has said the allegations in Sweden against Julian Assange would not be crimes in nearly every other country.

US denies Assange claims of 'witch-hunt'

2012-08-21 09:02

The US has denied Julian Assange's "wild assertions" that it has launched a witch-hunt for the WikiLeaks founder, who is holed up in Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition.

Assange stalemate could last for 'years'

2012-08-17 15:10

Julian Assange is holed up in Ecuador's London embassy with police guarding its exits after Britain warned that the diplomatic standoff over the WikiLeaks founder could go on for years.

Ecuador: No decision yet on Assange

2012-08-15 12:40

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa has denied a British media report that his country has granted asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

10 000 messages back Assange's asylum bid

2012-06-27 11:10

The Ecuadorian embassies in the US and the UK have received over 10 000 messages in support of political asylum for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, say Ecuadorian authorities.

Ecuador mulling Assange request: President

2012-06-21 09:00

Ecuador is weighing whether WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's request for asylum is motivated by fears of a death sentence or persecution for ideological reasons, says its president.

Ecuador's police chief quits

2010-10-01 17:09

Ecuador's police chief has stepped down after failing to stop a rebellion by officers who attacked President Rafael Correa and trapped him inside a hospital.

Correa: Rebels wanted to kill me

2010-10-01 10:12

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa says rebel police who had him surrounded in a police hospital wanted to kill him.

Ecuador declares state of emergency

2010-09-30 21:46

Ecuador has declared a state of emergency amid a coup attempt, enabling the military to take over from police taking part in the rebellion, its security minister says.

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