Ecuador


Ecuador seizes 200 000 shark fins

2015-05-28 11:51

Ecuador has seized around 200 000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers at the country's main fishing port, the government says.

3 new species of 'mini-Godzilla' found in Andes

2015-04-15 20:04

Three new species of multi-coloured lizards sporting jagged crests that make them look like pint-sized 'Godzillas' have been discovered in Ecuador and Peru, highlighting the region's rich biodiversity.

Thousands protest plan to end term limits for Ecuador leader

2015-03-20 15:01

Thousands march in Ecuador to protest plan to allow indefinite re-election for president.

Egypt drops sexual case against Ecuador envoy

2015-01-20 10:43

Prosecutors in Egypt have dismissed a sexual harassment complaint against Ecuador's ambassador because of insufficient evidence, the foreign ministry in Quito says.

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.

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.

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.

Scientists help Galapagos finches

2014-05-05 21:25

A new method has been developed to assist Darwin's finches in combating the larvae of parasitic flies responsible for killing numerous nestlings of the famous birds that helped inspire Charles Darwin's theory of evolution.

Presidential helicopter crashes in Ecuador, 3 dead

2014-02-21 22:30

A military helicopter assigned to the presidency crashed in southern Ecuador, killing three people, President Rafael Correa has announced.

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.

 

Fears for pink iguanas as Galapagos volcano erupts

2015-05-25 19:43

A volcano in the Galapagos islands has erupted for the first time in more than 30 years, sending streams of lava flowing down its slopes and potentially threatening the world's only colony of pink iguanas.

Real transformer found in Ecuador

2015-04-02 07:10

It doesn't turn into Prince Charming, but a new species of frog discovered in Ecuador has earned the nickname 'transformer frog' for its ability to change its skin in five minutes.

Ship grounding threatens Galapagos Islands

2015-02-01 07:15

Ecuadoran authorities have called for a state of emergency to be declared in the Galapagos Islands as they aimed to limit damage to the archipelago's pristine environment after a ship ran aground.

Liposuction prize kills beauty

2015-01-14 22:29

A young beauty queen has died in Ecuador after undergoing liposuction surgery that she had received as a prize, her family said.

Five killed in Ecuador plane crash

2014-10-02 20:38

Five have been killed in a small plane crash after an Ecuadorian indigenous apology ceremony.

2 dead, 8 wounded in Ecuador earthquake

2014-08-13 15:39

Two people have been killed in Ecuador after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck near the capital, with eight others wounded and rescue workers still seeking to free others trapped in the ruble.

Top 10 newly-discovered species span big trees, tiny flies

2014-05-23 11:27

A cross between a sleek cat and a teddy bear that lives in Andean cloud forests and an eyeless snail that lives in darkness 900 metres below ground rank among the top 10 new species discovered this year.

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.

Bezos airlifted by navy for medical treatment

2014-01-05 09:05

Amazon founder Jeff Bezos was flown by helicopter from a cruise ship in the Galapagos Islands for medical attention, authorities in Ecuador say.

Ecuador green lights oil drilling in Amazon park

2013-10-04 07:29

Lawmakers in Ecuador have authorised the extraction of oil from Yasuni National Park, a pristine Amazon reserve.

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