Ecuador voters bar ex-president Correa from comeback

2018-02-05 11:17

Ecuadorans have voted to bar ex-president Rafael Correa from being able to make a comeback in 2021 by unmistakably backing a referendum question on reimposing presidential term limits.

Ecuador again tells Assange to not meddle in other countries

2017-11-24 05:36

Ecuador is again calling on Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained of his contacts with Catalan secessionists.

Bus accident kills 13 in Ecuador

2017-09-25 20:39

Thirteen people were killed and 28 injured when a bus overturned on a highway between the Ecuadorian capital Quito and the northern city of Ibarra.

Ecuador presidential recount confirms Lenin Moreno victory

2017-04-19 08:12

A recount of nearly 1.3 million votes cast in Ecuador's presidential election shows no significant differences over previous results handing a narrow victory to Rafael Correa's handpicked successor.

German cops find 384kg of cocaine

2017-04-11 09:02

German police say they've found what they believe to be 384kg of cocaine in cases of bananas shipped from Ecuador.

Leftist claims win in Ecuador election, rival cries foul

2017-04-03 10:03

Leftist candidate Lenin Moreno appeared on the verge of victory in Ecuador's presidential election but his opposition rival refused to recognise the results, calling on his supporters to take to the streets to guard against "fraud."

Ecuador heads to presidential runoff vote

2017-02-20 15:14

Ecuador's presidential election looks headed to a runoff as partial results showed leftist candidate Lenin Moreno short of the lead needed to win outright.

Miracle crop: Can quinoa help feed the world?

2017-02-09 22:06

Scientists have unveiled the near-complete genome of quinoa, a grain cultivated centuries ago by Incas in the Andes that scientists say could help feed a hungry world.

Assange questioning in London ends after two days

2016-11-15 21:20

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange's questioning at the Ecuadoran embassy in London over a longstanding rape allegation ended, Swedish prosecutors say.

Mystery swirls around Assange's status at Ecuadorean Embassy

2016-10-19 09:25

Midway through releasing a series of damaging disclosures about US presidential contender Hillary Clinton, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says his hosts at the Ecuadorean Embassy in London abruptly cut him off from the internet.


Earthquake hits Ecuador coast, no injuries reported

2017-12-03 16:06

A magnitude 6.0 earthquake has struck along the coast of Ecuador in the same area where a much stronger tremor left hundreds dead last year

Ecuador president: Manafort pitched deal for China investors

2017-11-21 19:24

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno says he met with US President Donald Trump's former campaign chairperson together with a group of Chinese businessmen interested in acquiring a stake in the nation's power company.

See-through frog comes to light in Ecuador

2017-06-08 21:28

A previously unidentified species of see-through frog has come to light in Ecuador after sitting forgotten in a jar in a laboratory for 20 years, scientists say.

Ecuador election council agrees to recount 1.3 million votes

2017-04-15 07:46

Ecuador election officials will recount nearly 1.3 million votes cast in the Andean nation's presidential election, though opposition leader Guillermo Lasso has dismissed the gesture as a farce.

Protests rattle Ecuador following election fraud claims

2017-04-04 12:30

Supporters of Ecuadorean opposition leader Guillermo Lasso have gathered in the streets for a second night to protest what they consider fraud at the ballot box.

Ecuador decides its future, and maybe Assange's

2017-04-02 21:34

Ecuadorans are headed to the polls in a presidential run-off that will turn the page on a decade under leftist Rafael Correa.

Ecuador in key vote for Latin American left

2017-02-19 17:41

Ecuador is voting in general elections that could see a pillar of the Latin American left swing to the right at an economic turning point for the oil-rich nation.

Ecuador quake, aftershocks leave three dead

2016-12-20 10:18

A 5.7-magnitude earthquake followed by 37 aftershocks rattled Ecuador's Pacific coast, causing three deaths and heavy damage to hotels and homes in resort towns, officials said.

BHP, billionaire Rinehart join metals chase in Ecuador

2016-11-08 10:48

BHP Billiton and billionaire Gina Rinehart’s Hancock Prospecting are among commodity producers to have held talks over a potential entry into mining in Ecuador.

Sex life of Diego the Tortoise is legend

2016-09-14 18:31

Diego the Tortoise is quite the ladies' man, and his exploits have helped save his species from extinction.

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