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Ecuador hit by 6.2 magnitude earthquake – USGS

Sep 07, 2018 - 6:40 PM

The quake hit at 9:12 pm local time (0212 GMT on Friday) at a depth of 93.5 kilometers, near the center of the South American country. It was felt across several provinces, according to Twitter users.

Venezuela arrests 131 accused of economic sabotage

Aug 31, 2018 - 3:07 PM

The arrests include 'several managers of large chains' accused of 'speculating and hoarding basic products' that are subject to prices fixed by the government

ECONOMIC SABOTAGE? In this file photo, Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro holds a press conference at the Miraflores presidential palace in Caracas on August 22, 2017. File photo by Juan Barreto/AFP

Thousands of Venezuelans reach Peru as border restrictions tighten

Aug 25, 2018 - 8:31 PM

Colombia has pleaded with its southern neighbors to agree to a combined migration strategy, while Ecuador has called a meeting of 13 Latin American countries next month to discuss the crisis

AT THE BORDER. Venezuelan nationals' visas petitions are attended after midnight at the binational border attention centre (CEBAF) in Tumbes, northern Peru on August 24, 2018. Photo by Cris Bouroncle/AFP

Venezuelans rush to Peru to beat passport deadline

Aug 24, 2018 - 3:39 PM

Peru has decided it will only allow in Venezuelan migrants in possession of a passport. But only around half of the Venezuelans heading south to escape poverty and economic crisis are carrying passports.

PERU-BOUND. Venezuelans heading to Peru walk along the Panamerican highway in Tulcan, Ecuador, after crossing from Colombia, on August 21, 2018. File photo by Luis Robayo/AFP

Colombia says 19 citizens killed in tourist bus crash

Aug 16, 2018 - 5:36 PM

Ecuador's foreign ministry says 23 people were killed in the crash, instead of 24 as previously announced

BUS CRASH. Photo released by the Fire Brigade of Quito showing firefighters working at the scene of an accident where a bus crashed into another vehicle, in the road between Pifo and Papallacta, 30 kilometres east of Quito, leaving at least 24 people dead and 20 injured, on August 14, 2018. AFP PHOTO - Fire Brigade of Quito

Bus accident in Ecuador kills 24

Aug 14, 2018 - 11:07 PM

(UPDATED) The bus, which had foreign license plates, was on a downward stretch of highway 30 kilometers east of Quito when it struck an all-terrain vehicle and overturned, slamming into 3 houses on the side of the road, officials say

Ecuador, Britain in talks over Assange fate

Jul 29, 2018 - 5:58 PM

'Mr. Assange has been in this situation for over 5 years and we have to find a way out for him,' says Ecuador President Lenin Moreno

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Ecuador will no longer host Colombia peace talks – minister

Apr 19, 2018 - 12:26 PM

Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin thanks Ecuador for its support and says talks will be transferred to either Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Norway or Venezuela

NO LONGER HOST. This file photo shows a general view during the beginning of the peace talks between the government of Colombia and the ELN guerrilla in Sangolqui, Ecuador on February 7, 2017. File photp by Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Death toll rises to 13 after Ecuador bus slides off road

Mar 26, 2018 - 1:56 PM

A rescue agency initially reported 12 people were killed and 25 injured. The latest person to have died succumbed to injuries while being treated, the Interior Ministry says.

Assange loses new bid to cancel UK arrest warrant

Feb 13, 2018 - 11:10 PM

(UPDATED) In a court in the British capital, Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejects Julian Assange's lawyers' argument that upholding the warrant was no longer in the public interest.

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Ecuador voters bar ex-president Correa from comeback

Feb 05, 2018 - 10:56 AM

Initial results from the plebiscite show 64% of ballots in favor of restoring the measure which prevents presidents from running indefinitely

REFERENDUM WIN. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno (L), Vice-President Maria Alejandra Vicuna (L), and Jose Serrano (R), the president of the legislature, celebrate the results of the referendum, at the Carondelet Palace in Quito on February 4, 2018. Juan Ruiz/AFP

Ecuador grants citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Assange

Jan 12, 2018 - 9:26 AM

Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says the 46-year-old Australian, who has been holed up at the embassy for 5 years to avoid arrest, became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12

CONTROVERSIAL FIGURE. Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12. File photo

U.K. denies Assange diplomatic status after Ecuador request

Jan 11, 2018 - 10:43 PM

'The government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Mr Assange here in the UK. The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter,' the British foreign ministry says in a statement.

STUCK. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/AFP

Assange told not to interfere in Catalonia – Ecuador president

Dec 17, 2017 - 9:50 PM

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has angered Madrid by using Twitter to pump out messages of support for Catalonia's independence drive and accuse Spain's central government of 'repression'

ASSANGE. This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. File photo by Ben Stansall/ AFP

Messi hat-trick fires Argentina into World Cup

Oct 11, 2017 - 11:59 AM

Messi's virtuoso performance erased the fears of Argentina missing next year's World Cup in Russia

HAT-TRICK. Messi leads Argentina to another appearance in the World Cup. Photo by Juan Ruiz/AFP

Ecuador's president strips his vice president of all functions

Aug 04, 2017 - 10:00 AM

Ecuador Vice President Jorge Glas responds to President Lenin Moreno s move with defiance vowing to see out the rest of his term

POLITICS. Ecuador's Vice President Jorge Glas speaks after reading the presidential decree that removes him from all his functions in Quito on August 3, 2017. Photo by Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Ecuador's Moreno warns Assange not to interfere in politics

May 26, 2017 - 10:18 AM

His status does not allow him to talk about the politics of any country let alone ours says Ecuador s new president Lenin Moreno

NEW PRESIDENT. Ecuador's new President Lenin Moreno (R), accompanied by Bolivian President Evo Morales (C), is handed a ceremonial staff - a traditional symbol of leadership - during an indigenous ritual at the Cochasqui pyramids in northern Ecuador on May 25, 2017. Photo by Juan Cevallos/AFP

Ecuador confirms Moreno victory after partial vote recount

Apr 19, 2017 - 4:54 PM

Moreno wins the April 2 second round with a 51 15 share – more than 226 000 votes ahead of his conservative rival Guillermo Lasso

ECUADOR ELECTIONS. Lenin Moreno, the presidential candidate of the governing Alianza PAIS party, makes the "V for victory" sign to supporters at a hotel in Quito shortly before the results of the exit polls for the country's general elections are announced on February 19, 2017. File photo by Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Ecuador socialist Moreno wins presidency, rival cries fraud

Apr 04, 2017 - 8:05 AM

Moreno 64 a wheelchair user and champion of disability rights is seen as a more moderate successor to outgoing President Rafael Correa

WINNER. An undated photo shows Lenin Moreno addressing a campaign rally. Photo courtesy Moreno's campaign page on Facebook

Ecuador rivals both claim victory in tight runoff

Apr 03, 2017 - 7:50 AM

The election is being closely watched as a barometer of the political climate in Latin America where more than a decade of leftist dominance has been waning

FACE OFF. Ecuadorean presidential candidates Guillermo Lasso (L) and Lenin Moreno (R). Campaign photos

Ecuador to hold run-off in tense presidential vote

Feb 23, 2017 - 3:25 PM

The election is being watched closely to see if oil producing Ecuador will become the latest leftist run country in Latin America to shift to the right

A calculator is seen on ballots as members of the National Electoral Council count votes in Quito on February 21, 2017. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Ecuador officials deny fraud claims in presidential election

Feb 22, 2017 - 8:37 AM

With just over 95 of ballots counted leftist ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had 39 21 of the vote short of the 40 needed to avoid a runoff

A member of the National Electoral Council counts votes in Quito on February 21, 2017. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Moreno edges toward outright win in Ecuador presidential vote

Feb 20, 2017 - 12:45 PM

UPDATED The vote is a test of the legacy of outgoing President Rafael Correa

Lenin Moreno, the presidential candidate of the governing Alianza PAIS party, makes the 'V for victory' sign to supporters at a hotel in Quito shortly before the results of the exit polls for the country's general elections are announced on February 19, 2017. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Quake-prone Pacific nations hold joint tsunami drills

Feb 15, 2017 - 6:22 PM

Civil defense offices will rehearse the relaying of tsunami warnings for large quakes off the coasts of Chile and Peru Colombia and Ecuador the Philippines the Solomon Islands Tonga and Vanuatu

DRILL. In this file photo, teachers evacuate children to higher ground during an earthquake and tsunami drill in Valparaiso, some 120 km west of Santiago, on November 3, 2016. Martin Bernetti/AFP

Colombia opens talks with ELN rebels

Feb 08, 2017 - 3:34 PM

The negotiations with the National Liberation Army (ELN) – the country's last active rebel group – mark a new milestone in the Colombian peace process

General view during the beginning of the peace talks between the government of Colombia and the ELN guerrilla in Sangolqui, Ecuador on February 7, 2017. Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

At least 19 dead, 17 hurt in Ecuador bus crash

Jan 14, 2017 - 6:51 PM

A source at the Integrated Security Service or ECU 911 says the school vehicle was not following a route

WikiLeaks' Assange questioned by prosecutors

Nov 15, 2016 - 9:27 AM

Assange s lawyer Per Samuelsson said the questioning is expected to last several days at the embassy where the founder of the secret spilling website has been holed up for 4 years

This file photo taken on February 05, 2016 shows WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange coming out on the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy to address the media in central London. Ben Stanstall/AFP

WATCH: Katherine Espín of Ecuador wins Miss Earth 2016

Oct 29, 2016 - 9:03 PM

Miss Earth 2015 Angelia Ong passes on her crown to Katherin Espín of Ecuador

Photo by Alecs Ongcal/Rappler

Colombia, rebels in talks to try to save peace process

Oct 23, 2016 - 10:53 AM

FARC negotiator: It s an optimistic atmosphere Let s get peace

This file photo taken on June 22, 2016 shows a man passing by a graffiti reading 'Peace for the people' in Cali, Colombia, on June 22, 2016. Luis Robayo/AFP

Ecuador says it cut Assange internet over US election leaks

Oct 19, 2016 - 8:28 AM

The government of Ecuador respects the principle of non intervention in the internal affairs of other states It does not interfere in external electoral processes nor does it favor any particular candidate

NO INTERNET. This file photo taken on June 19, 2016 shows the building housing the Ecuadorian embassy in central London where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has hold up for four years. Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP

Colombia to launch peace talks with ELN rebels

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:35 AM

The Colombian government and the country s second largest rebel group the ELN announce they will launch negotiations on October 27 in Ecuador s capital

JOINT ANNOUNCEMENT. The head of the delegation of the Colombian government Mauricio Rodriguez (L) and Colombia's left-wing guerrilla National Liberation Army (ELN) delegate Pablo Beltran attend a joint press conference at the Foreign Ministry in Caracas, on October 10, 2016. Federico Parra/AFP

Venezuela, Brazil withdraw envoys after Rousseff removal

Sep 01, 2016 - 10:11 AM

The leftist governments of Ecuador and Bolivia also recalled their diplomats from Brasilia

President Michel Temer takes office before the plenary of the Brazilian Senate in Brasilia, on August 31, 2016. Andressa Anholete/AFP

Venezuela sends opposition leader back to jail, expels Ecuadoran lawmakers

Aug 28, 2016 - 3:51 PM

Former San Cristobal mayor Daniel Ceballos was abruptly taken from his home before dawn by members of the Venezuelan intelligence services

In this file photo, the former mayor of San Cristobal, Venezuela, Daniel Ceballos (C) kisses his wife -- now San Cristobal's Mayor Patricia de Ceballos -- in Caracas on August 12, 2015, after a Caracas court placed him under house arrest because of health problems. Juan Baretto/AFP

Ecuador to let Sweden interview Assange at London embassy

Aug 11, 2016 - 1:13 PM

4th UPDATE The meeting is to take place in the coming weeks Ecuador says

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange speaks to the media from a balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, Britain, February 5, 2016. Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Strong 6.3 magnitude earthquake shakes Ecuador – USGS

Jul 11, 2016 - 10:53 AM

3rd UPDATE The USGS revises slightly downward its initial estimate of the strength of both quakes Earthquake monitors in Ecuador have similar readings

Angry Assange starts 5th year cooped in London embassy

Jun 19, 2016 - 9:40 AM

3rd UPDATE Supporters of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange are set to hold events in several cities across the globe

Designer Vivienne Westwood wears a tee-shirt reading "I am Julian Assange" as she walks the runway at the end of her show during the Men's Spring - Summer 2017 fashion shows, on June 19, 2016 in Milan. WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange started his fifth year camped out in the Ecuadoran embassy in London, an occasion his supporters were to mark with events celebrating whistleblowers. AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP PHOTO / GIUSEPPE CACACE

Dempsey strikes again as US enters Copa America last 4

Jun 17, 2016 - 2:47 PM

Clint Dempsey scores his third goal in as many games as the US defeats Ecuador to make the semi finals of the Copa America Centenario

MAKE MY DAY. Clint Dempsey scored one goal and assisted on another as the US downs Ecuador. Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images/AFP

Ecuador struck by 6.7 magnitude quake – USGS

May 18, 2016 - 7:06 PM

The president says parts of Manabi and nearby Esmeraldas province are without power witj only minor damage reported in some areas

Survivor rescued 13 days after deadly Ecuador quake

May 01, 2016 - 8:53 AM

The April 16 quake was the worst to strike Ecuador in decades causing buildings to collapse and damaging roads and other infrastructure in tourist areas along the coast

A man passes by debris from a collapsed house in Manta, Manabi, Ecuador, April 22, 2016. Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

Ecuador quake death toll jumps to 646, one week on

Apr 24, 2016 - 8:12 AM

Hopes of finding more survivors are fast evaporating

A man passes by debris from a collapsed house in Manta, Manabi, Ecuador, April 22, 2016. Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

New aftershocks jolt Ecuador still reeling from quake

Apr 23, 2016 - 9:40 AM

UPDATED The official toll from the quake now stands at 602 dead and 130 missing

AFTERMATH. A man passes by debris from a collapsed house in Manta, Manabi, Ecuador, April 22, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

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Quake-hit Ecuador announces drastic economic measures

Apr 21, 2016 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED The quake comes as a big economic blow to oil producing Ecuador which has already taken a huge hit from the drop in global crude prices

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa looks on as he attends a press conference in Quito, Ecuador, April 20, 2016. Fredy Constante/EPA

New quake revives panic in Ecuador

Apr 20, 2016 - 6:03 PM

4th UPDATE The quake comes as the South American nation already reels from Saturday s 7 8 magnitude quake that hit Ecuador s coast in a zone popular with tourists not too far from the epicenter of Wednesday s quake

RECOVERING BODIES. Ecuadorian police recover the body of a victim at the Royal Hotel in Pedernales, Ecuador, early 20 April 2016, as rescue services continue looking for victims of the 7.8 magnitude earthquake that took place last 16 April 2016. Photo by José Jácome/EPA

Anger erupts as 1,700 still missing in Ecuador quake

Apr 20, 2016 - 8:42 AM

Hope of finding more victims alive was fading as the crucial 3 day mark approaches

GRIM SEARCH. Ecuadorian and Colombian firefighters looking for survivors in the rubble in Pedernales, Ecuador, April 19, 2016. Jose Jacome/EPA

Aid groups rush to quake-hit Ecuador, families still trapped

Apr 20, 2016 - 12:31 AM

Hopes that more survivors would be found in the heaps of rubble and twisted metal that used to buildings wane at the crucial 3 day point after the disaster

AFTER THE QUAKE. A photo made available on April 19, 2016 shows locals spending the night outdoors due to fear of aftershocks after the 16 April 7.8 magnitude earthquake, in Manta, Ecuador, April 18, 2016. Photo by Christian Escobar Mora/EPA

Ecuador quake toll continues rising, now at 413

Apr 19, 2016 - 9:39 AM

Foreign countries and organizations dispatched rescue teams to help the search and medical units to treat the thousands of people injured

Rescue workers with trained dogs look for survivors in Pedernales, Ecuador, on April 18, 2016. Joseˆ Jacome/EPA

Recent strong earthquakes have no influence on each other – Phivolcs

Apr 18, 2016 - 10:27 PM

The agency also says the strong earthquakes will not trigger the Big One in the Philippines

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