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Ecuador government, protesters agree on deal to end deadly unrest

Oct 14, 2019 - 9:36 AM

(UPDATED) A statement from President Lenin Moreno and CONAIE head Jaime Vargas reads, 'With this agreement, the mobilizations... across Ecuador are terminated and we commit ourselves to restoring peace in the country'

PROTESTS END. Indigenous people celebrate after a meeting with the Ecuadorean president in Quito on October 13, 2019, during which an agreement was reached to end violent protests. Photo by Cristina Vega Rhor/AFP

Clashes at protests in Ecuador over fuel price hike, oil facilities seized

Oct 08, 2019 - 2:28 PM

The clashes come as Ecuador's Ministry of Energy announced activities in 3 oil fields in the Amazon region had been suspended 'due to the seizure of the facilities by groups of people outside the operation'

CLASHES. Peasants and indigenous people arrive at Santo Domingo square in Quito on October 7, 2019 following days of protests against the sharp rise in fuel prices sparked by authorities' decision to scrap subsidies. Photo by Cristina Vega/AFP

Clashes as Ecuador president declares state of emergency

Oct 04, 2019 - 3:03 PM

The protests – the largest in a decade – are led by the transport sector but included students and other groups.

CLASHES. Riot police confront demonstrators during clashes in Quito during a transport strike against the economic policies of the government of Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno on October 3, 2019. Photo by Rodrigo Buendia/AFP

Julian Assange lawyer accuses U.S. of 'persecution'

Apr 12, 2019 - 8:13 AM

'The threats against Julian Assange for political reasons, persecution on the part of the United States, are more current than ever,' says Assange lawyer Baltasar Garzon

ARRESTED. In this file photo taken on May 19, 2017 Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from a balcony at the Embassy of Ecuador in London. Photo by Adrian Dennis/AFP

Quito withdraws Assange's Ecuador citizenship

Apr 11, 2019 - 9:30 PM

(UPDATED) Foreign Minister Jose Valencia says the Ecuadoran government withdrew the citizenship it had granted Assange in 2017 'due to various irregularities found in his paperwork'

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

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

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