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The photographer Misha Vallejo has been documenting a people who live in the Ecuadorean Amazon, the Sarayaku Kichwa, for three years. ... They scored a victory in 2012 when the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that Ecuador's government had wronged them when it granted oil exploration ...
Thousands of people took to the streets in Ecuador Thursday, to march for peace and to pay tribute to the three murdered journalists and four soldiers killed ... Another equally massive demonstration had also been convened by the pro-government movement Alianza Pais and toured from the streets in the ...

Julian Assange has been barred from communicating with the outside world for more than three weeks. On March 27, the government of Ecuador blocked Assange's internet access and barred him from receiving visitors other than his lawyers. Assange has been in the Ecuadorian embassy in London since ...
(Washington, DC) – Ecuadorean authorities should conduct a thorough and impartial investigation into credible allegations of political interference in the ... Justice officials told Human Rights Watch that they received repeated calls from the Judiciary Council or other government representatives and that, ...
With concerns mounting over the aftermath of Colombia's peace deal with the FARC rebels, Ecuador's government has announced it will no longer host ... to insecurity along Ecuador's border with Colombia, the most prominent recent example of which was the kidnapping and killing of three Ecuadorean ...
A couple of hours before dawn in Kapawi, a village in a remote corner of the Ecuadorian Amazon, a group of men gather to drink litres of tea made from ... Ecuador's government has argued that roads will improve the Achuar's access to health care and education, so the canoe helps the community prove ...

Ecuador said Wednesday that it is suspending its role as a mediator in peace talks between the Colombian government and that nation's last major rebel army. The decision appeared to have caught off guard Colombia's government, which initially denied having been informed of the decision and then ...
The judgment was issued despite all subsequent remediation and a written commitment by the Ecuadorian government to Chevron to legally remove any ... In January 2017, an Ontario court agreed, and ruled that the Ecuador judgment cannot be enforced against Chevron Canada due to the doctrine of ...
Ecuador has cut Julian Assange's communications with the outside world from its London embassy, where the founder of the whistleblowing WikiLeaks website has been living for nearly six years. The Ecuadorian government said in statement that it had acted because Assange had breached “a written ...
Peace negotiations between Colombia and the ELN started on Feb. 27, 2017, in Quito, Ecuador, but they were called off by President Santos on Jan. 10 after the Colombian government accused ELN fighters carrying out attacks on oil infrastructure and Colombian security forces. Since then, the ELN's Chief ...
A brave group of cryptocurrency investors, Criptoasesores, have just pledged an all-out war on the Ecuadorian government by opening the country's first crypto ATMs in the country's capital. The country's central government has had a firm negative stance on cryptocurrency and has tried strongly to ban it ...
In the last year, the Ecuadorean government has quietly granted mining concessions to over 1.7 million hectares - 4.25 million acres - of forest reserves and indigenous territories. The tropical Andes of Ecuador are at the top of the world list of biodiversity hotspots in terms of vertebrate species, endemic ...
Ecuador has more orchid and hummingbird species than Brazil, which is 32 times larger, and more diversity than the entire USA. In the last year, the Ecuadorean government has quietly granted mining concessions to over 1.7 million hectares (4.25 million acres) of forest reserves and indigenous territories.
Former Ecuadorian congressman and journalist are declared innocent of disclosure of government information in Chevron case ... at the beginning of 2014 after being taken to court by then-Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa as a result of a journalistic investigation, were declared innocent on Feb.
Members of the PCE during a recent demonstration against U.S. military bases in Ecuador. | Photo: ... The Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) has pledged its support for Venezuela and the May 20 elections, urging the Ecuadorean government and the Organization of American States (OAS) to do the same.
While that concept makes a lot of sense in most parts of the world, the situation is very different in Ecuador. More specifically, the Ecuadorian government has no love lost for Bitcoin and other currencies, as it wants to ban this form of money altogether. All of those efforts have been in vain since 2014, though ...
For example, in Ecuador, following the April 2016 earthquake, the Government decided to involve both the public and private sectors and promote the notion of shared responsibility. The Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery (GFDRR) supported this initiative through a grant to the Risk ...

The governments of Colombia and Ecuador have agreed to ramp up security cooperation along their shared border as criminal violence related to shifting ... The attack injured 28 individuals and destroyed 95 percent of the police building, prompting Ecuadorean authorities to declare a local state of ...
Next week, a group of Ecuadorian government officials and business stakeholders will travel to Doha to seeking to revive the bilateral trade, tourism sector and investment in Ecuador. The delegation will be led by Foreign Trade and Investment Minister Pablo Campansa Saenz. The minister's visit is a ...
The victory of the “Yes” vote in Ecuador's February 4 referendum has set the stage for a further swing to the right by the government of President Lenin ... Moreno's campaign in support of a “Yes” vote was supported by the whole of the Ecuadorian right, including his opponent in the 2017 presidential ...
Ecuador's state-owned airline TAME wants to begin codesharing with foreign carriers, as part of a plan to turn around the loss-making airline. The Quito-based carrier's search for partners comes as the Ecuadorian government embraces open skies in a move to drive more international passenger traffic to ...
CGSAl is a subsidiary of global port operator International Container Terminal Services (ICTSI) and has participated in partnerships with the the Ecuadorian government before to bring in more jobs and investment for the country through private-public partnership programs. Moreno also witnessed the ...
Julian Assange has claimed a package containing a "threat" and white substance was sent to him at the Ecuadorian embassy. The item, which .... The British government's jailing of Julian Assange in the Ecuadorian Embassy is morally repugnant -- no journalist should ever be imprisoned for his or her work.
The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights said Ecuador's Council of Participation must continue functioning despite the referendum shutting it down. The Ecuadorian government issued a statement Tuesday night defending the legality of the recent referendum called for by President Lenin Moreno ...
Ecuadorean Government Pledges to Maintain International Protection for Assange ... MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The government of Ecuador will continue providing international protection for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange as long as his life may be in danger, the Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry said on ...
In London, a judge ruled today to uphold the British arrest warrant for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London for more than five years. The British arrest warrant for jumping bail is related to a Swedish sexual assault investigation against Assange, ...
Assange fled to the Ecuadoran embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faced accusations of rape and sexual assault. Swedish .... Still, Ecuador's government revealed in January that it had granted Assange citizenship in a bid to end the impasse over his continued presence in the UK.
The Ecuadorean National Police, Colombian authorities, and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation investigate a terrorist attack against the police station in San ... was in Quito, Ecuador, to participate in an international conference on civil asset forfeiture—concurred with the Ecuadorean government.
QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuadoreans on Sunday voted to overturn a 2015 constitutional amendment that eliminated presidential term limits, a result widely ... at Universidad Cristiana Latinoamericana until Mr. Correa's government shut it down along with 14 other schools, arguing that they were of poor quality.
John Otis. Voters in Ecuador go to the polls Sunday to vote on a referendum that would reinstate presidential term limits. ... Nearly all of Latin America is ruled by democratically elected governments. ... During his three terms in office, Correa and his ruling party dominated all three branches of government.
During an interview with TeleSUR Rivadeneira also criticized the lack of a constitutionality ruling by the Constitutional Court, a pre-requisite bypassed by the National Electoral Council when it schedules the referendum for Feb. 4. According to Ecuador's Constitution fundamental rights and the structure of ...
A group of dissidents from the Colombia's former FARC guerrilla group were likely behind an attack on a police station in Ecuador, in retaliation for ... The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought the Colombian government for more than 52 years, but demobilized after a 2016 peace deal.
Julian Assange speaks to the media from the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador on May 19, 2017, in London. ... President Moreno was unhappy with the U.K. government's response. ... On Monday, the president said that Assange has created “more than a nuisance” for the Ecuadorean government.
In Washington, the House voted against restricting a surveillance program that permits the government to collect, without a warrant, the emails and .... Ecuador granted citizenship to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks co-founder, above, who has been living in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London since 2012.
Foreign affairs minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa confirmed the government of Ecuador granted “naturalisation” to Mr Assange last December after he made a ... The Ecuadorian government said earlier this week that it was seeking mediation to resolve the impasse – while Mr Assange posted a picture of ...
She told a press conference in Quito that Ecuador had asked London to recognise Assange as a diplomat, which would give him safe passage out of the embassy without fear of arrest, but Britain had refused. “The Ecuadorean government is empowered to grant nationality to the protected person and thus ...
Ecuador has called on the Colombian government and National Liberation Army (ELN) to continue the peace negotiations which stalled Wednesday when ... In a statement released late Thursday, the Ecuadorean Foreign Ministry said the guarantor nations – including Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Venezuela and ...
She told a press conference in Quito that Ecuador had asked London to recognize Assange as a diplomat – which would give him safe passage out of the embassy without fear of arrest – but Britain had refused. "The Ecuadoran government is empowered to grant nationality to the protected person and thus ...
When indicted businessman Nik Patel tried fleeing the country Saturday to Ecuador, he told the FBI that he had obtained asylum there, court records say. Patel claimed ... a friend in India. The agents said the passport seemed to be from the Government of India, and had an issuance date of November 2010.
Julian Assange's situation is "not sustainable", according to the foreign minister of Ecuador, the country sheltering him. Assange has been holed up in the tiny Ecuadorian embassy in London's Knightsbridge since 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault charges, which he has denied.
Man awaiting sentencing for massive investment fraud arrested trying to flee to Ecuador ... As part of the scheme, Patel submitted false documents to Pennant showing a portion of the loans were guaranteed by the federal government under a program administered by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
DP World chief Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem also marked the start of construction of the greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador. The ceremony followed the 50-year concession the company won in 2016 from the Government of Ecuador to build a facility with 750,000 TEU.
Union workers are rallying in support of Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno against left-wing criticism promoted by his predecessor and former ally ... But "Yes" supporter Nelson Erazo, president of the Popular Front, said: "It's good that he has come to answer for all the corruption of his government, so we ...
All three women are members of the PAIS Alliance party and participated in former President Rafael Correa's governments. ... Maria Fernanda Espinosa was the first Foreign Minister of former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa and was Special Advisor to the president of the Constituent Assembly, ...
According to an Ecuadorian government official, the coyotes are a well-connected network of smugglers that operate .... Ecuador and Colombia is often as easy as walking across the border, said an Ecuadorian government official. When ...
The suspended vice president's "temporary absence" has exceeded 90 days, which the government officials have declared as definitive. ... Glas made the decision after Ecuadorean president Lenin Moreno said Wednesday that elected Vice President Jorge Glas is no longer in the position to maintain his ...
A group of scientists, marine ecosystem protectors and government officials from several countries throughout the Americas are working together to create the ... or at least 250,000 sharks per year in Ecuadorian waters” most of these sharks were caught in the proposed swimway area pertaining to Ecuador.
Quito, Dec 28 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorean Government will increase the basic wage in 2018 to $386 USD. Minister of Labor Raul Ledesma said that the basic wage will be increased by $11 USD, compared to current wages. 'A total of 600,000 private workers will benefit from this measure,' said ...
Diane Rodriguez, a member of the Ecuadorean transgender community, casts her vote during the presidential election in Guayaquil, Ecuador Feb. ... Women advocacy organizations in Ecuador are calling on the government to declare a state of emergency to confront acts of violence against women in the ...
QUITO, Ecuador — A court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas of Ecuador to six years in prison after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for handing it government contracts. Mr. Glas was a close ally of former President Rafael ...


 

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