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Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said it was highly likely that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia were killed and ... Both the Ecuadorean and Colombian governments have tried to limit the fallout from the kidnapping, with military officials in both countries denying the ...
QUITO, Ecuador - QUITO, Ecuador (AP) - Ecuador's president says 'highly likely' kidnapped journalists were killed, demands proof of life within 12 hours . Copyright 2018 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Content Continues ...

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno is returning home early from a regional summit amid unconfirmed reports that three news workers kidnapped along the border with Colombia have been slain. Colombia's RCN network said Thursday that it has handed over to authorities gruesome photos purporting to ...
In an official statement, the Ecuadorean government said it will verify the authenticity of the document's contents, requesting "responsibility and prudence" from the media and public. Ecuador's Interior Minister Cesar Navas also denied any government operation in Esmeralda: "We deny that part of our ...
"Mr. President Lenin, our lives are in your hands," said one of the captive journalists, Javier Ortega (31), addressing the Ecuadorian president to inform him of the conditions demanded by his captors. "They only want the exchange of their three detainees in Ecuador for our lives, for our three lives, to go safe ...
LONDON — You can call the Ecuadorian government's disconnection of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's internet connection and ban on contact ... Happier times: Ecuador's then-President Rafael Correa, left; President-elect Lenin Moreno, center; and then-Vice President elect Jorge Glas pose for a ...

Three Ecuadorean journalists kidnapped on the Colombian border last week are alive and "doing well," Ecuador's Interior Minister Cesar Navas said on ... driver to discuss the ongoing negotiations between federal officials and former guerrilla group the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Interior Minister Cesar Navas said the journalists and their driver disappeared after passing through an Ecuadorean military checkpoint and being warned of the dangerous conditions ahead. The El Comercio news team was taken captive Monday morning and later transported to Colombia, officials said.
(New York) – The government of former President Rafael Correa abused the criminal justice system to target indigenous leaders and environmentalists who protested mining and oil exploration in the Amazon, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The groups are operating more freely under ...
According to the official taxi cooperative, local taxi businesses have seen a reduction in ridership of at least 40 percent. Carlos Brunis, president of the Union of Cooperatives de Taxis de Pichincha, told El Commercio, the Ecuadorean daily, that the demonstration aims to bring to light the concerns of local ...
[JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Monday released a report [HRW website] alleging that former Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa [BBC profile] abused the criminal justice system to target indigenous leaders and environmentalists who protested mining and oil exploration in the Amazon.
QUITO: Twelve people were killed and another 25 were injured on Saturday when the bus they were travelling in careened off a road in a coastal region of western Ecuador, officials said. "So far there are 25 injured...and 12 people died as a result of the traffic accident," a rescue agency said in a statement.
Ex-Ecuadorian President and RT show host Rafael Correa sits down with prominent Spanish judge and WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon. ... Following in the footsteps of former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, the outspoken Rafael Correa is set to become the latest top-tier politician to host a ...
Twelve people were killed and another 25 were injured on Saturday when the bus they were traveling in careened off a road in a coastal region of western Ecuador, officials said. "So far there are 25 injured... and 12 people died as a result of the traffic accident," a rescue agency said in a statement.
Ecuador's new president, Lenin Moreno, took office in May 2017 with a pledge to uphold press freedom, declaring in his inauguration speech, “There ... not for the fact that Moreno served as vice president under Rafael Correa, who over the course of the previous decade laid waste to the Ecuadoran media.
An oil pipeline on the edge of the Yasuni national park near Coca, Ecuador. Photograph: Georg Ismar/dpa/Alamy. “Your government cannot permit that our rights continue to be violated,” Patricia Gualinga, an indigenous Kichwa from Sarayaku, told the president during the meeting. “Ecuador has to change ...
The Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) has pledged its support for Venezuela and the May 20 elections, urging the Ecuadorean government and the ... In a statement signed by Secretary General Paul Almeida Pozo, the PCE also rejects "interventionist intention" in Venezuela and calls for the nation's ...

Quito, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno welcomed today, in a hearing, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas ... The US Ambassador to Quito Todd Chapman and Ecuadorian Ambassador to Washington Francisco Carrion also participated in the meeting.
Talks between the UK and Ecuador over the future of Julian Assange at its London embassy have broken down, the South American country's foreign minister has said. Maria Fernanda Espinosa suggested British officials had been unwilling to negotiate over the Wikileaks founder's potential release.
4, 2018, in Quito, Ecuador, during a constitutional referendum called by President Lenin Moreno. (Dolores ... Moreno's oil minister, Carlos Perez, recently told the nation the shocking truth: that 97% of Ecuador's 2018 oil production, the country's leading export, is being shipped to Asia to reduce red ink.
An increased number of Ecuador's oil and gas fields will go up for auction in March, according to Oil Minister Carlos Perez, who added that mature crude fields and an offshore gas ... We talked about it during the OPEC secretary general's visit (earlier this month), they are giving Ecuador flexibility,” he said.
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno met with the U.S. Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas Shannon, in a move that signals Ecuador's ... in the capital of Quito, Shannon highlighted "the common interests that drive the relationship between the peoples of the United States and Ecuador.”.
The Ecuadorean government has quietly granted mining concessions to over 4.25 million acres of forest reserves and indigenous territories to .... marched on Quito and President Moreno promised no new oil and mining concessions, and on 31 January 2018, Ecuador's Mining Minister resigned a few days ...
Quito, Feb 27 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno welcomed today, in a hearing, US Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas ... The US Ambassador to Quito Todd Chapman and Ecuadorian Ambassador to Washington Francisco Carrion also participated in the meeting.
DOHA: The Latin American country of Ecuador, which has embarked on a $34bn “Invest Ecuador” global campaign, expects some big-ticket ... During the meetings with Qatari entities, the Ecuadorian minister discussed the opportunities in hydropower projects, real estate and social housing projects.
Prado, who has been dubbed the “Pablo Escobar of Ecuador,” lost his extradition fight and was turned over to U.S. authorities by a 50-man strong security detail consisting of officials from various police agencies. "Washington Prado Alava is considered one of the biggest capos [bosses] in recent years and ...
Talks between the UK and Ecuador over the future of Julian Assange at its London embassy have broken down, the South American country's foreign minister has said. Maria Fernanda Espinosa suggested British officials had been unwilling to negotiate over the Wikileaks founder's potential release.
Espinosa's candidacy comes after an analysis process by various personalities and countries in the region who believe that the Ecuadorean top diplomat has the necessary profile and experience for the issues concerning the international agenda. The plenary of the General Assembly will hear the work ...
They saw the popular consultation as a further attempt by Moreno, who served as vice-president for six years under Correa, to roll back some of the achievements and reforms of the Citizen's Revolution. Many also viewed it as a maneuver to ensure Correa could not stand in the next presidential election, ...
Many analysts say that Ecuador's democracy was distorted for the past decade under former President Rafael Correa. During his three terms in office, Correa and his ruling party dominated all three branches of government. Correa cracked down on the press by signing one of the most restrictive media ...
Protesters have hurled trash on a vehicle used by former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa as he campaigns against a referendum that could prevent him from seeking re-election. Correa's silver SUV was left covered in plastic plates, cups and mud in Wednesday's incident in the city of Quininde.
In January, it was reported that Ecuador was searching for a third party to facilitate Assange's move from the U.K. He was granted citizenship in an attempt to release him from the country's London embassy. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa then requested Assange be recognized by ...
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno shake hands during the signing of two agreements to regulate immigration control and to finance the binational fund in the sixth bi-national summit in Pereira, Colombia February 15, 2018. | Photo: Colombian Presidency via ...
4, 2018, in Quito, Ecuador, during a constitutional referendum called by President Lenin Moreno. (Dolores ... Moreno's oil minister, Carlos Perez, recently told the nation the shocking truth: that 97% of Ecuador's 2018 oil production, the country's leading export, is being shipped to Asia to reduce red ink.
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange raises his fist prior to addressing the media on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017. ... Media Engagement Team caused the trending term 'Julian Assange' to be tweeted from the Navy's official Twitter account," the Navy explained on Twitter.
The Constitutional Court of Ecuador (CCE) has endorsed the commencement of impeachment proceedings against suspended Vice-President Jorge Glas in a ... Odebrecht has already admitted paying US$788 million in bribes to officials in Panama, Colombia, Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Peru and the ...
Ecuador has warned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange not to interfere in Catalonia's separatist crisis, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said in an ... Spanish Foreign Minister Alfonso Dastis has said there were signs that Assange was "trying to interfere and manipulate" amid the Catalan crisis after the ...
G. Wilpert: If the sentence is confirmed in the appeals process, Glas would be the highest ranking sitting Ecuadorian official to be convicted in corruption cases related to Odebrecht. The company has already admitted to paying $788 million in bribes over the past 16 years to officials of 12 different countries, ...
Glas, a 48-year-old electrical engineer, has been accused by senior members of Correa's government of corruption while serving as strategic sectors minister and vice-president. His lawyer slammed the decision as “unjust” and vowed to appeal. Glas's downfall highlights how fallout from the massive ...
HAVANA TIMES – Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa returned to Quito from his home in Belgium last weekend. On Tuesday he expressed his willingness to testify in favor of imprisoned Vice President Jorge Glas in the trial over illicit association following alleged bribes by the Brazilian company, ...
The Minister of Foreign Trade, Pablo Campana, stated that the first shipment of Ecuadorian Pitahaya had already entered Miami. ... from Ecuador to the US entered Miami, as confirmed by an official report from PortMiami.
9 (Xinhua) -- Ecuador's Prosecutor General Carlos Baca on Thursday officially charged Vice President Jorge Glas and 12 others of ... of the scheme, bribing government officials to secure lucrative public works contracts.
The president, who has distanced himself from former leader Rafael ... Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, has been kicked out of his party.
“Ecuador, a major banana producing country, has been given zero tariffs for its ... Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is set to meet with Japanese Prime Minister ... Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kano said he expects to establish ... “Finance Secretary Carlos Dominguez advised me to provide him all the ...
Ecuador will seek to improve ties with the United States and international ... The election of left-wing Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno in May led many ... Gabriela Rivadeneira, executive secretary of Alianza Pais, made sure to ... Notable members of Alianza Pais, such as former Foreign Minister Ricardo ...
In courting the right, President Lenin Moreno (L) has broken with his ... paradoxical maneuvering of Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, ... just months ago Ecuadorian voters opted in favor of Correa's legacy. ... Adding fuel to the fire are explosive revelations that at least 18 Ecuadorian officials have been ...
QUITO: Ecuador's president on Wednesday tapped Urban Development Minister Maria Alejandra Vicuna to replace jailed Jorge Glas as vice ...
Vice President Jorge Glas of Ecuador, arriving at jail on Monday. ... This year, officials and former leaders in the region have found themselves ...
Ecuadorean former Vice-President Jorge Glas attends trial for corruption in the ongoing Odebrecht scandal. ... Ecuador's Legislative Administrative Council (CAL) is taking steps to fast-track moves to have former Vice-President Jorge Glas impeached in the shortest possible time, according to reports, but ...
Ecuador Lawmakers File Suit Against Appointment of Temporary Vice President ... President Lenin Moreno appointed the former Housing Minister Maria ... the country, elected on April 2 at the polls by the Ecuadorean people, requested ... Moreno stripped Glas of his official duties in August, in a move Glas ...


 

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