More than 300,000 could be affected if Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano blows

Aug 18, 2015

More than 300,000 could be affected if Ecuador's Cotopaxi volcano blows

Nearly 325,000 people could be affected by an eruption of Cotopaxi, the volcano looming beyond the Ecuadoran capital of Quito, officials said Monday. The biggest risk is from an eruption melting the 5,900-meter (19,000-foot) mountain’s snowcap and triggering massive melt-water floods and lahar mudflows ...

On Latin America visit, Pope to speak up for poor and planet

Jul 6, 2015

On Latin America visit, Pope to speak up for poor and planet

Latin America’s first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to foster dialogue among all sectors of society. Children in traditional dress greeted Francis at Mariscal Sucre ...

Mar 29, 2015

Swiss pilot on solo odyssey dies in Ecuador crash

A Swiss aviator attempting to circumnavigate the world in 20 months in a lightweight two-seater aircraft died Saturday after crashing into a volcano in central Ecuador, officials said. Eric Guilloud, 62, was declared dead following the accident in Cotopaxi province, Ecuador’s Directorate General of ...

Feb 1, 2015

Ship grounding threatens Galapagos Islands

Ecuadoran authorities called for a state of emergency to be declared in the Galapagos Islands on Saturday as they aimed to limit damage to the archipelago’s pristine environment after a ship ran aground. Galapagos National Park officials said they are seeking an environmental emergency ...

Jan 3, 2015

Website names Ecuador as top retirement country

Ecuador has been named the best country to retire in by InternationalLiving.com. The South American nation, bordered by Colombia and Peru, topped the website’s annual global retirement index, scoring high points for affordable cost of living, entertainment and amenities. Next on the list were ...