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 ...

Oct 21, 2014

6-magnitude quake felt on Ecuador-Colombia border

A magnitude-6 earthquake rattled Ecuador’s border with Colombia on Monday, shaking low-lying buildings and frightening residents in the sparsely-populated area. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage. The U.S. Geological Survey said the quake struck at 3:33 p.m. EDT, had a depth ...

Jul 17, 2014

Swedish court upholds detention order for Assange

A Swedish court on Wednesday upheld its detention order on Julian Assange, reaffirming the legal basis for an international warrant for the WikiLeaks founder that has kept him hiding in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London for two years. Assange’s defense team said it would ...