Feb 23, 2017

Ecuador to hold runoff in tense presidential vote

Ecuador will hold a runoff presidential election in April after a hard fought and inconclusive first round, the electoral commission said Wednesday. The voting is being watched closely to see if oil-producing Ecuador will become the latest leftist-run country in Latin America to shift ...

U.S. denies asking Ecuador to cut  Assange's internet access

Oct 19, 2016

U.S. denies asking Ecuador to cut Assange's internet access

The United States on Tuesday denied charges from WikiLeaks that Washington asked Ecuador to cut the internet connection of the website’s founder Julian Assange. WikiLeaks on Monday alleged that Assange’s internet access was cut Saturday after the anti-secrecy website published private speeches by Democratic ...

Ecuador overcomes poor start, earns draw with Peru

Jun 9, 2016

Ecuador overcomes poor start, earns draw with Peru

Miller Bolanos scored the lone second-half goal and Ecuador rallied from a two-goal deficit to tie Peru 2-2 on Wednesday night in the Copa America. Three minutes after halftime, Jefferson Montero and Christian Noboa connected on a give-and-go and Montero got behind the defense ...

Jun 5, 2016

Ecuador holds Brazil to stalemate at Copa America

Neymar showed up at the Rose Bowl for Brazil’s Copa America opener against Ecuador, but was unable to influence his teammates from his luxury suite. Playing without its star attacker, Brazil was held to a scoreless draw with Ecuador on Saturday night in the ...

M6.7, 6.8 aftershocks from April temblor jolt Ecuador anew; six hurt

May 19, 2016

M6.7, 6.8 aftershocks from April temblor jolt Ecuador anew; six hurt

Two powerful earthquakes jolted Ecuador on Wednesday, a magnitude-6.7 early morning temblor followed by a 6.8 shake around midday. The extent of damage from the second quake was not immediately clear, though President Rafael Correa announced on Twitter some areas along the coast had ...

72-year-old rescued 13 days after Ecuador quake

May 1, 2016

72-year-old rescued 13 days after Ecuador quake

Crews have rescued a 72-year-old who survived in the rubble from Ecuador’s deadly earthquake for almost two weeks, Venezuela said Saturday. A Venezuelan search team located Manuel Vasquez, who had been trapped under rubble since the 7.8-magnitude quake struck on April 16, killing 660 ...