/ 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 to ...

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 presidential ...

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 to ...

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 Copa ...

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 lost ...

Ecuador tense, quake toll now at 553; M6.1 jolt, other aftershocks continue

Apr 21, 2016

Ecuador tense, quake toll now at 553; M6.1 jolt, other aftershocks continue

A magnitude-6.1 aftershock Wednesday set babies crying and sent nervous residents pouring into the streets, fearful of yet more damage following the deadly earthquake over the weekend. The predawn jolt was the strongest aftershock yet since Saturday's magnitude-7.8 quake that killed more than 500 people. ...