Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

World / Social Issues Jun 13, 2019

Ecuador's highest court approves same-sex marriage

Ecuador's highest court on Wednesday approved same-sex marriage in a landmark ruling in the traditionally Catholic and conservative South American country. The Constitutional Court said same-sex marriage had been approved in a five-to-four vote of its nine judges in a closed hearing. Ecuador, where the church ...

Ecuador to appeal Amazon oil exploration ruling won by tribe

Business Apr 28, 2019

Ecuador to appeal Amazon oil exploration ruling won by tribe

The Ecuadorian government announced Saturday it will appeal a ruling won by the country's Waorani indigenous tribe that blocks oil companies' entry onto ancestral Amazonian lands for exploration activities. The Ministry of Energy and Non-renewable Natural Resources said in a statement it "will appeal the ...

Amazonian tribe in Ecuador fends off Big Oil in court

Business Apr 27, 2019

Amazonian tribe in Ecuador fends off Big Oil in court

Ecuador's indigenous Waorani tribe won its first victory Friday against Big Oil in a ruling that blocks the companies from entering ancestral Amazonian lands for oil-exploration activities. After two weeks of deliberations, a criminal court in Puyo accepted a Waorani bid for court protection in ...

Japan drawn with two-time champion Chile for Copa America

Soccer Jan 25, 2019

Japan drawn with two-time champion Chile for Copa America

Japan has been drawn with two-time defending champion Chile, Uruguay and Ecuador in Group C for this year's Copa America in Brazil, the South American Football Confederation announced Thursday. The Samurai Blue, currently ranked 50th by FIFA, will open their campaign against No. 13 Chile ...