Ecuador president: Expect ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll
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Ecuador president: Expect ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll

Julia Symmes Cobb | The Washington Post - April 18, 2016

PEDERNALES, Ecuador – Ecuador's president predicted Monday a "considerable" rise in the death toll from a massive earthquake whose tally already included at least 350 lives amid flattened…

Mexicans and other Latin Americans carry happiness in their DNA, study finds
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Mexicans and other Latin Americans carry happiness in their DNA, study finds

Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - January 14, 2016

PARIS -- Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study…

Ecuador requires Cubans get visas to dissuade them from using country as springboard to US
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Ecuador requires Cubans get visas to dissuade them from using country as springboard to US

The Tico Times and AFP - November 27, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador announced Wednesday that it will begin requiring visas for Cubans starting Dec. 1 in an attempt to dissuade Cuban migrants from using the…

Latin America ministers agree to emergency meeting on Cuban migrants
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Immigration
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Latin America ministers agree to emergency meeting on Cuban migrants

Zach Dyer - November 19, 2015

Prompted by pressure from Costa Rica following a Cuban migrant crisis on its border with Nicaragua, representatives from the Latin American countries transited by Cubans on their way…

World Bank court orders Ecuador to pay $1.8 billion to US oil firm Oxy
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World Bank court orders Ecuador to pay $1.8 billion to US oil firm Oxy

AFP - November 2, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador -- A World Bank arbitration panel has ordered Ecuador to pay $1.8 billion, plus interest, to U.S. oil firm Occidental Petroleum for cancelling a contract. Occidental sued Ecuador for…

Climbers’ bodies found on Ecuador volcano after 20 years
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Ecuador
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Climbers’ bodies found on Ecuador volcano after 20 years

AFP - August 23, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador -- Three bodies found on Ecuador's Chimborazo Volcano are believed to be those of climbers who went missing some 20 years ago in an avalanche, officials said…

Volcanic ash rains on central Ecuador, blanketing farms
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Environment and Wildlife
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Volcanic ash rains on central Ecuador, blanketing farms

AFP - August 22, 2015

MACHACHI, Ecuador -- Ash from Ecuador's Cotopaxi Volcano rained down on a dozen villages in the country's central Andean region Saturday, where agricultural output has been marred…

Pope urges better care for the Amazon, political dialogue in Ecuador
Environment and Wildlife
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Environment and Wildlife
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Pope urges better care for the Amazon, political dialogue in Ecuador

Santiago Piedra Silva and Kelly Velasquez | AFP - July 7, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador — Pope Francis called for dialogue on Tuesday in front of nearly one million people at an outdoor mass in Ecuador's capital, before launching an appeal for…

Ecuador releases 201 tortoises on Galapagos island
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Environment and Wildlife
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Ecuador releases 201 tortoises on Galapagos island

AFP - June 28, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador has released 201 tortoises on Santa Fe Island in the Galapagos archipelago, where a similar subspecies went extinct more than 150 years ago. Santa…

Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins
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Crime
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Ecuador seizes 200,000 shark fins

Gabriela Díaz and AFP - May 31, 2015

Recommended: Shark fin scandal in Costa Rica has Solís administration on the defensive QUITO, Ecuador – Ecuador seized around 200,000 shark fins and arrested three suspected traffickers in…