Ecuador

Country Ecuador
Capital Quito
Continent South America
Currency United States dollar(USD)
Languages Spanish, Kichwa(Quichua) & Shuar

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What is now Ecuador formed part of the northern Inca Empire until the Spanish conquest in 1533. Quito became a seat of Spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the Viceroyalty of New Granada in 1717. The territories of the Viceroyalty - New Granada (Colombia), Venezuela, and Quito - gained their independence between 1819 and 1822 and formed a federation known as Gran Colombia. When Quito withdrew in 1830, the traditional name was changed in favor of the "Republic of the Equator." Between 1904 and 1942, Ecuador lost territories in a series of conflicts with its neighbors. A border war with Peru that flared in 1995 was resolved in 1999. Although Ecuador marked 25 years of civilian governance in 2004, the period has been marred by political instability. Protests in Quito have contributed to the mid-term ouster of Ecuador's last three democratically elected Presidents. In September 2008, voters approved a new constitution; Ecuador's twentieth since gaining independence. General elections, under the new constitutional framework, were held in April 2009.

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Britain is reportedly in high level talks with Ecuador to evict Julian Assange from the London embassy - NEWS.com.au

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Britain is reportedly in high level talks with Ecuador to evict Julian Assange from the London embassy
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The reports come a matter of weeks before Ecuador president Lenin Moreno's scheduled UK visit, the leader renowned for disliking Mr Assange, having labelled him a 'hacker', an 'inherited problem' and a 'stone in the shoe'. RELATED: Embassy cuts off ...
Julian Assange could be EVICTED from Ecuador embassy as he's branded 'STONE in the shoe'Express.co.uk
Julian Assange: Plot to EVICT Wikileaks founder from Ecuador's ...Daily Star
UK Reportedly in 'Secret Talks' With Ecuador to Evict Assange From EmbassySputnik International
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Ecuador's U-turn away from media repression - Columbia ... - Columbia Journalism Review

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Ecuador's U-turn away from media repression - Columbia ...
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Lenín Moreno, now the president of Ecuador, as a candidate in 2016. Photo: Agencia de Noticias ANDES/Micaela Ayala V/flickr. This piece is being jointly ...
The U-turn: Moreno steers Ecuador away from Correa's media ...CPJ Press Freedom Online
Ecuador moves away from media repression, but journalists continue to work cautiously: CPJ reportKnight Center for Journalism in the Americas (blog)

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Trump Administration Denies Threatening Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution - NPR

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Trump Administration Denies Threatening Ecuador Over A Breastfeeding Resolution
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U.S. officials made threats to Ecuador in an attempt to water down a resolution in support of breastfeeding, according to a report in The New York Times. The news report has garnered strong reaction from the U.S. government. President Trump tweeted ...
White House Threatened to Economically Cripple Ecuador for Promoting BreastfeedingVanity Fair
Did the US Threaten Ecuador Over a Resolution Affirming the Importance of Breastfeeding?Snopes.com
The Trump administration made trade threats to Ecuador over … breastfeedingVox
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Top Ecuador court upholds $9 billion ruling against Chevron - Washington Post

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Top Ecuador court upholds $9 billion ruling against Chevron
Washington Post
QUITO, EcuadorEcuador's highest court has upheld a $9.5 billion judgment against oil giant Chevron for decades of rainforest damage that harmed indigenous people. Plaintiffs celebrated the constitutional court's decision announced Tuesday night by ...

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Ecuador rector: 'My male staff still call me darling' - Times Higher Education (THE)

Times Higher Education (THE)

Ecuador rector: 'My male staff still call me darling'
Times Higher Education (THE)
Then a mechanical engineering academic at Ecuador's Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL), Dr Paredes watched as her new colleagues' debate over funding difficulties quickly became heated, to the point where she “thought they might kill each ...



SolGold intersects copper, gold at flagship project in Ecuador ... - MINING.com

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SolGold intersects copper, gold at flagship project in Ecuador ...
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Company believes its Cascabel copper-gold project, 180 km north of the capital Quito, may become one of the largest copper-gold porphyry systems ever ...

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New York appeals court suspends lawyer who sued Chevron over Ecuador claims - Reuters

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New York appeals court suspends lawyer who sued Chevron over Ecuador claims
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - A lawyer who has spent many years pursuing multibillion-dollar litigation blaming Chevron Corp for polluting the Ecuadorean rainforest was suspended on Tuesday from practicing law in New York by a state appeals court.
Chevron-Ecuador Sequel: Steven Donziger Suspended From The Practice Of LawForbes

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Minnesota United agrees deal for Ecuador international Romario Ibarra - ESPN

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Minnesota United agrees deal for Ecuador international Romario Ibarra
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Minnesota United announced on Monday that it has reached an agreement with Club Deportivo Universidad Catolica for the transfer of Ecuador international winger Romario Ibarra using targeted allocation money. The 23-year-old will join the second-year ...
Loons sign Ecuadorean standout Romario IbarraMinneapolis Star Tribune

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Ecuador court upholds $9 billion ruling against Chevron - The Philadelphia Tribune

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Ecuador court upholds $9 billion ruling against Chevron
The Philadelphia Tribune
QUITO, EcuadorEcuador's highest court has upheld a $9.5 billion judgment against oil giant Chevron for decades of rainforest damage. Plaintiffs celebrated the constitutional court's decision announced Tuesday night, saying it should pave the way ...

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Andersen Tax & Legal Debuts in Ecuador - Financial Post

Andersen Tax & Legal Debuts in Ecuador
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SAN FRANCISCO — Andersen Global solidifies its growing presence in Latin America with news that the Andersen name will debut in Ecuador, today unveiling Andersen Global collaborating firms Profile Cia, Ltda. and FIDESBURó Cia, Ltda. adopting the ...

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