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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Ecuador - CIA World Fact Book
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Austin High graduate, 18, on 2-year mission to Ecuador - The Decatur Daily

Austin High graduate, 18, on 2-year mission to Ecuador
The Decatur Daily
A 2017 Austin High graduate will spend two years as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Quito, Ecuador. Jared Brown, who is completing six weeks of missionary and language training in Provo, Utah, will leave for Ecuador ...



Wooden Cars race held in Quito, Ecuador - Xinhua

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Wooden Cars race held in Quito, Ecuador
Xinhua
Video PlayerClose. ECUADOR-QUITO-WOODEN CARS RACE. A Competitor (L) gets ready to start during the Wooden Cars race in Quito, capital of Ecuador, on Dec. 9, 2017. According to local press, 45 competitors in different categories took part in the final ...



Ecuador Earthquake Linked to Zika and Stress: New Study - teleSUR English

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Ecuador Earthquake Linked to Zika and Stress: New Study
teleSUR English
A joint study by the Ecuadorian Department of Health; the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY; and the University of California San Francisco in Sacramento concludes the conditions caused a spike in incidents of the Zika virus and other ...



Ecuador to pay $337 million to ConocoPhillips subsidiary - Seattle Times

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Ecuador to pay $337 million to ConocoPhillips subsidiary
Seattle Times
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has agreed to pay $337 million to ConocoPhillips-subsidiary Burlington Resources five years after a ruling that the South American nation illegally expropriated valuable oil assets. The Houston-based oil company announced ...
ConocoPhillips to recover $337 million in Ecuador disputeChron.com
ConocoPhillips to receive $337 million in accord with EcuadorReuters
ConocoPhillips to get $337M in settlement with Ecuador on ICSID awardSeeking Alpha
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December's Best Bet: Ecuador and Northern Peru - Surfline.com Surf News

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December's Best Bet: Ecuador and Northern Peru
Surfline.com Surf News
The coastlines of Ecuador and Northern Peru are exposed to the stronger storms of the North Pacific, as well as other swell directions the great Pacific Ocean might dole out this month. And since these regions lie along the equator, and south of it ...

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6.0 earthquake strikes off coast of Ecuador - The Hindu

The Hindu

6.0 earthquake strikes off coast of Ecuador
The Hindu
It was not immediately clear if there were any injuries or damage in the South American country. An earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 has struck near the coast of Ecuador. The U.S. Geological Survey says the epicenter is about 20 km from ...
Earthquake measuring 6.0 hits Ecuador coast, no injuries reportedNEWS.com.au
6.0 quake causes light damage, power outages in EcuadorTimes LIVE
The Big One? Magnitude 6 earthquake strikes as damage feared in coastal cityExpress.co.uk
Daily Star -The Columbus Dispatch -teleSUR English
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Isla de la Plata - Atlas Obscura

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Isla de la Plata
Atlas Obscura
It's about 25 miles off Puerto Lopez, Ecuador. The root of its name is uncertain: It may refer to the treasure allegedly buried there by Sir Francis Drake, or it may refer to the reservoir of guano (bird droppings) that glints in the sun from atop the ...



Ecuador earthquake: a twin delivered five months later - temblor

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Ecuador earthquake: a twin delivered five months later
temblor
Yesterday, at 6:19 a.m. local time, a M=6.0 earthquake struck coastal Ecuador, near the holiday destination of Bahia. According to the President of Ecuador, there are no reports of damage or fatalities. This region of Ecuador is susceptible to large ...

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IMF Statement at the Conclusion of Staff Visit to Ecuador - International Monetary Fund

IMF Statement at the Conclusion of Staff Visit to Ecuador
International Monetary Fund
An IMF delegation comprised of the IMF's Director of the Western Hemisphere Department, Mr. Alejandro Werner, and the Mission Chief for Ecuador, Ms. Anna Ivanova visited Quito to meet with the Ecuadorian authorities and hear the views of the new ...

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Ecuador president: Term limit needed to restore constitution - Washington Post

Washington Post

Ecuador president: Term limit needed to restore constitution
Washington Post
QUITO, EcuadorEcuador's president on Wednesday called a nationwide referendum that will include a question asking voters whether they want to revoke a law pushed forward by his predecessor allowing presidents to be indefinitely re-elected ...

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