Ecuador

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

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Introduction

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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Incoming Ecuador President Moreno Names Finance, Oil Ministers ... - U.S. News & World Report

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Incoming Ecuador President Moreno Names Finance, Oil Ministers ...
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Ecuador activists demand amnesty for anti-government protestersTRT World
Ecuador Advances Disability RightsteleSUR English
UPDATE 1-Incoming Ecuador President Moreno names finance, oil ministersBusiness Insider
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Ecuador expresses interest in negotiating preferential trade agreement with India - The Indian Express

The Indian Express

Ecuador expresses interest in negotiating preferential trade agreement with India
The Indian Express
South American country Ecuador has expressed interest in negotiating a trade agreement with India to further boost commercial ties between the two nations. The northwestern South American country wants to negotiate a preferential trade agreement (PTA), ...
Ecuador interested in PTA with India, Colombia seeks co-op in agri ...The Dollar Business
With focus on trade and industry, India holds talks with Ecuador ...Knn India

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Belarus prioritizes all-round cooperation with Ecuador - Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus News (BelTA)

Belarus prioritizes all-round cooperation with Ecuador
Belarus News (BelTA)
MINSK, 24 May (BelTA) - Belarus attaches great importance to building up all-round relations with Ecuador, Belarus Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Evgeny Shestakov said at a reception held on 23 May to mark Ecuador's national holiday, the 195th ...

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Ecuador Annuls 16 Investment Treaties To Duck Costly Disputes - IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters

Ecuador Annuls 16 Investment Treaties To Duck Costly Disputes
IDN InDepthNews | Analysis That Matters
GENEVA (IDN | SOUTHNEWS) - Ecuador has unilaterally withdrawn from its remaining 16 bilateral investment treaties (BITs). With this decision, Ecuador has concluded the termination of 26 BITs signed by the country since 1968. The 16 BITS which Ecuador ...



US earns late point against Ecuador at U20 World Cup - Sacramento Bee

Sacramento Bee

US earns late point against Ecuador at U20 World Cup
Sacramento Bee
After a goalkeeping blunder by Jonathan Klinsmann, teammate Luca de la Torre scored an injury-time goal Monday to give the United States a 3-3 draw against Ecuador at the Under-20 World Cup. The Americans conceded two early goals but managed to ...
2017 FIFA Under-20 World Cup: Ecuador 3, USA 3 | Group F match recapMLSsoccer.com
Recap: Palmer-Brown and US rescue 3-3 draw against Ecuador in U-20 World Cup openerSporting Kansas City

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President Brahim Gali arrives to Ecuador for presidential Transmission of power Ceremony - Sahara Press Service

Sahara Press Service

President Brahim Gali arrives to Ecuador for presidential Transmission of power Ceremony
Sahara Press Service
Quito, Ecuador, May 24, 2017 (SPS) - The president of the Saharawi Arab Democratic Republic (SADR) , Secretary General of the Frente POLISARIO, Brahim Gali, arrived in the afternoon on Tuesday, May 23, in Quito, Capital of the Republic of Ecuador, ...



These Striking Photos Recreate the Horrors Inside Ecuador's Secret Conversion Therapy Facilities - Cosmopolitan.com

Cosmopolitan.com

These Striking Photos Recreate the Horrors Inside Ecuador's Secret Conversion Therapy Facilities
Cosmopolitan.com
Even though she grew up in Ecuador, Paola Paredes didn't learn about the Clinicas de Deshomosexualizacion until a friend told her about them four years ago. Housed inside seemingly normal drug and and alcohol rehab clinics around the Latin American ...



Julian Assange: no ray of sunlight still for Ecuador's ghostly guest - The Australian

The Australian

Julian Assange: no ray of sunlight still for Ecuador's ghostly guest
The Australian
Julian Assange is not easy to like. He is possessed of an ego beyond mortal understanding. Skulking in Ecuador's London embassy he has the ghostly pallor of a man denied any sunlight for five years. He published material that had the highest security ...
Ecuador 'did its duty' by giving Assange asylum, Correa saysThe Local Sweden
Correa: Ecuador Did Its Duty Granting Asylum to AssangeteleSUR English
Assange case always had disturbing political background – Ecuadorian FM to RTRT
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Ecuador asks for Assange 'safe passage' after Swedish investigation dropped - Miami Herald

Miami Herald

Ecuador asks for Assange 'safe passage' after Swedish investigation dropped
Miami Herald
Could WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange finally be leaving Ecuador's cramped embassy in London where he's been holed up for more than five years? That's certainly what authorities in Quito are hoping after Sweden dropped a sexual assault investigation ...
Julian Assange: Sweden drops investigation against Wikileaks founder based in Ecuador's London embassyThe Independent
UK police say WikiLeaks' Assange will be arrested if he leaves Ecuador's embassyReuters
Ecuador asks UK PM Theresa May to give Assange safe passageRT
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World Leftist Leaders Pay Tribute to Ecuador's Rafael Correa - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

World Leftist Leaders Pay Tribute to Ecuador's Rafael Correa
teleSUR English
Gustavo Petro, mayor of Bogota and former guerrilla said Correa was a “central actor of Ecuador's wonder,” referring to the extraordinary achievements he implemented at the economic level. Pablo Iglesias, leader of the Spanish Podemos party praised ...
Majority in Ecuador Describes President Correa's Management as GoodPrensa Latina

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