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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Teacher jailed in Ecuador over alleged abuse of 84 minors - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net

Teacher jailed in Ecuador over alleged abuse of 84 minors
Inquirer.net
A teacher in Ecuador has been detained on suspicion of sexually abusing 84 children, a prosecutor said on Wednesday. Prosecutor Mariana Huilcapi said a teacher working in Quito was taken into custody as part of an investigation, which began last July, ...
Ecuador: A teacher suspected of sexual abuse of 84 adolescentsThe Sherbrooke Times (blog)

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Signs of lasting trauma in people evicted to make way for giant mine in Ecuador - The Guardian

The Guardian

Signs of lasting trauma in people evicted to make way for giant mine in Ecuador
The Guardian
Months after they were evicted from their homes to make way for a mine, almost half the population of an Ecuadorian village is suffering from psychological damage, experts have said. Psychiatrists found 42% of the indigenous Shuar people of Tsuntsuim ...



Andersen Global expands to Ecuador - MNE Tax

Andersen Global expands to Ecuador
MNE Tax
Andersen Global today announced its expansion to Ecuador through a collaboration agreement with tax advisory firms, FIDESBURó Cia. Ltda. and PROFILE Cia. Ltda. The two firms are currently undergoing a merger to become FidesProfile. PROFILE has its ...



Just 120 days into his term, Ecuador's new president is already undoing his own party's legacy - The Conversation US

The Conversation US

Just 120 days into his term, Ecuador's new president is already undoing his own party's legacy
The Conversation US
It may be a bit much to invoke Gustav Meyrink's Golem – the indomitable clay creation that destroyed everything in its path, alive but soulless – but the lurching, paradoxical maneuvering of Ecuador's president, Lenin Moreno, does lend itself to ...

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UPDATE 1-Ecuador launches US$2.5bn 10-year bond at 8.875% - International Financing Review

UPDATE 1-Ecuador launches US$2.5bn 10-year bond at 8.875%
International Financing Review
Ecuador saw order books swell to US$8bn on Wednesday as it launched a US$2.5bn 10-year bond, the country's largest deal in decades and its third this year. Investors shrugged off weak fundamentals and supply risks and instead focused on newly ...



Ecuador sees better feed, tech upgrades drive shrimp growth, despite larvae mortalities - Undercurrent News

Undercurrent News

Ecuador sees better feed, tech upgrades drive shrimp growth, despite larvae mortalities
Undercurrent News
GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador -- Technology upgrades and improved feed are driving Ecuadorian shrimp production to record levels, Jose Antonio Camposano, the Ecuadorian chamber of aquaculture's executive president, said. However, lower availability of larvae ...



With a New President, Ecuador Begins Leaving Venezuela Behind - STRATFOR

STRATFOR

With a New President, Ecuador Begins Leaving Venezuela Behind
STRATFOR
Ecuador will seek to improve ties with the United States and international financial institutions such as the World Bank. The government in Quito will gradually distance itself from Venezuela. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno's foreign and domestic ...



Ecuador: Vice President Glas' Lawyer Files Habeas Corpus for His ... - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Ecuador: Vice President Glas' Lawyer Files Habeas Corpus for His ...
teleSUR English
The decision will be handed down within 24 hours and, in case it is approved, it must be fulfilled immediately.
Jailed Ecuador VP says he is target of construction giant's revengeDigital Journal

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Ecuador 1-3 Argentina: World Cup 2018 qualifier – as it happened - The Guardian

The Guardian

Ecuador 1-3 Argentina: World Cup 2018 qualifier – as it happened
The Guardian
That was quite a night of hot Conmebol action. Brazil, Uruguay, Argentina and Colombia have qualified for the World Cup, while Peru will meet New Zealand in a two-legged play-off. If they win they will reach the World Cup for the first time since 1982 ...
Ecuador suspend FIVE unnamed players for sneaking out of hotel ahead of Lionel Messi-inspired Argentina lossDaily Mail
Ecuador vs Argentina: What time does it start, where can I watch it and what are the odds?The Independent
Lionel Messi bags hat-trick in 3-1 defeat of Ecuador to send Argentina to World Cup finals while Peru reach play-offsTelegraph.co.uk
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Julian Assange is squabbling with Ecuador's new president. That ... - Washington Post

Washington Post

Julian Assange is squabbling with Ecuador's new president. That ...
Washington Post
You might think that the world's best-known fugitive from U.S. law would want to stay on good terms with the government that is shielding him. But that's not the ...

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