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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Ecuador - Wikipedia
Ecuador - CIA World Fact Book
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Ossining High School student, mother deported to Ecuador - News 12 Westchester

News 12 Westchester

Ossining High School student, mother deported to Ecuador
News 12 Westchester
An Ossining High School student and his mother were deported to their native Ecuador Friday after being denied a final appeal to stay in the United States.

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Discovering the beauty of Ecuador - Inquirer.net

Inquirer.net

Discovering the beauty of Ecuador
Inquirer.net
WINTER is not exactly the best time to be in the United States. That is why many Americans head to other places during this time, to escape the “wrath” of the season. I for one feel this way, so after all the Christmas activities at my parishes in West ...



Taiwan's trade mission to Ecuador pressured to change name ... - Taiwan News

Taiwan News

Taiwan's trade mission to Ecuador pressured to change name ...
Taiwan News
lately China has been exerting pressure to have the names of Taiwanese representative offices in five countries changed, with Ecuador being one of them...
Mission in Ecuador forced to change nameTaipei Times
China's Taiwan Squeeze Continues: Trade Office in Ecuador Forced to Change NameThe News Lens International (press release)
Ecuador takes 'ROC' from the name of Taiwan's trade missionChina Post
Latin American Herald Tribune
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Diego Puma: Deported Ossining teen arrives in Ecuador - The Journal News | LoHud.com

The Journal News | LoHud.com

Diego Puma: Deported Ossining teen arrives in Ecuador
The Journal News | LoHud.com
Diego Puma-Macancela, the Ossining High School student deported to Ecuador after a two-week legal fight with federal immigration authorities, arrived in the ...

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Ecuador Confirms Asylum Protection for Julian Assange to Continue - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Ecuador Confirms Asylum Protection for Julian Assange to Continue
teleSUR English
Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa said that at the request of newly elected President Lenin Moreno, there has been “a series of dialogues, of communication, and even a work meeting with the ambassador of the U.K. in Ecuador," to resolve Assange ...

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Britain wants a 'way out' of the Julian Assange standoff, says Ecuador - The Guardian

The Guardian

Britain wants a 'way out' of the Julian Assange standoff, says Ecuador
The Guardian
Britain is interested in finding a solution to the standoff that has led to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for five years, the foreign minister of the South American country has said. In May, Sweden dropped ...
UK and Ecuador working on Assange escape mechanismThe Register
UK 'wants a way out' of Julian Assange deadlock, Ecuador saysWashington Times
Ecuador, UK Seeking Solution to WikiLeaks Founder Assange's Detention - MinisterSputnik International

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In Huge Blunder, US Courts Ignored Chevron's Fabricated Evidence In Historic Ecuador Pollution Case - CSRwire.com (press release)

National Review

In Huge Blunder, US Courts Ignored Chevron's Fabricated Evidence In Historic Ecuador Pollution Case
CSRwire.com (press release)
The false or distorted findings were based primarily on discredited testimony from an admittedly corrupt Chevron witness paid $2 million by the company to claim falsely that the plaintiffs offered a bribe to the Ecuador trial judge in exchange for ...
Prosecute Steven Donziger's 'Egregious Fraud'National Review

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Ecuador's President Grants Pardon to 4 Indigenous Activists - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Ecuador's President Grants Pardon to 4 Indigenous Activists
teleSUR English
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno granted a pardon Friday to four Indigenous members and one other person who were imprisoned after they participated in violent protests in 2015. He is now considering the release of more people Monday, reported judicial ...



Ecuador oil spill case moves abroad after US Supreme Court setback - Fox News

Fox News

Ecuador oil spill case moves abroad after US Supreme Court setback
Fox News
The legal battle between Chevron and lawyers representing a group of villagers in Ecuador dates from 1993 when U.S. lawyers sued Texaco in a U.S. federal court over claims that it contaminated a large portion of the rainforest in northeast Ecuador ...



Saving Ecuador's Cerro Blanco | Ecuador | Al Jazeera - Aljazeera.com

Aljazeera.com

Saving Ecuador's Cerro Blanco | Ecuador | Al Jazeera
Aljazeera.com
A look at how recycled technology is helping to protect one of Ecuador's last surviving dry forests.

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