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 had named Assange adviser at Embassy in Russia ... - Business Standard

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Ecuador had named Assange adviser at Embassy in Russia ...
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The Foreign Ministry of Ecuador decided to appoint WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange an adviser at the Embassy of Ecuador in Russia, back in 2017, but 10 ...
Ecuador Named Assange Adviser to Embassy in Russia, Then Annulled Decision - MPSputnik International

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At UN Assembly, Ecuador pledges support for world's 'abandoned ... - UN News

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At UN Assembly, Ecuador pledges support for world's 'abandoned ...
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Taking the podium at the United Nations General Assembly's annual debate, Lenin Moreno Garces, President of Ecuador, opened his address stressing that the ...
Ecuador Calls for Dialogue, Multilateralism, Democracy at the UNPrensa Latina

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Hundreds of birds in 'collective suicide' at Ecuadorian high-altitude lakes - euronews

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Hundreds of birds in 'collective suicide' at Ecuadorian high-altitude lakes
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Every year in the high-altitude lake area of Ozogoche, in eastern Ecuador, hundreds of upland sandpipers (known in Spanish as cuvivíes) fall dead in the months of September and October. Many theories have hoped to explain this bizarre occurrence in the ...



Anglo American becomes latest top miner to land in Ecuador ... - MINING.com

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Anglo American becomes latest top miner to land in Ecuador ...
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Diversified miner Anglo American (LON:AAL) has become the latest major miner to set foot in Ecuador by entering into an earn-in joint venture (JV) agreement ...

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FEMSA's (FMX) Entry in Ecuador to Fortify Drugstore Business - Zacks.com

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FEMSA's (FMX) Entry in Ecuador to Fortify Drugstore Business
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We believe FEMSA Comercio's retail expertise combined with GPF's attractive growth avenues as well as Socofar's profound knowledge of the Ecuadorian market should significantly bolster its position in the South American drugstore industry.
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$1B of Investments Expected from Ecuador's Latest Licensing Round - Rigzone

$1B of Investments Expected from Ecuador's Latest Licensing Round
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Ecuador's 2018 Intracampos Licensing Round could become quite attractive to potential investors. That's the hope of the country's government who, through the Ministry of Energy and Non-Renewable Natural Resources, has made several adjustments to ...



Engel & Voelkers announces Luxury Agrihood Community in Ecuador - PR Newswire (press release)

Engel & Voelkers announces Luxury Agrihood Community in Ecuador
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25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Engel & Voelkers has been awarded the exclusive marketing contract for global promotion of the new luxury "Agrihood" community, Oceanside Farms in Ecuador. (http://www.oceansidefarms.com). Located on Ecuador's Pacific ...

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'Ecuador attempted to give Assange diplomat post in Russia' - Eyewitness News

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'Ecuador attempted to give Assange diplomat post in Russia'
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QUITO - Ecuador in 2017 gave WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a diplomatic post in Russia but rescinded it after Britain refused to give him diplomatic immunity, according to an Ecuadorean government document seen by Reuters. The aborted effort ...
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Ecuador Tried to Get Julian Assange Out of Their Embassy By Making Him a Diplomat to RussiaGizmodo
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GOAL 2018: Camposano urges greater Ecuador shrimp collaboration; Tilapia production to keep rising to 2020 - Undercurrent News

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GOAL 2018: Camposano urges greater Ecuador shrimp collaboration; Tilapia production to keep rising to 2020
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Undercurrent News is in Guayaquil, Ecuador, for the Global Aquaculture Alliance (GAA)'s Global Outlook for Aquaculture Leadership (GOAL) conference 2018. Keep checking back as we update the blog live. GOAL returns to Latin America for the first time in ...
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Ecuador to challenge Chevron denial of justice award - Latin Lawyer

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Ecuador to challenge Chevron denial of justice award
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Ecuador's attorney general has said the state will apply to annul an investment treaty award that held it liable for a denial of justice in a US$9.5 billion dispute with Chevron over environmental contamination in the Amazon – also stating that it will ...