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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In Ecuador, pair of Andean condors revives hope for species' survival - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostIn Ecuador, pair of Andean condors revives hope for species' survival - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

Tensions rise in Ecuador and Peru as Chinese fishing fleet moves south from Galapagos - Yahoo NewsTensions rise in Ecuador and Peru as Chinese fishing fleet moves south from Galapagos  Yahoo News

Ecuador to receive refinery bids in December - Argus MediaEcuador to receive refinery bids in December  Argus Media

In Lenín Moreno's Ecuador, Democracy Is in Danger - Jacobin magazineIn Lenín Moreno's Ecuador, Democracy Is in Danger  Jacobin magazine

Political Trials and Electoral Bans: The Battle for Democracy in Ecuador - Common DreamsPolitical Trials and Electoral Bans: The Battle for Democracy in Ecuador  Common Dreams

Ecuadors Moreno praises world financial institutions at UN - Republic World - Republic WorldEcuadors Moreno praises world financial institutions at UN - Republic World  Republic World

Ecuador sees record number of new daily COVID-19 cases - The Star OnlineEcuador sees record number of new daily COVID-19 cases  The Star Online

Ecuador: Pair Of Andean Condors Spotted In Nature Reserve Boosts Hope For Endangered Species' Survival - India TimesEcuador: Pair Of Andean Condors Spotted In Nature Reserve Boosts Hope For Endangered Species' Survival  India Times

In Ecuador, Pair of Andean Condors Revives Hope for Species’ Survival - Courthouse News ServiceIn Ecuador, Pair of Andean Condors Revives Hope for Species’ Survival  Courthouse News Service

Ecuadorian Red Cross: a rapid response to the ashfall - Ecuador - ReliefWebEcuadorian Red Cross: a rapid response to the ashfall - Ecuador  ReliefWeb

Ecuador's Highest Court Will Allow Communities to Vote on Mining Projects - Yale Environment 360Ecuador's Highest Court Will Allow Communities to Vote on Mining Projects  Yale Environment 360

Ecuador: Red Cross activates the Early Action Protocol to help people during Sangay Volcano ashfall - Emergency-LiveEcuador: Red Cross activates the Early Action Protocol to help people during Sangay Volcano ashfall  Emergency-Live

Social organizations defend human rights in Ecuador - Prensa LatinaSocial organizations defend human rights in Ecuador  Prensa Latina

Political Risk Analysis: What’s Ahead For Ecuador’s Economy In 2021? - ForbesPolitical Risk Analysis: What’s Ahead For Ecuador’s Economy In 2021?  Forbes

Feds Indict Former Oil Trader in Ecuador Bribery Probe - RigzoneFeds Indict Former Oil Trader in Ecuador Bribery Probe  Rigzone

Forecast based early action triggered in Ecuador: Volcanic Ash Dispersion - Sangay volcano EAP2019EC001 - Ecuador - ReliefWebForecast based early action triggered in Ecuador: Volcanic Ash Dispersion - Sangay volcano EAP2019EC001 - Ecuador  ReliefWeb

Early actions will support Ecuadorian families to face volcanic ash fall - PreventionWebEarly actions will support Ecuadorian families to face volcanic ash fall  PreventionWeb

Sangay volcano's volcanic ash affects 55000 hectares of bananas in Ecuador - FreshPlaza.comSangay volcano's volcanic ash affects 55000 hectares of bananas in Ecuador  FreshPlaza.com

Sangay volcano (Ecuador): spectacular eruption; emissions to 40000 ft - VolcanoDiscoverySangay volcano (Ecuador): spectacular eruption; emissions to 40000 ft  VolcanoDiscovery

Ecuador faces worst unemployment crisis in Latin America - Aljazeera.comEcuador faces worst unemployment crisis in Latin America  Aljazeera.com

A Florida firm bribed Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador officials. Now, it’ll pay in the U.S. - South Florida Sun Sentinel - Sun SentinelA Florida firm bribed Brazil, Venezuela, Ecuador officials. Now, it’ll pay in the U.S. - South Florida Sun Sentinel  Sun Sentinel

Travelers visiting Ecuador will no longer need to self-isolate with a negative COVID test - The Points GuyTravelers visiting Ecuador will no longer need to self-isolate with a negative COVID test  The Points Guy

Virus Still Rages Unchecked in Ecuador After Port City Disaster - BloombergVirus Still Rages Unchecked in Ecuador After Port City Disaster  Bloomberg

Ecuador's yellow dragon fruit season to start in October - FreshPlaza.comEcuador's yellow dragon fruit season to start in October  FreshPlaza.com

Ecuador's Constitutional Court approves consultation on mining in Andean city - Reuters UKEcuador's Constitutional Court approves consultation on mining in Andean city  Reuters UK

Flamengo end Ecuador nightmare with 2-1 win over Barcelona SC - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaFlamengo end Ecuador nightmare with 2-1 win over Barcelona SC - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Austerity is killing Ecuador. The IMF must help end this disaster - The GuardianAusterity is killing Ecuador. The IMF must help end this disaster  The Guardian

Fitch Takes Action on Four Ecuadorian Banks Following Sovereign Rating Upgrade - Fitch RatingsFitch Takes Action on Four Ecuadorian Banks Following Sovereign Rating Upgrade  Fitch Ratings

Linklaters Scores Win for Chevron in Ecuador Case at The Hague - Law.comLinklaters Scores Win for Chevron in Ecuador Case at The Hague  Law.com

Ecuadorian man and woman become world's oldest married couple - The GuardianEcuadorian man and woman become world's oldest married couple  The Guardian

Ecuador kicks-off 60 MW solar tender - pv magazine InternationalEcuador kicks-off 60 MW solar tender  pv magazine International

Ecuador's Assembly Approves Bill Furthering the Right to Health - Ecuador - ReliefWebEcuador's Assembly Approves Bill Furthering the Right to Health - Ecuador  ReliefWeb

Dutch Tribunal Upholds Chevron’s Award Against Ecuador - ForbesDutch Tribunal Upholds Chevron’s Award Against Ecuador  Forbes

Covid-19: Ecuador indigenous groups fight Amazon oil spill - Deccan HeraldCovid-19: Ecuador indigenous groups fight Amazon oil spill  Deccan Herald

Court told of ‘Donald Trump's plot’ to remove Julian Assange from Ecuador’s embassy - Evening StandardCourt told of ‘Donald Trump's plot’ to remove Julian Assange from Ecuador’s embassy  Evening Standard

Refugee community networks help detect COVID-19 in Ecuador - UNHCRRefugee community networks help detect COVID-19 in Ecuador  UNHCR

Public consultation threatens to derail Ecuador's mining industry - BNamericas EnglishPublic consultation threatens to derail Ecuador's mining industry  BNamericas English

Carceral Pandemic Politics and Epidemiological Elites in Ecuador - NACLACarceral Pandemic Politics and Epidemiological Elites in Ecuador  NACLA

Ecuador's blooming flower industry feels pandemic's punch - Associated PressEcuador's blooming flower industry feels pandemic's punch  Associated Press

White House Pushes for New Ecuador IMF Accord as Deadline Nears - BloombergQuintWhite House Pushes for New Ecuador IMF Accord as Deadline Nears  BloombergQuint

Ecuador basks in glow of debt-restructuring success - Financial TimesEcuador basks in glow of debt-restructuring success  Financial Times

Indigenous tribe in Ecuador appeals for help to deal with coronavirus - The GuardianIndigenous tribe in Ecuador appeals for help to deal with coronavirus  The Guardian

Park rangers, the guardians of Ecuador's biodiversity, face job insecurity - Mongabay.comPark rangers, the guardians of Ecuador's biodiversity, face job insecurity  Mongabay.com

Ecuador Ratifies Sentence Against Correa, Blocking Vice Presidential Bid - U.S. News & World ReportEcuador Ratifies Sentence Against Correa, Blocking Vice Presidential Bid  U.S. News & World Report

Corinthians sign Ecuador midfielder Cazares - China.org.cnCorinthians sign Ecuador midfielder Cazares  China.org.cn

Fitch Upgrades Ecuador to 'B-'; Outlook Stable - Fitch RatingsFitch Upgrades Ecuador to 'B-'; Outlook Stable  Fitch Ratings

Sangay volcano (Ecuador): eruption continues with pyroclastic flows - VolcanoDiscoverySangay volcano (Ecuador): eruption continues with pyroclastic flows  VolcanoDiscovery

Environmental Groups Ask Ecuador’s Highest Court to Protect Los Cedros, Enforce Constitutional ‘Rights of Nature’ - YubaNetEnvironmental Groups Ask Ecuador’s Highest Court to Protect Los Cedros, Enforce Constitutional ‘Rights of Nature’  YubaNet

Salazar Resources (TSXV:SRL) launches diamond drilling program in Ecuador - StockhouseSalazar Resources (TSXV:SRL) launches diamond drilling program in Ecuador  Stockhouse

Ecuador Reports 98.5% of Bondholders Exchanged Bonds - BloombergEcuador Reports 98.5% of Bondholders Exchanged Bonds  Bloomberg

Ecuador confirms first case of COVID-19 reinfection - CGTNEcuador confirms first case of COVID-19 reinfection  CGTN

Ecuador’s constitutional court allows referendums on new mining projects - Canadian Mining JournalEcuador’s constitutional court allows referendums on new mining projects  Canadian Mining Journal

WFP Ecuador Country Brief, July 2020 - Ecuador - ReliefWebWFP Ecuador Country Brief, July 2020 - Ecuador  ReliefWeb

Schoolgirl is robbed during a Zoom lesson in Ecuador - Daily MailSchoolgirl is robbed during a Zoom lesson in Ecuador  Daily Mail

GIEWS Country Brief Ecuador 14-September-2020 - Ecuador - ReliefWebGIEWS Country Brief Ecuador 14-September-2020 - Ecuador  ReliefWeb

IMF Extends A Lifeline To Ecuador - Emerging Market ViewsIMF Extends A Lifeline To Ecuador  Emerging Market Views

India extends helping hand to Ecuador; donates 500,000 dosages of Hydroxychloroquine - EletsIndia extends helping hand to Ecuador; donates 500,000 dosages of Hydroxychloroquine  Elets

Miami Attorneys With Hogan Lovells Advise Ecuador on $17B Debt Restructuring | Daily Business Review - Law.comMiami Attorneys With Hogan Lovells Advise Ecuador on $17B Debt Restructuring | Daily Business Review  Law.com

Ecuadors Correa dismisses his possible extradition - Republic World - Republic WorldEcuadors Correa dismisses his possible extradition - Republic World  Republic World

EFTA-Ecuador FTA enters into force 1 November 2020 - LexologyEFTA-Ecuador FTA enters into force 1 November 2020  Lexology

Ecuadorian banana exporters prepare international convention - Prensa LatinaEcuadorian banana exporters prepare international convention  Prensa Latina

COVID-19 recap, Sept. 7: Russian market recovery coming; Can Ecuador shrimp maintain US market share? - Undercurrent NewsCOVID-19 recap, Sept. 7: Russian market recovery coming; Can Ecuador shrimp maintain US market share?  Undercurrent News

7 Flamengo players have virus in Ecuador ahead of Copa match - Devdiscourse7 Flamengo players have virus in Ecuador ahead of Copa match  Devdiscourse

Ecuador spouses, 104 and 110, set world record for oldest married couple - Fox NewsEcuador spouses, 104 and 110, set world record for oldest married couple  Fox News

Ecuador reports 118,045 COVID-19 cases, with 6,724 deaths - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEcuador reports 118,045 COVID-19 cases, with 6,724 deaths - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Yilport to invest $176m in Ecuador's Puerto Bolivar port - Seatrade Maritime NewsYilport to invest $176m in Ecuador's Puerto Bolivar port  Seatrade Maritime News

'Trapped again': Quarantined Ecuador indigenous groups fight Amazon oil spill - TheDispatch'Trapped again': Quarantined Ecuador indigenous groups fight Amazon oil spill  TheDispatch

Venezuela Backs Bolivia's Morales and Ecuador's Correa Following Court Rulings - Venezuelanalysis.comVenezuela Backs Bolivia's Morales and Ecuador's Correa Following Court Rulings  Venezuelanalysis.com

Ecuador reports 111219 COVID-19 cases, 6471 deaths - The Star OnlineEcuador reports 111219 COVID-19 cases, 6471 deaths  The Star Online

COVID-19 recap, Sept. 21: Chile's China salmon campaign; Ecuadorian optimism; Vietnam's wins - Undercurrent NewsCOVID-19 recap, Sept. 21: Chile's China salmon campaign; Ecuadorian optimism; Vietnam's wins  Undercurrent News

Ecuador sees 113,767 cases of COVID-19, 6,556 deaths - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEcuador sees 113,767 cases of COVID-19, 6,556 deaths - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

Ecuador’s bishops speak out against attempt to liberalize abortion laws - Crux: Covering all things CatholicEcuador’s bishops speak out against attempt to liberalize abortion laws  Crux: Covering all things Catholic

Messi ban over; can play v Ecuador, says AFA president - TheChronicleHerald.caMessi ban over; can play v Ecuador, says AFA president  TheChronicleHerald.ca

Ecuadorian spouses become the oldest married couple - Guinness World RecordsEcuadorian spouses become the oldest married couple  Guinness World Records

Ecuadorian communities affected by oil spill - Republic World - Republic WorldEcuadorian communities affected by oil spill - Republic World  Republic World

Ecuador to launch Santa Elena sewerage servi... - BNamericas EnglishEcuador to launch Santa Elena sewerage servi...  BNamericas English

Roque Sevilla on saving lives in Ecuador, protecting the Galapagos and tourism's recovery - TTGRoque Sevilla on saving lives in Ecuador, protecting the Galapagos and tourism's recovery  TTG

Gloucester CWA Evening Branch has Denver Webb as a guest speaker - Gloucester AdvocateGloucester CWA Evening Branch has Denver Webb as a guest speaker  Gloucester Advocate

More Ecuadorian shrimp producers leaving ponds empty as China market dries up - IntraFishMore Ecuadorian shrimp producers leaving ponds empty as China market dries up  IntraFish

Ecuador issues call for the administration and operation of the Esmeraldas refinery - BNamericas EnglishEcuador issues call for the administration and operation of the Esmeraldas refinery  BNamericas English

Ecuador is in intensive care, and a straitjacket - The EconomistEcuador is in intensive care, and a straitjacket  The Economist

Don't Forget About Ecuador - Americas QuarterlyDon't Forget About Ecuador  Americas Quarterly

Coronavirus surges in Quito after Ecuador eases lockdown - Al Jazeera EnglishCoronavirus surges in Quito after Ecuador eases lockdown  Al Jazeera English

Ecuador: Quito coronavirus situation 'critical' - DW (English)Ecuador: Quito coronavirus situation 'critical'  DW (English)

Ecuador Gives Glimpse Into Coronavirus' Impact on Latin America - The New York TimesEcuador Gives Glimpse Into Coronavirus' Impact on Latin America  The New York Times

Ecuador’s Death Toll During Outbreak Is Among the Worst in the World - The New York TimesEcuador’s Death Toll During Outbreak Is Among the Worst in the World  The New York Times

Ecuador: Privacy at Risk with Covid-19 Surveillance - Human Rights WatchEcuador: Privacy at Risk with Covid-19 Surveillance  Human Rights Watch

Guayaquil, Ecuador, once had bodies on the street because of coronavirus. Now it's helping others. - NBC NewsGuayaquil, Ecuador, once had bodies on the street because of coronavirus. Now it's helping others.  NBC News

As Bodies Accumulate, So Do Fears of a High Coronavirus Toll in Ecuador - The New York TimesAs Bodies Accumulate, So Do Fears of a High Coronavirus Toll in Ecuador  The New York Times

How is Ecuador facing up to COVID-19? - Open DemocracyHow is Ecuador facing up to COVID-19?  Open Democracy

Challenges and opportunities of Venezuelan migration in Ecuador - Ecuador - ReliefWebChallenges and opportunities of Venezuelan migration in Ecuador - Ecuador  ReliefWeb

Ecuador hospitals under pressure, on verge of collapse - Aljazeera.comEcuador hospitals under pressure, on verge of collapse  Aljazeera.com

Coronavirus brings fear and discrimination to Venezuelans in Ecuador - The New HumanitarianCoronavirus brings fear and discrimination to Venezuelans in Ecuador  The New Humanitarian

Once in crisis, Ecuador city now helps others battle virus - Washington PostOnce in crisis, Ecuador city now helps others battle virus  Washington Post

Covid-19 in Ecuador: An Exclusive Q&A with Ecuador's Ambassador to the U.S. - Direct ReliefCovid-19 in Ecuador: An Exclusive Q&A with Ecuador's Ambassador to the U.S.  Direct Relief

Why is Ecuador the Epicenter of Corona epidemic in Latin America? - The Financial ExpressWhy is Ecuador the Epicenter of Corona epidemic in Latin America?  The Financial Express

Ecuador: Families desperate to find relatives' remains - Aljazeera.comEcuador: Families desperate to find relatives' remains  Aljazeera.com

Explained: Why Ecuador was angered by a Chinese flotilla near its waters - The Indian ExpressExplained: Why Ecuador was angered by a Chinese flotilla near its waters  The Indian Express

'Like the horror of war': mayor of virus-ravaged Ecuador city calls for drastic response - The Guardian'Like the horror of war': mayor of virus-ravaged Ecuador city calls for drastic response  The Guardian

Ecuador's ex-president detained in organized crime probe - The Associated PressEcuador's ex-president detained in organized crime probe  The Associated Press