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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COVID-19 death toll in Ecuador hits 60, total cases reach 1,962 - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaCOVID-19 death toll in Ecuador hits 60, total cases reach 1,962 - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

A Huge Sinkhole Just Made Ecuador's Tallest Waterfall Disappear - NewsweekA Huge Sinkhole Just Made Ecuador's Tallest Waterfall Disappear  Newsweek

Ecuador struggles to collect the dead as coronavirus spreads - ReutersEcuador struggles to collect the dead as coronavirus spreads  Reuters

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

Fitch Downgrades Ecuador to 'CC' - Fitch RatingsFitch Downgrades Ecuador to 'CC'  Fitch Ratings

COVID frontline: Ecuador and Canada - CosmosCOVID frontline: Ecuador and Canada  Cosmos

A mother’s crisis: Flying daughter to SF from Ecuador during coronavirus pandemic - San Francisco ChronicleA mother’s crisis: Flying daughter to SF from Ecuador during coronavirus pandemic  San Francisco Chronicle

Ecuador and Costa Rica promise to probe US-backed 'crisis pregnancy centres' - Open DemocracyEcuador and Costa Rica promise to probe US-backed 'crisis pregnancy centres'  Open Democracy

Amid Pandemic, Ecuador Removes 100 Corpses From Homes in Its Biggest City - The New York TimesAmid Pandemic, Ecuador Removes 100 Corpses From Homes in Its Biggest City  The New York Times

San Diego couple makes it back home after being stuck in Ecuador - 10NewsSan Diego couple makes it back home after being stuck in Ecuador  10News

The Disappearance of Ecuador's Tallest Waterfall - NASAThe Disappearance of Ecuador's Tallest Waterfall  NASA

Tropical City Ravaged by Virus Taken Over by Ecuador's Army - BloombergTropical City Ravaged by Virus Taken Over by Ecuador's Army  Bloomberg

Ecuador bonds should trade with accrued interest, EMTA says - LatinFinanceEcuador bonds should trade with accrued interest, EMTA says  LatinFinance

Indigenous race into Ecuador's Amazon to escape coronavirus - Al Jazeera EnglishIndigenous race into Ecuador's Amazon to escape coronavirus  Al Jazeera English

‘Very surreal’: Spokane couple confronts coronavirus in Ecuador - The Spokesman-Review‘Very surreal’: Spokane couple confronts coronavirus in Ecuador  The Spokesman-Review

Low prices in banana market, but Ecuador continues to export steady volumes - FreshPlaza.comLow prices in banana market, but Ecuador continues to export steady volumes  FreshPlaza.com

Ecuador's Largest Gold and Copper Mines Scale Back as Coronavirus Cases Rapidly Grow - The New York TimesEcuador's Largest Gold and Copper Mines Scale Back as Coronavirus Cases Rapidly Grow  The New York Times

Corriente Resources' mining camp in Ecuador set on fire - MINING.comCorriente Resources' mining camp in Ecuador set on fire  MINING.com

'Come and get me': Australians stranded in Ecuador increasingly desperate to leave - The Guardian'Come and get me': Australians stranded in Ecuador increasingly desperate to leave  The Guardian

'Horrific experience': Collingwood couple stranded in Ecuador because of COVID-19 returns home - simcoe.com'Horrific experience': Collingwood couple stranded in Ecuador because of COVID-19 returns home  simcoe.com

Virus hits hard in Ecuador city - Arkansas OnlineVirus hits hard in Ecuador city  Arkansas Online

EU Asks Ecuador to Guarantee Airport Access After Runway Blocked With Trucks - The New York TimesEU Asks Ecuador to Guarantee Airport Access After Runway Blocked With Trucks  The New York Times

Why did Ecuador's largest waterfall disappear? | MNN - Mother Nature NetworkWhy did Ecuador's largest waterfall disappear? | MNN  Mother Nature Network

Ecuador announces first death from coronavirus - Anadolu AgencyEcuador announces first death from coronavirus  Anadolu Agency

Ecuador virus deaths double - The Jakarta Post - Jakarta PostEcuador virus deaths double - The Jakarta Post  Jakarta Post

SolGold reduces operations across Ecuador amid government measures - Mining TechnologySolGold reduces operations across Ecuador amid government measures  Mining Technology

ELIPE SA v. Ecuador Ministry of Mining and the Attorney General's Office - Global Legal ChronicleELIPE SA v. Ecuador Ministry of Mining and the Attorney General's Office  Global Legal Chronicle

For Ecuador's Fishermen, 'Vueltas' Rarely End in a Return - Insightcrime.orgFor Ecuador's Fishermen, 'Vueltas' Rarely End in a Return  Insightcrime.org

Ecuador Debt Rises as Government to Repay Second Bond Ever - BloombergEcuador Debt Rises as Government to Repay Second Bond Ever  Bloomberg

Ecuador Default Odds Surge as Virus Prompts Calls for Moratorium - BloombergEcuador Default Odds Surge as Virus Prompts Calls for Moratorium  Bloomberg

Panantza camp attacked in Ecuador - www.mining-journal.comPanantza camp attacked in Ecuador  www.mining-journal.com

Texan who led sex trafficking ring linked to teenager's murder is jailed in Ecuador - The GuardianTexan who led sex trafficking ring linked to teenager's murder is jailed in Ecuador  The Guardian

Coronavirus: Ecuador reports five new cases - BBC NewsCoronavirus: Ecuador reports five new cases  BBC News

Chicago Area Woman Finally Back Home After Getting Stranded In Ecuador Due To Coronavirus Crisis - CBS ChicagoChicago Area Woman Finally Back Home After Getting Stranded In Ecuador Due To Coronavirus Crisis  CBS Chicago

Students hurry back from UGalapagos program after Ecuador closes its borders - The Miami HurricaneStudents hurry back from UGalapagos program after Ecuador closes its borders  The Miami Hurricane

Canadian couple trapped in Ecuador's COVID-19 shutdown feels forsaken - National ObserverCanadian couple trapped in Ecuador's COVID-19 shutdown feels forsaken  National Observer

Stranded in Ecuador: How a Singaporean couple slowly found their way home - CNAStranded in Ecuador: How a Singaporean couple slowly found their way home  CNA

Ecuador coronavirus cases increase by over 400 in less than a week, health minister quits - ReutersEcuador coronavirus cases increase by over 400 in less than a week, health minister quits  Reuters

Why did Ecuador's tallest waterfall suddenly disappear? - Mongabay.comWhy did Ecuador's tallest waterfall suddenly disappear?  Mongabay.com

Ecuador officials physically block airport's runway to prevent plane from landing amid coronavirus outbreak - Fox NewsEcuador officials physically block airport's runway to prevent plane from landing amid coronavirus outbreak  Fox News

Ecuador's banana exports continue despite the health crisis - FreshPlaza.comEcuador's banana exports continue despite the health crisis  FreshPlaza.com

Halifax residents stranded in Ecuador: 'Please bring us home' - TheChronicleHerald.caHalifax residents stranded in Ecuador: 'Please bring us home'  TheChronicleHerald.ca

Ecuador: Amnesty International announces mission to demand protection for defenders - Amnesty InternationalEcuador: Amnesty International announces mission to demand protection for defenders  Amnesty International

Ecuador closes borders to foreign travelers due to coronavirus - ReutersEcuador closes borders to foreign travelers due to coronavirus  Reuters

Sarnia resident home safe from Ecuador - Sarnia ObserverSarnia resident home safe from Ecuador  Sarnia Observer

Coronavirus: Bug reaches world heritage Galapagos Islands, Americas News & Top Stories - The Straits TimesCoronavirus: Bug reaches world heritage Galapagos Islands, Americas News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

Ecuador's the latest to eye compulsory licensing for Covid-19 products - STATEcuador's the latest to eye compulsory licensing for Covid-19 products  STAT

Yellowknifer fears being stranded in Ecuador after Air Canada suspends flights - CBC.caYellowknifer fears being stranded in Ecuador after Air Canada suspends flights  CBC.ca

With rainforests, mountains and volcanoes, a holiday on Ecuador's equator is halfway to paradise - Daily MailWith rainforests, mountains and volcanoes, a holiday on Ecuador's equator is halfway to paradise  Daily Mail

Ecuador’s first Wilderness Quiet Park could be a model in a movement to protect natural quiet - Vox.comEcuador’s first Wilderness Quiet Park could be a model in a movement to protect natural quiet  Vox.com

Ocean Beach ACE and Mindy Make It Back After Being Stuck in Ecuador - OB RagOcean Beach ACE and Mindy Make It Back After Being Stuck in Ecuador  OB Rag

Coronavirus: Winnipeg couple stranded in Ecuador amid COVID-19 pandemic plead for federal help - Global NewsCoronavirus: Winnipeg couple stranded in Ecuador amid COVID-19 pandemic plead for federal help  Global News

Virus hits tourism on Ecuador's iconic Galapagos islands - CTV NewsVirus hits tourism on Ecuador's iconic Galapagos islands  CTV News

Waorani women resist Ecuador's extractive agenda in the Amazon - OpenGlobalRightsWaorani women resist Ecuador's extractive agenda in the Amazon  OpenGlobalRights

The novel action plan of Ecuadorian football for the coronavirus crisis - SportsfindingThe novel action plan of Ecuadorian football for the coronavirus crisis  Sportsfinding

Matt Vincent, family stranded in Ecuador; delegations working on getting people home - Montana StandardMatt Vincent, family stranded in Ecuador; delegations working on getting people home  Montana Standard

Ecuador's vice president talks biodiversity protection - Penn: Office of University CommunicationsEcuador's vice president talks biodiversity protection  Penn: Office of University Communications

Authorities in Ecuador must monitor trial of digital defender Ola Bini - Amnesty InternationalAuthorities in Ecuador must monitor trial of digital defender Ola Bini  Amnesty International

Ramsey County couple enjoy retirement trip in Ecuador — until the pandemic struck and stranded them - TwinCities.com-Pioneer PressRamsey County couple enjoy retirement trip in Ecuador — until the pandemic struck and stranded them  TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press

Ecuador sealed borders and turned back flights - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel NewsEcuador sealed borders and turned back flights  eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News

Davis Cup: Ecuador stun Japan to reach Finals week in Madrid - BBC SportDavis Cup: Ecuador stun Japan to reach Finals week in Madrid  BBC Sport

Covid-19 outbreak worsens in Latin America as Argentina, Ecuador report deaths - New Straits Times OnlineCovid-19 outbreak worsens in Latin America as Argentina, Ecuador report deaths  New Straits Times Online

Ecuador must adopt policy to protect human rights defenders facing grave risks - Amnesty InternationalEcuador must adopt policy to protect human rights defenders facing grave risks  Amnesty International

Coronavirus: Police in Ecuador block runway to stop flights from landing - NewshubCoronavirus: Police in Ecuador block runway to stop flights from landing  Newshub

Ecuador reports 6 COVID-19 cases - Outbreak News TodayEcuador reports 6 COVID-19 cases  Outbreak News Today

Ecuador coronavirus cases nearly double to 111, vice president says - National PostEcuador coronavirus cases nearly double to 111, vice president says  National Post

Ecuadorian banana producers oppose paralyzing shipments - FreshPlaza.comEcuadorian banana producers oppose paralyzing shipments  FreshPlaza.com

Ecuador enters the state of emergency, all lightweight foam concrete projects stop-Mis-aisa-The latest News,Tech,Industry,Environment,Low Carbon,Resource,Innovations. - MIS AsiaEcuador enters the state of emergency, all lightweight foam concrete projects stop-Mis-aisa-The latest News,Tech,Industry,Environment,Low Carbon,Resource,Innovations.  MIS Asia

Electric power supply in Ecuador is carried ... - BNamericas EnglishElectric power supply in Ecuador is carried ...  BNamericas English

Ecuador Bonds Plunge to Record as IMF Calendar Hangs in Balance - Yahoo FinanceEcuador Bonds Plunge to Record as IMF Calendar Hangs in Balance  Yahoo Finance

'90 Day Fiance': Corey Rathgeber Arrested Again in Ecuador? - Soap Dirt'90 Day Fiance': Corey Rathgeber Arrested Again in Ecuador?  Soap Dirt

Ecuador to slash budget, seek better debt terms after oil plunges - NasdaqEcuador to slash budget, seek better debt terms after oil plunges  Nasdaq

Stuck in Ecuador, a UO student and his partner find their way home - Oregon Daily EmeraldStuck in Ecuador, a UO student and his partner find their way home  Oregon Daily Emerald

King co-authors Financial Times op-ed with presidents of Germany, Singapore, Ethiopia, and Ecuador | Editor's Choice - Ammon NewsKing co-authors Financial Times op-ed with presidents of Germany, Singapore, Ethiopia, and Ecuador | Editor's Choice  Ammon News

Ecuador’s Dairy Producer Joins Blockchain-Based IBM Pilot Program - CointelegraphEcuador’s Dairy Producer Joins Blockchain-Based IBM Pilot Program  Cointelegraph

VIU Opens Recruitment Office in Quito, Ecuador - mycoastnow.comVIU Opens Recruitment Office in Quito, Ecuador  mycoastnow.com

Coronavirus: Ecuador airport physically blocks plane from landing - NEWS.com.auCoronavirus: Ecuador airport physically blocks plane from landing  NEWS.com.au

5 Ecuador takes action as coronavirus spreads - Fruitnet5 Ecuador takes action as coronavirus spreads  Fruitnet

Co-Diagnostics" COVID-19 test to be distributed in Ecuador - Proactive Investors USA & CanadaCo-Diagnostics" COVID-19 test to be distributed in Ecuador  Proactive Investors USA & Canada

Colombia, Ecuador & Peru snapshot: Companies active in prospective countries - MINING.comColombia, Ecuador & Peru snapshot: Companies active in prospective countries  MINING.com

Ecuador to tender 15 MWp Galapagos solar project with storage - Renewables NowEcuador to tender 15 MWp Galapagos solar project with storage  Renewables Now

Ecuador will strengthen the strategic management of the mining and energy sectors - BNamericas EnglishEcuador will strengthen the strategic management of the mining and energy sectors  BNamericas English

Locked down: Diary of a Trini stuck in Ecuador amid COVID-19 - Loop News Trinidad and TobagoLocked down: Diary of a Trini stuck in Ecuador amid COVID-19  Loop News Trinidad and Tobago

Coronarvius: Former GP doctor Frances Black stuck in Ecuador - Daily TelegraphCoronarvius: Former GP doctor Frances Black stuck in Ecuador  Daily Telegraph

South Korea to transfer two decommissioned patrol vessels to Ecuador's coastguard - IHS Jane's 360South Korea to transfer two decommissioned patrol vessels to Ecuador's coastguard  IHS Jane's 360

5.6-magnitude quake hits ESE of Pimampiro, Ecuador -- USGS - Xinhua | English.news.cn - Xinhua5.6-magnitude quake hits ESE of Pimampiro, Ecuador -- USGS - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

How a Human Rights Lawyer Went From Hero to House Arrest - The NationHow a Human Rights Lawyer Went From Hero to House Arrest  The Nation

Embassy officials trying to help Canadian reportedly roaming Galapagos Islands - CTV NewsEmbassy officials trying to help Canadian reportedly roaming Galapagos Islands  CTV News

What Happens Next in Ecuador - TIMEWhat Happens Next in Ecuador  TIME

Ecuador government leaves capital city amid violent protests - CNNEcuador government leaves capital city amid violent protests  CNN

Ecuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage - The GuardianEcuador moves government out of capital as violent protests rage  The Guardian

Crisis in Ecuador: Days of Mourning and Rage - Open DemocracyCrisis in Ecuador: Days of Mourning and Rage  Open Democracy

Deal Struck in Ecuador to Cancel Austerity Package and End Protests - The New York TimesDeal Struck in Ecuador to Cancel Austerity Package and End Protests  The New York Times

Ecuador’s President Moves Seat of Government to Escape Protests - The New York TimesEcuador’s President Moves Seat of Government to Escape Protests  The New York Times

Hundreds Arrested in Ecuador Unrest - The New York TimesHundreds Arrested in Ecuador Unrest  The New York Times

What's behind violent protests? Ecuador's vice president explains - Aljazeera.comWhat's behind violent protests? Ecuador's vice president explains  Aljazeera.com

Ecuador unrest: What led to the mass protests? - Aljazeera.comEcuador unrest: What led to the mass protests?  Aljazeera.com

Ecuador Shows How Hard It Is to Recover From a Populist Autocrat’s Rule - World Politics ReviewEcuador Shows How Hard It Is to Recover From a Populist Autocrat’s Rule  World Politics Review

Ecuador: Government must protect life and integrity of Ombudsman - Amnesty InternationalEcuador: Government must protect life and integrity of Ombudsman  Amnesty International

The Long Coup in Ecuador - NACLAThe Long Coup in Ecuador  NACLA