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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Ecuador - Wikipedia
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Ecuador: Amazon Natives Demand Justice for Rainforest Damage - teleSUR English

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Ecuador: Amazon Natives Demand Justice for Rainforest Damage
teleSUR English
... and environment, but also to their dignity." Ecuador's Constitutional Court is due to announce its decision by May 25. According to the court, Chevron-Texaco spilled millions of untreated oil into Ecuador's jungle floor while fracking between 1964 ...



Ecuador seeks second McKell Cup success - Bloodstock.com.au

Ecuador seeks second McKell Cup success
Bloodstock.com.au
Adrian Bott believes Ecuador is on track to replicate his Listed McKell Cup-winning exploits at Randwick. Among the mass defections for the Group One Doomben Cup last Saturday, the eight-year-old gelding has the fourth run of this preparation at ...



WorldRemit Launches Same Day Bank Transfers to Ecuador - Business Wire (press release)

WorldRemit Launches Same Day Bank Transfers to Ecuador
Business Wire (press release)
QUITO, Ecuador & LONDON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has increased its payout network for same day money transfers to include all Ecuadorian banks in an expansion of its service in the country. The launch of ...



Ecuador chasing history in Cup - News Mail

News Mail

Ecuador chasing history in Cup
News Mail
GAI Waterhouse's Ecuador can create his own piece of racing history by winning the Listed $150,000 W.J. McKell Cup (2400m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday. Ecuador won the McKell Cup two years ago and is striving to become the first dual winner of the ...



A visual guide to Ecuador's Julian Assange spy operation - The Guardian

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A visual guide to Ecuador's Julian Assange spy operation
The Guardian
The Ecuadorian government has carried out a multimillion-dollar surveillance operation designed to protect and support Julian Assange during his six years of political asylum in the country's embassy in London, according to documents seen by the Guardian.
Ecuador reportedly spent $5 million protecting — and spying on — Julian AssangeThe Verge
Julian Assange's protection reportedly cost Ecuador millionsEngadget
Julian Assange said to have racked up $5m security bill for EcuadorThe Register
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Movimiento sísmico causa pánico en Ecuador - Houston Chronicle

Movimiento sísmico causa pánico en Ecuador
Houston Chronicle
QUITO (AP) — Un sismo de 5 grados de magnitud causó pánico el martes en las principales ciudades del norte de Ecuador aunque hasta el momento no se han reportado mayores daños o víctimas. El movimiento se produjo a las 08.36 local (1336 GMT) y ...



The Erin Brockoviches of Ecuador - New Republic

New Republic

The Erin Brockoviches of Ecuador
New Republic
Gualinga is a member of the Sarayaku indigenous community in the southern part of Ecuador's Amazon. In the past four months, she and other indigenous women have met every Sunday, organizing a three-day forum in Puyo, attended by hundreds of women ...



Ecuador removes Julian Assange's extra security - BBC News

BBC News

Ecuador removes Julian Assange's extra security
BBC News
Ecuador has removed extra security at its London embassy following claims that $5m (£3.7m) was spent to protect WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. The money was used to monitor Mr Assange's visitors, embassy staff and UK police, media reports in the ...
Ecuador cuts off Julian Assange's extra securityNewshub
Ecuador to remove Julian Assange's extra security from London embassyThe Guardian
Revealed: Ecuador spent millions on spy operation for Julian AssangeThe Guardian
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An Earthquake of Magnitude 5.5 Shakes the Northern Region of Ecuador - Prensa Latina

Prensa Latina

An Earthquake of Magnitude 5.5 Shakes the Northern Region of Ecuador
Prensa Latina
The Geophysical Institute located 874 aftershocks inside and outside Ecuadorian coast since the 6.3 earthquake of June 30, 2017 and a total of 4,619, since the 7.8 earthquake of April 16, 2016, which claimed 671 deaths and material losses of more than ...



Assange Team Lawyer: It's Important That Ecuador Maintains Independence From US - Sputnik International

Sputnik International

Assange Team Lawyer: It's Important That Ecuador Maintains Independence From US
Sputnik International
Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has blasted the country's government for depriving WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of access to the outside world. Meanwhile Ecuador's Foreign Minister Maria Espinosa stated that she and the UK share the ...

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