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: 300 tons of marine animal remains found on ship - ABC News

ABC News

Ecuador: 300 tons of marine animal remains found on ship
ABC News
In this Aug. 13, 2017 handout photo provided by Galapagos National Park a park ranger takes part in the inspection of a Chinese flag ship where 300 tons of marine species, several of them in danger of extinction, were found, in Galapagos Islands, Ecuador.
Ecuador navy arrests Chinese crew for fishing 'thousands' of sharks in GalapagosUPI.com
Chinese fishermen held in Ecuador for catching endangered sharksTODAYonline
Illegal Catch: Ecuador Detains Chinese Fishermen for Snaring Endangered SharksSputnik International

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Ecuador detains Chinese boat with endangered sharks - BBC News - BBC News

BBC News

Ecuador detains Chinese boat with endangered sharks - BBC News
BBC News
The boat was caught in the Galapagos Islands with 300 tonnes of fish, including endangered sharks.
Chinese fishing boat carrying huge catch of endangered sharks ...Evening Standard

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Ecuador projects growing gap with Opec quota - Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide

Ecuador projects growing gap with Opec quota
Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide
Ecuador is officially projecting crude output of 537,260 b/d in 2017, surpassing its Opec pledge of 522,000 b/d. According to Ecuadorean central bank data, this year's production will fall by 1.95pc compared with 2016, but will remain above the ...

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Chinese crew suspected of illegally catching rare and protected sharks near Galapagos Islands marine reserve - South China Morning Post

South China Morning Post

Chinese crew suspected of illegally catching rare and protected sharks near Galapagos Islands marine reserve
South China Morning Post
A court in Ecuador remanded in custody the Chinese crew of a fishing boat suspected of catching endangered sharks in the Galapagos Islands marine reserve, a minister said. The Chinese-flagged Fu Yuan Yu Leng 999 was caught on Sunday with 300 ...



Ecuador says it will cap output at higher level in deal with OPEC - WorldOil (subscription)

Ecuador says it will cap output at higher level in deal with OPEC
WorldOil (subscription)
QUITO, Ecuador (Bloomberg) -- A month after dealing a blow to OPEC, Ecuador says it will cap output at a more comfortable level than it had initially pledged. The South American country will limit its production at its current 541,000 bpd to avoid ...

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Ecuador's Lenin Moreno Rejects US Interference in Venezuela - teleSUR English

teleSUR English

Ecuador's Lenin Moreno Rejects US Interference in Venezuela
teleSUR English
"We express our respect for the self-determination of nations and of non-interference," said Moreno. Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno called for respect of the principle of non-interference in the sovereign affairs of other states, in relation to ...
Ecuador: Lenin Moreno Expresses Concern over Deaths and “Political Prisoners” in VenezuelaPanAm Post

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Holy Week in Quito, Ecuador - Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Holy Week in Quito, Ecuador
Los Angeles Times
Kariné Armen went to Ecuador in March 2016, where she witnessed a procession in Quito during Holy Week, or Semana Santa. Armen said in many Latin American countries the color purple represents loyalty, penance and mourning of the crucifixion.



Why Did Ecuador Terminate All Its Bilateral Investment Treaties? - Center for Research on Globalization

Center for Research on Globalization

Why Did Ecuador Terminate All Its Bilateral Investment Treaties?
Center for Research on Globalization
TNI researcher Cecilia Olivet, and president of the Ecuadorian Citizens Commission that audited the country's investment protection treaties, shares her insider perspective. How did the Ecuador investment treaties audit commission (CAITISA) come about?



Brit schoolboy, 17, dies after falling from an inflatable boat while white water rafting with classmates on trip to ... - The Sun

The Sun

Brit schoolboy, 17, dies after falling from an inflatable boat while white water rafting with classmates on trip to ...
The Sun
A 17-YEAR-old boy has died on a school trip to Ecuador after he fell from an inflatable boat while white water rafting. Matthew Hitchman was with classmates and teachers on a month-long trek across the Andes in Ecuador when he died while white water ...
Students home after death of Matthew Hitchman in Ecuador raft fall ...BBC News

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Ecuador's new president shows an independent streak - The Economist

The Economist

Ecuador's new president shows an independent streak
The Economist
A day before he published his letter, a Peruvian news website released a recording of a conversation in 2016 between Ecuador's then-comptroller-general and an executive at Odebrecht, a Brazilian infrastructure firm that has bribed officials in a dozen ...