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's vanishing jaguars: the big cat vital to rainforest survival - The GuardianEcuador's vanishing jaguars: the big cat vital to rainforest survival  The Guardian

Smuggled Ecuador Gas Fuels Colombia Cocaine Production - Insightcrime.orgSmuggled Ecuador Gas Fuels Colombia Cocaine Production  Insightcrime.org

Jean Nouvel designs lush Acquarela community for Ecuador - DezeenJean Nouvel designs lush Acquarela community for Ecuador  Dezeen

Indigenous people blocked Ecuador oil auction in growing fight to save Amazon - SalonIndigenous people blocked Ecuador oil auction in growing fight to save Amazon  Salon

Babies In Ancient Ecuador Were Buried With Human Skull Helmets - ForbesBabies In Ancient Ecuador Were Buried With Human Skull Helmets  Forbes

Ecuador: banana prices 'not enough' - FruitnetEcuador: banana prices 'not enough'  Fruitnet

Cuban Medical Mission in Ecuador to End - The St. Kitts-Nevis ObserverCuban Medical Mission in Ecuador to End  The St. Kitts-Nevis Observer

Travel Advisory Updated for The Republic of Ecuador - Vax Before TravelTravel Advisory Updated for The Republic of Ecuador  Vax Before Travel

Ecuador terminates Cuban medical collaboration in that country - Prensa LatinaEcuador terminates Cuban medical collaboration in that country  Prensa Latina

Ecuador oil minister resigns weeks after scrapped fuel price hike - The Indian ExpressEcuador oil minister resigns weeks after scrapped fuel price hike  The Indian Express

Ecuador's energy minister quits 'difficult journey' - Kallanish EnergyEcuador's energy minister quits 'difficult journey'  Kallanish Energy

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

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

Petroleum Is at the Heart of Ecuador's Anti-Austerity Protests - TruthoutPetroleum Is at the Heart of Ecuador's Anti-Austerity Protests  Truthout

Protests in Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Haiti Are Likely to Fail - Foreign PolicyProtests in Chile, Bolivia, Ecuador, and Haiti Are Likely to Fail  Foreign Policy

Violence in Ecuador, Chile and Mexico could be related - The Dallas Morning NewsViolence in Ecuador, Chile and Mexico could be related  The Dallas Morning News

Ecuador Reaches Fuel Subsidy Deal To End Violent Protests - NPREcuador Reaches Fuel Subsidy Deal To End Violent Protests  NPR

Ecuador Embassy Issues Travel Message For U.S. Citizens - Vax Before TravelEcuador Embassy Issues Travel Message For U.S. Citizens  Vax Before Travel

Ecuador Indigenous Group Puts Government Talks on Hold - VOA NewsEcuador Indigenous Group Puts Government Talks on Hold  VOA News

Ecuador's emergency, by Rafael Correa - Le Monde DiplomatiqueEcuador's emergency, by Rafael Correa  Le Monde Diplomatique

Ecuador Reaches a Deal—but Unrest May Return - The NationEcuador Reaches a Deal—but Unrest May Return  The Nation

Ecuador's Moreno Scraps Fuel Subsidy Cuts in Big Win for Indigenous Groups - VOA NewsEcuador's Moreno Scraps Fuel Subsidy Cuts in Big Win for Indigenous Groups  VOA News

The perfect holiday in Ecuador – our expert's ultimate itinerary - Telegraph.co.ukThe perfect holiday in Ecuador – our expert's ultimate itinerary  Telegraph.co.uk

Protests Stall Ecuador’s Plan to Lure Foreign Oil Investment - BloombergProtests Stall Ecuador’s Plan to Lure Foreign Oil Investment  Bloomberg

Ecuador: From The Middle of the World to the End of the World - Common DreamsEcuador: From The Middle of the World to the End of the World  Common Dreams

Illegal mining operations in Ecuador down by 60% - MINING.comIllegal mining operations in Ecuador down by 60%  MINING.com

Digital divide roundup: Ecuador, Colombia - BNamericas EnglishDigital divide roundup: Ecuador, Colombia  BNamericas English

Ecuador's indigenous group says government talks on hold due to 'persecution' - ReutersEcuador's indigenous group says government talks on hold due to 'persecution'  Reuters

Ecuador is Walking, And We Do Not Walk Alone - The CitizenEcuador is Walking, And We Do Not Walk Alone  The Citizen

Produbanco to install Diebold Nixdorf's DN Series ATMs in Ecuador - ATM MarketplaceProdubanco to install Diebold Nixdorf's DN Series ATMs in Ecuador  ATM Marketplace

Major victory for indigenous groups in Ecuadorian Amazon - Down To Earth MagazineMajor victory for indigenous groups in Ecuadorian Amazon  Down To Earth Magazine

Ecuador’s Moreno Cancels Spending Cuts in Big Win for Indigenous Groups - VOA Learning EnglishEcuador’s Moreno Cancels Spending Cuts in Big Win for Indigenous Groups  VOA Learning English

Swiss woman dies climbing Ecuador volcano - swissinfo.chSwiss woman dies climbing Ecuador volcano  swissinfo.ch

Fairtrade on Ecuadorian and Colombian progress in increasing banana wages - FreshPlaza.comFairtrade on Ecuadorian and Colombian progress in increasing banana wages  FreshPlaza.com

Ecuador's cape gooseberry set to enter the US market - FreshPlaza.comEcuador's cape gooseberry set to enter the US market  FreshPlaza.com

Ecuador's Independiente win rain-interrupted Sudamericana final - CNAEcuador's Independiente win rain-interrupted Sudamericana final  CNA

Crackdown on protesters and opposition leaders in Ecuador gathers pace - Morning Star OnlineCrackdown on protesters and opposition leaders in Ecuador gathers pace  Morning Star Online

Ecuador sees fiscal deficit dipping in 2020 amid austerity push - NasdaqEcuador sees fiscal deficit dipping in 2020 amid austerity push  Nasdaq

Trips to Ecuador under threat after Foreign Office advises against travel - The TelegraphTrips to Ecuador under threat after Foreign Office advises against travel  The Telegraph

Perfect Storm in Ecuador: A Brief Glance at the Reasons Behind the Crisis - International Policy DigestPerfect Storm in Ecuador: A Brief Glance at the Reasons Behind the Crisis  International Policy Digest

Ecuador opens its largest electric charging station built by China's BYD - Xinhua | English.news.cn - XinhuaEcuador opens its largest electric charging station built by China's BYD - Xinhua | English.news.cn  Xinhua

People in Ecuador have woken up to a fragmented and polarised society - Mail and GuardianPeople in Ecuador have woken up to a fragmented and polarised society  Mail and Guardian

Ecuador's fuel protests show the risks of removing fossil fuel subsidies too fast - The Conversation CAEcuador's fuel protests show the risks of removing fossil fuel subsidies too fast  The Conversation CA

IMF awaits new fuel decree to revise Ecuador lending program: official - ReutersIMF awaits new fuel decree to revise Ecuador lending program: official  Reuters

Ecuador: A Cocaine Superhighway to the US and Europe - Insightcrime.orgEcuador: A Cocaine Superhighway to the US and Europe  Insightcrime.org

The spectre of IMF in Ecuador - FrontlineThe spectre of IMF in Ecuador  Frontline

Ecuador resumes oil exports curbed by protests - CNAEcuador resumes oil exports curbed by protests  CNA

Ecuador seen with few options to 'square the fiscal circle' after scrapping subsidy cuts - ReutersEcuador seen with few options to 'square the fiscal circle' after scrapping subsidy cuts  Reuters

Calm returns to Ecuador along with fuel subsidies - Deutsche WelleCalm returns to Ecuador along with fuel subsidies  Deutsche Welle

Protests impact Ecuador's 2020 infra plans - BNamericas EnglishProtests impact Ecuador's 2020 infra plans  BNamericas English

Growing Risks in Chile, Ecuador, Lebanon, Turkey; Continued Stabilization in Egypt, Peru, Spain - ForbesGrowing Risks in Chile, Ecuador, Lebanon, Turkey; Continued Stabilization in Egypt, Peru, Spain  Forbes

Ecuador garner strength from shared experiences - FIFA.comEcuador garner strength from shared experiences  FIFA.com

The OAS must demand that Ecuador investigate violent repression - Amnesty InternationalThe OAS must demand that Ecuador investigate violent repression  Amnesty International

Ecuador Still Helping Unknowns From Everywhere Get To The US Border - The FederalistEcuador Still Helping Unknowns From Everywhere Get To The US Border  The Federalist

Ecuador Strong: Community Rallies to Support Ecuadorian Indigenous Community at Centro Hispano - madison365.comEcuador Strong: Community Rallies to Support Ecuadorian Indigenous Community at Centro Hispano  madison365.com

Sucumbíos: Lawless Ecuador Border Province Is Sanctuary for Traffickers - Insightcrime.orgSucumbíos: Lawless Ecuador Border Province Is Sanctuary for Traffickers  Insightcrime.org

Surviving Ecuador: National riot breaks out while studying abroad - The MartletSurviving Ecuador: National riot breaks out while studying abroad  The Martlet

Ecuador's Guayaquil shows resilience in the face of adversity - Deutsche WelleEcuador's Guayaquil shows resilience in the face of adversity  Deutsche Welle

The IMF, Argentina and Ecuador: Have Lessons Been Learned? - Americas QuarterlyThe IMF, Argentina and Ecuador: Have Lessons Been Learned?  Americas Quarterly

Ecuador's El Dorado: be brave and beat the crowd to the boom - MoneyWeekEcuador's El Dorado: be brave and beat the crowd to the boom  MoneyWeek

Ecuador National Assembly president meets Qatar envoy - Gulf TimesEcuador National Assembly president meets Qatar envoy  Gulf Times

Ex-Ecuador leader Correa says Bolivia’s Morales was forced out in ‘coup’ and OAS is ‘an instrument of US domination’ - RTEx-Ecuador leader Correa says Bolivia’s Morales was forced out in ‘coup’ and OAS is ‘an instrument of US domination’  RT

Ecuadorian Journalists Raise Concerns Following Violent Protests - VOA NewsEcuadorian Journalists Raise Concerns Following Violent Protests  VOA News

The Latest: Ecuador president, indigenous leaders set truce - The Associated PressThe Latest: Ecuador president, indigenous leaders set truce  The Associated Press

Guayaquil Remains Ecuador's Busy Cocaine Gateway to Europe - Insightcrime.orgGuayaquil Remains Ecuador's Busy Cocaine Gateway to Europe  Insightcrime.org

IMF says will work with Ecuador to find way to provide financial, technical support - ReutersIMF says will work with Ecuador to find way to provide financial, technical support  Reuters

Whitewashing Neoliberal Repression in Chile and Ecuador - FAIRWhitewashing Neoliberal Repression in Chile and Ecuador  FAIR

Ecuador's president rolls back austerity measures that triggered protests - Angelus NewsEcuador's president rolls back austerity measures that triggered protests  Angelus News

Ecuador's Austerity Measures, Repression Based on Lies AP Happily Spread - FAIREcuador's Austerity Measures, Repression Based on Lies AP Happily Spread  FAIR

The Indigenous Voices of Ecuador's General Strike - The Real News NetworkThe Indigenous Voices of Ecuador's General Strike  The Real News Network

Ecuador: Society's Reaction to IMF Austerity Package - NACLAEcuador: Society's Reaction to IMF Austerity Package  NACLA

News Ecuadorian riots affect local businesses Frankie Katafias 10:16 PM, Oct 18, 2019 - 6 On Your SideNews Ecuadorian riots affect local businesses Frankie Katafias 10:16 PM, Oct 18, 2019  6 On Your Side

Former Coachella Valley family saves lives, one kid at a time, in Ecuador - Desert SunFormer Coachella Valley family saves lives, one kid at a time, in Ecuador  Desert Sun

Ecuador: Lenin Moreno Lost Popular Support, New Standoff is Around the Corner – Brazilian Academic - Sputnik InternationalEcuador: Lenin Moreno Lost Popular Support, New Standoff is Around the Corner – Brazilian Academic  Sputnik International

SolGold strikes again in Ecuador's Andean copper belt - MINING.comSolGold strikes again in Ecuador's Andean copper belt  MINING.com

FIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Revitalised Ecuador join last 16 - FIFA.comFIFA U-17 World Cup 2019 - News - Revitalised Ecuador join last 16  FIFA.com

Peabody couple flee as Ecuador erupts in protests - Gloucester Daily TimesPeabody couple flee as Ecuador erupts in protests  Gloucester Daily Times

Richard Carapaz's Giro win could help cycling thrive in Ecuador - VeloNewsRichard Carapaz's Giro win could help cycling thrive in Ecuador  VeloNews

Jurgen Klinsmann is the new manager of the Ecuador national team - TodayFMJurgen Klinsmann is the new manager of the Ecuador national team  TodayFM

Ecuador's President Moreno Struggles to Buy Off Fake Leftists - CounterPunchEcuador's President Moreno Struggles to Buy Off Fake Leftists  CounterPunch

Ecuadorian entrepreneurs hit hard by political unrest - Latin America ReportsEcuadorian entrepreneurs hit hard by political unrest  Latin America Reports

Ecuador to strengthen and control national hazardous materials - UN EnvironmentEcuador to strengthen and control national hazardous materials  UN Environment

Could Ecuador's shrimp output overhaul India in 2019? - Undercurrent NewsCould Ecuador's shrimp output overhaul India in 2019?  Undercurrent News

Latin America’s upheaval should finally shatter conventional wisdom about the region - The Washington PostLatin America’s upheaval should finally shatter conventional wisdom about the region  The Washington Post

Should I cancel my holiday due to unrest in Ecuador? - The IndependentShould I cancel my holiday due to unrest in Ecuador?  The Independent

Updated: Galapagos Islands escape Ecuador travel clampdown - Travel Weekly UKUpdated: Galapagos Islands escape Ecuador travel clampdown  Travel Weekly UK

CGS2019 to feature Colombia-Ecuador project updates - www.mining-journal.comCGS2019 to feature Colombia-Ecuador project updates  www.mining-journal.com

What the Protests Breaking Out All Over the World Have in Common - SlateWhat the Protests Breaking Out All Over the World Have in Common  Slate

Latin America’s Red October: Chile, Ecuador, México, Bolivia and Guatemala in Turmoil - International Policy DigestLatin America’s Red October: Chile, Ecuador, México, Bolivia and Guatemala in Turmoil  International Policy Digest

Ecuador's Indigenous Group Says Government Talks on Hold Due to 'Persecution' - U.S. News & World ReportEcuador's Indigenous Group Says Government Talks on Hold Due to 'Persecution'  U.S. News & World Report

Ecuador Player's Dad Walked 12 Hours To Let His Son Play World Cup Game - SPORTbibleEcuador Player's Dad Walked 12 Hours To Let His Son Play World Cup Game  SPORTbible

I confronted my fears at an eco-lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon - Stuff.co.nzI confronted my fears at an eco-lodge in the Ecuadorian Amazon  Stuff.co.nz

Ecuador's rags to riches Independiente beat Argentina's Colon to take Copa Sudamericana - Inside World FootballEcuador's rags to riches Independiente beat Argentina's Colon to take Copa Sudamericana  Inside World Football

Newcrest upbeat on PNG, Ecuador turbulence - The Australian Financial ReviewNewcrest upbeat on PNG, Ecuador turbulence  The Australian Financial Review

IMF welcomes attempt to resolve dispute in Ecuador - The San Diego Union-TribuneIMF welcomes attempt to resolve dispute in Ecuador  The San Diego Union-Tribune

Global Journalist: Bolivia, Ecuador Protests Challenge Media - KBIAGlobal Journalist: Bolivia, Ecuador Protests Challenge Media  KBIA

PHOTOS: Trio accused of robbing police officer at SouthPark Mall - WSOC CharlottePHOTOS: Trio accused of robbing police officer at SouthPark Mall  WSOC Charlotte

Restaurant Bringing Ecuadorian Tradition To Tulsa - News On 6Restaurant Bringing Ecuadorian Tradition To Tulsa  News On 6

Today's weird yeast strain: Ecuadorian professor snags culture from 16th century monastery barrel - Craft Brewing BusinessToday's weird yeast strain: Ecuadorian professor snags culture from 16th century monastery barrel  Craft Brewing Business

ICTSI Ecuador earns ISO carbon neutrality certificate - Manila BulletinICTSI Ecuador earns ISO carbon neutrality certificate  Manila Bulletin