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Ecuador
Tuesday, May 5th 2015 - 17:38 UTC

Brad Pitt invited to Ecuador to observe the 'pollution disaster” allegedly caused by Chevron

Correa asked his government to launch a worldwide Internet campaign aimed to warn the Hollywood A-list actor Brad Pitt that he is being “used” by Chevron

US cinema star Brad Pitt has been invited by the Ecuadorian government to observe the pollution in the country's Amazon region allegedly caused by Chevron. President Rafael Correa announced the invitation in his regular weekend report, saying that the oil giant is in preparation of spearheading a film with the movie star about an alleged case against the company.

Wednesday, April 29th 2015 - 08:40 UTC

“Being Argentine, they thought I would call myself Jesus II” and not Francis

President Correa met on Tuesday with the Pope and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon

After meeting Pope Francis at the Vatican on Tuesday, the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, told his two million Twitter followers that the pontiff had spoken enthusiastically about his coming visit to the country and had even told him a self-deprecating joke about the Argentines.

Friday, April 17th 2015 - 04:40 UTC

Unasur opens Defense School to elaborate a shared doctrine of peace and stability

“The region's defense philosophy does not prepare for war but rather emphasizes the significance of dissuasive instruments” according to Cordero.

The Union of South American Nations, Unasur will celebrate this Friday its eighth anniversary with the official opening of the South American Defense School (Esude) created to instruct on defense and security issues, both at civil and military level, following 'the principles of a regional strategic vision'.

Thursday, December 18th 2014 - 04:45 UTC

Holdout funds, Malvinas: Mercosur presidents back Argentina

Heads of State of Mercosur full and associate member countries expressed full support to Argentina and Venezuela on Wednesday in Parana.

Full support also expressed for Venezuela against sanctions from the administration of United States President Barack Obama.

Thursday, December 4th 2014 - 06:06 UTC

Ecuador to combat IUU fishing as part of trade agreement with the EU

EU is the main market for Ecuadorian tuna, accounting for 65% of exports. The country is also the leading supplier of canned and pre-cooked tuna.

Ecuador's Deputy Minister of Aquaculture and Fisheries organized a workshop with representatives from various government institutions related to port and maritime fisheries control in the country in order to develop a National Action Plan to prevent, deter and eliminate illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing.

Thursday, October 9th 2014 - 10:36 UTC

YPF goes overseas: signs agreement with Ecuador to recover mature fields

CEO Galuccio said the Petroamazonas project is part of YPF's strategy to diversify overseas and become a top league player in the region's oil industry

Argentina's state-run energy company YPF closed on Wednesday an agreement with Ecuador's state-owned company Petroamazonas for the enhanced recovery of the mature field of El Campo Yuralpa which will demand an investment in the range of 170 million dollars.

Thursday, October 2nd 2014 - 06:54 UTC

Ecuador apologizes to indigenous community for allowing oil drilling

“We offer our public apology for the violation of indigenous property, the right to consultation,” said Justice Minister Ledy Zuniga

Ecuador has apologized to an indigenous community for authorizing oil drilling on ancestral land without their permission. The apology to the Sarayaku community came two years after the Inter-American Court of Human Rights ruled that the OPEC nation had violated the tribe's right to be consulted on oil concessions granted for their land.

Tuesday, August 19th 2014 - 08:31 UTC

Assange announces he plans to abandon the Ecuadorean embassy 'soon'

The Australian hacker has been living at the embassy for two years

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said on Monday he planned to leave the building “soon”, but his spokesman said that could only happen if Britain let him.

Wednesday, August 13th 2014 - 05:34 UTC

Earthquake strikes Quito kills two and violently shakes buildings

The country's Geophysics Institute said the quake occurred at a depth of five kilometers and was followed by a forceful aftershock.

A shallow 5.1-magnitude earthquake has struck the Ecuadorian capital Quito, triggering landslides that killed at least two people and violently shaking buildings and homes. Another eight people were injured and three others trapped in the landslides at quarries on the outskirts of Quito, the country's risk management agency said on Twitter.

Monday, August 11th 2014 - 22:30 UTC

Quito, leading destination of South America, at World Travel Awards

“We are the leading destination in South America, an honor that opens the door for tourists to come and enjoy its marvels,” said Quito Mayor Mauricio Rodas

Ecuador's capital, Quito, was named “South America's Leading Destination” for the second year in a row at the 21st regional World Travel Awards gala, considered the Oscars of the tourism industry.

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