Ecuador

From The Andes To Tibet, The Coronavirus Seems To Be Sparing Populations At High Altitudes

Low-lying cities in Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru have been hit hard, but mountainous regions have avoided the worst.
Related topics: Tibet, Bolivia, Peru

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The Week's Best Photojournalism

A woman protests the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis. | (REUTERS/Carlos Barria) A protester pulls down a fence in Quito, Ecuador. | (AP Photo/Dolores Ochoa) A cannon blasts in St. Petersburg, Russia. | (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky) Smoke...
Related topics: Protests, Reuters, World Photos, Russia

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Hammer-wielding Trump Supporter Threatens Latino Couple: ‘you Mexicans — Go Back Your...

A hammer-wielding supporter of President Donald Trump threatened a Latino couple while shopping in Houston. Constance Lynn Bono was arrested Sunday after she confronted Arturo Corovez and his wife, Dr. Lia Franco, apparently mistaking the Ecuador...
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Support Networks Essential To Safely Leave Violent Partners During Ecuador's Lockdown

Relatives, friends and neighbors can play a role Photo of the Casa de Refugio Matilde Foundation in Quito, Ecuador. Used with permission. This story is Part II of the writer's report series about people living with violent domestic partners...
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Breaking The Cycle Of Domestic Violence Made More Difficult During Pandemic

Why leaving a violent partner is harder during Ecuador's lockdown The cycle of violence. Photo from the ‘Casa de Refugio Matilde’ women’s shelter in Quito, Ecuador. Used with permission. This article is part one of the author's...
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New Docs Reveal Links Between Firm That Spied On Assange And The Cia, Says Investigative Journalist

US-based independent outlet The Grayzone has revealed deep links between a US casino billionaire, the CIA and the Spanish security firm which spied on the WikiLeaks publisher, his friends, family and lawyers while he was under the protection of the...
Related topics: CIA, Wikileaks

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Is Poop-filled Drinking Water What Killed Ancient Giant Sloths?

Evidence collected from an ancient boneyard in Ecuador suggests that a group of 22 ancient giant sloths died in a wallow of their own feces. Other mammals, such as a deer, a horse, an elephant-like creature called a gomphothere, and another species...

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Hidden Katydid Blends Perfectly Into A White Tree Bark

While in Ecuador’s Yasuni National Park, wildlife photographer David Weiller (previously) captured footage of a very well hidden katydid whose entire body visually blended into the white bark of a tree. As Weiller previously stated, the...
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Covid-19 Is Also Affecting Venezuela's Indigenous Migrants

More than 100,000 indigenous families in Colombia face new risks with the pandemicA child with their family in one of Unicef's three temporary rest tents in Rumichaca, Ecuador, on the other side of the border with Colombia. Photo: UNICEF...
Related topics: Venezuela, Colombia, World Photos, Flickr

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The World Order Is Broken. The Coronavirus Proves It.

Ecuador is home to the highest per-capita death toll from Covid-19 in Latin America and the Caribbean. Its largest city and commercial hub, Guayaquil, has seen a five-fold increase in mortality rates, with reports of corpses abandoned in the...

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Latin America Faces Severe Recession, Growth Poised To Contract By 5.2% In 2020 - Imf

According to the Johns Hopkins University Coronavirus Resource Centre, Brazil has more than 25,700 confirmed COVID-19 cases, Colombia close to 3,000, while Peru has more than 10,300, and Ecuador has more than 7,600. The data also shows Venezuela...
Related topics: Brazil, Colombia, Peru, Venezuela

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In Ecuador, An Old Family Home Is Revamped As Residence For Young Mothers

Ecuador has the highest rate of teen pregnancy in Latin America  Photo of a woman with her son in Casa La Ribera. Photo used with permission. See the Global Voices special coverage about How Women Fight Gender Violence in Latin America. La...
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Spanish Media Reveals Details Of Spy Op To Find Out If Assange Fathered Child In Ecuador Embassy

MOSCOW (Sputnik) - In an interview with The Mail on Sunday, Stella Morris, the fiance and a lawyer of Assange, confirmed that the whistleblower had fathered her two children during his stay in the embassy, where he had taken refuge to avoid his...
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Rafael Correa On Corruption Charges: 'this Trial Is A Farce, They Sought To Sentence Me Before 2021'

Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa accuses his successor, Lenín Moreno, of waging a political campaign against him and resolutely rejects the court's corruption allegations. Correa says that the government is responsible for Ecuador's...

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Diapers And Wikileaks: The Unknown Romance And Children Of Julian Assange

The Australian-born publisher, who has an adult son from a short-lived marriage, has fallen in love with his lawyer who helped him push back against dubious rape allegations in Sweden and secure political asylum in Ecuador’s embassy.
Related topics: Wikileaks, Julian Assange, Sweden

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Workers Demand Ppe As Neoliberalism's Failures Are Blamed On Socialism

Workers across country demanding PPE; Ecuador's Correa convicted on sketchy charges; Spain Implements UBI as families languish in shutdown
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Ecuador’s Moreno ‘fast-forwarding’ Trials Of Ex-leader Correa, Other Rivals Amid Covid-19...

A top court in Ecuador found the country’s former President Rafael Correa guilty on corruption and bribery charges, and sentenced him to eight years in prison on Tuesday. Though the decision was handed down by the court, one expert tells Sputnik...

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Ecuador Struggles To Bury Coronavirus Dead; Some Bodies Lost

Burying the dead from the coronavirus is proving to be an agonizing odyssey in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, a sweltering metropolis of 2.6 million people and one of Latin America’s most infected population centers

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Ecuador Vp Apologizes After Virus Corpses Left On Streets

Ecuador’s vice president Otto Sonnenholzner has apologized after scores of bodies were left on the streets of Guayaquil as the coronavirus ravages the horror-struck port city. Residents had published videos on social media showing abandoned...
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Watch: Mayor Orders Cars Parked On Runway To Block Planes From Landing In Ecuador

According to video circulating on social media, an Ecuadorian mayor has taken extraordinary steps to stop planes from arriving during the coronavirus pandemic. Cynthia Viteri reportedly ordered municipal workers, including police, to park their...
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