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Julian Assange's mother arrives in Ecuador to plead son's asylum caseupdated: Sun Jul 29 2012 11:18:00

The mother of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will meet with Ecuadorian authorities Monday to urge them to grant her son asylum.

Police seek WikiLeaks founder Assange's arrest after asylum claimupdated: Wed Jun 20 2012 13:05:00

Julian Assange is subject to arrest for breaking the terms of his bail, London's Metropolitan Police said Wednesday, after the WikiLeaks founder attempted to claim asylum at the embassy of Ecuador in Britain.

Ecuador high court upholds $40 million libel suitupdated: Thu Feb 16 2012 08:35:00

Ecuador's highest court has upheld a conviction and a $40 million judgment against a newspaper in a case that pitted the paper's directors and a former opinion editor against the country's president.

Chevron appeals $8.6 billion ruling updated: Sat Jan 21 2012 07:39:00

Chevron filed an appeal with Ecuador's National Court to review a ruling that it must pay billions of dollars in damages for oil pollution in the Amazon rain forest.

Ecuador court upholds $8.6 billion ruling against Chevronupdated: Wed Jan 04 2012 08:35:00

An Ecuadorian appeals court upheld an $8.6 billion ruling against oil giant Chevron stemming from claims that the company had a detrimental impact on Amazonian communities where it operated. Avi Creditor: U.S. vs. Ecuador play-by-play analysisupdated: Tue Oct 11 2011 18:17:00

The U.S. men's national team recorded its first victory under new coach Jurgen Klinsmann on Saturday (1-0 over Honduras) and will face Ecuador at Red Bull Arena next in Harrison, N.J.

Ecuador temporarily bans alcohol sales after 21 dieupdated: Mon Jul 18 2011 13:36:00

Authorities in Ecuador have banned alcohol sales in an emergency measure to stop contaminated drinks from reaching consumers after at least 21 people died.

Brazil defeat Ecuador to proceed to quarterfinalsupdated: Thu Jul 14 2011 06:00:00

Brazil secured their first win of the 2011 Copa America with a 4-2 victory against Ecuador on Wednesday to seal their progression to the quarterfinals of the competition in Argentina. Jonathan Wilson: Copa America Group B previewupdated: Thu Jun 30 2011 08:57:00

A look at the teams in Group B and their projected order of finsh:

Residents evacuate as volcano spews ashes in Ecuadorupdated: Wed Apr 27 2011 00:02:00

Authorities in Ecuador closed schools and evacuated residents in areas near a volcano Tuesday after ashes spewing from its crater fell on homes and farms, state media reported.

Mexican drug arrests come close to drug lord's inner circleupdated: Wed Mar 23 2011 13:22:00

Eight drug traffickers belonging to Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's organization have been captured, including a man presumed to be Guzman's relative and confidant, officials said Wednesday.

Ecuador recognizes a Palestinian stateupdated: Sat Dec 25 2010 08:41:00

Ecuador is the latest country to recognize an independent Palestinian state.

Wreck kills 35 in Ecuador, Red Cross saysupdated: Sat Dec 25 2010 05:35:00

At least 35 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a wreck in Ecuador, the Red Cross said Friday.

Volcano known as the 'Throat of Fire' erupts in Ecuadorupdated: Sat Dec 04 2010 21:28:00

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano erupted Saturday, sending ash and lava spewing nearly a mile into the sky.

Ecuador invites WikiLeaks founder to discuss document leaksupdated: Tue Nov 30 2010 05:27:00

Ecuador Monday invited WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to come to Quito to discuss documents leaked on the site relating to Ecuador and other Latin American countries, according to a statement from the country's foreign ministry.

Two remaining miners trapped in Ecuador found deadupdated: Wed Oct 20 2010 23:49:00

The two remaining miners trapped underground in Ecuador since part of a mine collapsed last week have been found dead, the mine's president said Wednesday.

Rescuers in Ecuador say they are closing in on missing minersupdated: Tue Oct 19 2010 22:48:00

Rescue workers in Ecuador believe they are closing in on two of the four miners who were trapped underground after a part of a mine collapsed last week, the state news agency reported Tuesday.

Search continues for missing miners in Ecuadorupdated: Mon Oct 18 2010 09:42:00

Rescuers in Ecuador continued to look Monday for two of four miners who were trapped underground after part of a gold mine collapsed in the southern part of the country.

Progress slows in the search for two trapped miners in Ecuadorupdated: Sun Oct 17 2010 19:23:00

Large rocks and wood blocks slowed the progress of rescue workers trying to reach the remaining two miners in southern Ecuador believed trapped underground, the state-run news agency reported Sunday.

Two Ecuador miners dead; two missingupdated: Sat Oct 16 2010 21:59:00

The bodies of two of four miners believed trapped in a collapsed mine in southern Ecuador have been found, officials said Saturday.

Workers scurry to reach four trapped miners in Ecuadorupdated: Fri Oct 15 2010 18:26:00

Rescue workers searched Friday for four miners believed trapped in a collapsed mine in southern Ecuador, a government official said.

Ecuador's president freed by armyupdated: Wed Oct 06 2010 00:03:00

A special forces team rescues Ecuador's president from a hospital were he was being held. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Unrest grips Ecuadorupdated: Mon Oct 04 2010 07:47:00

Journalist Martha Sandoval has the latest on the unrest in Ecuador, including the rescue of President Rafael Correa.

Ecuador police riotupdated: Fri Oct 01 2010 00:35:00

Police in Ecuador protest the government's cancellation of bonuses and promotions. CNN's Rafael Romo reports.

Fortune: Evidence of fraud mounts in Ecuadorian suit against Chevronupdated: Mon Sep 13 2010 10:43:00

A lawsuit against Chevron in Ecuador, which has become a cause célèbre for environmentalists worldwide, has suffered severe, crippling setbacks in recent months, as key plaintiffs lawyers have come under credible and weighty allegations of fraud.

Mexican massacre survivor returned to Ecuador, officials sayupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 15:52:00

The sole survivor from last week's massacre of 72 Central and South American migrants in northern Mexico has been released from a hospital and returned to his native Ecuador, Mexican officials said Monday.

At least 42 killed in bus crash in Ecuadorupdated: Mon Aug 30 2010 01:21:00

A bus traveling south of Ecuador's capital lost control Sunday, killing 42 people and injuring 11 others, officials said.

Opinion: Yasuní and the New Economics of Climate Changeupdated: Mon Aug 23 2010 07:05:00

Yasuní is both a place and a metaphor.

Ecuador jolted by 6.9-magnitude earthquakeupdated: Thu Aug 12 2010 08:42:00

A 6.9-magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Ecuador authorities seize drug-smuggling subupdated: Wed Jul 07 2010 09:08:00

A fully functional submarine built for the primary purpose of transporting massive amounts of cocaine has been seized by Ecuadorean authorities with the help of U.S. drug enforcement agents.

Uncovering Ecuador's biodiversity jewelupdated: Fri Jun 04 2010 09:22:00

Yasuni National Park in Ecuador's Amazon region is thought of as the most biologically diverse forest in the world.

Arrest warrant derails Colombia-Ecuador talksupdated: Sat Oct 17 2009 09:43:00

After nearly going to war last year over a Colombian military raid inside Ecuador, the two nations seemed to be patching relations when their foreign ministers met a few weeks ago. Gregory Sica: Who'll be in as South America qualifying comes to endupdated: Tue Oct 06 2009 15:03:00

Brazil and Paraguay already booked their tickets for the 2010 World Cup, but six other teams are still in the running. There are only two automatic tickets left for South America, and one playoff berth against the fourth-place team from CONCACAF.

Ecuador: Seven die from Quito plane crashupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 00:45:00

A small military plane on a training flight in heavy fog crashed Thursday into a populated area of Quito, the capital city of Ecuador, killing the five people aboard and two on the ground, authorities said.

Ecuador crash witnessupdated: Fri Mar 20 2009 00:45:00

CNN's Kristie Lu Stout speaks with Kyle Kendall, a witness to a plane crash in Ecuador's capital of Quito.

Top FARC suspect reportedly captured in Ecuadorupdated: Wed Mar 11 2009 14:06:00

Authorities in Ecuador said they have captured a top guerrilla leader belonging to the Marxist FARC group from neighboring Colombia, news outlets reported Wednesday.

U.S. protests expulsions of diplomats from Ecuadorupdated: Wed Feb 18 2009 20:53:00

The State Department called the expulsion of the second U.S. diplomat from Ecuador in just over a week "unjustified," rejecting charges the diplomats meddled in Ecuador's internal affairs.

Smugglers sink 'drug subs,' but not feds' caseupdated: Thu Jan 15 2009 10:09:00

A Navy helicopter whipped the waves as the U.S. Coast Guard closed in on the suspected drug traffickers abandoning their homemade submarine off the coast of Ecuador.

Americans brutally attacked in Ecuador, officials sayupdated: Wed Oct 22 2008 07:37:00

An extended trip to Ecuador by two Americans changed from a dream to a nightmare after a brutal attack last week, according the couple's blog and U.S. officials. Tim Vickery: Ecuador again waiting in the weeds for a World Cup berthupdated: Tue Sep 16 2008 12:26:00

Slowly and quietly, Ecuador has played its way back into contention for a third consecutive World Cup appearance.

Ecuador to shut down U.S. anti-drug operationupdated: Thu Jul 31 2008 07:06:00

The United States is losing access to one of its three counternarcotics bases in Latin America, U.S. military officials said Wednesday. Ecuador: Draft Charter Favors Correaupdated: Thu Jul 24 2008 06:00:00

A proposed new constitution grants Ecuador's leftist President Rafael Correa broad powers including the ability to dissolve Congress and set monetary policy, and would let him stay in office through 2017 Ecuador Pardons Drug 'Mules'updated: Mon Jul 07 2008 13:00:00

Hundreds of jailed convicts are celebrating Ecuador's decision to pardon low-level drug couriers known as "mules"

Ecuador's Liga close on Libertadores Cupupdated: Thu Jun 26 2008 04:17:00

Ecuador's Liga de Quito closed on their first Libertadores Cup with a 4-2 home win over Brazil's Fluminense in the first leg of the final on Wednesday night.

Ecuador's Liga reach Libertadores Cup finalupdated: Wed Jun 04 2008 11:47:00

Ecuador's Liga de Quito reached the final of the Libertadores Cup for the first time with a goalless draw against Mexico's America in Quito on Tuesday night.

Gomis double as France dispatch Ecuadorupdated: Tue May 27 2008 17:21:00

Striker Bafetimbi Gomis scored twice on his French debut as they beat Ecuador 2-0 in a friendly international in Grenoble on Tuesday night. Ecuador Targets a U.S. Air Baseupdated: Wed May 14 2008 13:00:00

President Rafael Correa alleges that Washington infringed on his country's sovereignty and will move to end a U.S. lease on a coastal military base

Nightclub fire in Ecuador kills 14updated: Sat Apr 19 2008 22:52:00

Fireworks gone awry during a concert killed 14 concertgoers and injured 16 others at a Quito, Ecuador, nightclub, the Red Cross confirmed. South America's Most Troubled Borderupdated: Fri Apr 18 2008 13:20:00

On the border between Ecuador and Colombia, FARC rebels -- and the government forces chasing them -- have created the continent's most serious security crisis

Ecuadoran father denies son was rebelupdated: Tue Mar 25 2008 01:47:00

A day after a Colombian official identified one of the people killed by a Colombian military strike on a rebel camp in this country as Ecuadoran, the dead man's father denied his son was a member of the rebel group.

Second Colombian rebel leader killedupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 19:59:00

As South American officials tried to ease tensions sparked by Colombia's killing of a rebel leader inside Ecuador, the Colombian army announced the death of another top militant Friday.

Colombia, Venezuela tensionupdated: Fri Mar 07 2008 19:59:00

ITN's Jonathan Rugman reports on the rising tensions between Venezuela and Colombia.

Saber rattling intensifiesupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 16:34:00

The angry rhetoric intensifies from the leftist regimes of Venezuela and Ecuador against neighboring Colombia. CNN's Tim Lister reports.

OAS passes resolution on Colombian raidupdated: Thu Mar 06 2008 16:34:00

The Organization of American States passed a resolution Wednesday in hopes of easing tensions stemming from an attack into Ecuadoran territory by Colombia.

Ecuador: Colombian raid prevented release of captivesupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 23:40:00

Ecuador's president said Monday that a deal to release political prisoners -- including former Colombian Sen. Ingrid Betancourt -- was nearly complete before a Colombian raid into his country Saturday.

Chavez sends troops to borderupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 23:40:00

Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez deploys 10 battalions to the border with Colombia. CNN's Carlos Guillen reports Ecuador Breaks Ties With Colombiaupdated: Mon Mar 03 2008 18:05:00

Ecuador on Monday broke off diplomatic ties with Colombia and Venezuela says it will expel Colombia's ambassador after that country conducted a strike against leftist rebels inside Ecuador

Ecuador pulls diplomat from Bogotaupdated: Sun Mar 02 2008 23:15:00

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa withdrew his government's ambassador in Bogota, Colombia, and ordered troops to the country's border following a Colombian raid against leftist rebels inside Ecuador.

Rain in Ecuador causes floodsupdated: Thu Feb 21 2008 15:13:00

Torrential rainfall engulfs parts of Ecuador in floods.

Deadly Ecuador floods leave thousands homeless updated: Thu Feb 21 2008 15:13:00

At least 10 people have died and thousands have been left homeless after torrential rains inundated large parts of Ecuador, officials said Thursday. Tim Vickery: Why two South American coaches fell on their swordsupdated: Tue Nov 27 2007 12:08:00

Two coaches fell on their swords as a consequence of the action last week in the third and fourth rounds of South America's World Cup qualification campaign.

Kaka double as Brazil rout Ecuadorupdated: Thu Oct 18 2007 04:13:00

Brazil kickstarted their World Cup qualifying campaign with a 5-0 rout of Ecuador in the Maracana on Wednesday night as AC Milan star Kaka scored twice. In Ecuador, a Vote for Democracy? updated: Tue Oct 02 2007 11:00:00

Viewpoint: A constitutional referendum and plans to dissolve Congress are the latest reminder that Latin America's legislatures have often discredited the region's democracies

Ireland and Ecuador draw friendlyupdated: Thu May 24 2007 05:40:00

Kevin Doyle's headed equalizer on the stroke of halftime saw Ireland draw 1-1 with Ecuador in a friendly international in New Jersey on Wednesday night.

The insider's guide to Ecuador's electionsupdated: Mon Nov 27 2006 03:50:00

Rafael Correa, a leftist nationalist who is friendly with Venezuela's anti-U.S. president, defeated banana tycoon Alvaro Noboa in Ecuador's presidential runoff on Sunday, partial results indicated. Here is our guide to the country and the vote.

FIFA unperturbed by 'Spider Man' updated: Fri Jun 16 2006 08:03:00

FIFA are not planning to take any action against Ecuadorean striker Ivan Kaviedes for donning a Spider-Man mask to celebrate his goal against Costa Rica in their Group A clash on Thursday.

Ecuador rock Poles for first shockupdated: Fri Jun 09 2006 16:46:00

Goals from Carlos Tenorio and Agustin Delgado enabled Ecuador to spring the first shock of the 2006 World Cup finals with a 2-0 Group A victory over Poland in Gelsenkirchen.

Ecuador slump to Macedonia defeatupdated: Sun May 28 2006 16:19:00

Ecuador slumped to a disappointing 2-1 defeat against Macedonia in their final warm-up game before the World Cup on Sunday.

First Round Groupsupdated: Wed Apr 19 2006 06:25:00

The top two teams in each group advance to the 16-team knockout round.

Ecuador and Paraguay both qualifyupdated: Sun Oct 09 2005 12:35:00

Ecuador and Paraguay have qualified for the World Cup, leaving Uruguay, Colombia and Chile scrambling for the right to play off against Australia.

Delgado boosts Ecuador cup chancesupdated: Sun Sep 04 2005 05:58:00

Ecuador and Paraguay put themselves on the brink of qualifying for next year's World Cup after winning key matches on Saturday.

Search for 100 missing after Ecuador boat sinksupdated: Wed Aug 17 2005 15:20:00

Fishing vessels and cargo ships off Colombia were being alerted Wednesday to search for more than 100 people missing after their fishing boat sank, said the captain of Ecuador's port of Manta.

Lucarelli miss costs Italy victoryupdated: Sun Jun 12 2005 05:20:00

Striker Cristiano Lucarelli missed a late penalty as Italy had to settle for a 1-1 draw in a friendly with Ecuador at Giants Stadium, New York.

Ecuador's ousted president arrives in Brazilupdated: Sun Apr 24 2005 08:04:00

Ecuador's ousted president arrived in Brazil on Sunday after fleeing his homeland just four days after losing power.

Ecuador's ousted leader besieged updated: Sat Apr 23 2005 04:15:00

Protesters chanting "Killer, killer, killer!" besieged the Brazilian ambassador's home in Quito Friday in an effort to prevent Ecuador's ousted president Lucio Gutierrez from fleeing the country.

Ecuador's former president offered asylum in Brazilupdated: Thu Apr 21 2005 10:47:00

Brazil's ambassador said Thursday his country has granted asylum to Lucio Gutierrez, the ousted president of Ecuador, and was negotiating with Ecuador to arrange for his safe passage out of the country.

Ecuador's president offered asylum in Brazilupdated: Wed Apr 20 2005 17:02:00

Brazil's ambassador said Thursday his country has granted asylum to Lucio Gutierrez, the ousted president of Ecuador, and was negotiating with Ecuador to arrange for his safe passage out of the country.

Copa America: Match scheduleupdated: Mon Jul 05 2004 13:09:00

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Colo Colo break Chilean losing runupdated: Sat Mar 27 2004 11:05:00

Colo Colo finally picked up Chile's first win in this year's Copa Libertadores while Diego Maradona's cheered his beloved Boca Juniors to a 3-0 win at the Bombanera.

Fortune: Signalsupdated: Mon Oct 28 1985 00:01:00

Ecuador threatened to become the first member of OPEC to quit the cartel in a disagreement over oil quotas. The dispute centers on a request by Ecuador and five other OPEC members to raise their ca...

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