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Olympic sprinter Alex Quinonez shot dead in Ecuador

Ecuadorian sprinter Alex Quinonez has been fatally shot in the port city of Guayaquil, police said. Quinonez, who was 32, became a national hero in...

Ecuador’s president brings in state of emergency to combat crime

President Guillermo Lasso decreed a state of emergency to confront drug trafficking and other crimes in Ecuador, saying the military and police will take...

Ecuadorian court revokes citizenship for Julian Assange

Ecuador has revoked the citizenship of Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks who is currently in a British prison. Ecuador’s justice system formally notified the...

UK tourists stranded in Bolivia and Ecuador to be brought home on special flight

A flight has been chartered by the Government to repatriate UK travellers stranded in South America. The special flight will pick up tourists in La...

Ecuadorians return to streets ahead of talks to end protests

Residents of Ecuador’s capital have ventured out into the streets despite a 24-hour military curfew. They picked their way through piles of burnt tyres, chunks...

Protesters move into Ecuador’s capital, causing president to move out

Thousands of indigenous people have converged on Ecuador’s capital as anti-government protests led the president to move out of Quito. The South American country of...

Julian Assange taking legal action against Ecuador government

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is to launch legal action against the government of Ecuador, accusing it of violating his “fundamental rights and freedoms”. The move...

Event celebrating whistleblowers marks Julian Assange embassy milestone

A global event celebrating whistleblowers and freedom of expression will be held to mark the fourth anniversary of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's stay in...

Fresh tremor hits Ecuador as earthquake death toll passes 500

A fresh tremor rattled Ecuador overnight, a 6.1-magnitude jolt that was the strongest aftershock since a lethal earthquake killed hundreds of people on Saturday. The...

Ecuador earthquake kills dozens and injures hundreds

The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades has flattened buildings and buckled highways along the country's Pacific coast, killing at least 77 people...

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