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Volcano erupts in Ecuador's Galapagos Islands
Quito, Jan 8 (IANS) Wolf Volcano, the tallest in Ecuador's Galapagos archipelago, has erupted, the country's Geophysical Institute reported.
2022-01-08
Category: International, Ecuador,Environment/Wildlife
Ecuador makes Covid vaccination mandatory
Quito, Dec 24 (IANS) Ecuador's Public Health Ministry announced that it was making vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory, given a rise in infections and concern about new variants, such as Omicron.
2021-12-24
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
At least 18 dead, 25 injured in bus accident in southern Ecuador
Quito, Dec 13 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and 25 others injured in a passenger bus accident in the Sucua canton of the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago in southern Ecuador, the Integrated Security Service ECU 911 has reported.
2021-12-13
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ecuador enforces controversial tax reform
Quito, Nov 30 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso mandated into law a controversial tax reform bill aimed at raising more than $1.9 billion over the next two years to alleviate the country's economic crisis.
2021-11-30
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuadorian authorities identify 34 of 68 prisoners killed in riot
Quito, Nov 15 (IANS) Ecuadorian authorities have identified 34 of the 68 prisoners killed in the violent riot at the Litoral Penitentiary, the main prison in the city of Guayaquil.
2021-11-15
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
68 killed in Ecuador prison clashes
Quito, Nov 14 (IANS) At least 68 people were killed during clashes at the Litoral Penitentiary in the Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil, the State Attorney General's Office has confirmed.
2021-11-14
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ecuador calls for greater int'l cooperation to protect Amazon rainforest
Quito, Oct 9 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has called for greater international cooperation to protect the Amazon through the sustainable use of biodiversity in the world's largest tropical rainforest.
2021-10-09
Category: International, Ecuador,Environment/Wildlife,Politics
Ecuadorian govt demands punishment for perpetrators of prison riot
Quito, Oct 4 (IANS) The Ecuadorian government has demanded the Justice Department to punish the perpetrators of the massive prison riot that occurred last week at the Litoral Penitentiary in Guayaquil city, which left at least 118 inmates dead and 79 others injured.
2021-10-04
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuador jail riot: Death toll exceeds 100
Quito, Sep 30 (IANS) Ecuadorian officials have said more than 100 inmates were killed in a prison riot in the southwest port city of Guayaquil, after initially reporting the death toll to be 30.
2021-09-30
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
21 killed, dozens injured in Ecuador prison riots
Quito, July 23 (IANS) At least 21 prisoners were killed and several others injured during riots in two prisons in Ecuador, the Attorney General's Office said.
2021-07-23
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ecuador to expand eligibility for Covid vaccination
Quito, June 30 (IANS) Ecuador will expand the age eligibility for its mass vaccination campaign against Covid-19 starting from July 5 to accelerate the process, Public Health Minister Ximena Garzon announced.
2021-06-30
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine
New Ecuadorian Prez calls for unity
Quito, May 25 (IANS) Ecuador's new conservative president, Guillermo Lasso has called for national unity and promised democratic renewal.
2021-05-25
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Former Manchester United defender Valencia retires
Quito (Ecuador), May 13 (IANS) Former Manchester United and Ecuador player Antonio Valencia on Thursday announced his retirement from football because of chronic knee problems.
2021-05-13
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Ecuador registers 1,173 new Covid-19 cases
Quito, May 1 (IANS) Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health reported on Friday 1,173 new Covid-19 infections and 72 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the national counts to 381,862 and 13,480 respectively.
2021-05-01
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ecuador registers 3,027 new Covid cases
Quito, April 30 (IANS) Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health reported on Thursday 3,027 new Covid-19 infections and 52 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the national counts to 380,689 and 18,552 respectively.
2021-04-30
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine,Politics
Ecuador registers 554 daily Covid-19 cases
Quito, April 28 (IANS) Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health reported 554 Covid-19 infections and 83 more deaths in the last 24 hours, bringing the total to 375,329 cases and 13,281 deaths.
2021-04-28
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine,Politics
Moreno, Lasso begin govt transition in Ecuador
Quito, April 20 (IANS) Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno received President-elect Guillermo Lasso at the presidential palace in Quito to officially start the government transition process, with just over a month to go before the end of the current administration.
2021-04-20
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ex-banker wins Ecuadorian Prez runoff
Quito, April 19 (IANS) The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador has proclaimed former banker and three-time presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso as the winner of the second round of presidential elections held on April 11, with 52.36 per cent of votes.
2021-04-19
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Results of Ecuadorian prez runoff to take few days
Quito, April 13 (IANS) Ecuador's National Electoral Council (CNE) will take a few days to officially announce the winner of the presidential runoff due to procedural requirements, a top official said here
2021-04-13
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuador adopts new restrictions
Quito, March 30 (IANS) Ecuador adopted new restrictions on mobility and the sale of alcohol in an effort to further curb Covid-19 spread during the upcoming holidays, President Lenin Moreno announced.
2021-03-30
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuador's Covid cases reach 284,347 with 11,032 deaths
Quito, Feb 28 (IANS) Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health has reported 1,748 new Covid-19 cases and 61 deaths, bringing the total number of cases to 284,347 and the death toll to 11,032.
2021-02-28
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine
Ecuador secures 2 mn doses of Chinese Covid vaccine
Quito, Feb 26 (IANS) Ecuador will receive two million doses of the CoronaVac vaccine from the Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac for mass vaccination against Covid-19, after negotiations were finalized on Thursday, Ecuadoran Health Minister Juan Carlos Zevallos said.
2021-02-26
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine
Death toll of Ecuador prison riots climbs to 79
Quito, Feb 25 (IANS) The death toll from a spate of prison riots in Ecuador on Tuesday has climbed to 79, the National Service of Comprehensive Attention to Adults Deprived of Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI) said on Wednesday.
2021-02-25
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ecuador sees 1,416 Covid-19 cases in a day
Quito, Feb 20 (IANS) Ecuador on Friday reported 1,416 new cases of Covid-19 infection and 24 deaths from the disease in the past 24 hours, raising the total caseload to 271,276 and the death toll to 10,738.
2021-02-20
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine
Ecuador registers 1,696 new Covid-19 cases
Quito, Feb 16 (IANS) The Ecuadoran Ministry of Public Health (MSP) reported 1,696 new cases of Covid-19, bringing the total to 267,223.
2021-02-16
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine
Ecuador registers 2,010 new cases of Covid-19, 265,527 in total
Quito, Feb 15 (IANS) Ecuador registered 2,010 new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (Covid-19), bringing the total number of cases to 265,527, the Ministry of Public Health reported.
2021-02-15
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine
Flawed poll records delay naming Ecuador prez race's runner-up
Quito, Feb 11 (IANS) Election officials in Ecuador have had to review more than 1,000 poll records with irregularities, delaying the announcement of a runner-up who will compete in an April 11 presidential run-off, according to officials.
2021-02-11
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuador votes in general elections
Quito, Feb 8 (IANS) Amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, people across Ecuador voted in the general elections to bring in a new government and renew the National Assembly (Congress).
2021-02-08
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuador declares new state of emergency, curfew
Quito, Dec 22 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno has declared a new 30-day state of emergency nationwide and two weeks of curfew amid fears of holiday crowds and gatherings fuelling new coronavirus cases.
2020-12-22
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuador's Covid-19 cases top 200,000 mark
Quito, Dec 11 (IANS) Ecuador has reported 1,151 fresh Covid-19 infections, pushing the tally to 200,379.
2020-12-11
Category: International, Ecuador,Health/Medicine,Politics
COVID-19: Ecuadorian football eyes mid-August return
Quito, July 29 (IANS) Ecuador's top football division is on track to resume in mid-August after its coronavirus shutdown, according to a senior official.
2020-07-29
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
Dozens of endangered turtles hatch on Galapagos Islands
Quito, June 4 (IANS) Dozens of the endangered green sea turtles began their journey to the ocean after hatching in nesting sites on several beaches of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands.
2020-06-04
Category: International, Ecuador,Environment/Wildlife
Ex-Ecuador football chief Chiriboga receives life ban
Quito, March 22 (IANS) Former Ecuadorian Football Federation (FEF) president Luis Chiriboga has been banned for life and fined more than a million US dollars for corruption, world football governing body FIFA said.
2019-03-22
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
13 inmates killed in Ecuador prison riot (Ld)
Quito, Oct 7 (IANS) The number of prisoners killed during a riot at a prison in Ecuador's city of Guayaquil has increased to 13, authorities confirmed.
2022-10-07
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ecuador removes mask mandate
Quito, April 29 (IANS) The use of masks will no longer be mandatory in both open and closed spaces in Ecuador, President Guillermo Lasso announced.
2022-04-29
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuadoran Prez tests Covid positive
Quito, June 23 (IANS) Ecuadoran President Guillermo Lasso has tested positive for Covid-19, the government said in a statement.
2022-06-23
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
12 inmates killed in Ecuador prison riot
Quito, April 4 (IANS) At least 12 inmates were killed and 10 others injured during a violent riot at a prison in Ecuador, according to authorities.
2022-04-04
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
Ecuador issues yellow alert for Cotopaxi volcano activity
Quito, Oct 24 (IANS) The government of Ecuador has declared a yellow alert (moderate risk) in areas near the Cotopaxi volcano amid increasing seismic activity.
2022-10-24
Category: International, Ecuador,Environment/Wildlife
Peruvian Prez arrives in Ecuador to preside over Binational Cabinet meeting
Quito, April 30 (IANS) Peruvian President Pedro Castillo arrived in the southern Ecuadorian city of Loja to join his Ecuadorian counterpart Guillermo Lasso to co-chair the 14th Binational Cabinet meeting between the two countries.
2022-04-30
Category: International, Ecuador,Diplomacy,Politics
Ecuador's Prez declares emergency in 3 provinces
Quito, April 30 (IANS) Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso has declared a state of emergency for 60 days in the coastal provinces of Guayas, Esmeraldas and Manabi, which have been plagued by delinquency and criminality related to drug trafficking.
2022-04-30
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuador could halt oil production in 48 hrs due to indigenous protests
Quito, June 27 (IANS) Ecuador could suspend oil production in 48 hours if the nationwide indigenous protests and road blockades continue, the Ministry of Energy and Mines said.
2022-06-27
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
200 inmates arrested after prison break in Ecuador
Quito, May 11 (IANS) Ecuadorian police have arrested 200 of the 220 inmates who escaped from an overcrowded prison in Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas province during a riot earlier this week that left 44 prisoners dead, the Interior Ministry said.
2022-05-11
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
At least 43 inmates killed in Ecuador prison riot
Quito, May 10 (IANS) The number of prisoners killed in a predawn prison riot on Monday in Ecuador's north-central province of Pichincha climbed to 43, the national Prosecutor's Office confirmed.
2022-05-10
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
4 killed as boat capsizes off Galapagos, Ecuador
Quito, Sep 27 (IANS) At least four people were killed and two others were missing after a boat carrying tourists capsized off the Galapagos Islands, local authorities reported.
2022-09-27
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Ecuador volcano registers new activity with gas emissions, ash fall
Quito, Nov 28 (IANS) Gas and water vapour emissions, a low level of ash and an increase in seismic activity were recordedat the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador, according to officials.
2022-11-28
Category: International, Ecuador,Environment/Wildlife
Oil spill in Ecuador pollutes protected area
Quito, Feb 1 (IANS) An oil pipeline spill in Ecuador polluted the country's protected area of the Cayambe Coca National Park, the Ministry of Environment, Water and Ecological Transition said Monday.
2022-02-01
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
28 arrested over attacks in 2 Ecuadorian provinces
Quito, Nov 3 (IANS) Ecuadorian Interior Minister Juan Zapata said that at least 28 people have been arrested after a series of attacks rocked the two coastal provinces of Guayas and Esmeraldas earlier this week, which left five policemen dead.
2022-11-03
Category: International, Ecuador,Politics
Ecuadorian police arrest 668 persons over violent attacks
Quito, Nov 4 (IANS) Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso announced that 668 people have been arrested in the wake of violent attacks by criminal gangs during a prisoner transfer.
2022-11-04
Category: International, Ecuador,Crime/Disaster/Accident
Valencia, Caicedo lead Ecuador World Cup squad
Quito, Nov 15 (IANS) Brighton midfielder Moises Caicedo and veteran Fenerbahce forward Enner Valencia are among 26 players named in Ecuador's squad for the FIFA World Cup in Qatar.
2022-11-15
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football
CAS clears Ecuador to play in FIFA World Cup
Quito, Nov 9 (IANS) Ecuador will be free to play in this year's FIFA World Cup after the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled they did not field an ineligible player during qualifiers.
2022-11-09
Category: International, Ecuador,Sports,Football