Ecuador

Scientists discover transparent frog

Scientists discovered this new species of "glass frog" in Ecuador's Amazon lowlands. <i>Hyalinobatrachium yaku</i>'s belly is so transparent that you can …

Frogs

Interview: Ecuador confident of further boost in ties with China: FM - Xinhua

by Edna Alcantara, Wu Hao<p>CANCUN, Mexico, June 23 (Xinhua) -- The relations between Ecuador and China will "become stronger, closer and more …

China

Ecuador foreign minister says UK wants a solution to Assange standoff

| QUITO<p>Britain is interested in finding a solution to the standoff that has led to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange being holed up in Ecuador's London embassy for five years, the foreign minister of the South American country said on Thursday.<p>In May, Sweden dropped an investigation into rape …

World News

'Trump-style' border wall between Ecuador and Peru causes fierce dispute

A mile-long wall Ecuador is building on one side of the busiest crossing point on the two countries’ border is the source of a growing diplomatic row<p>It is just over a mile long and only a few feet tall, but a wall which Ecuador is building along its frontier with Peru has prompted a fierce …

Latin America

Parenting in Ecuador will make you rethink how we raise kids

In 2016, my partner and I plus our two young children (both under 5) left the US to live in a small village in Ecuador. It has been one of the most …

Parenting

Why Investing In Innovative Water And Sanitation Systems Benefits Us All

, Contributor<p>(Photo credit: ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images)<p>It’s not pretty. But it’s everyone’s business. Around the world, 2.5 billion people lack access to adequate sanitation, and as a result, drink contaminated water. Even as glaciers melt and sea levels rise, clean and affordable water is a …

Water

What It Was Like to Live in the Ecuadorian Rainforest

A few years back, I traveled to Ecuador to live with an indigenous community for three months in the region of Napo. It wasn't until then that I truly realized how much knowledge and wisdom these communities pass on through generations. I've always been interested in getting to know different …

Mind

Miami couple arrested in Ecuador heroin smuggling network

Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested a Miami couple after discovering a narcotics smuggling network that transported heroin from Ecuador …

Miami

See-through frog comes to light in Ecuador

A previously unidentified species of see-through frog has come to light in Ecuador after sitting forgotten in a jar in a laboratory for 20 years, …

Ecology

In South America, Peru lashes out at old enemy Ecuador over 900 mile barrier

Peru has demanded that Ecuador stop construction work on a wall that its neighbor is building on the border between the two countries<p>In official note …

South America

Peru asks Ecuador to halt construction of border wall

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru asked Ecuador on Monday to "immediately" stop building a wall along the two South American countries' 1,529-km (950.08-mile) border and has called for an urgent bilateral meeting to discuss the issue, Peru's foreign ministry said.<p>In a statement, the ministry said it had asked …

World News

The transparent skin on the underside of a new species of frog discovered in Ecuador fully exposes its wee little, dark-red heart.

Credit: J.M. Guayasamin et al.You don’t have to be a biologist to see how so-called “glass frogs,” a group of largely arboreal tree frogs found in …

Biological Species

Ecuador nabs vice president's relative in corruption probe

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Police in Ecuador detained five people including a relative of the country's vice president in connection to a bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.<p>Ecuador's chief prosecutor said Friday that 18 properties in three cities were also raided including …

Corruption

Ecuador nabs vice president's relative in corruption probe

QUITO, Ecuador – Police in Ecuador detained five people including a relative of the country's vice president in connection to a bribery scandal involving Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.<p>Ecuador's chief prosecutor said Friday that 18 properties in three cities were also raided including one …

Latin America

Chevron CEO Suffers Major Rebuke Over $12 Billion Ecuador Liability At Annual Shareholder Meeting

MIDLAND, Texas, Jun. 01 /CSRwire/ - Chevron CEO John Watson awakened today following a rollicking shareholder meeting facing the hard reality that …

CSR

Chevron CEO Clings to “Alternative Facts” When Confronted with Truth About Ecuador Mismanagement

MIDLAND, Texas, May 31 /CSRwire/ - Chevron CEO John Watson faced a firestorm of criticism over the company’s expanding Ecuador liability at the …

CSR

Chevron CEO Clings to “Alternative Facts” When Confronted with Truth About Ecuador Mismanagement

Chevron CEO John Watson faced a firestorm of criticism over the company’s expanding Ecuador liability at the company’s annual meeting today from a …

CSR

Shareholders Criticize Chevron CEO Watson for “Materially Mishandling” $12 Billion Ecuador Environmental Liability

MIDLAND, Texas, May 30 /CSRwire/ - Chevron’s $12 billion environmental liability to rainforest communities of Ecuador will be front and center at the …

CSR

Ecuador to let Assange stay at embassy

Ecuador's new leftist president Lenin Moreno says Julian Assange is a "hacker," making his strongest comments to date against the WikiLeaks founder …

Julian Assange

Israeli Minister Meets Arab Officials In Ecuador On Trump Peace Initiative

Communications Minister Ayoub Kara, who is a Druze Arab, credited President Trump for creating the conditions for the meeting with Arab officials.

Israel

Flash - Ecuador's Moreno warns Assange not to interfere in politics - France 24

COCHASQUI (ECUADOR) (AFP) -<p>Ecuador's new president Lenin Moreno warned Julian Assange Thursday not to interfere in the politics of the South American country, whose embassy the WikiLeaks founder has lived in for the past five years.<p>The election victory of Moreno, who took office Wednesday, came as …

Julian Assange

Officials from Oman, Qatar and Yemen meet with Israeli officials in Ecuador

Representatives from Oman, Qatar and Yemen met with a minister from the Israeli Prime minister's office Member of Knesset Ayoob Kara and the Israeli …

Middle East

"Greenhouses involve a great investment, but yield good results"

The cultivation of greenhouse vegetables in Ecuador is increasing exponentially, as climate conditions in the country have changed a lot in recent …

Agriculture

US earns late point against Ecuador at U20 World Cup

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — After a goalkeeping blunder by Jonathan Klinsmann, teammate Luca de la Torre scored an injury-time goal Monday to give the United States a 3-3 draw against Ecuador at the Under-20 World Cup.<p>The Americans conceded two early goals but managed to get back into the Group F …

FIFA

Madera Memo – Dylan McCauley Paseando en Ecuador

For the latest edition of the Madera Memo, Dylan McCauley heads to Ecuador to visit team manager and homie Mike Hinkens and to stack some footage. He …

Extreme Sports

Traveling Mainland Ecuador with Metropolitan Touring

Story and photos by Timothy Scott<p><i>Wanting to see more than just the standard tourist stops, a traveler's return to Ecuador ventures to the</i> …

South America

Health care in Ecuador just got a whole lot easier

For more than three years, my wife, Rita, and I have lived in Ecuador without any form of Ecuadorian health insurance. When we first arrived, we …

Health Care

Environmental Groups Condemn Chevron Before U.S. Supreme Court for Faking Evidence in Pollution Case

WASHINGTON, D.C., May 03 /CSRwire/ - Leading civil society groups have submitted two briefs to the U.S. Supreme Court blasting Chevron and its law …

Judiciary

Ecuador – A Competitor to Costa Rica (Part One)

Ecuador. Image from Metropolitan Touring<p>Q TRAVEL – This is the first of two articles about Ecuador through the eyes of a writer living in Costa Rica. …

Central America

Giving money to the poorest families in Ecuador have helped them climb out of poverty

A new study shows that conditional cash transfers have helped Ecuador's poorest households climb out of poverty.<p>Is eradicating poverty, a goal the …

Social Justice