Ecuador

Ecuador gives Schlumberger $150M in notes to settle part of debt

Ecuador's government has given Schlumberger (NYSE:SLB) $150M in central bank notes that can be used to pay taxes, Pres. Correa says, part of efforts …

Business

Obesity epidemic in Latin America is 'frightening', says UN report

Two thirds of people in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are now overweight or obese, driven by changing diets and more sedentary lifestyles<p>More than two thirds of people living in Mexico, Chile and Ecuador are overweight or obese, costing their economies tens of billions of dollars every year, driving …

Sugar

Yes, giving money to very poor people will make their lives better — just ask Ecuador

Is eradicating poverty, a goal the United Nations’ hopes to achieve by 2030, actually feasible? New research out of Ecuador says yes – if governments …

Social Justice

Fantastic Barcelona goal…..from Ecuador

<b>Barcelona of Ecuador showed they can play the same way as their Catalan counterparts when Christian Aleman scored this goal against Botafogo in the Libertadores Cup.</b><p>Christian Aleman and Jonatan Alvez combine to score this wonderful goal for Barcelona of Ecuador.

Soccer

Ecuador's Vote Recount Comes Up Short

Well into Tuesday night, blue-vested electoral officials sitting in plastic deck chairs combed through some 1.3 million disputed paper ballots in a recount that would decide the nation's next president. The setting: Rumiñahui Coliseum, in Quito, Ecuador, where Latin America's faltering pink tide …

Latin America

I Retired Early Thanks to Ecuador’s Affordability

Nearly four years ago, my husband, Brian, and I decided to pull the pin and move from Ontario, Canada to Cotacachi, Ecuador. This is not all that …

Retirement

Termas de Papallacta

<b>Papallacta</b> is a <b>small</b> town in <b>Ecuador</b> located at an altitude of 3,250 m (10600 feet) in the Andes near the Eastern mountain range, which leads to the …

South America

Valencia dedicates Man Utd victory to Ecuador earthquake victims

The country's greatest natural disaster struck exactly a year before the Red Devils' vital victory and the right-back has paid tribute to the victims<p>Antonio Valencia has dedicated Manchester United’s 2-0 victory over Chelsea to those Ecuadorians who suffered following an earthquake in his homeland …

Earthquakes

Ecuador's Iguana Park lives up to its name. Here's one having a snack with a visitor

Margot Szalay went on a photographic tour of the Galápagos Islands for two weeks in December. She began and ended her travels in Guayaquil, Ecuador.<p>While in the country’s largest city, she visited what has come to be known as “Iguana Park,” officially known as Seminario Park. It’s named for the …

Travel

Manabi | Handmade chocolate with coffee and floral notes

Manabi<p>These cacao beans are sourced from provincia Manabi of Ecuador. They are produced by a cooperative called Fortaleza Del Valle. Their main …

Coffee

Ecuador to recount 1.3 million election votes as opposition leader alleges fraud

QUITO, ECUADOR—Ecuador election officials have agreed to recount nearly 1.3 million votes as opposition leader Guillermo Lasso continues to allege …

Elections

Ecuador to partially recount presidential election votes

Election officials will recount nearly 1.3 million votes from the April 2 election runoff, amid accusations of fraud. Official results showed that former vice president Lenin Moreno won the poll.<p>Ecuador's electoral council has approved the recount of 1.3 million votes from the country's disputed …

Elections

Dynamic International Airways Launches New Daily Route Between NY And Ecuador

<b>MIAMI</b> – Dynamic International Airways announced this week a new route from New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) to Guayaquil’s José …

Airlines

The Story of a Threatened River in Ecuador with Incredible Whitewater

From kayaker and filmmaker Mike Mckay, <i>Jondachi</i> tells the story of young man and his connection to the Rio Jondachi in Ecuador. The Rio Jondachi is a source many things in his life, including fish for his family, a spiritual relationship, and beautiful whitewater. Mckay was drawn to this region …

South America

How to Store Eggs in Ecuador: Do Eggs Have to be Refrigerated?

<i>Why aren’t eggs in Ecuador refrigerated?</i> In this post, you’ll learn <b>how to store eggs in Ecuador</b> and the rest of Latin America.<p>The eggs, as pictured …

Hacking

Ecuador has emerged from recession, Correa says

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador's economy grew 1.5 percent year-on-year in the last quarter of 2016, buoyed by a dynamic refining sector which allowed the …

South America

New Frog discovered in tropical rainforest of Ecuador

The expedition to the center of the tropical rainforest of Ecuador was aimed at investigating another species, but to everyone’s surprise was the …

Biodiversity

Ecuador presents softer face as Moreno takes helm

President-elect seen as ideologically closer to moderates than to ‘dear friend’ Correa

Solo Travel Destination: Galapagos & Quito, Ecuador - Solo Traveler

<i>We are pleased to present a new Solo Travel Destination Post from Wen-Ting, a member of the Solo Travel Society on Facebook. Wen-Ting is from the</i> …

Travel

Ecuador Elects World’s Only Head of State in a Wheelchair

Lenín Moreno, Ecuador’s president-elect, has described being a paraplegic as a blessing. People who walk, he explained a few years ago, keep their gaze trained forward and upward.<p>“When you don’t have legs, you look down,” he said in 2012, when he was vice president, during a visit to the World …

Opinion

All sides call for recount in Ecuador’s presidential election

In a surprise move, Ecuador’s ruling party, Country Alliance, has called for a recount of the votes cast in the weekend’s presidential election. Its candidate, Lenin Moreno, had won the election by the narrowest margin, with 51.16% of the vote.<p>Disability rights activist Lenin Moreno elected …

Austria

People Reject Neoliberalism's Return, But Challenges Remain in Ecuador

Ecuador has just staged another successful democratic election—as even the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> now reports, based on international election observers …

Organization of American States

Ecuador's populist electoral victory for Moreno shows erosion of democracy

After 10 years in power, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa will step down.<p>However, political power isn’t falling far from the tree. Correa’s …

Democracy

Leftist Moreno wins Ecuador presidential election: electoral council

Ecuadorean leftist Lenin Moreno won Sunday's presidential election, the country's electoral council said on Tuesday, after a tight contest with his right-wing opponent.<p>Moreno pocketed 51.16 percent of valid votes versus 48.84 percent for conservative challenger Guillermo Lasso, with 99.65 percent …

World News

Leftist Moreno wins Ecuador presidential election - electoral council | Reuters

QUITO Ecuadorean leftist Lenin Moreno won Sunday's presidential election, the country's electoral council said on Tuesday, after a tight contest with …

Elections

Ecuador’s opposition calls for full recount of presidential votes

It ain’t over till it’s over, so they say. In Ecuador, that may apply to conservative candidate Guillermo Lasso, who continues challenging the result …

Elections

The 5 Countries That Illustrate the Decline of the Latin American Left

Not so long ago, there were five stars of the 21st century Latin American left: Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela, Bolivia, and Ecuador. But with …

Latin America

Protests rattle Ecuador following election fraud claims

Socialist Lenin Moreno is set to extend a decade of leftist rule in Ecuador after official results showed him winning the presidential election, as his conservative rival cried foul. Video provided by AFP Newslook<p>QUITO, Ecuador - Supporters of Ecuadorean opposition leader Guillermo Lasso gathered …

South America

Leftist Lenin Moreno Wins Ecuador’s Presidential Election

Ecuador's leftist candidate <b>Lenin Moreno</b> won the country's presidential race on Sunday, reversing a rightward trend in Latin American politics, but not without resistance.<p>Conservative contender <b>Guillermo Lasso</b>, a former banker who had claimed to be the victor before the results came in from the …

Latin America

Ayovi: It's all or nothing for Ecuador

• <b>Ecuador lie sixth in the South American qualifiers for Russia 2018, outside the qualification places</b>• <b><br>Having won their opening four matches, they have</b> …

Soccer