Ecuador

Mike Hinkens In Ecuador

Mike Hinkens is currently living in Ecuador and spent three weeks with Grant C filming this edit down there. Lots of cassette fakie tailtapping and …

BMX

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Living in Ecuador? Wish you were? Whether you're looking to retire, buy real estate or do business, EcuaAssist is the savy expat's one-stop shop for …

Real Estate

Ecuador’s President Strips Vice President of Powers Over Bribe Allegations

Quito, Ecuador (AP) -- Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno stripped his vice president of his authority Thursday over corruption allegations that …

Corruption

Ecuador says clinches new payment deal with Schlumberger

QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador said on Thursday it had successfully negotiated a payment plan with Schlumberger, although it did not specify if the deal included reimbursement for roughly $850 million owed to the oil service company.<p>Ecuador's economy has struggled since the 2014 collapse of oil prices …

Oil

Exploring Ecuador's Andean Trail

Loading<p>The best place to come and try cuy, guinea pig, is here at Guajibamba. This traditional restaurant serves up incredibly tasty guinea pigs, …

Travel

Resource Companies Look for Copper, Gold in Ecuador

BHP Billiton has opened an office and is seeking to add staff in Ecuador as it advances a search for copper in a nation that’s becoming the sector’s …

Business

You Can Now Buy Rare Frogs From Ecuador to Save Them From Poachers

Ecuador is extremely diverse in terms of its amphibian wildlife. This tiny little nation in the corner of the continent is home to around 600 species …

Wildlife

World’s Biggest Miner Speeds Hunt for Copper in ‘Last Frontier’

BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s biggest miner, has opened an office and is seeking to add staff in Ecuador as it advances a search for copper in a …

Latin America

One Big Reason Ecuador Draws U.S. Retirees

By Suzan Haskins and Dan Prescher, InternationalLiving.com<p>Citizens of the U.S. have become used to long and divisive discussions about the national healthcare system. Huge questions loom over the country regarding the cost of healthcare and health insurance and—amazingly to us—even who should be …

Health Care

4 Ways to Explore Ecuador, South America’s best-kept secret

Historic cities, dazzling craters, luxe Galapagos Island camps, sloths and – wait for it – pink river dolphins (yes, they're really pink)... …

South America

The OPEC deal to cut oil production might be in trouble

Late on Monday the oil world was shocked to learn that Ecuador planned on exceeding its OPEC production quota, publicly breaking from the supply cuts agreed to in November 2016 and extended in May 2017.<p>As Bloomberg reported, Ecuador announced it wouldn’t attempt to cut production by 26,000 bpd, …

Oil

An OPEC Country Breaks Ranks and Increases Oil Output

Ecuador has dealt a blow to OPEC unity by announcing it will start raising oil production this month, arguing it needs the money.<p>OPEC has for years …

Oil

Selling $600 frogs -- to save them from poachers

Poachers in Ecuador have long known the hefty prices their country's rare frogs can fetch. But now environmentally conscious firms are starting to …

Biological Species

Ecuador to Pump Over OPEC Oil Limit

Energy minister says the country could no longer hold up its end of an agreement to cut oil production<p>Ecuador has broken ranks with fellow OPEC members as the South American country’s energy minister said it could no longer hold up its end of an agreement to cut oil production.<p>Ecuador is among the …

Oil

Ecuador risks Opec split by increasing oil output

Move represents a tiny proportion of world production, but could embolden others to rethink their commitment to cuts<p>Ecuador has become the first country to publicly admit it will not meet Opec’s production curbs, saying it needs to pump more oil to address its fiscal deficit.<p>The South American …

Oil

In blow to OPEC unity, Ecuador exits deal to cut oil output

Ecuador has dealt a blow to OPEC unity by announcing it will start raising oil production this month, arguing it needs the money.<p>OPEC has for years …

Oil

Ecuador breaks ranks with OPEC

• Ecuador has dealt a blow to OPEC unity by announcing it will start raising crude production this month.<br>• The country won't be able to meet its …

Commodities

Ecuador suspends work on flood-control wall opposed by Peru

In the 1990s, territorial disputes led to a three-year war between the two countries<p>LIMA, July 13 (Reuters) - Ecuador has suspended construction of a …

Latin America

Ecuador angers Peru by building border wall

<b>While US President Donald Trump's proposed Mexican border wall has garnered much international attention, another controversial wall has sprung up further south.</b><p>It stands between Ecuador and Peru, and, even though it only spans 1km (0.6 miles), the Peruvians are not happy.<p>On Monday, Peru recalled …

South America

Ecuador police honours dogs for years of dedicated service

Watch: Ecuador police hold retirement ceremony for service dogs<p>They will now lead a life of walks, naps, and bones.<p>by<p>Published Jul 09, 2017 · 05:38 pm<p>…

Policing

8 Traditional Dishes You Have to Try in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Ecuadorian-style <i>ceviches</i> are nothing like their Peruvian cousins. These are wet-style <i>ceviches</i>, served with plenty of juices coming from the seafood …

Culture

Returning to Ecuador Feels Like Coming Home

It’s been a few months since my wife, Suzan, and I have been in Ecuador.After living in Cotatachi, high up in Ecuador’s northern Andes, for eight …

South America

Five injured after earthquake of 6.0 magnitude strikes off Ecuador coast

<b>Quito:</b> A magnitude 6.0 earthquake struck just off the coast of central Ecuador on Friday, the US Geological Survey (USGS) said, though the government …

Earthquakes

Magnitude 6.1 quake hits off Ecuador coast - USGS | Reuters

This story has not been edited by Firstpost staff and is generated by auto-feed.<p>Published Date: Jul 01, 2017 04:45 am | Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 …

U.S. Geological Survey

Little Differences, Big Changes From Living in Ecuador

By Jim Santos, InternationalLiving.com<p>“Honey, we’re out of eggs. I’m going to the <i>mercado</i>; do you need anything?”<p>“Yes, we need poop bags for the dog,” my wife, Rita, replied. She wanted me to pick up a pack of small plastic bags used to collect the little gifts our Corgi leaves around the …

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 (Reuters) - 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 …

Julian Assange

'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

The reality of 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