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Ecuador declares state of emergency as fuel protesters battle police

04 Oct 2019

QUITO Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno declared a state of emergency on Thursday as protesters hurled stones and erected burning barricades after the end of decades-old fuel subsidies as part of a $2 billion government fiscal reform package.

Ecuador protesters block roads over fuel subsidy cuts

04 Oct 2019

QUITO, Oct 3 Transport unions went on strike and protesters blocked roads across Ecuador on Thursday protesting the end of four-decade-old fuel subsidies among a package of government fiscal measures worth more than $2 billion a year.

Ecuador begins large-scale mining at Mirador copper project

19 Jul 2019

TUNDAYME, Ecuador Copper output began at the Chinese-owned Mirador mining project in southern Ecuador on Thursday, a milestone in market-friendly President Lenin Moreno's effort to boost the mining sector and wean the OPEC nation's economy off its dependence on oil.

Ecuador begins large-scale mining at Mirador copper project

19 Jul 2019

TUNDAYME, Ecuador, July 18 Copper output began at the Chinese-owned Mirador mining project in southern Ecuador on Thursday, a milestone in market-friendly President Lenin Moreno's effort to boost the mining sector and wean the OPEC nation's economy off its dependence on oil.

U.S. asked Ecuadorean officials about alleged Assange-Manafort meeting: source

19 Jan 2019

QUITO U.S. officials spoke with officials from Ecuador's British embassy on Friday about an alleged meeting there between President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Ecuadorean government source said.

Ecuador says it needs $550 million to help Venezuelan migrants

24 Nov 2018

QUITO Ecuador needs some $550 million to provide aid to Venezuelan citizens fleeing their country's economic crisis, and hopes to raise the funds through donations from multilateral agencies and nearby countries, an Ecuadorean official said the Friday.

Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case

14 Dec 2017

QUITO An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht [ODBCT.UL] in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts.

Ecuador begins drilling for oil in pristine corner of Amazon

08 Sep 2016

TIPUTINI, Ecuador Ecuador began drilling for oil on Wednesday near an Amazon nature reserve known as Yasuni, a site that President Rafael Correa had previously sought to protect from development and pollution under a pioneering conservation plan.

Ecuador's largest refinery to close for renovations in Oct and Nov

17 Apr 2014

QUITO Ecuador's largest refinery, with a 110,000 barrel-per-day capacity, will cease operations completely between October and November for renovations, the oil minister said.

Ecuadoreans rally behind president over Assange asylum

21 Aug 2012

QUITO Hundreds of Ecuadoreans marched on Monday in support of the government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a saga that could help President Rafael Correa win re-election.

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