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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.