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    Ecuador’s interior minister Patricio resigns after prison riots

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 10:46am on March 06, 2021

    Ecuador’s interior minister resigned on Friday in the wake of simultaneous riots in four prisons that left 79 people dead...

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    Footballer fined for kissing ball in Ecuador, breaking virus rules

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 04:50pm on September 01, 2020

    A football player in Ecuador was fined $1,200 Monday for kissing the ball in breach of hygiene rules brought in to combat the coronavirus. Argentine...

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    Scientists discover 30 new species in Galapagos depths

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 10:50pm on August 18, 2020

    An international team of marine scientists have discovered 30 new species of invertebrates in deep water surrounding the Galapagos, the Ecuadoran archipelago’s national park authorities...

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    Amazon tribe releases hostages after body of leader returned

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 11:46pm on July 05, 2020

    Amazonian tribe members in Ecuador released six people they had kidnapped to demand the release of the body of a leader killed by the coronavirus,...

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    Back from COVID dead in Ecuador, after hospital mixup

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 10:42pm on April 26, 2020

    An Ecuadoran woman who was pronounced dead of COVID-19 suddenly woke up in the hospital, to the delight and relief of relatives who had identified...

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    Ecuador VP apologises after virus corpses left on streets

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 10:14pm on April 06, 2020

    Ecuador’s vice-president Otto Sonnenholzner has apologized after scores of bodies were left on the streets of Guayaquil as the coronavirus ravages the horror-struck port city...

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    Ecuador’s Guayaquil faces shortage of coffin amid COVID-19 crisis

    Agence France-Presse . Quito, Ecuador | Updated at 01:02pm on April 06, 2020

    Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador’s second city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes,...

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    Ecuador gathers scores of bodies

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 11:33pm on April 03, 2020

    Troops and police in Ecuador have collected at least 150 bodies from streets and homes in the country’s most populous city Guayaquil amid warnings that...

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    Curfew, military control declared in Ecuador

    Agence France-Presse . Quito | Updated at 02:32pm on October 13, 2019

    Ecuador president Lenin Moreno on Saturday ordered the capital Quito and surrounding areas placed under curfew and military control, as an 11th day of deadly...