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    The women of the Amazon

    Gabriela Ruiz Agila | Updated at 12:00am on May 26, 2021

    ON MARCH 26, Ecuador’s ombudsman (or ‘people’s defender’) Freddy Carrión visited Pastaza, the country’s largest province, and paid homage to the resilience of Amazonian women....

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    Chevron’s six ways to imperil climate, rights, racial justice

    Kathy Mulvey | Updated at 12:00am on April 07, 2021

    ALTHOUGH we’re barely one quarter into 2021, multiple forces are squeezing Chevron for the preventable harm it is inflicting on the global climate. The company...

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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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    At least 75 inmates dead in prison riots in Ecuador

    Agence France-Presse. Guayaquil | Updated at 10:55am on February 24, 2021

    At least 75 inmates died Tuesday and several were injured in riots blamed on gang rivalry at three jails in Ecuador's overcrowded prison system, authorities...

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    Messi fires Argentina to win over Ecuador

    Agence France-Presse . Buenos Aires | Updated at 10:11am on October 09, 2020

    Lionel Messi put his Barcelona troubles behind him to fire Argentina to an opening 1-0 victory over Ecuador in World Cup qualifying on Thursday. The...

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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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    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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    Police collect 800 bodies from Ecuador’s coronavirus epicentre

    Agence France-Presse . Guayaquil, Ecuador | Updated at 12:50am on April 14, 2020

    Ecuador said police have removed almost 800 bodies in recent weeks from homes in Guayaquil, the epicentre of the country’s coronavirus outbreak, after the disease...

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    Assange fathered two kids with lawyer in Ecuador embassy

    Agence France-Presse . London | Updated at 10:43pm on April 12, 2020

    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with one of his lawyers while holed up in Ecuador’s embassy in London for much of the past...

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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...