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Ecuador authorizes use of China's CanSino vaccine against COVID-19

June 16, 2021 8:52 am

President Guillermo Lasso last week announced the purchase of six million doses of the CanSino shot.

Ecuador's Sangay volcano erupts, spews ash 8 kilometers

March 12, 2021 3:51 pm

The country's emergency service said public and private activities in Chimborazo were suspended after five cantons received "significant" ash fall.

At least 62 killed in Ecuadorean prison gang riots

February 24, 2021 9:03 am

The violence erupted in prisons in Guayas, Azuay and Cotopaxi provinces, which hold about 70% of Ecuador's total prison population according to official statistics.

Ecuador says Chinese vessels near Galapagos have cut communications systems

August 19, 2020 10:29 am

“In this period, 149 ships have turned off their satellite systems ... we know the name of the ships,” Jarrin said during a press conference. He declined to identify the vessels.

Explained: Why Ecuador was angered by a Chinese flotilla near its waters

August 03, 2020 7:20 am

Ecuador has officially expressed its “discomfort” to China over the fishing vessels. The United States, which is already opposing China on multiple fronts, has expressed its support for Ecuador.

Ecuador coronavirus cases top 22,000 after release of delayed tests

April 25, 2020 10:32 am

The government had reported 11,183 confirmed coronavirus cases across Ecuador on Thursday.

Ecuador struggles to collect the dead as coronavirus spreads

March 31, 2020 10:23 am

More than 70% of the country's coronavirus cases, which is among the highest tallies in Latin America, are in the southern province of Guayas, where Guayaquil is located.

Ecuador oil minister resigns weeks after scrapped fuel price hike

November 13, 2019 8:49 am

President Lenin Moreno in October rolled back a plan to eliminate costly fuel subsidies after indigenous groups clashed with troops and demanded Moreno's resignation.

Protests in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, Venezuela, Mexico — why trouble brews in Latin America

October 29, 2019 7:51 pm

From protests against alleged election fraud in Bolivia and demonstrations against economic inequality in Chile and Ecuador, to political unrest in Venezuela and the cartel war in Mexico, trouble has been brewing across the region.

Explained: The protests that forced Ecuador's capital to move

October 14, 2019 7:48 pm

The indigenous groups protesting a rollback in fuel subsidies in Ecuador have arrived at an agreement with the government, bringing to an end to the largescale demonstrations that have brought the Latin American country to a standstill.