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Ecuador government, indigenous leaders hold first talks amid protests

June 26, 2022 12:47 pm

The demonstrations, which broke out on June 13 fueled by indigenous calls for lower fuel and food prices, among other demands, have led to at least six civilian deaths and multiple attacks on security forces.

Quake of magnitude 5.8 strikes Ecuador coast, damaging buildings

March 27, 2022 12:23 pm

The quake was at a depth of 40 km (25 miles), with its epicenter 9 km south-southeast of Esmeraldas, Ecuador, the European Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC) said.

Landslides kill at least 24 as rains deluge Ecuador capital

February 02, 2022 12:45 pm

The Quito Security Department said at least 48 more people were injured, while eight houses collapsed and others were damaged when the hillside gave way.

Ecuador makes COVID-19 vaccination obligatory

December 24, 2021 9:05 am

The government, which had previously said it wanted to vaccinate 85% of its population this year, added that there are enough vaccine doses to immunize all its 17.8 million people.

Death toll in Ecuador prison riot rises to 116, six decapitated

September 30, 2021 7:32 am

The violence involved gunfire, knives and explosions and was caused by a dispute between the "Los Lobos" and "Los Choneros" prison gangs, officials said.

Ecuador eyes new Galapagos marine reserve to limit commercial fishing

September 08, 2021 12:15 pm

The proposal would triple the size of the existing 133,000 square km reserve, one of the largest in the world, helping reduce the likelihood of migratory species getting caught in the nets of Ecuador's fishing fleet.

Ecuador to give immune-weakened people third Covid-19 vaccine

August 18, 2021 10:01 am

Health Minister Ximena Garzon said that the third dose will be administered three months after the second dose, to people who meet certain parameters of immune disorders.

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.