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Assange asylum: Ecuador’s statement, decoded

LIMA — Despite the dense legalese, Ecuador’s official statement announcing the decision to grant Julian Assange asylum makes for a colorful read. The six-page, Spanish-language document says the WikiLeaks founder faces “political persecution” by Washington and includes the suggestion that the US executes dissidents.

Ecuador explained: 11 facts about Assange's possible new home

Here are 11 facts about Assange's possible new home.

The vanishing Andean glaciers

ANTISANA, Ecuador — Our crampons crunch into the ice and the wind whips the tepid drizzle into our faces. High on the glacial flanks of Antisana, Ecuador’s fourth highest summit, the signs of climate change are unmistakable.

Arise Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, frog named after Prince Charles

The orange-and-black tree frog was named because of His Royal Highness's conservation work, not his looks.
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Conservation organization Amphibian Ark decided to name the new species after Prince Charles in recognition of his efforts to save the rainforest. (Amphibian Ark/Courtesy)
It's usually a frog that turns into a prince, but this time, it's the prince that's become a frog. Specifically, the Hyloscirtus princecharlesi, or Prince Charles stream tree frog.

Julian Assange: Extradition notice served to WikiLeaks founder

Scotland Yard served a "surrender notice" to the Australian, which requires him to go to a police station.

Julian Assange asylum request considered in Ecuador

"We cannot accept a political persecution for the ideas Mr. Assange expressed," Correa told CNN Thursday.

WikiLeaks' Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador (UPDATE)

Julian Asange, the founder of WikiLeaks, has asked for political asylum in Ecuador. Officials are considering his request, Ecuador's foreign minister said on Tuesday.

Chevron: Ecuador plaintiffs file lawsuit against the company in Canada

The original ruling was a result of contamination in Ecuador's Amazon region from 1972 to 1990 by Texaco, which Chevron has owned since 2001.

US double murder: Luis Guaman tried in Ecuador

The highly unusual case comes after 14 months of back-and-forth between the United States and Ecuador about where Guaman should face trial. 

Ecuador’s green president pushes massive Chinese mine

QUITO — Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa was once the toast of environmentalists around the world after his government adopted a groundbreaking new constitution that recognized “the rights of nature.” But now, he finds himself accused of hypocrisy as his bid to push through a huge $1.77 billion open-pit copper mine in the Amazon has aroused the wrath of the country’s powerful indigenous minority.
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