Ecuador http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/19993/all en Ecuador: to end corruption, police must take lie detector test http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110817/ecuador-police-corruption-lie-detector-test <p> In April, Ecuador asked the U.S. Ambassador to leave the country after a cable exposed by WikiLeaks showed that she accused the former police chief of corruption and suggested he lose his American visa.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/110817/ecuador-police-corruption-lie-detector-test" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Americas Wed, 17 Aug 2011 05:48:33 +0000 News Desk 5673279 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador: don't drink the booze http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/ecuador-toxic-alcohol-ban <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Homemade moonshine tastes like fruit, could kill you. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Since mid-July, 50 people have died in Ecuador after drinking <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-14819253 " target="_blank">homemade booze chock-full of toxic methanol</a>.</p> <p> The stuff looks legitimate. Some is even sold as wine. It&rsquo;s fruit-flavored and sold in paper cartons or plastic bags.</p> <p> But its all made in a shady factory on the coast that doesn&rsquo;t have a license to sell anything &mdash; and certainly not anything you should eat or drink.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/ecuador-toxic-alcohol-ban" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Americas Que pasa Thu, 08 Sep 2011 14:36:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5674911 at http://www.globalpost.com Chevron must pay for Amazon damage: court http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/chevron-must-pay-amazon-damage-court <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> The oil giant said it has already cleaned up its pollution in Ecuador </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Sarah Childress </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> Ecuadoreans should be allowed to collect $18.2 billion in damages from Chevron to clean up oil pollution in the Amazon rainforest, a U.S. court has ruled.</p> <p> It&rsquo;s the latest chapter in an ongoing fight between indigenous groups in this small Latin American country to seek damages related to oil pollution on their land.</p> <p> Here&rsquo;s the backstory.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/que-pasa/chevron-must-pay-amazon-damage-court" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Americas Que pasa Tue, 20 Sep 2011 17:22:00 +0000 Sarah Childress 5675797 at http://www.globalpost.com Left vs. indigenous of Latin America http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/bolivia/111020/evo-morales-indigenous-peoples-environment-politics-peru-amazon <p> LIMA &mdash; First peoples would seem obvious allies of the left&#39;s social-justice agenda. Yet across Latin America, these governments are running into indigenous opposition.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/bolivia/111020/evo-morales-indigenous-peoples-environment-politics-peru-amazon" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Peru Bolivia Brazil Politics Tue, 25 Oct 2011 10:10:57 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5678747 at http://www.globalpost.com In Ecuador, a young shark "massacre" http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111129/ecuador-young-shark-fins <p> PUERTO LOPEZ &mdash;&nbsp;A quasi-legal market for shark meat has sprung up in this small fishing village.&nbsp;&ldquo;Why shouldn&rsquo;t we be able to share in the riches?&rdquo; asked one local fin trader.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/111129/ecuador-young-shark-fins" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Endangered species Honduras Americas Green Food & Drink Wildlife News Politics Culture & Lifestyle Thu, 01 Dec 2011 11:29:00 +0000 Renee Frojo 5682830 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador: Chevron loses appeal against $18-billion pollution fine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120104/ecuador-chevron-loses-appeal-18-billion-pollution-fine <p> Appeals judges yesterday upheld a 2011 ruling that Chevron should pay damages and &quot;moral reparation&quot; to the Ecuadorean authorities. A court had originally set the fine at $8.6 billion, but more than doubled it after Chevron refused to make a public apology.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120104/ecuador-chevron-loses-appeal-18-billion-pollution-fine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Amazon Ecuador Oil Americas United States Wed, 04 Jan 2012 12:38:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5685877 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador President Rafael Correa throws himself a party http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120116/ecuador-president-rafael-correa-throws-himself-party LIMA, Peru — Ecuador’s combative left-wing president, Rafael Correa, celebrated five turbulent years in power on Sunday vowing to continue his crusade against corrupt elites.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120116/ecuador-president-rafael-correa-throws-himself-party" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Americas Politics Mon, 16 Jan 2012 18:57:44 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5687598 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador libel case pits Correa against the press http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120224/ecuador-libel-case-rafael-correa <p>LIMA &mdash; Ecuador President Rafael Correa&rsquo;s high-stakes showdown with the media could entirely prevent local reporters from covering presidential elections in the South American nation next February.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120224/ecuador-libel-case-rafael-correa" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Julian Assange Press Freedom Watch World Leaders Americas Elections Sun, 26 Feb 2012 13:48:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5693349 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador floods and mudslides force thousands from their homes this year, government says http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120326/ecuador-floods-mudslides-force-thousands-from-their-homes-this-year <p> Government Water Secretary Walter Soliz said a mudslide in western Manabi province forced more than 100 people to evacuate a nearby neighborhood on Saturday.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120326/ecuador-floods-mudslides-force-thousands-from-their-homes-this-year" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Americas Tue, 27 Mar 2012 02:16:22 +0000 Jill Langlois 5697854 at http://www.globalpost.com Fisherman survives 28 days in a 10-foot fishing boat adrift in the Pacific http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/fisherman-survives-28-days-in-Pacific <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Adrian Vasquez, an 18-year-old fisherman from Panama who survived 28 days in the Pacific on nothing but fish and rainwater, was rescued off the coast of Ecuador near the Galapagos Islands. </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Jill Langlois </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> An 18-year-old fisherman from Panama who survived 28 days in the Pacific on nothing but fish and rainwater, was rescued off the coast of Ecuador, <a href="http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-17532325">reported BBC News</a>. Adrian Vasquez was found&nbsp;drifting alone near the Galapagos Islands in a 10-foot fishing boat he had apparently gone out in with two friends.&nbsp;Vasquez said neither of them survived the ordeal, but that he had held on to the hope he would be rescued.</p> <p> His survival was likely due to a sudden rainstorm, the Ecuadorian coast guard captain who helped nurse Vasquez back to health said Monday,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/03/27/adrian-vasquez-teen-hotel-worker-panama-month-adrift-sea-fishing-trip_n_1382619.html">according to the Huffington Post</a>.&nbsp;Vasquez flew to Guayaquil, on the Ecuadorian mainland, to be turned over to the Panamanian consul.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatches/globalpost-blogs/weird-wide-web/fisherman-survives-28-days-in-Pacific" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Panama Americas Weird Wide Web Wed, 28 Mar 2012 01:56:14 +0000 Jill Langlois 5698043 at http://www.globalpost.com Ecuador’s green president pushes massive Chinese mine http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120329/ecuador-indigenous-protest-chinese-mirador-copper-mine <p>QUITO &mdash; Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa was once the toast of environmentalists around the world after his government adopted a groundbreaking new constitution that recognized &ldquo;the rights of nature.&rdquo; 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&rsquo;s powerful indigenous minority.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120329/ecuador-indigenous-protest-chinese-mirador-copper-mine" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Americas Green China Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:00:00 +0000 Simeon Tegel 5698388 at http://www.globalpost.com US double murder: Luis Guaman tried in Ecuador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120428/us-double-murder-luis-guaman-tried-ecuador <p> The highly unusual case comes after 14 months of back-and-forth between the United States and Ecuador about where Guaman should face trial.&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/united-states/120428/us-double-murder-luis-guaman-tried-ecuador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador United States Sat, 28 Apr 2012 14:47:00 +0000 Jill Langlois 5702266 at http://www.globalpost.com Chevron: Ecuador plaintiffs file lawsuit against the company in Canada http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/120531/chevron-ecuador-plaintiffs-file-lawsuit-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.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/canada/120531/chevron-ecuador-plaintiffs-file-lawsuit-canada" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Canada Thu, 31 May 2012 23:22:06 +0000 Jill Langlois 5706451 at http://www.globalpost.com WikiLeaks' Assange seeks asylum in Ecuador (UPDATE) http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120619/wikileaks-assange-seeks-asylum-ecuador 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.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120619/wikileaks-assange-seeks-asylum-ecuador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Americas Diplomacy Politics Tue, 19 Jun 2012 19:36:00 +0000 News Desk 5708521 at http://www.globalpost.com Julian Assange asylum request considered in Ecuador http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120624/julian-assange-asylum-request-considered-ecuador "We cannot accept a political persecution for the ideas Mr. Assange expressed," Correa told CNN Thursday.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/regions/americas/120624/julian-assange-asylum-request-considered-ecuador" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Ecuador Sweden Americas United Kingdom Sun, 24 Jun 2012 15:13:24 +0000 Jill Langlois 5709193 at http://www.globalpost.com