Public prosecutors requested that a criminal court hand down an eight-year prison sentence on senator and former president Carlos Menem for his involvement in smuggling weapons to Ecuador and Croatia between 1991 and 1995.
Seven time winners of the South American Copa Libertadores, Independiente started with a victory their path to recover the title of 'Kings of America.' The Argentine team defeated Deportivo Quito from Ecuador 2-0 during the first leg of the Cup's preliminary round.
A goal in each half from striker Enner Valencia gave Ecuador a 2-1 win over Honduras in World Cup group E to boost their hopes of making the last 16.
France and Ecuador drew 0-0 in their final World Cup Group E game to send the French into the last 16 as group winners and eliminate their opponents due to Switzerland's win over Honduras.
Four people were killed after a 5.1 magnitude earthquake struck outside Ecuador's capital of Quito, the local government said. Citizens were told to stay alert due to possible aftershocks.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has spent over two years inside Ecuador's London embassy to avoid extradition to Sweden, said he planned to leave the building "soon", but his spokesman said that could only happen if Britain let him.
Ecuador has apologized to an indigenous community for authorizing oil drilling on ancestral land without their permission.
President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner attended the inauguration of the new headquarters of the UNASUR regional body in Quito, which were named after late husband and ex president Néstor Kirchner, and praised South American cooperation.
Chile's Juventus star Arturo Vidal netted from the penalty spot and Eduardo Vargas was also on target to push Chile through a tight Copa America opener against Ecuador, with the hosts prevailing 2-0 in the tournament opener.
Argentine ambassador to Ecuador Alberto Álvarez Tufillo highlighted the significance the visit of Pope Francis to that country has, explaining that around 200 Argentineans will be having special seats during the masses the head of the Roman Catholic Church will be giving in the nation commanded by President Rafael Correa on Sunday.
Pope Francis showed his sense of humour during the last few hours of his trip to Ecuador , straying from a prepared speech to joke with people who came to see him at a shrine near the highland capital Quito.
Pope Francis praised Paraguay's women for rebuilding their nation from the ashes of war in the nineteenth century in a mass at the country's most sacred religious site.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's three-and-a-half-year stay in the Ecuadorian embassy in London amounts to 'unlawful detention', a UN panel examining his appeal will rule tomorrow, the BBC reported.
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A 6.2 earthquake shook the coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, just days after a bigger quake battered the area and killed nearly 500 people in a blow to the country's already fragile economy.
32 people remain missing following the powerful quake that ravaged Ecuador two weeks ago killing 660 people. Out of the 32, 10 are Argentina’s nationals, the Argentine embassy in Quito told the state-run news agency Télam here.
Ecuadorean Deportivo Quito defeated Independiente 1-0 during the second leg of the Copa Libertadores preliminary round. Nevertheless, the Argentine team achieved to classify for the group stage because of their last week's home victory (2-0).
LDU Quito's Ecuador midfielder Luis Bolaños is in hospital after being shot in the arm but is out of danger, a director of the club said.
Ecuador's Liga de Quito crushed Independiente 3-0 at the game for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de América Cup held at Liga de Quito's stadium.
After a massive Tsunami hit Japan, warnings have been extended to a long list of countries over the possibility of a similar disastrous experience. Among the countries at risk are Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, and the United States (with focus on Hawaii).
The Ecuadorean Civil Space Agency (EXA), directed by Ecuador’s first astronaut Ronnie Nader, will officially present a small satellite for Ecuadoreans and overall, for students to be able to look at Earth from space.
Ecuador said it had declared the US ambassador to the country "persona non grata," demanding the envoy leave over US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks reporting alleged police corruption.
Ecuador’s Deportiva Universitaria de Quito managed to tie the score against Independiente during the second half of the match for the Group 8 of the Libertadores de América Cup, leaving the Argentine team far from the pre-quarter finals of the tournament.
Ecuador said it had expelled the US ambassador to Quito to defend President Rafael Correa's honour, even though trade relations with Washington could suffer.
The United States ordered Ecuador's ambassador to leave and scrapped a round of talks to retaliate for the expulsion of its envoy in Quito over US diplomatic cables alleging police corruption.
Argentina’s national football team composed entirely of players from local league draw 2-2 with Ecuador in a game held in Mar del Plata city for another friendly match in order to get prepared for the América Cup.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is likely to achieve a sweeping victory in a referendum next month that calls for an overhaul of the justice system, a poll by Ecuadorean pollster Cedatos showed.
The leader of the local Clausura Tournament, Vélez Sársfield, thrashed Ecuador’s Liga Deportiva Universitaria 3-0 in the first leg of the pre-quarter finals of the Libertadores Cup. This result helps Gareca’s team to be calmed for the second leg to be played in Quito next week.
The National Secretary of Risk management in Ecuador, María del Pilar Cornejo declared an orange alert today following the awakening of the Tungurahua volcano last night. Due to the explosions, three local towns have been evacuated.
President Rafael Correa vowed a shake-up of Ecuador's courts after a referendum strengthened his grip on the South American OPEC member nation while heightening foes' fears of autocratic rule.
Argentine Coach Omar Asad is quitting Emelec of Ecuador to take charge of San Lorenzo, the Argentine side's president Carlos Abdo said.
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Ecuador's Goalkeeper Marcelo Elizaga made several fine saves to secure a 0-0 draw with Paraguay in their Copa América Group B match on Sunday.
Ecuador's Antonio Valencia has injured the ankle which he had surgery on last year and will miss their second Copa América Group B match against Venezuela on Saturday, a team doctor said.
Venezuela stunned Ecuador 1-0 to go top of Group B at the Copa América with only their third win in the competition since they first took part in 1967.
The Union of South American Nations (Unasur) will hold an “urgent meeting,” suggested by Colombia, to establish actions to protect the region from the possible economic crisis of the United States, the Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa reported.
The Ecuadorean referee who was part of Italy's controversial elimination from the 2002 World Cup was sentenced to 2 1/2 years in prison on heroin-smuggling charges, court documents showed.
All members of the Ecuadorean presidential cabinet have tendered their resignations to president Rafael Correa on Monday, presidential secretary Alexis Mera announced, explaining that it was Correa himself who had asked for them to do so.
Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito defeated Vélez Sársfield 2-0 in the first leg of the semi-finals of the Sudamericana Cup. The Argentine team must now defeated the Ecuadorean team in the second leg to be played in Liniers to reach the final.
Authorities in Ecuador upgraded today an eruption warning for the Tungurahua volcano, on the eve of a possible eruption. The warning was upgraded from yellow to orange when volcanic activity was seen to have risen suddenly.
Ecuador’s Liga Deportiva Universitaria de Quito defeated Vélez Sársfied 1-0 in the match for the second leg of the semi-finals of the Sudamericana Cup. The Argentine team was left out of the cup because it had also been defeated by 2-0 in the first leg.
Ecuador's leftist president, Rafael Correa, on Monday pardoned three newspaper publishers and a former columnist who had been sentenced to jail and ordered to pay $40 million damages in a libel case that angered media freedom advocates.
The legal team representing Ecuadorean plaintiffs who won an $18 billion landmark case against oil giant Chevron for polluting the Amazon jungle will target the company's assets in Panama and Venezuela in a bid to collect the award
Lanús defeated Ecuador's Emelec 1-0 in the match for the Group 2 of the Libertadores de América Cup, and renewed its hopes to achieve the next round of the Tournament.
Lanús defeated Ecuador's Emelec 2-0 in the match for the Group 2 of the Libertadores de América Cup. The Argentine team now leads the group and is getting closer to achieve a place at the pre-quarter finals.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa insisted he will push ahead with plans to develop large-scale mining, seeking to ride out the arrival in Quito of indigenous de monstrators who fear their lands will be wrecked.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said he will not attend this month's Summit of the Americas in Colombia, nor any other gathering that excludes Cuba or fails to address what he calls the region's most pressing issues.
Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella could not decide between "giving the chance to an offensive team or balance the midfield" when he was asked about the players' list that will face Ecuador for the South American Qualifiers for Brazil World Cup 2014.
Argentina's decision to play their four world class forwards was fully justified in a crushing 4-0 win over Ecuador that put them top of the South American World Cup qualifiers.
Argentina's national football team coach Alejandro Sabella presented the players' list that will face Brazil. Midfielder José Sosa will replace forward Sergio "Kun" Agüero.
Spanish ex judge Baltasar Garzón will head the defence of the founder of WikiLeaks, Australian Julian Assange, who has taken refugee at Ecuador's Embassy in London.
Brazil and Ecuador have agreed to help Haiti set up a new army that will eventually replace the UN peacekeeping force that has protected the impoverished Caribbean nation on and off since 1994, officials say.
Ecuador wants to prevent Julian Assange's extradition to Sweden because it is disappointed that the Scandinavian country has turned down an offer to question the WikiLeaks founder in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, a minister said.
Ecuador denied a report that it had granted amnesty to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, and the country's foreign minister said only he and President Rafael Correa could make the decision.
Britain warned Ecuador that it could raid its London embassy if Quito does not hand over WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been taking refuge at the mission since mid-June.
Britain said that any decision by Ecuador to give Julian Assange political asylum wouldn't change a thing and that it might still revoke the diplomatic status of Quito's embassy in London to allow the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder.
Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange today, ratcheting up tension in a standoff with Britain which has warned it could revoke the diplomatic status of Quito's embassy in London to allow the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder.
Julian Assange's supporters outside the London embassy where he is confined say he is being persecuted for speaking truth to power, but free speech campaigners further afield say the WikiLeaks founder has lost his way and damaged the cause.
Ecuador cast its dispute with Britain over asylum for WikiLeaks' founder Julian Assange as a struggle against colonialism today, drawing growing support from its neighbours in the international diplomatic saga.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange used the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy today to berate the United States for threatening freedom of expression and called on President Barack Obama to end what he called a witch-hunt against his whistle-blowing website.
Hundreds of Ecuadoreans marched in support of the government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a saga that could help President Rafael Correa if he seeks re-election.
The United States accused WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange of making "wild assertions" about an alleged US vendetta against him to deflect attention from rape allegations he faces in Sweden.
In an interview to the Frankfurter Rundschau newspaper, Deputy Director of the Service for Criminal Cases and International Cooperation of Sweden’s Justice Ministry Cecilia Riddselius told Swedish authorities would not extradite WikiLeaks website founder Julian Assange, to the United States in case he could face capital punishment.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said that Britain's failure to extradite former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet more than a decade ago means it has no right to lecture others over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange
The Organization of American States (OAS) gave its support to Ecuador over the conflict with United Kingdom over the diplomatic asylum granted by the andean country to Wikileaks founder Julian Assange.
Britain has withdrawn a threat to enter Ecuador's embassy in London to arrest WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has taken refuge there, President Rafael Correa said today, taking the heat out of the diplomatic standoff.
Britain said it remained committed to reaching a diplomatic solution to the presence of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in Ecuador's London embassy, after both countries took steps to defuse a row over his action in taking refuge there.
Britain and Ecuador should resume talks over the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London, as early as possible, British Foreign Secretary William Hague said.
Colombia showed again yesterday it is one of the powers in South American World Cup qualifying with a 3-1 victory over a 10-man Chile.
Ecuador's Deportivo Quito defeated Argentina's Tigre by 2-0 in the match for the pre-quarter finals' first leg of the Sudamericana Cup.
Nine people who put up bail for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, including two members of the British aristocracy and a Nobel Prize winner, were ordered to pay 93,000 pounds ($150,000) after Assange took refuge in Ecuador's embassy.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said his family would support him if he were to run for re-election in 2013 and that his candidacy now rest
Ecuador is worried about the health of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and has asked Britain to guarantee him safe passage from its London embassy to a hospital if he needs medical treatment, a senior Ecuadorean diplomat said in Moscow.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa confirmed that he will run for re-election in a vote scheduled for February 2013, which he is expected to win comfortably.
Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa yesterday launched his reelection bid for a February vote likely to give him a new four-year term to continue boosting state control over the economy.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is suffering from a chronic lung ailment that could worsen at any time and is being checked regularly by doctors, the Andean country's ambassador to Britain said.
After meeting with Ecuador's President Rafael Correa today, President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner assured that Latin American countries find themselves in a “better position than ever” and that the region cannot “miss this historic opportunity."
Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, said he would discuss a lawsuit against Chevron for environmental damage in Ecuador's jungle areas with Argentine President Cristina Fernandez after plaintiffs took their case to that country.
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez's cancer operation in Cuba yesterday was a success, his vice president said, adding that the complex surgery had lasted more than six hours and he would be recuperating for several days.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced a 9 percent increase in the minimum wage for private-sector workers for 2013, a move that may help consolidate his February re-election bid that polls broadly show him favored to win.
Portugal captain Cristiano Ronaldo is confident he will take part in Wednesday's friendly against Ecuador despite feeling a certain "overload".
Leftist Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has maintained a huge lead over his nearest opposition rival in the run-up to the Feb. 17 elections, recent polls show.
Close to 11.7 million people in Ecuador are expected to vote tomorrow as they elect their new president, vice-president and 137 congressmen for the 2013-2017 term. Incumbent head of state Rafael Correa is highly expected to be re-elected.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa claimed victory in Sunday's presidential election, giving him a new four-year term to continue his socialist revolution and strengthen Latin America's alliance of leftist leaders.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa vowed today to press ahead with laws to control the media and redistribute land to the poor as he looks to deepen his socialist revolution after a resounding re-election victory.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said his party likely won three-quarters of the seats in Congress in last weekend's election and vowed today to "steamroll" through reforms that will make his socialist model irreversible.
Boca Juniors put their Libertadores Cup campaign back on the rails with a 2-1 away win over Ecuador's Barcelona in Guayaquil today.
Former president of Argentina Carlos Saúl Menem has appealed to the Supreme Court of Justice the sentence that convicted him of smuggling arms to Croatia and Ecuador during the 90’s.
Boca Juniors managed to beat Ecuador's Barcelona 1-0 in a duel during the fifth round of the Libertadores Cup at the Bombonera.
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa was sworn in today for his third term in a ceremony held at the National Assembly.
Ecuador's foreign minister accused the British government of trampling on the human rights of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange by refusing to allow him to travel to Ecuador, which granted him political asylum almost a year ago.
Ecuador is reviewing Edward Snowden's asylum request and will make a decision on the former US intelligence contractor "in due time" based on human rights considerations above all, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said today.
President Barack Obama said today he had not yet spoken to Chinese President Xi Jinping or Russian President Vladimir Putin about the US request to extradite former American spy agency contractor Edward Snowden.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he had no plans to cut off commercial ties with any country as a result of pressures over potential asylum for former US security contractor Edward Snowden.
Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said the United States asked him not to grant asylum for former US spy agency contractor Edward Snowden in a "cordial" telephone conversation he held with US Vice President Joe Biden.
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said the fate of former US intelligence contractor Edward Snowden is in the hands of the authorities in Russia, where he is holed up in hope of obtaining asylum in the South American nation.
Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro said that Edward Snowden, the former US spy agency contractor, deserved the "world's protection" for divulging details of Washington's spy program.
Ex-president Carlos Menem has appealed the seven year prison sentence given to him for his involvement in the illegal trafficking of weapons to Croatia and Ecuador, and maintained that the sentence was not justified.
Ecuador has found a hidden microphone inside its London embassy, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is living, and will disclose who controls the device, its foreign minister said.
A British private surveillance company denied that it had bugged the Ecuadorean embassy in London, where WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been living for over a year.
Ecuador international striker Christian Benitez has died in Qatar of heart failure at the age of 27, after he was hospitalised following the onset of sudden pains in Sunday's match with new club El Jaish.
Directors of Qatari football club Al Jaish have received reports from the autopsy on their former player, Ecuador international Christian Benitez, which determine that the 27-year-old striker's death was caused by heart failure.
US petroleum giant Chevron has warned that the continuing legal battle with Ecuador's government over pollution charges could put in jeopardy the company's partnership with YPF to exploit the Vaca Muerta shale reserves in Neuquén.
An experimental Argentina, playing without injured captain Lionel Messi, drew 0-0 with fellow World Cup finalists Ecuador in a friendly at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Friday.
Ecuador's opposition has won control of the capital Quito and another major city in the oil-producing Andean nation in elections, preliminary results showed, a result President Rafael Correa said threatened to make the country harder to govern.
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The results of the municipal elections in Ecuador were a setback for President Rafael Correa. Seven years after he took office, Correa has ran out of enemies to blame for the problems faced by his country.
Latin American foreign ministers will meet next week to discuss the unrest in Venezuela that has left at least 20 dead and convulsed the South American OPEC nation, diplomatic sources.
A second-string England side were held to a 2-2 draw by Ecuador after a superb strike by substitute Michael Arroyo before both sides had a player sent off in a World Cup warm-up match today.
Haris Seferovic struck a stoppage time winner as Switzerland fought back from a goal down to claim a thrilling last-gasp 2-1 win over Ecuador in a scrappy but entertaining World Cup Group E opener.