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Rural Ecuador faces coronavirus outbreak without doctors

05 May, 2020 8:45 pm 8:45 pm

CHANDUY, Ecuador (Reuters) – When a group of villagers in the Ecuadorean fishing community of El Real came down with coughs and fevers in early April, nobody was sure if they had the coronavirus – and no health workers were available to diagnose or treat them. Their local doctor, like many of rural Ecuador’s health … Read More


Ecuadorians defy military-backed curfew, turn to violent protests

10 October, 2019 6:21 am 6:21 am

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean police battled masked men who launched homemade projectiles at them in downtown Quito on Sunday, as protesters defied a curfew that was imposed by President Lenin Moreno in a bid to quell anti-austerity unrest. Parts of the highland city of nearly 3 million people resembled a war zone, with armoured military … Read More


Venezuelan migrants flood into Ecuador ahead of new visa restrictions

08 August, 2019 5:43 am 5:43 am

BOGOTA (Reuters) – More than 85,000 Venezuelan migrants crossed into Ecuador from Colombia in the last month, ahead of new visa restrictions from Quito that took effect on Monday, the Colombian government said. The number of migrants entering Ecuador at the Rumichaca border crossing reached 11,000 over the weekend, an uptick of 30% compared to … Read More

UK said Assange would not be extradited – Ecuador’s top attorne...

10 October, 2018 9:50 am 9:50 am

QUITO (Reuters) – The United Kingdom told Ecuador in August that WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange would not be extradited if he left the country’s London embassy, where he has lived under asylum since 2012, Ecuador’s top government attorney said on Thursday. In a written response to queries from Ecuador, the UK explained that it had … Read More

Peru to tighten entry requirements for Venezuelans as migration surges

08 August, 2018 10:08 am 10:08 am

LIMA (Reuters) – The government of Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra is going to start barring Venezuelan migrants from entering the country unless they have passports, two government sources said , following a similar decision in neighbouring Ecuador. The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the measure aims to curb a surge in immigration … Read More

Gomez returns as Ecuador coach

08 August, 2018 8:15 am 8:15 am

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador (Reuters) – Ecuador’s football federation have named Hernan Dario Gomez, who led Panama to their first World Cup finals this summer, as the new coach of the national side. It will be the 62-year-old’s second spell in charge of Ecuador after leading them to their maiden World Cup in 2002. “I am very … Read More