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More sources report that Ecuador is on the verge of handing over Julian Assange to British police

According to a growing number of sources, Ecuador authorities are about to hand WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange over to the British authorities. Margarita Simonyan, the editor-in-chief of the English-language Russian television news network RT and of the Russian state-owned international news agency Rossiya Segodnya, is the latest to report the pending handover. On Friday, journalist […]

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In twist of fate, Correa asks organization he once called ‘illegitimate’ for protection from courts

Ex-president Rafael Correa has asked for international protection after an Ecuadorian judge who ordered him jailed for missing a court date even though the former leader is living in Europe. Ironically, the organization he is turning to for help, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights, he once called “an illegitimate tool of colonialism.” Correa appealed […]

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Today’s battle between the Christians and Moors in Gualaceo is one of Ecuador’s stranger events

In a country known for colorful, sometimes bizarre festivals, few can rival tonight’s reenactment of the battle between the Christians and Moors in Gualaceo. The annual event includes a cast of 150 actors who will parade through town on horseback this afternoon. The parade ends at Belén Stadium, near the Santa Barbara River, where the […]

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Senator moons congress, says he is following a long Colombian tradition of ‘showing your ass’

The former mayor of Bogotá and newly-elected Colombian senator Antanas Mockus claims he was simply following a time-honored Colombian tradition when he mooned the National Congress Friday afternoon. Mockus dropped his pants during the installation ceremony of the new Congress because members showed a “lack of respect” for the outgoing congressional president. According to Mockus, […]

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Colombian para-military group says it will ‘exterminate’ human rights and social leaders

Far-right group Aguilas Negras has vowed to “exterminate” all Colombia’s human rights defenders and social leaders, calling them “guerrillas in disguise.” In a death threat sent to dozens of organizations and individuals last week, the group said that social leaders seek to “destabilize” the country and “obtain power.” In a Sunday, July 15 message, Aguilas […]

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Ecuador aims for record with pyramid of roses

Half a million roses have been placed in the shape of a flat-topped pyramid in Tabacundo, Ecuador, in an attempt to enter the Guinness Book of World Records. Currently, the world record for largest flower arrangement is held by the Dubai Miracle Garden in United Arab Emirates, which created a life-size sculpture of a Airbus […]

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First tram station is installed, Law protects Ecuador’s elderly, New TSA rule

First tram station is installed The first of 25 tram platforms was installed yesterday near the Rio Yanuncay. The platforms, where the tram will stop to take on and discharge passengers, are being built on raised concrete pads and will have steel roofs and ticket machines. According to the director of the tram project, Jaime […]

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High court upholds right of lesbian couple to give daughter their last names

Ecuador’s Constitutional Court has upheld a ruling by a Cuenca district court allowing a six-year-old girl to be named for her lesbian parents. The country’s Civil Registry had appealed the decision, claiming that their rules prohibit a child from having the last names of two women. The Constitutional Court said that, effective immediately, the legal […]

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