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‘Lost Cities of Gold’ still attract treasure hunters

By Laura Millan Lombrana and Danielle Bochove Keith Barron is deep inside a Vatican library, hunkered over a 17th century tome bound in Moroccan red leather. “The country is the richest in gold in all the Indies,” reads one passage. “The natives are cannibals and very warlike, and devastated the city of Logroño de los […]

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Spain supports elimination of EU visas for Ecuadorians; Ecuador says it will muzzle Assange

In a Monday meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, President Lenin Moreno received assurances that Spain will actively campaign for the elimination of visa requirements for Ecuadorian citizens visiting European Union (EU) countries. Although Ecuador signed a trade agreement with the EU last year, the agreement did not include a provision eliminating the visa […]

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Impeachment proceeding begin for Glas

Ecuador’s National Assembly has taken the first step to begin an impeachment trial for Vice President Jorge Glas. On Wednesday, Glas was convicted of corruption by the National Court and sentenced to six years in prison. Other charges against him are pending. The Assembly’s administration council (CAL) voted Sunday to forward its plan for an […]

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For the second time, Ecuador warns Julian Assange not to interfere in affairs of Spain or other nations

Ecuador has warned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange not to interfere in the internal affairs of Spain or other countries with close ties to Ecuador. In particular, Ecuador’s foreign minister cautioned the Wikileaks founder to stay out of the Catalonian separatist movement. It is the second time that Ecuador has issued such a warning in three […]

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Moreno and the Pope discuss Amazon protection

During a 40-minute meeting Saturday, President Lenin Moreno and Pope Francis focused on ways to protect the Amazon basin which Ecuador shares with six other South American countries. Moreno, who is on the first European trip of his presidency, is visiting with officials of several countries, and has met with groups of Ecuadorian migrants in […]

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New poll shows strong ‘yes’ support for referendum

Ecuador’s Cedatos / Gallup public opinion poll shows Ecuadorians strongly support President Lenin Moreno’s call for a public referendum and that a large majority will vote “yes” on all seven questions. In a poll taken from December 6 to December 12, 74.3% of respondents said that the referendum is a good idea and that, on […]

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Moreno says he’ll wait for appeals on Glas’ VP status, blasts corruption of Correa administration

President Lenin Moreno says he will wait for the courts to rule on an appeal to Vice President Jorge Glas’ six-year prison sentence before seeking an official replacement. During an interview with a Spanish television network during his current European trip, he also blasted the “galloping corruption” of the final years of former president Rafael […]

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