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Ecuador begins large-scale mining at Mirador copper project

Jul 18 2019

TUNDAYME, Ecuador Copper output began at the Chinese-owned Mirador mining project in southern Ecuador on Thursday, a milestone in market-friendly President Lenin Moreno's effort to boost the mining sector and wean the OPEC nation's economy off its dependence on oil.

U.S. asked Ecuadorean officials about alleged Assange-Manafort meeting: source

Jan 18 2019

QUITO U.S. officials spoke with officials from Ecuador's British embassy on Friday about an alleged meeting there between President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, an Ecuadorean government source said.

Ecuador says it needs $550 million to help Venezuelan migrants

Nov 23 2018

QUITO Ecuador needs some $550 million to provide aid to Venezuelan citizens fleeing their country's economic crisis, and hopes to raise the funds through donations from multilateral agencies and nearby countries, an Ecuadorean official said the Friday.

Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case

Dec 13 2017

QUITO An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht [ODBCT.UL] in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts.

Ecuador begins drilling for oil in pristine corner of Amazon

Sep 07 2016

TIPUTINI, Ecuador Ecuador began drilling for oil on Wednesday near an Amazon nature reserve known as Yasuni, a site that President Rafael Correa had previously sought to protect from development and pollution under a pioneering conservation plan.

Ecuador's largest refinery to close for renovations in Oct and Nov

Apr 17 2014

QUITO Ecuador's largest refinery, with a 110,000 barrel-per-day capacity, will cease operations completely between October and November for renovations, the oil minister said.

Ecuadoreans rally behind president over Assange asylum

Aug 21 2012

QUITO Hundreds of Ecuadoreans marched on Monday in support of the government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a saga that could help President Rafael Correa win re-election.

Ecuadoreans rally behind president over Assange asylum

Aug 21 2012

QUITO Hundreds of Ecuadoreans marched on Monday in support of the government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a saga that could help President Rafael Correa win re-election.

Ecuadoreans rally behind president over Assange asylum

Aug 21 2012

QUITO Hundreds of Ecuadoreans marched on Monday in support of the government's decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in a saga that could help President Rafael Correa win re-election.

Ecuadoreans rally behind president over Assange asylum

Aug 20 2012

QUITO Hundreds of Ecuadoreans marched on Monday 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.

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