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Christian Science Monitor
With Assange still in Ecuadorean embassy, the country tightens press freedom
Lawmakers from the opposition wearing gags and holding protest posters against the new Communications Act as the screen shows a live image of lawmaker Mauro Andino presenting his proposal for the new Communications Law in Quito, Ecuador, June 14. Last week, Ecuador's National Assembly approved a bill that many say will regulate and constrict ... (more)
Tue Jun 18, 2013
North via South: Life on the Altiplano
Magda Biernat and Ian Webster , the husband-and-wife duo we've been following on their journey from Antarctica to Alaska, recently sent an update from the Altiplano.
Ecuador: Swiss parliamentarians visit Tdh's projects
As part of the 128th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, Swiss parliamentarians traveled to Quito and were able to meet with teams and projects led by Terre des hommes, including those relating to community development and the treatment of youths within the legal system .
The China Post
UK Assange threat nearly broke ties: Ecuador
Britain's threat to enter the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to nab WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange strained bilateral ties to the point of breaking but relations are now good, a top diplomat said Sunday.
Mon Jun 17, 2013
Effort to revive Galapagos tortoises once thought extinct
Scientists will try to revive two species of giant Galapagos tortoises thought to have been extinct by breeding genetic relatives in captivity, experts leading the effort said.
Sun Jun 16, 2013
Global Voices Online
Experts and Citizens Discuss 'Free Culture' in Quito, Ecuador
Different participants and more than 20 speakers met for two days at the Second International Congress on Free Culture in Quito, Ecuador to talk about free culture and its relationship with education and different forms of cultural expression.
Britain is 'softening' to my plight, claims Julian Assange on anniversary of embassy stay
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Sat Jun 15, 2013
Ecuador Arrests 7 Tourists Attempting to Smuggle 1,300 Sea Cucumbers
Ecuadorian authorities arrested seven foreigners after finding a total of 1,313 processed sea cucumbers inside their luggage, the Galapagos National Park Service said Friday.
Fri Jun 14, 2013
The Charlotte Observer
Ecuador's legislature passes restrictive media law
QUITO, Ecuador Ecuador's congress on Friday passed a restrictive new media law championed by President Rafael Correa, creating official media overseers, imposing sanctions for smearing "people's good name" and limiting private media to one third of radio and TV licenses.
Thu Jun 13, 2013
Bogota chemical factory on fire; at least 7 injured
Six workers and one fireman were injured in a major fire at a chemical factory in the south of Bogota that was visible throughout the city Thursday.
The Northern Miner
Editorial: Fruitless del Norte
Kinross Gold's abandonment of the Fruta del Norte gold project in the face of an obstinate Ecuadorian government is a sad end to what could have been a wonderful, mutually beneficially relationship between Canadian miners and their partners in Ecuador.
Original Brevard Zoo animal passes away
One of the original animals at Brevard Zoo, a male tapir named Pee Wee, died Wednesday during a medical procedure to its toe.
Wed Jun 12, 2013
The Huffington Post
Kathleen Peddicord: Are These The 2 Best Places To Retire South of The Border?
Cuenca, Ecuador, and Medellin, Colombia, are two of the top retirement options in Latin America right now.
TAME launches new international route to Buenos Aires
Official event in Quito preceded the launch of TAME's new service to Buenos Aires.
Father's Day: Ten great islands for Dad
Tom Hanks was a Castaway. We have all heard the story of Robinson Crusoe. We see cartoons about the joy of being marooned on a desert island.
Malaysian National News Agency
Ecuador Hosts First Summit For Responsible Journalism
The Ecuadorian city of Guayaquil will host the first Summit for Responsible Journalism , which will gather about 10,000 participants from several countries on June 19 and 20. Guayaquil Historical Park, located on the outskirts of the port city will host the massive event, scheduled to be opened by Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa, who has ... (more)
Tue Jun 11, 2013
Galapagos Fabled Giant Tortoise "Lonesome George" to Go On Display
The body of the giant tortoise known as "Lonesome George," which died a year ago, is being embalmed in the United States, a process after which it will be returned to Ecuador to be exhibited in the Galapagos archipelago.
Galapagos Journal - Santa Cruz Island, Puerto Ayora
There are about 30,000 people who live on the Galapagos Islands. Most of those live on Santa Cruz and the majority of those residents live in Puerto Ayora.