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First lady Jill Biden touts US commitment to South and Central America in Ecuador speech

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Quito, Ecuador First lady Jill Biden spent her first full day of a trip through South and Central America on Thursday, using a speech at the Carondelet presidential palace in Quito, Ecuador, to emphasize the importan...

More than 40 dead in Ecuador prison riot

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A prison riot between rival gangs has left at least 43 dead and 13 injured at a maximum security facility in northern Ecuador. The death toll is likely to increase as many of those injured were taken to hospital in...

At least 23 dead in Ecuador landslide

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At least 23 people have died after heavy rainfall triggered a landslide on Monday in Quito, Ecuador, authorities said. Quito's mayor Santiago Guarderas told reporters on Tuesday that 47 people were injured, includi...

Over 100 killed in bloody Ecuador prison massacre

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Over 100 people have died in a prison massacre that erupted yesterday in Ecuador, the country's prison agency said Wednesday. At least 52 people were injured, it also said. The death toll represents a significant ...

Girls dropped over US-Mexico border wall are ‘finally reunited’ with their family: Ecuador Foreign Ministry

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The children, ages 3 and 5, were "finally reunited with their family on April 17," according to a statement released this week by Ecuador’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility.  "The Foreign Ministry ratif...

Ecuador and Peru signal political divides that could trouble the region

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More than a year into the pandemic and as cases resurge in Latin America, two recent elections suggest that popular political views on how to escape the crisis remain deeply polarized -- at a time when cohesion is m...

Ecuador votes for president as voters lean toward socialism

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QuitoEcuadoreans choose a new president on Sunday, with many voters weary of painful economic austerity measures and eager for a return to socialism, encouraging left-wing candidate Andres Arauz who hopes to win with...

Ecuador star Pervis Estupinan finds his missing passport after social media appeal

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Everyone knows the feeling. You're on the way the airport and, suddenly, your heart drops: "I've forgotten my passport." Ecuador defender Pervis Estupinan would have experienced such dread on Wednesday as he attempt...