QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Three lawmakers aligned with former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa have taken refuge in the Mexican Embassy in Quito amid the country's subsiding...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno survived the toughest political crisis of his presidency by negotiating an end to indigenous anti-austerity protests. Now he faces an even tougher...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of indigenous demonstrators, student volunteers and local residents launched a mass cleanup Monday of a Quito park where anti-austerity protesters fought police for...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — President Lenín Moreno and leaders of Ecuador's indigenous peoples struck a deal late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The latest on Ecuador's crisis (all times local):
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples have struck a deal...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's army took to the streets after President Lenín Moreno ordered the first 24-hour curfew in decades in response to a day of attacks on government buildings and media...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on Ecuador's political crisis (all times local):
President Lenín Moreno has announced some possible concessions in an economic package that...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Anti-government protesters paraded captive police officers on a stage Thursday, defying Ecuadorian authorities who are seeking dialogue with opponents, particularly...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of protesters staged anti-government rallies Wednesday, seeking to intensify pressure on Ecuador's president after a week of unrest sparked by fuel price...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Thousands of indigenous people, some carrying long sticks, converged on Ecuador's capital Tuesday as anti-government protests and clashes led the president to move his...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador has endured days of popular upheaval since President Lenín Moreno scrapped fuel price subsidies, a step that set off protests and clashes across the small South...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorian authorities dispatched military vehicles to ferry civilian passengers Friday and arrested several transport union leaders following a strike that shut down taxi,...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — It’s a real ice cream flavor: guinea pig.
Anyone who thinks of guinea pigs as pets _ cute, squishy, squeaking bundles of fur _ might find that idea hard to...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador’s president declared a state of emergency Thursday to confront rowdy street protests and a nationwide transport strike over his decision to end government fuel...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds of women have angrily protested in Ecuador's capital after the congress rejected a measure that would allow abortions in all cases of rape.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — It's a chilly night in Ecuador's capital and the small group of men and women visiting the city's oldest cemetery are understandably nervous.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A court in Ecuador freed a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Thursday after more than two months in jail on suspicion of hacking.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A plan by Ecuador to let the U.S. military use a Galápagos island for aircraft on anti-drug trafficking flights is drawing criticism that the agreement would damage the...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — In a story May 15 about an agreement between Ecuador and the U.S. Agency for International Development, The Associated Press reported erroneously that aid for Venezuelan...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A Swedish programmer friendly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he's confident the allegations that have him jailed in Ecuador lack substance and "will...
WASHINGTON (AP) — Ecuador's president on Tuesday accused Julian Assange of hosting numerous hackers at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to give them directions on how to propagate information on...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The parents of a Swedish programmer suspected of plotting to blackmail Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno over his abandonment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made an...
CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — An ace Swedish programmer who was an early, ardent supporter of WikiLeaks has been arrested in Ecuador in an alleged plot to blackmail the country's president over his...
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange in London (all times local):
Friends of a Swedish software developer arrested in Ecuador as part of a...
LONDON (AP) — British police on Thursday hauled a bearded and shouting Julian Assange from the Ecuadorian Embassy where he was holed up for nearly seven years, and the U.S. charged the WikiLeaks...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The relationship between WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and the Ecuadorians who granted him asylum had the ups and downs of a telenovela.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Researchers in Ecuador say they have discovered a "nursery" of hammerhead sharks off the coast of the Galapagos Islands, a find that may help them track and protect the...
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters urges Ecuador to protect WikiLeaks publisher against U.S. charges
Pink Floyd co-founder Roger Waters leveraged an appearance in Ecuador to lobby for President Lenin Moreno to continue shielding WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange from U.S. charges, urging his...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is seeking a court injunction pressing Ecuador to provide basic rights he says the country agreed to when it first granted him asylum at its London embassy.
Assange's attorneys filed papers Friday in a Quito court. The Australian ex-hacker sought asylum from Ecuador in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden.
Assange says his host must pay for his doctor visits, WiFi connection and relax strict rules that make visits difficult.
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York man who was arrested for falsely claiming he was owed half-ownership of Facebook but then fled the country has been captured in Ecuador, authorities said Thursday.
Prosecutors notified a judge presiding over his case in Manhattan federal court that Paul Ceglia was arrested in the morning. They said he'll appear in a court in Quito, Ecuador's capital, within a day.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A bus apparently lost its brakes, then hit another vehicle at high speed and rolled over four times, killing at least 24 people and injuring 22 while smashing into several houses along a highway near Ecuador's capital early Tuesday, officials said.
The Colombian-registered bus was traveling to Quito when it hit a smaller vehicle in an area known as dead man's curve at about 3 a.m., Ecuadorean authorities said.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Officials in Ecuador say they are launching a security effort with the United States in a further sign that frosty relations between the two nations are thawing.
Defense Minister Oswaldo Jarrin spoke Thursday in Quito, saying Ecuador is also buying weapons, radar sets, six helicopters and other equipment, but gave no details.
Jarrin says cooperation with the U.S. will include training and intelligence sharing.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An Ecuadoran judge ordered Tuesday that former President Rafael Correa, who is out of the country, be jailed after failing to appear in court in connection with a probe into the kidnapping of an opposition lawmaker.
Chief prosecutor Paul Perez demanded Correa's arrest and extradition from Belgium, where he currently resides, after the 55-year-old former leader failed to appear at court in Ecuador's capital as required under the terms of an investigation.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on U.S President Mike Pence's visit to Latin America (all times local):
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence called on Central American governments to do more to contain illegal immigration because the "need for stronger actions is more urgent than ever."
Speaking in Guatemala City to the leaders of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador, Pence said that "this exodus has to end."
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The players race down the field chasing a soccer ball and trying to kick it into their opponents' goal. Unlike most soccer players the world over, many of these athletes compete while using crutches. Others are missing arms.
The action came in Ecuador's just-completed second soccer tournament for amputees, and even though the country's national team didn't qualify for the World Cup beginning this month in Russia, the enthusiasm of players and fans alike was contagious.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador said Wednesday that it is suspending its role as a mediator in peace talks between the Colombian government and that nation's last major rebel army.
The decision appeared to have caught off guard Colombia's government, which initially denied having been informed of the decision and then scrambled to play down its significance, saying it would work to find a new host for talks that have been taking place in the neighboring country for more than a year.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Friday confirmed that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia had been killed, opening the door to a military strike against their captors.
Moreno spoke after a 12-hour deadline ended with the captors failing to demonstrate the hostages were still alive. It's still not clear how they died but Moreno denied the hostage takers' unsubstantiated claims it was the result of a stealth military operation.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador on Wednesday again urged Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained about his contacts with Catalan secessionists, though the government said the Wikileaks founder would continue enjoying political asylum in its London embassy.
President Lenin Moreno is scheduled to visit Spain in December, and his government released a statement saying Assange's comments do not reflect its own views.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said Monday that he met with President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman this year together with a group of Chinese businessmen interested in acquiring a stake in the nation's power company.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — On the outskirts of Ecuador's capital, young couples and families venture into a pitch-black cave in search of an unlikely experience: a meal in the dark.
Blind waiters guide guests to their tables and deliver tangy fruit juices and appetizing dishes like caramelized vegetables and sweet fried bananas — foods the owner believes can taste even more delightful when diners can't see what they are eating.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Scientists in Ecuador's Galapagos islands are hoping to restore a tortoise species believed extinct since the 1800s.
The Chelonoidis elephantopus lived on Floreana Island and was captured by seamen in large numbers for food during long journeys across the Pacific. The species is thought to have disappeared shortly after Charles Darwin's celebrated visit to the treasured archipelago.
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombia's government and last remaining major rebel group signed a bilateral cease-fire Monday ahead of Pope Francis' visit this week, an agreement seen as a significant step toward negotiating a permanent peace deal.
The deal struck in Quito, Ecuador, where talks with the National Liberation Army, or ELN, have been taking place since February, goes into effect Oct. 1. It runs through Jan. 12 and can be renewed if both sides agree.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A strong earthquake struck off Ecuador's coast Friday evening, sending people running into the streets of the country's major cities. Authorities said there were no reports of casualties or serious damage.
The U.S. Geological Service said the tremor had a preliminary magnitude of 6.0 and was centered about 30 kilometers (20 miles) northeast of Bahia de Caraquez. The quake occurred about 7 kilometers (6 miles) below the Earth's surface.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno is calling WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange a hacker.
But Moreno added Monday that even though he considers Assange a hacker, Ecuador's government will allow the Australian to remain at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London.
Assange responded on Twitter that he is a journalist and editor, and said even the U.S. does not call him a hacker.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Authorities have removed the last remaining protesters stationed in front of Ecuador's National Electoral Council calling for a vote-by-vote recount of the presidential election results.
Police officials ordered the demonstrators to leave early Tuesday after more than a week of protests in support of candidate and former banker Guillermo Lasso.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Conservative candidate Guillermo Lasso says his campaign for the presidency of Ecuador detected irregularities at almost 2,000 polling tables where his opponent handily won in Sunday's presidential runoff.
Lasso, in a press conference Wednesday, presented the strongest argument yet backing up his claims that ruling-party candidate Lenin Moreno won the election through fraud.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Supporters of Ecuadorean opposition leader Guillermo Lasso gathered in the streets for a second night Monday to protest what they consider fraud at the ballot box that tilted a presidential runoff in favor of his leftist rival.
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno looked headed to victory in Ecuador's presidential runoff Sunday but his rival refused to recognize the results, claiming he was the victim of fraud in what could set the stage for protests.
The election in the small Andean nation of 16 million was being watched closely for whether it marked a comeback for leftist candidates after a string of right-wing victories across Latin America,
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The Latest on Ecuador's presidential election (all times local):
Thousands of outraged supporters of opposition Ecuadorean presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso shouted "fraud" and broke through metal barricades to almost reach the entrance of the electoral council's headquarters in Quito before being pushed back by police. A similar scuffle took place outside the electoral offices in Guayaquil.