Ecuador

Coordinates: 2°00′S 77°30′W / 2.000°S 77.500°W / -2.000; -77.500

Ecuador (i/ˈɛkwədɔːr/ E-kwə-dawr, Spanish: [ekwaˈðor]), officially the Republic of Ecuador (Spanish: República del Ecuador, which literally translates as "Republic of the Equator"), is a representative democratic republic in northwestern South America, bordered by Colombia on the north, Peru on the east and south, and the Pacific Ocean to the west. Ecuador also includes the Galápagos Islands in the Pacific, about 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) west of the mainland.

What is now Ecuador was home to a variety of Amerindian groups that were gradually incorporated into the Inca Empire during the fifteenth century. The territory was colonized by Spain during the sixteenth century, achieving independence in 1820 as part of Gran Colombia, from which it emerged as its own sovereign state in 1830. The legacy of both empires is reflected in Ecuador's ethnically diverse population, with most of its 15.2 million people being mestizos, followed by large minorities of European, Amerindian, and African descendants.

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Ecuador: Constitutional reform to militarize public security would endanger human rights

Amnesty 20 Jan 2023
Today, Amnesty International sent a communication to the members of the Commission, expressing its concern about the draft reform, which in its view contravenes Ecuador’s international human rights obligations ... The post Ecuador....
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Corporación América Airports S.A. Reports December 2022 Passenger Traffic

Hastings Tribune 17 Jan 2023
Overall passenger traffic reached 87.2% of December 2019 levels, in line with the 87.4% posted in November, with international and domestic passenger traffic reaching 90.1% and 85.0% of December 2019 levels, respectively ... Domestic passenger traffic reached 97.2% of December 2019 levels, up from the 96.9% posted in November ... Ecuador ... Ecuador ... Ecuador....
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'I'm a mom now': Ecuador man legally changes his gender. Here's why

Hindustan Times 09 Jan 2023
A man in Ecuador legally changed his gender to female to win a custody battle of his two young daughters in court, a report said, Rene Salinas Ramos,47, will now be listed as a female on official documents in Ecuador, the New York Post reported ... Laws in Ecuador prefer mothers over ......

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