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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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Xinhua world news summary at 0130 GMT, Feb. 26 26 Feb 2021
QUITO -- Ecuador's National Police on Thursday morning foiled an escape attempt by inmates at the Litoral Penitentiary in Guayaquil amid a new riot in the prison, the Minister of Government Patricio Pazmino said ... the minister posted on his Twitter account. (Ecuador-Prison Riot)....

More than 50 inmates killed in riots sparked by rival gangs clashing for control at ...

The Daily Mail 23 Feb 2021
More than 50 inmates have been confirmed dead following a series of riots at three prisons in Ecuador, authorities announced. The uprisings were reported Tuesday morning after several criminal groups battling for control inside the penitentiary systems clashed, the Ecuador National Police said via a statement....

Former Ecuadorian president Gustavo Noboa dies at 83

Sina 17 Feb 2021
Video PlayerClose. QUITO, Feb ... In a message posted to Twitter, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno lamented Noboa's death and said he would declare national mourning in his honor. "Ecuador is in mourning ... On Jan ... Enditem. ....

UPDATE: Bullinger posts video updates on quest to touch the sun in Ecuador

Dothan Eagle 17 Feb 2021
FROM STAFF REPORTS. 021521-dot-news-bullinger. Bullinger posts video updates on quest to touch the sun in Ecuador. FROM STAFF REPORTS. James Bullinger, former Level Plains councilmember, returned to Ecuador last week for his third attempt to conquer the highest mountain in the country’s “Avenue of the Volcanoes.” ... View the video links below. ... Cheers! ... ....

Ecuador is her first stop post pandemic

Canada Dot Com 15 Feb 2021
Ecuador is her first stop post pandemic Back to video ......
photo: Creative Commons / Agencia de Noticias ANDES
Quito, 03 oct (Andes).- Lenin Moreno candidato a la Presidencia de la República por parte de Alianza PAIS

Ecuador’s outgoing president urges quick and accurate vote count

Al Jazeera 10 Feb 2021
The outgoing president of Ecuador has urged the country’s National ... The CNE is still counting after Sunday’s election, which saw 16 candidates vying for the post and took place amid widespread discontent over Ecuador’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic and an economic crisis....

Here's how elections could affect emerging markets in 2021

Beijing News 10 Feb 2021
Protests are also likely to have an impact ... The parliament will vote on the nominees to the top government posts in the middle of this year. In Ecuador, a socialist economist who rejects fiscal austerity demanded by the International Monetary Fund won the first round of the presidential election on Sunday ... Asia. Malaysia general election. Date ... Europe....

Former Ecuadorian president threatens, files suit against journalist Dayanna Monroy

CPJ 09 Feb 2021
‘Wouldn’t it make more sense to kill her?’” The original video is no longer available on Bucaram’s Facebook page; a clip featuring the threat was posted to YouTube by the local news website Ecuador Comunicación ... years in prison, according to Article 229 of Ecuador’s penal code....

‘Barbarism or solidarity’ at stake at Ecuador elections, says indigenous presidential candidate

Open Democracy 05 Feb 2021
El candidato Yaku Pérez (en el centro de la imagen) en una visita de campaña a Carita de Dios, norte de Ecuador, 4 Febrero 2021 ... In an exclusive interview, we ask Yaku Pérez, indigenous leader and presidential candidate for the Pachakutik party in Ecuador, about the country’s electoral process and the issues he will face if elected....

Post-normalisation, Israel and Bhutan to 'connect' through chess

Yahoo Daily News 21 Jan 2021
The Chess4Solidarity initiative, organised by the Chess4All organisation, will connect Israeli and Bhutanese players and will form solidarity between people through the game of chess, reported Jerusalem Post ... It is estimated that approximately 400 players will participate in the competition, reported Jerusalem Post....

Report: Newcastle United tipped to make a move for 'talented midfielder'

Sportslens 11 Jan 2021
Report. Newcastle United tipped to make a move for 'talented midfielder' - originally posted on Ecuador international Moises Caicedo has been linked with a move to Newcastle United. The 19-year-old was previously in talks with Manchester United, but they shelved plans to sign him following messy discussions ... Football Blog ....

Live COVID-19 updates: U.S. COVID-19 deaths top 370,000 10 Jan 2021
The COVID-19 death toll in the country rose by 168 in the past day to 67,599, the third highest in Europe after Britain and Italy, and the seventh in the world, showed data posted on the government's website on epidemic indicators ... QUITO -- Ecuador surpassed 220,000 cases of ......

Report: Man Utd close in on first January signing, 6-goal midfielder poised to join

Sportslens 24 Dec 2020
Man Utd close in on first January signing, 6-goal midfielder poised to join - originally posted on Manchester United are poised to complete a �4.5million signing of the Ecuador international Moises Caicedo ... The Ecuador international is immensely talented and he has a massive future ahead of him....