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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Latin America's unrest no fading away easy

Petroleum World 09 Jan 2020
But the virus of discontent was already spreading elsewhere, with streets in Colombia, Ecuador and Bolivia turning into scenes of pot-banging fire-setting fury ... In a video she posted, she said, “No more violence. Dialogue and love will always be our best weapons.” Ecuador's Indigenous Tensions....

Teacher urged pupils to follow dreams, but died chasing his own

Asahi News 31 Dec 2019
Along the way, Sato uploaded video, photos and posts to his website to share the adventure with ... 4, just before arriving in Peru, Sato posted the last entry on his site, saying how happy he had been to observe a math class in Ecuador and spend time with children at a school there....

‘Interim January’ at Wofford College

The Union Times 30 Dec 2019
Students also may conduct approved independent study projects, such as researching post-9/11 literature, teaching school-age children in Ecuador, conducting an academic analysis of convention culture and conducting chemistry research on the presence of oxybenzone in personal care products....

Emergency cleanup underway in Galápagos Islands

Atlanta Journal 23 Dec 2019
It was not immediately clear how much fuel had leaked out of the ship, but photos posted on Twitter on Sunday by Ecuador’s Ministry of the Environment showed officials with the Galápagos National Park and the country’s coast guard on boats racing to contain the spill....

Many Latin American consuls in L.A. are led by women. #MeToo is just one reason why

The Los Angeles Times 18 Dec 2019
In the case of Ecuador, a woman’s appointment in 2018 ended 122 years of men dominating the post ... In 2018, they were joined by the representatives of the Dominican Republic and Ecuador ... In 2019, between June and October, more female diplomats were posted to Los Angeles....

Nativity Scenes Around the World

The Oneida Daily Dispatch 13 Dec 2019
Photos by Paul Post An angel watches over the Holy Family, part of a large nativity scene that shows the entire village of Bethlehem ... Photos by Paul Post A modern-looking nativity from Arizona has figures made of silver ... Photos by Paul Post A nativity set from Ecuador is among several on display from South America....

Where Is Nithyananda Now? And What Is Kailaasa?

Yahoo Daily News 10 Dec 2019
The News Minute, which has followed the case closely, had reported on 22 November that whistleblowers said he could have left for Ecuador through Nepal. . The report had said that he may have gone to Ecuador because the country does not have an extradition treaty with India. ....

Amit Shah Touching Nithyananda’s Feet? Nope, Look Again

Yahoo Daily News 09 Dec 2019
One Facebook post in Bengali claimed that the home minister of the country was placing handcuffs around the feet of the ‘fake’ godman accused of rape.View photos. The posts had been widely shared by people who said that the man in white who can be seen touching the godman’s feet is Shah....

Nithyananda: MEA says cancelled passport, Ecuador denies asylum

The Siasat Daily 07 Dec 2019
The Ecuador government statement came as the Indian Ministry of External Affairs said that it has cancelled Nithyananda’s passport, and has also “sensitised” all its foreign missions and posts to keep track of his movements ... “Moreover, Ecuador denied the request for international personal protection (refuge) made by Mr....

Pompeo's South American statement exposes US hypocrisy towards HK

China Daily 04 Dec 2019
Editor's Note ... In connection to this, he's reported by Reuters to have singled out US-aligned governments such as the ones in post-Morales Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, and Ecuador, demonstrating that the US is at the very least carrying out a partisan political intervention into their domestic affairs in order to preserve its interests ... &nbsp. ....

Valencia opens up on allegedly being dropped by Mourinho over Instagram sack post

Yahoo Daily News 26 Nov 2019
With United struggling under Mourinho in October last year, the Ecuador international liked a post which described watching United under him as “a punishment”, and said he should be sacked ... Following his free-transfer exit from United after ten years at the club this summer, Valencia is now playing back in his native Ecuador, with LDU Quito....

Marguerite (Meg) Agnes Traut Jones (July 5, 1940 ­— November 11, 2019)

Post Independent 19 Nov 2019
After the children were grown, Meg continued to represent the United States as spouse of the Principal Officer with grace, cheer and courage in postings to Italy and Ecuador, including three years spent under special protection due to credible death threats....