Ecuador: News

Ecuador declares nationwide shutdown amid energy crisis

Ecuador on Wednesday ordered all public and private workers to stay home for two days as critically low water levels at hydroelectric plants sparked a major power crisis in the country, AFP reported.

Ecuador: Gunmen take over live TV broadcast amid emergency

In a shocking turn of events in Ecuador, some armed men stormed a studio of state-owned TC Television in the port city of Guayaquil, donning balaclavas and brandishing large guns.

09 Jan 2024


Ecuador declares state of emergency after drug lord's prison escape

Ecuador has declared a state of emergency after an "extremely dangerous" druglord, Jose Adolfo Macias, aka "Fito," escaped from a maximum-security prison.

31 Dec 2023


Weird and unusual New Year's Eve traditions around the world 

As the calendar turns, various cultures worldwide usher in the New Year with a range of peculiar traditions.

10 Aug 2023


Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio assassinated during campaign rally

Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was reportedly shot dead on Wednesday evening in Quito, Ecuador.

30 Mar 2023


Chile reports first case of bird flu in human

A 53-year-old man in Chile has been diagnosed with bird flu, the country's first case, the Health Ministry reported on Wednesday. The man was suffering from severe influenza symptoms but was in stable condition.

19 Mar 2023


Powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake jolts Ecuador, northern Peru; 15 killed

At least 15 people were killed after a strong 6.8-magnitude earthquake shook southern Ecuador and northern Peru on Saturday, reported AP.

03 Mar 2023

United Nations (UN)

Real or myth? Here's everything to know about Nithyananda's 'Kailasa'

Fugitive rape-accused godman Nithyananda fled India in 2019 and emerged almost a year later, claiming that he had established his own country, the "United States of Kailasa(USK)."

28 Sep 2022

Travel And Tourism

5 unique accommodations in Ecuador for a memorable stay

Famed for its orchids, chocolates, old cathedrals, museums, roses, and coffee, Ecuador is an incredibly beautiful travel destination.

29 Sep 2021


Ecuador: Gang riot at prison leaves 24 dead, 48 injured

A riot in a penitentiary in the coastal city of Guayaquil killed 24 inmates and injured 48 more on Tuesday, Ecuadorian officials said.

07 Dec 2019

Trinidad and Tobago

'No court can prosecute me': Nithyananda's video goes viral

Days after announcing a new nation by the name of Kailaasa, controversial self-styled godman Nithyananda is making headlines yet again.

20 Sep 2019


Thousands worldwide, including ex-Saudi royal adviser, have Twitter accounts suspended

On Friday, the microblogging site Twitter said that it has closed down thousands of accounts on its platform for spreading fake news and pro-government propaganda.

17 Sep 2019


Data of most Ecuadorean citizens leaked, including 6.7 million children

In a shocking development, a major security breach has been reported which has leaked personal data of almost the entire population of Ecuador online.

03 Aug 2019


Five best National parks in the world you must visit

Apart from preserving a nation's natural wonders like oceans, lakes, forests, jungles, mountains, and flora and fauna, National parks are also a great retreat for nature enthusiasts.

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange arrested after Ecuador withdrew asylum status

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was arrested on Thursday by British police after Ecuador denied to provide him asylum indefinitely. Assange, who has grown a beard, was forcefully taken into a police vehicle.

06 Apr 2019


UN expert to visit Assange, assess violation of privacy claims

An independent rights expert will visit WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange at the Ecuadoran embassy in London to assess whether privacy violation claims involving him merit investigation, the UN rights office said Thursday.

UN to Britain: Let Julian Assange leave Ecuador embassy freely

On Friday, UN rights experts called on British authorities to allow WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to leave the Ecuador embassy in London without fear of arrest or extradition.

Julian Assange sues asylum host Ecuador over 'inhuman' conditions

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is taking legal action against Ecuador, the South American nation that continues to provide him with asylum, for allegedly violating his "fundamental rights and freedoms".

29 Mar 2018

Julian Assange

Ecuador blocks Julian Assange's internet access after he 'breaks promise'

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange can no longer communicate with the outside world.

12 Jan 2018

Julian Assange

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange given Ecuador citizenship

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a citizen of Ecuador, which is also helping him reach a "dignified and just" solution with Britain.