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In coastal Ecuador city families wait with the mounting dead

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Daniel Larrea died Monday after a week of high fever, struggling to breathe and steadily turning blue. Then a new nightmare began for his family. No one in their city on Ecuador'...

Virus hits tourism on Ecuador's iconic Galapagos islands

GALAPAGOS, Ecuador (AP) — Jessy Lamontaine managed to book a long-dreamed-of vacation for her family this year, taking them far from their home in Montreal, Canada, down to the Galapagos Islands, wher...

Arrival of new virus sparks songs across Latin America

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Street performer Angel Alvarado saw long lines of people waiting to buy overpriced face masks and cleaning products at stores in Ecuador's second largest city days after an outbr...

Trump allies in Americas block Africans' path to US asylum

TAPACHULA, Mexico (AP) — President Donald Trump isn't the only world leader making it virtually impossible for many Africans to get asylum in the United States. He's getting plenty of help from allies...

Ecuador reports 1st new virus case; Mexico confirms 2 more

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Officials in Ecuador on Saturday confirmed the first case of the new coronavirus in the South American nation, while Mexico reported two more cases and Brazil one more. ...

Ecuador confirma primer caso de coronavirus

QUITO (AP) — Las autoridades ecuatorianas confirmaron el sábado el primer caso de COVID-19 en el país, una ecuatoriana de más de 70 años que llegó el 14 de febrero procedente de España sin síntomas de...

Ecuador president slammed for ugly words about harassment

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's President Lenín Moreno has scrambled to apologize for comments suggesting women tend to complain about sexual harassment when it comes from ugly people. ...

Patients rally in Ecuador for legal use of medical cannabis

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Unrelenting pain in her hips and weeks of insomnia left Nelly Valbuena desperate for relief from her metastatic breast cancer. The university professor found fr...

After ending protests, Ecuador faces dire economic outlook

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 challeng...

Ecuador indigenous, president strike deal to end protests

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador celebrated a deal President Lenín Moreno and indigenous leaders struck late Sunday to cancel a disputed austerity package and end nearly two weeks of protests that have p...

President orders army onto streets of Ecuadorian capital

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 offi...

Indigenous pour in from Amazon to boost Ecuador protests

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Hundreds more indigenous protesters poured into Ecuador's capital from the country's Amazon on Friday, increasing pressure on President Lenín Moreno over fuel price hikes and eco...

Cone or scoop: Guinea pig ice cream for sale in Ecuador

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 dige...

In Ecuador, a nighttime crypt visit for the morbidly curious

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. Led by guides in b...

Sources: US to question Assange pal jailed in Ecuador

BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — U.S. investigators have received permission from Ecuador to question a Swedish programmer close to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange who has been held in jail for more than two ...