Ecuador

Area Total 283,561 sq km
Climate tropical along coast, becoming cooler inland at higher elevations; tropical in Amazonian jungle lowlands
Natural Resources petroleum, fish, timber, hydropower
Imports $19.31 billion (2017 est.) partners: US 22.8%, China 15.4%, Colombia 8.7%, Panama 6.4%, Brazil 4.4%, Peru 4.2% (2017)
Exports Spanish (Castilian) 93% (official), Quechua 4.1%, other indigenous 0.7%, foreign 2.2% note: Quechua and Shuar are official languages of intercultural relations (2010 est.)
Government presidential republic
Capital Quito
Population 16.5 million (July 2018 est.)
Ethnicity mestizo (mixed Amerindian and white) 71.9%, Montubio 7.4%, Amerindian 7%, white 6.1%, Afroecuadorian 4.3%, mulatto 1.9%, black 1%, other 0.4% (2010 est.)
Language Spanish (official), Italian, English, German, French, indigenous (Mapudungun, Quechua)

News about Ecuador

RSS News Sources: Guardian News | Ecuador Times

  • CNE recognizes error in more than 6 million presidential ballots and says it will destroy them
    by admin on January 14, 2021

    The National Electoral Council (CNE) recognizes the error in more than six million presidential ballots, which included a logo that did not correspond to the Amigo movement . On the night of this Wednesday, January 13, 2021, the president of the organization, Diana Atamaint , described the fact as &...

  • Small and medium entrepreneurs of Guayaquil will be trained for business rounds
    by admin on January 14, 2021

    Guayaquil Empresarial is the proposal aimed at small and medium-sized entrepreneurs in the city, promoted by the Mayor’s Office of Guayaquil, together with the Municipal Public Company for the Management of Innovation and Competitiveness of Guayaquil, Épico; and the Corporation for the Promoti...

  • World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month
    by admin on January 14, 2021

    World food prices reached a three-year high and a 3.1% increase in 2020 over 2019, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) said. World food prices rose for the seventh consecutive month The FAO Food Price Index also soared 2.2% monthly, to an average of 107.5 last month, dr...

  • More than 6 million presidential ballots will have to be reprinted due to an error in the logo of a political movement
    by admin on January 14, 2021

    Yesterday, while the president of the National Electoral Council (CNE), Diana Atamaint predicted successes in the printing of ballots for the general elections of February 7, 2021, these presented an error regarding the presidential binomials. More than 6 million presidential ballots will have to be...

  • Ecuador obtained $ 5.5 billion of income from exports in 2020
    by admin on January 13, 2021

    In the space “De Frente con el Presidente”, the Head of State, Lenín Moreno, and the Minister of Agriculture, Xavier Lazo, spoke about the Government’s plans to reactivate agricultural production in the country. Ecuador obtained $ 5.5 billion of income from exports in 2020 In this radio space,...

  • Ecuador, one of the nations most attacked by hackers
    by admin on January 13, 2021

    As covid-19 spreads around the world, hackers take advantage of this situation to spread viruses that affect both businesses and home users . Ecuador, one of the nations most attacked by hackers Among the countries most attacked by computer worms are Russia , Germany , China , the United States and ...

  • Why is inflation so low in Latin America and what does it say about the region’s economy
    by admin on January 13, 2021

    When the lockdowns caused businesses, airports, factories, schools and houses to close their doors to mitigate the severity of the covid-19 pandemic, the economies of Latin American countries felt the blow. Why is inflation so low in Latin America and what does it say about the region’s econom...

  • Femicide, a drama that involves more families in Ecuador
    by admin on January 12, 2021

    450 women have been murdered by their partners since August 2014 when femicide was typified in the Comprehensive Penal Code (COIP) until this January 2021. Until 2014, the deaths of women were treated as murders or homicides , but the inclusion of that The crime came after the shock and debate cause...

  • Second trial against former minister María de los Ángeles Duarte
    by admin on January 12, 2021

    María de los Ángeles Duarte, former Minister of Public Works in the Rafael Correa regime, faces her second legal process. This time it is for not using the electronic shackle. Second trial against former minister María de los Ángeles Duarte On August 12, 2020, Duarte entered the Embassy of Argentina...

  • An official resigns from the CNE stating that she was asked to sign documents to hire a supplier
    by admin on January 12, 2021

    An official of the National Electoral Council (CNE) resigned questioning its president, Diana Atamaint, that she had received a phone call to supposedly sign a communication services contract directly. An official resigns from the CNE stating that she was asked to sign documents to hire a supplier W...

  • ¡Populista! review: Chávez, Castro and Latin America's 'pink wave' leaders
    by Carrie Gibson on January 9, 2021

    BBC reporter Will Grant has produced an excellent look at the group of strongmen who came from left fieldIf there was ever a surreal start to a trip to Cuba, it was the one that coincided with the news Fidel Castro had died. That was what I woke up to on 26 November 2016, hours before my husband and I were due to fly to Havana. A day later, we found […]

  • The Goldman environmental prize winners 2020 – in pictures
    on November 30, 2020

    The Goldman environmental prize honours the achievements of grassroots activists in six continents, recognising their efforts to protect natural habitats and push for political change, often at great personal riskPlastic in paradise: Goldman prize winner’s fight to protect Bahamas Continue reading...

  • 'Prevent, discourage, confront': South American states tackle Chinese fishing boats
    by Agence France-Presse on November 4, 2020

    Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru join forces over fleets’ Pacific territory intrusionsFour South American countries have joined forces in a bid to combat illegal fishing by huge Chinese fleets off their coasts.Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru have threatened measures “to prevent, discourage and jointly confront” illegal fishing near their exclusive […]

  • Assange case: former security firm staff allowed to give anonymous evidence
    by Ben Quinn on September 29, 2020

    Witnesses who worked for company accused of spying on WikiLeaks founder claimed they were at riskFormer employees of a security firm accused of spying on Julian Assange at Ecuador’s embassy in the UK will be allowed to give evidence to his extradition case anonymously after claiming they would be at risk of kidnapping or poisoning.Anonymity was granted to […]

  • Chevron refuses to pay for the 'Amazon Chernobyl' | Alec Baldwin and Paul Paz y Miño
    by Alec Baldwin and Paul Paz y Miño on September 17, 2020

    The lawyer challenging the oil company’s toxic waste dump in Ecuador is under house arrest. We need a boycott At a time when so many black Americans, Indigenous peoples, people of colour and white allies are protesting at systemic racism, we’d like to highlight a different story of marginalised people speaking truth to power on behalf of their most […]

RSS News Sources: Guardian News | Ecuador Times