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

  • Ecuador and Spain work on actions to recover tourism
    by admin on October 23, 2020

    Knowing the situation of tourism in Ecuador and Spain , as well as the actions that are being developed for its post-pandemic recovery , was the motivation to hold the conference ” Reactivation of tourism Ecuador – Spain ” this Thursday , organized by the Official Spanish Chamber o...

  • Julio Muñoz: “Thanks to the Ecuador Digital policy, the country was prepared to face the health emergency”
    by admin on October 23, 2020

    The National Government demonstrated its commitment to the country during the pandemic, through the Ecuador Digital policy, said this Thursday, October 22, the Vice Minister of Information and Communication Technologies, Julio Muñoz, at the international event “ITU Virtual Digital World 2020 ”Organi...

  • Looking at markets and competitors, the MAG today sets the price of a box of bananas for 2021
    by admin on October 23, 2020

    Whether or not the price of the 41.5-pound box of export bananas remains at $ 6.40 for 2021 is a question that will be resolved today by the Ministry of Agriculture and Livestock (MAG) on an unpublished date in the absence of two months after the end of the year, when this item until 2019 was set in...

  • Electoral body will implement smart video surveillance for the 2021 elections
    by admin on October 23, 2020

    The DISTANCIA2 tool , used by the ECU-911 , will be part of the organization of the 2021 general elections . The use of this technological platform is another of the actions that the National Electoral Council ( CNE ) will deploy as part of its biosecurity plan for the development of the election da...

  • Decentralized Operational Center is already operating in Guayaquil
    by admin on October 23, 2020

    The Comprehensive Security Plan of Guayaquil contemplates a coordinated work between the Municipality of the city and the National Police. The new commander of Zone 8, César Zapata, assured that he has the support of Mayor Viteri. Decentralized Operational Center is already operating in Guayaquil To...

  • Abdala Bucaram’s trial was postponed to November 9
    by admin on October 23, 2020

    The trial hearing against former President Abdalá Bucaram Ortiz was postponed to November 9, the State Attorney General’s Office reported . Abdala Bucaram’s trial was postponed to November 9 The diligence, for the alleged crime of arms and ammunition trafficking, was scheduled for this T...

  • Ecuador seeks a space in the world market for the vaccine for covid-19
    by admin on October 21, 2020

    The Court of the Provincial Court of Justice of Pichincha ratified preventive detention against María de los Ángeles Duarte, for the alleged breach of a legitimate decision of the competent authority. Ecuador seeks a space in the world market for the vaccine for covid-19 This, after the hearing that...

  • CNE Ecuador: “We cannot allow candidates with a crown to exist”
    by admin on October 21, 2020

    Michael Aulestia, director of the political movement AHORA, spoke with this newspaper about the ruling of the Electoral Contentious Court that rejected the appeal of that organization to nullify the decision of the National Electoral Council (CNE), which gave 48 hours to the UNES alliance , to repla...

  • Fernando Alvarado still has accounts to settle for illicit enrichment, embezzlement and other crimes
    by admin on October 21, 2020

    One of the executing arms and with the greatest influence within the Citizen Revolution, who was in command of the management of the media, advertising and the propaganda apparatus , was former Secretary of State Fernando Alvarado , who was part of the close circle of former President Rafael Correa ...

  • Pichincha Court ratifies preventive detention against former Transport Minister
    by admin on October 20, 2020

    The Court of the Provincial Court of Justice of Pichincha ratified preventive detention against María de los Ángeles Duarte, for the alleged breach of a legitimate decision of the competent authority. Pichincha Court ratifies preventive detention against former Transport Minister This, after the hea...

  • 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 […]

  • Chinese fishing armada plundered waters around Galápagos, data shows
    by Dan Collyns on September 17, 2020

    Hundreds of vessels caught logging 73,000 hours of fishing in just one month in new analysisA vast fishing armada of Chinese vessels just off the Galápagos Islands logged an astounding 73,000 hours of fishing during just one month as it pulled up thousands of tonnes of squid and fish, a new report based on data analysis has found.The discovery of the giant […]

  • Off with the heads: Pitt Rivers Museum removes human remains from display
    by David Batty on September 13, 2020

    Oxford institution worked with indigenous communities to overhaul insensitive displaysFor almost 80 years, the shrunken human heads at Oxford University’s Pitt Rivers Museum have fascinated and appalled visitors with their sewn-up lips and eye sockets, and straggly long hair decorated with iridescent beetles.But under a major revamp to address the […]

  • Indigenous tribe in Ecuador appeals for help to deal with coronavirus
    by Lianne Kolirin on August 29, 2020

    Achuar people blame illegal logging for spread and are asking international community for aidCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageClimate change and multinational corporations have long posed a threat to the people of the Amazon rainforest. Now, however, the region’s indigenous tribes face an even more immediate danger: […]

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