Rafael Correa

Ecuador decides its future, and maybe Assange's, in runoff

Ecuador votes Sunday in a presidential runoff that will decide whether it follows Latin America's recent shift to the right, and could seal the fate of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

Mar 31, 2017, 12:01 PM IST

Ecuador`s Correa names successor for 2017 election

Ecuador`s ruling party on Saturday named Lenin Moreno -- who uses a wheelchair and has been a champion of the rights of people with disabilities -- as its candidate to succeed President Rafael Correa.

Oct 02, 2016, 03:19 AM IST

Death toll from Ecuador earthquake tops 650

Ecuador's government says the death toll from last week's devastating magnitude-7.8 earthquake has risen to 654 with another 58 people missing.

Apr 24, 2016, 08:41 AM IST

Ecuador quake death toll jumps to 646, one week on

Nearly 650 people are now known to have died in the strong earthquake that hit Ecuador one week ago, President Rafael Correa said today, as the toll jumped yet higher.

Apr 23, 2016, 23:33 PM IST

Ecuador`s President announces economic measures in wake of killer quake

Ecuador`s president has announced drastic economic measures, including an increase in some taxes and mandatory wage contributions, to deal with the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that killed more than 500 people and injured over 5,000.

Apr 21, 2016, 12:25 PM IST

Anger erupts as 1,700 still missing in Ecuador quake

International rescuers and aid groups rushed to help victims as searchers dug for families trapped in the debris of homes, hotels and businesses.
 

Apr 20, 2016, 12:42 PM IST
Death toll in Ecuador quake rises to 413

Death toll in Ecuador quake rises to 413

 The death toll from the earthquake that hit Ecuador`s Pacific coast over the weekend now stands at 413, the security ministry said on Monday.

Apr 19, 2016, 08:51 AM IST

Battered Ecuador faces huge economic toll after quake

Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed 366 people, Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday contemplated a rebuilding costing billions of dollars and a potentially "huge" impact on the fragile OPEC economy.

Apr 19, 2016, 03:57 AM IST
Ecuador quake death toll rises to 350, some still trapped

Ecuador quake death toll rises to 350, some still trapped

At least 2,068 people were also injured in Saturday's 7.8 magnitude quake, which ripped apart buildings and roads and knocked out power.

Apr 18, 2016, 19:48 PM IST
Ecuador quake kills 272 and number `will rise`: President

Ecuador quake kills 272 and number `will rise`: President

The President confirmed 272 deaths and 2,068 injured and said he feared those figures would increase.

Apr 18, 2016, 09:52 AM IST
Earthquake kills at least 233 in Ecuador, devastates coast zone

Earthquake kills at least 233 in Ecuador, devastates coast zone

The death toll from Ecuador`s biggest earthquake in decades soared to at least 233 on Sunday as rescuers using tractors and bare hands hunted desperately for survivors in shattered coastal towns.

Apr 17, 2016, 23:31 PM IST
Powerful earthquake hits Ecuador, at least 77 dead so far; President Rafael Correa declares national emergency

Powerful earthquake hits Ecuador, at least 77 dead so far; President Rafael Correa declares national emergency

A powerful earthquake killed at least 77 people, injured hundreds more, ravaged coastal towns and sent residents fleeing for higher ground in Ecuador on Saturday night.

Apr 17, 2016, 12:34 PM IST
Ecuador earthquake: PM Narendra Modi offers condolences

Ecuador earthquake: PM Narendra Modi offers condolences

Following the powerful earthquake in Ecuador which has claimed 28 lives so far, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday offered his condolences to the families of those who lost their loved ones and expressed hope to President Rafael Correa that the damage to property and infrastructure may be minimal.

Apr 17, 2016, 11:39 AM IST

Ecuador army plane crash killed all 22 aboard: President

An Ecuadoran army plane crashed in the Amazon rainforest Tuesday, killing all 22 people on board, President Rafael Correa said.

Mar 16, 2016, 04:42 AM IST
Ecuador president fires military chiefs via Twitter

Ecuador president fires military chiefs via Twitter

President Rafael Correa says he has fired Ecuador 's military high command for refusing to pay back to the state USD41 million from an overvalued land deal.

Feb 06, 2016, 09:34 AM IST

Protests as Ecuador lifts presidential term limits

Ecuador`s Congress voted overwhelmingly on Thursday to lift presidential term limits from 2021, triggering violent demonstrations that saw police attacked with spears, clubs and home-made rockets.

Dec 04, 2015, 12:27 PM IST

Colombia and Venezuela to normalize ties after border row

Colombia and Venezuela agreed Monday to restore diplomatic dialogue and oversee the "progressive normalization" of their border, after a meeting between Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his counterpart Nicolas Maduro.

Sep 22, 2015, 07:16 AM IST

Ecuador declares emergency as volcano near capital spews ash

President Rafael Correa has declared a state of emergency over increasing activity in the Cotopaxi volcano near the capital of Quito, and officials evacuated a few hundred people as a precaution.

Aug 16, 2015, 17:24 PM IST

Ecuador protests left 67 police injured, 47 arrested

A total of 67 police officers were injured and 47 people arrested during protests in Ecuador against President Rafael Correa's moves to seek a fourth term, an official said on Friday.

Aug 15, 2015, 01:07 AM IST

Protests in Ecuador over Correa`s looming `dictatorship`

Demonstrators took to the streets in Ecuador on Thursday to protest President Rafael Correa`s moves to seek a fourth term, but the leftist leader declared that plans for a paralyzing general strike had failed.

Aug 14, 2015, 13:14 PM IST