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.

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.

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.

Papal truce over, Ecuador protesters return to streets

Hundreds of anti-government protesters in Ecuador ended a moratorium during Pope Francis` visit on Thursday and returned to the streets in a rally against recent tax hikes and alleged corruption and autocracy.

Pope urges dialogue in Ecuador in wake of protests

Pope Francis appealed for dialogue on Tuesday in front of nearly one million people at an outdoor mass in Ecuador`s capital, recently rocked by anti-government protests.

Ecuador tense with anti-govt protests ahead of pope visit
Ecuador tense with anti-govt protests ahead of pope visit

Just days before the hotly-anticipated visit of Pope Francis to Ecuador, the country`s President has come under increasing pressure from opposition protests demanding his ouster.

Ecuador`s embattled president suspends inheritance bill amid protests
Ecuador`s embattled president suspends inheritance bill amid protests

Rocked by a week of protests over a his government`s bid to redistribute wealth, and opposition calls for him to resign, Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa on Monday dropped the bill for now.

Ecuador opposition mobilizes against inheritance tax plan

 Rival protesters in Ecuador took to the street for the third night running Wednesday to demonstrate over President Rafael Correa and a "redistribution of wealth" plan that would increase inheritance taxes.

Ecuador president may sit out Summit of Americas: FM

 Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa could boycott next month`s Summit of the Americas over US "lack of respect" for Latin America, Quito`s top diplomat warned Wednesday.

Ecuadorean satirist halts jokes after death threats

An Ecuadorean satirist, whose biting online political humour provoked the ire of President Rafael Correa, has announced that he's ceasing and desisting after receiving anonymous death threats.

At least 15 officers wounded as thousands rally in Ecuador

At least 15 officers were wounded and multiple arrests were reported in Quito Wednesday as thousands gathered for rallies for and against leftist President Rafael Correa, officials said.

Ecuador leader roots for Argentina to win final

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa says he was rooting for Argentina to win the 2014 Brazil FIFA World Cup final against Germany.

Ecuador orders 20 Pentagon employees to leave: US embassy

Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa has ordered 20 Pentagon officers and staff to leave the country, a United States (US) embassy official said Friday.

Ecuador president says Twitter account hacked

Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa has said his Twitter account was hacked, blaming right-wing foreign groups for posting false tweets on it.

Presidential helicopter crashes in Ecuador, three dead

A military helicopter assigned to the presidency crashed in southern Ecuador, killing three people, President Rafael Correa has announced.

Ecuadoran cartoonist accuses government of abuse of power

An Ecuadoran newspaper cartoonist said he would comply with an order to change a cartoon that offended President Rafael Correa.

Ecuador`s Correa rebukes `intrusions` by UN, Americas court

Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa has rebuked requests by major international bodies for clarification on his anti-abortion position and decision to extract oil from an Amazon reserve.

Correa slams report on CIA role in Ecuador strike

Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa warned on Monday that reports US intelligence played a role in a 2008 Colombian attack on FARC rebels in his country as a threat to regional peace efforts.

Ecuador`s football team feted for reaching World Cup finals

The Ecuadorian government paid tributes to the national football team for qualifying for the 2014 Brazil World Cup by winning one of the coveted direct tickets offered only to South America`s top four teams.

Ecuador confident of going into World Cup

Ecuador`s President Rafael Correa said he is confident the national football team will succeed in qualifying automatically for the 2014 Brazil World Cup.