Ecuador upholds graft sentence for ex-president Correa
An Ecuador court on Monday confirmed ex-president Rafael Correa's eight-year prison term for corruption, the attorney general said, blocking his vice-presidency run in next year's elections.
Arrested Ecuador ex-president taken to hospital
Former Ecuadorian president Abdala Bucaram, under house arrest over suspected links to organized crime, was hospitalized Wednesday after a suspected heart attack, his lawyer said.
Ecuador city runs out of coffins amid COVID-19 crisis
Soaring numbers of COVID-19 deaths in Ecuador's second city Guayaquil have led to a shortage of coffins, forcing locals to resort to using cardboard boxes, city authorities
Volcano erupts on ecologically sensitive Galapagos island
A volcano erupted on an uninhabited island in the Galapagos, Ecuadorian authorities said, spewing lava on the ecologically sensitive environment.
OPEC October oil output rises on swift Saudi recovery, says survey
OPEC oil output has bounced in October from an eight-year low as a rapid recovery in Saudi Arabian production from attacks on oil plants more than offset losses in Ecuador and voluntary curbs under a supply pact, a Reuters survey found.
Ecuador court upholds ex-vice president's prison sentence
Ecuador on Wednesday reaffirmed the six-year prison sentence given to former vice president Jorge Glas for receiving millions of dollars in kickbacks as part of a corruption scandal, the prosecutor's office said.
Nigerian wrestlers excel at World Beach Games
African champion, Blessing Onyebuchi (+70kg) capped a memorable outing for Nigeria at the inaugural ANOC World Beach Games in Doha, Qatar with a gold medal in beach wrestling.
A sketch of rescue operation
Barring rhythmic chirping by birds in surrounding bushes and mild north-easterly winds sweeping across Ecuador and her environs, all was funereally silent on that starless night.
Ecuador oil output hit as protests worsen
Protesters in Ecuador fought a running battle with security forces Wednesday in the second day of violent demonstrations over a fuel price hike that forced the government to suspend most of the country's deliveries of crude.