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11 April 2021, Ecuador, Quito: A woman from the indigenous community casts her vote at a polling station in Jose Antonio Vallejo educational unit during Ecuador's presidential run-off vote. Conservative banker Guillermo Lasso has got to 52.52 per cent of the vote with almost all votes counted, while left-wing candidate Andres Arauz received 47.48 per cent of the vote, the electoral office announced late Sunday. Photo: Juan Diego Montenegro/SOPA Images via ZUMA Wire/dpa

Conservative banker Lasso wins presidential run-off in Ecuador

(dpa) - Conservative banker Guillermo Lasso has won Ecuador's presidential run-off vote. The 65-year-old got to 52.52 per cent of the vote with almost all...
Andres Arauz, presidential candidate in Ecuador, waves a large national flag on stage at the end of his campaign on Thursday. He is tied at about 50 per cent in the race against conservative banker Guillermo Lasso. Photo: Juan Diego Montenegro/dpa

Ecuador faces stark choice in presidential run-off

(dpa) - In the midst of the coronavirus pandemic and a severe economic crisis, Ecuadorians took to the polls on Sunday to elect a...
Carioca Championship - Flamengo v Bangu - Maracana Stadium, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil - June 18, 2020 Flamengo coach Jorge Jesus reacts during the match, following the resumption of play behind closed doors after the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes

Flamengo suffer record 5-0 defeat to Ecuador’s Independiente del Valle

Reigning champions Flamengo suffered their worst ever Copa Libertadores result on Thursday, crashing to a 5-0 defeat to Independiente del Valle in Ecuador. ...
Members of the medical assistance team from the Peking Union Medical College Hospital take care of a COVID-19 patient. Pan Songgang/China Population Newspaper

Ecuador’s COVID-19 caseload reaches 104,475, deaths hit 6,146

Ecuador's Ministry of Public Health on Wednesday reported a total of 104,475 cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) infection and 6,146 deaths since the...

Poor, youth, women hardest hit by pandemic

Workers in food and accommodation, and wholesale and retail trade, are the hardest hit for having the least "teleworkable" jobs, with the poor, the...
Cover of the report “China's Fight Against COVID-19 Epidemic: A Decisive Campaign” by the Shanghai Institute for International Studies (SIIS) Photo: Courtesy of the SIIS

Ecuador confirms first case of COVID-19

Ecuadorian Minister of Public Health Catalina Andramuno on Saturday confirmed the country's first case of COVID-19. The patient is an Ecuadorian woman...

At least 7 dead in Ecuador traffic accident

At least seven people were killed and more than 30 injured in a traffic accident in the southwestern province of Guayas on Saturday, according...

At least 7 killed in traffic accident in Ecuador

At least seven people died and another four were injured in a multi-vehicle accident on a highway in the Ecuadorian province of Los Rios,...
Person voting

Ecuador closes campaigns ahead of second round of presidential election

Both candidates in Ecuador's presidential race, ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno, and the opposition's Guillermo Lasso, closed their campaigns on Thursday with political rallies,...
This file photo shows Julian Assange holding a speech on a balcony of the Ecuadorian Embassy.

Ecuador to extend asylum to Wikileaks’ founder “for as long as he wishes”

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa said Friday that his government would offer asylum to Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange for as long as the whistleblower wants. ...

Post-quake Ecuador celebrates Christmas with dampened mood, strong spirit

An atmosphere of solemnity and reflection marks this year's Christmas celebrations in Ecuador, where an April destructive earthquake left many homeless and others living...

China, Ecuador lift bilateral ties

China and Ecuador agreed on Thursday to lift bilateral ties to a comprehensive strategic partnership. President Xi Jinping meets with Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa in...

China And Ecuador Deepen Ties

Chinese President Xi Jinping’s state visit to Ecuador, the first visit to the Latin American country by a Chinese head of state, is of...

Julian Assange Wanted for Questioning Over Rape Allegation

Julian Assange will be questioned next week in the Ecuadorian embassy in London over an allegation of rape, Sweden’s public prosecutor’s office has...

Quito And Ecuador Under Perspective

The city was hit by earthquake in 1917, but despite that, the city has the best-preserved, least altered historic centre in Latin America. ...
A chief (R) destroys a den during a crackdown on illicit brew at Motherland slums in Nairobi's Eastleigh estate, Kenya, July 14, 2015. Kenyan Interior Cabinet Secretary Joseph Nkaissery on Tuesday said that about 20,000 suspects have been arrested over illicit alcohol and 99 chiefs and sub-chiefs dismissed, and drastic action taken against 15 police officers in the war against the illicit brew. (Xinhua/John Okoyo)

Increasing slums in Accra and other regional capitals

He said the population of Accra and Kumasi alone put pressure on the infrastructure and social amenities, therefore creating slums in the city. ...

Ghana’s Urban Development Initiative commended

The commendation was made after a panel presentation by Mr Sylvanus Kofi Adzornu, the Head of the Urban Development Unit, at the Ministry of...

Habitat conference commends Zoomlion

The waste and management company received the commendation from the participants after a presentation done by Mr Mohammed Mahama Adams, a Communications Officer at...

Ghana seeks to attract investors in ongoing UN Habitat conference

The objective of the Habitat Conference, the third conference in line with the bi-decennial cycle (1976, 1996 and 2016), is to invigorate and secure...
CHONE, April 17, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Residents stand in front of the debris of houses after an earthquake in the city of Chone, Manabi Province, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. (Xinhua/Jorge Penafiel/EL UNIVERSO)

Earthquake measuring 6.7 jolted Ecuador

An earthquake measuring 6.7 on the Richter scale jolted 34km WNW of Rosa Zarate, Ecuador at 07:57:04 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey...

UNICEF says 100 babies are brought forth everyday in Ecuador’s worst areas

“In a region where 1 in 5 children suffer from diarrhoea and chronic malnutrition, it is essential to provide these babies with the basic...

Ecuador records 39 death cases from influenza A(H1N1)

The influenza A virus subtype H1N1 has claimed the lives of at least 39 people in Ecuador since April, announced Public Health Minister, Margarita...
Residents stand in front of the debris of houses after an earthquake in the city of Chone, Manabi Province, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. [Photo/Xinhua]

Ecuador’s quake damage to be assessed by ECLAC specialists

A team of experts from the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) will arrive in Ecuador Sunday to evaluate the damage...

UNICEF says 120,000 children out of school after Ecuador’s quake

"Education is a lifeline for children going through the trauma of chaos and destruction," said Grant Leaity, the UNICEF representative in Ecuador. "It helps...
PORTOVIEJO (ECUADOR), April 22, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Rescue workers look on as they take a break at one of the zones affected by the earthquake in Portoviejo, Ecuador, on April 21, 2016. (Xinhua/Hao Yunfu)

Continued international support needed for Ecuador

The 7.8-magnitude earthquake a week ago left 602 people dead, 12,492 wounded and 130 missing, according to the latest government data. CONTINUING AFTERSHOCKS "The aftershocks could...
Ban Ki-moon

Paris climate pact demands early implementation

This is the largest one-day signing of any international agreement. The previous record was 119 countries signing the UN Convention on the Law of...
CHONE, April 17, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Residents stand in front of the debris of houses after an earthquake in the city of Chone, Manabi Province, Ecuador, on April 17, 2016. (Xinhua/Jorge Penafiel/EL UNIVERSO)

China extends humanitarian assistance to the people of Ecuador

The Chinese government on Thursday handed over 2 million U.S. dollars and 10 truck-fulls of aid to Ecuador to help the South American country's...

UN unveils request of $72million for Ecuador

The UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs Stephen O'Brien who returned on Thursday from his two-day visit to Ecuador, expressed "our collective support for the...

Death toll from Ecuador’s earthquake hits 602

The latest figure also register 12,492 wounded, 130 missing, 26,091 people in shelters, 113 people rescued alive, 6,998 destroyed buildings, and 2,740 damaged buildings. The...
PORTOVIEJO (ECUADOR), April 22, 2016 (Xinhua) -- People affected by the earthquake rest at a shelter in Portoviejo, Ecuador, on April 21, 2016. Ecuador's Prosecutor's Office said in its latest report that the death toll of the devastating earthquake has reached 577. At least 13 foreigners from various countries were among the dead. (Xinhua file photo)

Rebuilding funds campaign launched in Ecuador

Ecuador is launching a campaign to gather relief funds urgently needed for its quake-devastated areas, as the official death toll has now reached 587....