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Ecuador spy agency may have targeted Amazon oil plan opponents

Aug 03, 2015
Photo credit: Dallas Krentzel via Flickr, Taken on June 10, 2011 (CC BY-ND 2.0)

Ecuadorian spies may have broken the law by obtaining personal information on MPs, environmentalists, indigenous groups, human rights activists, academics and political opponents of president Rafael Correa who opposed the exploitation of oil from an Amazonian wilderness, according to leaked papers. 

Ecuador signs $2.5 billion oil supply contract with Thailand

Jul 31, 2015

Ecuador's state oil company Petroecuador has signed a crude oil supply agreement with a division of Thailand's state-run PTT under which the Andean country will receive a $2.5 billion up-front payment, according to a statement from the company. 

Pope willing to have dialogue on capitalism, middle class

Jul 13, 2015

Pope Francis acknowledged on Monday he had neglected problems of the middle class and said he was willing to have a dialogue with Americans who disagree with his criticism of capitalism. 

Ecuador anti-government protesters end papal moratorium

Jul 10, 2015

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 heads to Bolivia after wrapping up Ecuador leg of tour

Jul 08, 2015

Wrapping up the Ecuador leg of his South American pilgrimage, Pope Francis was heading Wednesday to Bolivia, where church-state tensions over everything from the environment to the role of the church in society are high on the agenda. 

Pope Francis calls for social justice with earth's resources

Jul 07, 2015

Pope Francis on Tuesday said protecting the planet was no longer a choice but a duty and called for a new "social justice" where access to the earth's resources would be based on equality instead of economic interests. 

Pope Francis urges Latin Americans to be 'builders of unity"

Jul 07, 2015

Pope Francis urged a crowd of more than 1 million people Tuesday to channel the same urgency that brought Latin America its independence from Spain into spreading the faith on a continent where Catholicism is losing souls to evangelical movements. 

Pope Francis full of energy on whirlwind final day in Ecuador

Jul 07, 2015

Pope Francis has a whirlwind final full day in Ecuador on Tuesday, with an open-air Mass in the capital sandwiched between meetings with bishops, indigenous groups and students and capped by a visit to a famed Jesuit church.