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Ecuador invites Costa Rica and other countries to discuss Venezuelan migration
Latin America
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Latin America
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Ecuador invites Costa Rica and other countries to discuss Venezuelan migration

AFP - August 22, 2018

Ecuador is organizing a meeting with the ministers from 13 countries in South and Central America to discuss the exceptionally high number of Venezuelans migrants escaping the…

Bus accident in Ecuador kills 24
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Latin America
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Bus accident in Ecuador kills 24

AFP - August 14, 2018

QUITO, Ecuador — A bus carrying travelers from Colombia and Venezuela crashed in Ecuador early Tuesday, killing 24 people and injuring 18 others, officials said. The dead included…

Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Costa Rica dismantles international drug trafficking ring

AFP - May 24, 2018

Costa Rican authorities dismantled an international cocaine trafficking ring that used fishing boats on the country's southern Pacific coast. The successful operation was supported by the governments…

Three Ecuadorians sentenced in Costa Rica for drug trafficking
Drug trafficking
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Drug trafficking
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Three Ecuadorians sentenced in Costa Rica for drug trafficking

AFP - December 23, 2017

Costa Rican courts have sentenced three Ecuadorians, who were captured a year ago with a cocaine shipment, to eight years of prison for drug trafficking. The three…

Ecuador president: Expect ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll
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Ecuador
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Ecuador president: Expect ‘considerable’ rise in quake death toll

Julia Symmes Cobb | The Washington Post - April 18, 2016

PEDERNALES, Ecuador – Ecuador's president predicted Monday a "considerable" rise in the death toll from a massive earthquake whose tally already included at least 350 lives amid flattened…

Mexicans and other Latin Americans carry happiness in their DNA, study finds
Global
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Global
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Mexicans and other Latin Americans carry happiness in their DNA, study finds

Mariëtte Le Roux | AFP - January 14, 2016

PARIS -- Happiness is a state of mind, the gurus say. Well, actually, it could be more a function of genes, the authors of an unusual scientific study…

Ecuador requires Cubans get visas to dissuade them from using country as springboard to US
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Global
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Ecuador requires Cubans get visas to dissuade them from using country as springboard to US

The Tico Times and AFP - November 27, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador announced Wednesday that it will begin requiring visas for Cubans starting Dec. 1 in an attempt to dissuade Cuban migrants from using the…

Latin America ministers agree to emergency meeting on Cuban migrants
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Immigration
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Latin America ministers agree to emergency meeting on Cuban migrants

The Tico Times - November 19, 2015

Prompted by pressure from Costa Rica following a Cuban migrant crisis on its border with Nicaragua, representatives from the Latin American countries transited by Cubans on their way…

World Bank court orders Ecuador to pay $1.8 billion to US oil firm Oxy
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Business
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World Bank court orders Ecuador to pay $1.8 billion to US oil firm Oxy

AFP - November 2, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador -- A World Bank arbitration panel has ordered Ecuador to pay $1.8 billion, plus interest, to U.S. oil firm Occidental Petroleum for cancelling a contract. Occidental sued Ecuador for…

Climbers’ bodies found on Ecuador volcano after 20 years
Ecuador
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Ecuador
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Climbers’ bodies found on Ecuador volcano after 20 years

AFP - August 23, 2015

QUITO, Ecuador -- Three bodies found on Ecuador's Chimborazo Volcano are believed to be those of climbers who went missing some 20 years ago in an avalanche, officials said…