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  • UK government sites disrupted as Anonymous protests for Assange

     
    British government websites have suffered interruptions as hackers backing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange launched online attacks over his asylum case. Anonymous, a loose network of hackers and Internet freedom activists, claimed credit on Twitter for...
  • Britain, Sweden have little leverage with Ecuador over Assange

     
    Granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange leaves Ecuador in a testy standoff with Britain over the fate of the provocative activist, still holed up in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London. Britain said it was disappointed and would not allow Assange...
  • Ecuador expected to decide fate of WikiLeaks' Assange

     
    Ecuador is slated to announce Thursday morning whether Julian Assange, the founder of the secret-spilling WikiLeaks website, will be granted asylum after holing up in its embassy....
  • Santos wins: A vote for continuity in Colombia

     
    The presidency of Colombia for the next four years is in the hands of Juan Manuel Santos. The former defense minister defeated Antanas Mockus by a margin of more than 40% in Colombia's presidential runoff on Sunday, Chris Kraul reports in The Times....
  • Drug-smuggling sub seized by Ecuador reportedly able to dive 65 feet

     
    The U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency participated in the operation that netted the sub. It was not clear who built it. Jay Bergman, the D.E.A. Andean director, told Kraul in an interview that the ship, with twin diesel engines, had an estimated cost of $4...
  • Ecuador grants asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

     
    Ecuador said it would grant political asylum to Julian Assange, the controversial founder of the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks website who has been holed up for nearly two months inside the Ecuadorean Embassy in London in a bid to avoid extradition to...
  • Survivor of migrant massacre returns to Ecuador

     
    The massacre highlights the risks and dangers that Central and South American migrants face as they travel to the United States through Mexico, where their path increasingly intersects with the brutal warfare associated with the drug trade. A group of...
  • Unrest grips Ecuador, threatening President Rafael Correa

     
    In a violent day of chaos, Ecuadoran security forces protesting cuts in their benefits took to the streets and are threatening the government of President Rafael Correa. The government declared a state of emergency after Correa was confronted by angry...
  • Ecuador 'coup attempt' draws attention to Rafael Correa's presidency

     
    What happened in Ecuador last week? On Thursday images ricocheted across the world of President Rafael Correa stumbling through a storm of tear gas and violent police officers, after he had stood at a window in a barracks and defiantly told them: "If...
  • Ecuador clarifies invite to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange

     
    Ecuador has clarified an invitation made by a government official welcoming WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to the country. President Rafael Correa said in a statement late Tuesday that the comments by a deputy foreign minister, Kintto Lucas, were...
  • Donate old gear to biodiversity research

     
    Reptile & Amphibian Ecology International, a nonprofit conservation ecology organization, has announced a program that puts used cameras and other equipment to work for promoting the science and art of biodiversity. Through the program, RAEI accepts...