| Aug 20, 2012
| 5:16 AM
LONDON -- Julian Assange demanded that the United States drop its "witch hunt" against WikiLeaks on Sunday as he made his first public appearance after months effectively confined to the Embassy of Ecuador in London.
"As WikiLeaks stands under threat, so...
| Aug 19, 2012
| 2:55 PM
LONDON (Reuters) - WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange berated the United States on Sunday from the balcony of the Ecuadorean embassy where he has sought refuge from arrest, challenging President Barack Obama to end what he called a witch-hunt against his...
| Aug 20, 2012
| 12:47 PM
Julian Assange, the peripatetic and elusive founder of the whistleblower web site Wikileaks, put himself at the center of a fine bit of political theater over the weekend when he used his fugitive status at the Ecuadorean embassy in London to demand the...
| Apr 15, 2012
| 5:14 AM
The second and final day of the Summit of the Americas takes place in Cartagena, Colombia, on Sunday, where leaders from more than 30 North and South American countries are discussing several topics, such as bolstering economic ties and who should be part...
| Apr 4, 2010
I've often fantasized about retracing the steps of such naturalists as Charles Darwin, Alexander von Humboldt and William Bartram, who saw exotic places and recorded, in detail, the plants and animals they described so vividly on their expeditions.
| Jun 1, 2010
| 12:40 PM
One thing above all draws the curious, the adventurous and those who love nature to these rough-hewn volcanic islands 600 miles west of Ecuador: the animals.
They swim. They fly. They lounge. They lumber. Sometimes, they do more. Naturalist Klaus Fielsch...
| Dec 16, 2008
Former President Leon Febres Cordero, a conservative politician who dominated Ecuador for decades, died Monday. He was 77.
Close friend and confidant Alfonso Harb said Febres Cordero -- who survived five heart bypass operations, two bouts with cancer and...
| Feb 22, 2009
Like F. Scott Fitzgerald's " The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," Donald Antrim's seamless absurdities, Italo Calvino's "The Baron in the Trees" or David Lynch's "The Straight Story," Benjamin Parzybok's debut novel, "Couch" (Small Beer Press 280 pp.,...
| Jun 10, 2007
Hotel Los Alpes,
233 Tamayo at George Washington,
Accommodations abound in Quito for the backpacker budget, but paying a little more brought me considerable relaxation and peace of mind at Hotel Los Alpes, a small hotel ideal for women...
| Nov 3, 2009
| 1:14 PM
The world's biggest tobacco-consuming countries, including Greece, Russia and Austria, are also among the top travel spots, but the opposite isn't quite the case.
Countries with the lowest reported adult smokers, as you'll notice in the list below, don't...
| Sep 18, 2009
"Crude" sounds like the standard "this is an outrage" environmental degradation documentary, the latest in a line that includes "An Inconvenient Truth" and films about the death of the ocean, the evaporation of water, the murder of dolphins, even the...