| Nov 8, 2013
| 5:12 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — The vice president of Ecuador on Friday denounced illegal mining as growing scourge a day after a violent confrontation between soldiers and miners in an Amazonian region left one civilian dead and nine soldiers wounded.
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:13 PM
BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year.
The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 2:40 PM
Hiding out in the treetops of the Andean cloud forest is the furry, fig-chomping olinguito, a mammal that was unknown to science — until now.
It is the first mammal in the order carnivora to be discovered in the Western hemisphere in 35 years....
| Sep 16, 2013
| 3:13 PM
QUITO, Ecuador — Colombia has agreed to pay $15 million to settle a lawsuit filed by Ecuador for human and economic damage caused by spraying an anti-coca herbicide that blew across the countries’ common border.
The settlement of the 2008...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 12:26 PM
CARACAS, Venezuela--An elderly Caracas woman recently called a travel agency to buy an airline ticket to Argentina because of a family medical emergency. She was told that no seat on any plane leaving Venezuela was available at any price on any airline...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 9:32 AM
Valencia, 20 nov (EFE).- Todas las selecciones campeonas del Mundo y los mejores clasificados del torneo que se disputó hace cuatro años en Sudáfrica estarán en el Mundial del próximo año en Brasil, a la espera de la confirmación de la...
| May 8, 2013
| 6:55 PM
A Crestview Preparatory School teacher is headed to Ecuador this summer to study climate change and caterpillars.
Ryan J. Bache, who teaches 6th grade at the La Cañada private school, won an Earthwatch Institute fellowship to conduct his research. He is...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:16 PM
The Pinocchio lizard -- the anole with the extra-long proboscis -- is not extinct after all. It has been rediscovered deep in the cloud forests of Ecuador. Researchers practically fell over it.
A release from Ecuador ecotourism operator Tropic quotes...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:28 AM
For nature lovers it is paradise: Ecuador's Archipiélago de Colón, islands better known as the Galapagos. Located in the proverbial "middle of nowhere" in the Pacific Ocean, 600 miles from the coast of Ecuador, these remote islands of volcanic origin...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 2:55 PM
Researchers in the northern Andes believe they have discovered a new species of shrew opossum in Sangay National Park in a remote part of Ecuador, according to a new article in the Journal of Mammalogy.
Only four species of shrew opossum were known...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 2:21 PM
MIAMI ---En una noche histórica, le selección nacional de Brasil goleó a su similar de Honduras 5-0 en un partido amistoso disputado en el Sun Life Stadium de Miami.
El juego fue presenciado por un total de 71,124 personas lo que representa un...