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Ecuador referendum boosts president in battle with ex-mentor
With a fresh victory in hand, Ecuadoreans will be looking for President Lenin Moreno to move beyond the political duel with his domineering predecessor and focus his attention on the nation's stagnant economy
Fidel Castro Dead at 90: World Leaders, Public Figures React
Following the announcement by Cuban president Raul Castro late Friday that his brother, former Cuban leader Fidel Castro has died at 90, several world leaders expressed their condolences: Vladimir Putin , the Russian president, sent a telegram to Raul Castro. The unusually impassioned communiqué
Two Aftershocks Rattle Earthquake-Weary Ecuador
Ecuador, still recovering from the economic and human toll of the major earthquake that rocked the South American country last month, was hit with two aftershocks today, hours apart. The first one struck shortly before 3 a.m. local time and had a shallow depth of about 20 miles below the earth's
6.0-Magnitude Aftershock Strikes off the Coast of Ecuador
A 6.0-magnitude aftershock struck off the coast of Ecuador Thursday night, the U.S. Geological Survey has confirmed. According to the USGS, it was centered 33 kilometers (20.5 miles) north-northwest of Bahia de Caraquez, a coastal city of about 20,000, where the main economic activity is shrimp
American Among Hundreds Killed in Ecuador After Devastating Earthquake
An American is among the 413 killed in Ecuador after a devastating earthquake struck Saturday, a State Department spokesperson said today. Additional details about the American were not immediately available. Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa characterized the powerful 7.8 quake as Ecuador’s
Death Toll in Ecuador Rises to 272 After 'Strongest Quake in Decades'
The death toll in Ecuador has risen to 272 with more than 2,000 injured after Saturday's earthquake, president Rafael Correa confirmed Sunday evening. The number of dead is expected to rise "considerably" as crews continue removing bodies from the rubble, Correa said. Correa characterized the quake
Bernie Sanders Brings His Family on Trip to Vatican
Directly following his Thursday evening debate with Hillary Clinton , Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders traveled from New York City to Rome on an overnight flight to attend a Vatican-hosted conference on the urgency of building a “moral economy." The Vermont senator was joined by all
Pope Francis Makes Latin America Visit About 'Most Fragile ... Most Vulnerable'
At the start of a weeklong visit to his native continent, Pope Francis arrived to a red carpet reception at Quito's main airport, where Ecuador's socialist president Rafael Correa greeted him on the tarmac. But as the pope's motorcade proceeded into the city, many along the sidelines voiced their
Hillary Clinton Name-Drops Like a Champ in Surprise 'Colbert Report' Appearance
Hillary Clinton knows lots of people. The former Secretary of State and potential 2016 presidential candidate made a surprise appearance on Comedy Central ’s “ Colbert Report ” Tuesday, discussing celebrity connections and her solutions for barnyard squabbles in a segment promoting her book, “Hard
Could Rafael Correa Become Ecuador's President-for-Life?
Back in February, when Rafael Correa was re-elected to his third term in office, he dedicated his victory to Hugo Chavez, saying that the deceased Venezuelan leader was a sincere man whom he "admired a lot." Only a few months since the election have passed. But Correa's political movement is now