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The first case reported in the Waorani tribe is a 'pregnant woman, 17 years old, who began to show symptoms on May 4,' the ministry says in a statement
Ecuador has one of the worst coronavirus outbreaks in Latin America, with over 30,000 infections and at least 1,654 deaths
'The families living on the river banks are lacking food and no longer know where to find water to drink, or with which to bathe,' says Marcia Andi, a Kichwa and leader of the Mushuk Llacta community
Ecuador faces a double crisis in the form of the coronavirus and a fall in oil prices
Guayaquil's health system has collapsed under the pressure of the coronavirus, and it seems to be having catastrophic knock-on effects
(UPDATED) A health minister goes out for a walk at the beach despite lockdown restrictions. Another collapses during a session with parliament. Who else are stepping down in the face of the pandemic?
Jorge Wated, leader of Ecuador's joint task force, says it has retrieved 771 bodies from homes and another 631 from hospitals, whose morgues are full
Residents publish videos on social media showing abandoned bodies in the streets in the Latin American city worst hit by the pandemic
Meanwhile, Venezuela, Uruguay, Guatemala, and Suriname report their first cases of the coronavirus
The US State Department observes suspicious activity on Twitter during the period of the protests
(UPDATED) A statement from President Lenin Moreno and CONAIE head Jaime Vargas reads, 'With this agreement, the mobilizations... across Ecuador are terminated and we commit ourselves to restoring peace in the country'
Rolling demonstrations leave 6 people dead and nearly 2,100 wounded or detained
The clashes come as Ecuador's Ministry of Energy announced activities in 3 oil fields in the Amazon region had been suspended 'due to the seizure of the facilities by groups of people outside the operation'
The protests – the largest in a decade – are led by the transport sector but included students and other groups.
The breach exposes citizens' full names, dates and places of birth, education levels, phone numbers and national identity card numbers
The civil aviation authority launches an investigation to determine the cause of the plane crash
The court will require Bini to periodically appear before authorities and bans him from leaving the country as investigations continue over his alleged hacking attacks
LGBT and human rights activists erupt in celebration in Quito and the port city of Guayaquil, waving rainbow flags that symbolize the gay rights movement
The Uppsala district court says the fact that Julian Assange is currently in prison in Britain means he does not need to be formally detained in Sweden to be questioned by Swedish prosecutors
The Ecuadorian government accuses Ola Bini of plotting to attack computer systems in the country
A criminal court in Puyo, central Ecuador, accepts a Waorani bid for court protection to stop an oil bidding process after the government moved to open up around 180,000 hectares for exploration
Hardest-hit are the foreign ministry, the central bank, the president's office, the internal revenue service, and several ministries and universities
'The threats against Julian Assange for political reasons, persecution on the part of the United States, are more current than ever,' says Assange lawyer Baltasar Garzon
(UPDATED) Foreign Minister Jose Valencia says the Ecuadoran government withdrew the citizenship it had granted Assange in 2017 'due to various irregularities found in his paperwork'
Julian Assange has been living at Ecuador's embassy in London's plush Knightsbridge district since 2012
The US Geological Survey says the quake struck before dawn in Ecuador's eastern Amazon region 17 kilometers from the town of Montalvo near the border with Peru
Lawyers of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange file his application with the Inter-American Commission of Human Rights
The Wikileaks founder was stopped from using the internet or a mobile phone to communicate with the outside world in March.
The quake hit at 9:12 pm local time (0212 GMT on Friday) at a depth of 93.5 kilometers, near the center of the South American country. It was felt across several provinces, according to Twitter users.
The arrests include 'several managers of large chains' accused of 'speculating and hoarding basic products' that are subject to prices fixed by the government
Colombia has pleaded with its southern neighbors to agree to a combined migration strategy, while Ecuador has called a meeting of 13 Latin American countries next month to discuss the crisis
Peru has decided it will only allow in Venezuelan migrants in possession of a passport. But only around half of the Venezuelans heading south to escape poverty and economic crisis are carrying passports.
Ecuador's foreign ministry says 23 people were killed in the crash, instead of 24 as previously announced
(UPDATED) The bus, which had foreign license plates, was on a downward stretch of highway 30 kilometers east of Quito when it struck an all-terrain vehicle and overturned, slamming into 3 houses on the side of the road, officials say
'Mr. Assange has been in this situation for over 5 years and we have to find a way out for him,' says Ecuador President Lenin Moreno
Colombia's Foreign Minister Maria Angela Holguin thanks Ecuador for its support and says talks will be transferred to either Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Norway or Venezuela
A rescue agency initially reported 12 people were killed and 25 injured. The latest person to have died succumbed to injuries while being treated, the Interior Ministry says.
(UPDATED) In a court in the British capital, Judge Emma Arbuthnot rejects Julian Assange's lawyers' argument that upholding the warrant was no longer in the public interest.
Initial results from the plebiscite show 64% of ballots in favor of restoring the measure which prevents presidents from running indefinitely
Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa says the 46-year-old Australian, who has been holed up at the embassy for 5 years to avoid arrest, became an Ecuadoran citizen on December 12
'The government of Ecuador recently requested diplomatic status for Mr Assange here in the UK. The UK did not grant that request, nor are we in talks with Ecuador on this matter,' the British foreign ministry says in a statement.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has angered Madrid by using Twitter to pump out messages of support for Catalonia's independence drive and accuse Spain's central government of 'repression'
Messi's virtuoso performance erased the fears of Argentina missing next year's World Cup in Russia
Ecuador Vice President Jorge Glas responds to President Lenin Moreno s move with defiance vowing to see out the rest of his term
His status does not allow him to talk about the politics of any country let alone ours says Ecuador s new president Lenin Moreno
Moreno wins the April 2 second round with a 51 15 share – more than 226 000 votes ahead of his conservative rival Guillermo Lasso
Moreno 64 a wheelchair user and champion of disability rights is seen as a more moderate successor to outgoing President Rafael Correa
The election is being closely watched as a barometer of the political climate in Latin America where more than a decade of leftist dominance has been waning
The election is being watched closely to see if oil producing Ecuador will become the latest leftist run country in Latin America to shift to the right
With just over 95 of ballots counted leftist ruling party candidate Lenin Moreno had 39 21 of the vote short of the 40 needed to avoid a runoff