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2014-07-14 08:24:32

QUITO, Ecuador, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly redesigned Website of South Expeditions goes live today on the World Wide Web. www.southexpeditions.com aims to extend the reach of its trips around Ecuador's highlands and Amazon basin, the Galapagos Islands, Chile and Easter Island, to members of the general public interested in journeying in style. Photo- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126484 Photo- http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140711/126483 "Our online...

2014-03-25 12:25:06

NEW YORK, March 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Featuring the highest active volcanoes in the world, the greatest concentration of species by area, white sand beaches and the breathtaking Galapagos Islands are just a few reasons why Ecuador received recognition as the "Green Destination of the World for 2013," by the World Travel Awards. According to the World Travel Awards, Ecuador is also considered the number one destination to visit in Latin America and the seventh must-visit place in...

2014-01-14 12:21:33

The airline will fly between Quito and Mexico City seven times a week QUITO, Ecuador, Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Yesterday, Aeromexico, Mexico's largest global airline, submitted to Corporacion Quiport, the company operating the concession for Mariscal Sucre International Airport, its new Quito - Mexico City route, featuring daily flights between the two capitals. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130315/MX77534LOGO) With the addition of this new destination,...

2013-03-04 23:01:27

$500,000 Award Recognizes Fundación Sobrevivencia Cofán for Extraordinary Creativity and Effectiveness Quito, Ecuador (PRWEB) March 05, 2013 The Fundación Sobrevivencia Cofán (FSC, Cofan Survival Fund in English) is one of only 13 nonprofit organizations around the world to win this year´s MacArthur Award for Creative and Effective Institutions. The award, which was announced on February 28, recognizes exceptional grantees who have demonstrated creativity...

WikiLeaks' Assange Seeks Asylum At Ecuador's London Embassy
2012-06-20 05:39:28

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange sought political asylum at Ecuador's embassy in London on Tuesday night, claiming he had been "abandoned" by his own government in Australia in his attempts to avert what he calls political persecution by the United States for releasing U.S. classified documents on his website. Assange´s move comes just days after Britain´s supreme court rejected the last of his appeals against extradition to Sweden, where he is wanted for questioning over sex...

2011-03-15 15:47:44

In a unique collaboration between scientists from the UK, Ecuador and R©union, a new species of yeast has been discovered growing on the fruit of an unidentified and innocuous bramble collected from the biodiversity-rich Maquipucuna cloud forest nature reserve, near Quito, in Ecuador. "We are actively looking for new yeasts with the ability to ferment plant material to produce bio-energy," said Dr Steve James from the National Collection of Yeast Cultures at the Institute of Food...


Word of the Day
malpais
  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'