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2009-07-15 12:09:00

MIAMI, July 15 /PRNewswire/ -- LAN Airlines, Latin America s premier air carrier, and its affiliates announced today exciting low fares for flights from major U.S. cities to South America. Passengers must book their travel on LAN.com, the call center 1 866 I FLY LAN or through their preferred travel agent before August 16, 2009; offer is valid for travel through December 30, 2009. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/lanairlines/39070/ (Photo:...

2009-05-26 07:30:00

QUITO, Ecuador, May 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Robert Friedland, Executive Chairman, President and CEO of Ivanhoe Energy Inc. (TSX: IE; NASDAQ: IVAN), and David Martin, Chairman and CEO of Ivanhoe Energy Latin America Inc., announced today that Ivanhoe Energy Ecuador Inc. has received authority to assume control of Block 20 and initiate operations on the Pungarayacu field in Ecuador. This follows the receipt by Ivanhoe Energy Ecuador of a key environmental license issued by the Ecuadorean...

2009-04-06 14:53:00

MIAMI, April 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, LAN ECUADOR(R) begins domestic operations uniting Guayaquil and Quito, the country's largest cities. LAN ECUADOR(R) offers 7 daily flights between the cities and will subsequently add the city of Cuenca and the Galapagos Islands to its schedule. LAN ECUADOR(R) operates the modern Airbus A318 fleet with seating capacity for 126 passengers on domestic routes. The aircraft is equipped with the most advanced technology in the industry providing the best...

2009-02-15 16:20:13

Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa says it's almost assured China will finance at $2 billion hydroelectric power plant. Correa, who met with Chinese Vice Premier Hui Liangyu Friday in Quito, called it extraordinary news, the Latin American Herald Tribune reported Sunday. The Coca-Codo-Sinclaire plant is planned for Ecuador's Amazon region. Correa said during his weekly radio and TV address that China wants to invest a lot in the country, though details remain to be ironed out. They're ready to...

2008-09-23 09:00:43

Ecuador plane runs off runway QUITO, Sept. 22 (Xinhua) -- A plane from the Ecuadorian company Icaro ran off the runway on Monday with 64 passenger aboard and two crew members in the airport of Mariscal Sucre from Quito, without injury, Icaro said. The commercial plane, colored on yellow and known as "canary one," was traveling from Quito to El Coca in the province of Orellanda, when it reported an emergency at 11:30 a.m. local time (1630 GMT). The airport's authorities activated a...

2008-09-06 03:00:21

By Anonymous The Petroecuador (Quito, Ecuador) board has accepted a proposal to form a new joint economic enterprise with the Santiago, Chile- based Empresa Nacional del Petroleo (ENAP), Ecuadorian mines and oil minister Galo Chiriboga said in late July. State-owned Petroecuador plans to create a joint venture with the Chilean state energy company, ENAP, to explore for natural gas in the Gulf of Guayaquil offshore Ecuador, Chiriboga said. The minister said the new company would allow the...

2008-08-14 09:00:39

1st LD Writethru: At least 10,000 gallons of crude residues spill in Ecuador QUITO, Aug. 13 (Xinhua) -- At least 10,000 gallons (37,854 liters) of petroleum residues were spilled into a river in Ecuador along the border with Colombia, local media reported Wednesday The accident occurred when a tanker traveling from the industrial region of Shushufindi to the Ecuadoran capital Quito tipped over in the Aguarico river, local TV Ecuavisa reported. The crude spilled over an area of 800...

2008-07-08 09:00:45

Delta Air Lines has announced changes to its Ecuador schedule to offer non-stop flights between Atlanta, US, and Quito as well as Guayaquil, in Ecuador. The airline currently offers one daily flight from Atlanta to Ecuador that stops in both Quito and Guayaquil, before returning to Atlanta. Starting September 5, 2008, Delta will split the route and offer non-stop service in each direction between Atlanta and Quito. Non-stop service in each direction between Atlanta and Guayaquil starts...

2007-04-22 19:05:00

By Peter Johnson I gripped the slippery sides of the speedboat I as it bucked the swollen surf. Through the squall I could just make out the words on the pilot's vest: Escuela Paramilitar. I held on and, before long, neither the mainland behind us nor the island to which we were headed was visible. This Bond-style ride wasn't quite what I'd expected. I was, after all, not on a drug-running mission but bound for Isla de la Plata to do a spot of birdwatching. But the 90-minute ride out from...

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2006-10-02 17:22:14

BILBAO, Ecuador -- On a once-lush landscape made wasteland overnight by the Tungurahua volcano, five members of the Meneses family raised picks and hoes in unison to strike at ash-encrusted earth. The land looks like concrete and is almost as hard. The Meneses returned home to replant their crops, only to find it takes backbreaking work just to crack a furrow in the hardened gray shell. "I am not giving in," said Antonio Meneses, sprinkling a neat row of corn kernels into one narrow crack....


Word of the Day
negawatt
  • A unit of saved energy.
Coined by Amory Lovins, chairman of the Rocky Mountain Institute as a contraction of negative watt on the model of similar compounds like megawatt.