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2006-10-02 17:22:14

All across the volcano-dotted landscape of this Andean nation, millions of people have become accustomed to living in the shadow of mountains that can lay waste to their villages and farms in a matter of hours.

2006-08-28 14:48:34

By Alonso Soto QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - The world's oldest person, a 116-year-old Ecuadorean woman who drank donkey milk for health, died on Sunday less than a month before her birthday, her relatives told local newspapers on Monday.

2006-08-23 16:01:04

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuadorean presidential candidate Rafael Correa, who boasts of a close friendship with firebrand Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, is gaining support less than two months before the October election, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

2006-08-23 15:18:20

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuadorean presidential candidate Rafael Correa, who boasts of a close friendship with firebrand Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, is gaining support less than two months before the October election, according to a poll published on Wednesday.

2006-08-18 15:49:25

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Rescuers on Friday searched for four people believed buried under rocks spewed by Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano, which forced thousands from their homes and killed one man in an eruption a day earlier.

2006-08-17 18:30:00

Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rock on Thursday that enveloped nearby houses, leaving one man dead, another person missing and forcing thousands from their homes.

2006-08-17 09:37:57

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed molten rock, ash and gases and a local mayor reported 60 people missing, as authorities on Thursday evacuated hundreds of families from the threatened area.

2006-08-15 14:35:37

By Alonso Soto QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters)- Ecuador heads to a presidential vote in October with no clear favorites, raising fears it could fail to elect a leader with enough popular support to stave off social protests and rebellious legislators.

2006-07-15 19:42:35

By Alonso Soto PINGUE, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed ash, gas and molten rock for a second day on Saturday, driving hundreds of evacuated villagers into nearby schools and churches in search of refuge.

2006-07-14 22:09:35

QUITO, Ecuador (Reuters) - Ecuador's Tungurahua volcano spewed ash, gases and molten rocks on Friday, forcing authorities to evacuate four nearby villages after the crater registered its most volatile activity since a 1999 eruption.


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swell-mobsman
  • A member of the swell-mob; a genteelly clad pickpocket. Sometimes mobsman.
Use of the word 'swell-mobsman' dates at least to the early 1800s.