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Ecuador flower growers in Snowden shock

Ecuador’s flower business employs about 50,000 people on about 550 farms across the country and is indirectly responsible for 110,000 jobs. Photo: AP

Gino Descalzi used to fret about things like aphids, mildew and the high cost of shipping millions of roses a year from Ecuador to florists in the United States.

Monday, 1 July, 2013, 1:38pm 1 comment

Ecuador analysing Snowden asylum request as 'freedom of expression' issue

Ecuador's Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino speaks to reporters at a hotel during his visit to Vietnam on Monday. Photo: AP

Ecuador’s foreign minister says his government is analysing an asylum request from Edward Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor wanted for revealing secrets.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Assange sees freedom in Australia senate seat

Julian Assange believes winning a seat in Australia’s upper house would extricate him from his prolonged asylum inside Ecuador’s London embassy. Photo: AP

In an interview published on Australian website The Conversation, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has outlined a scenario that would set him free to return to home.

18 Feb 2013 - 2:54pm

Ecuador’s Rafael Correa declares victory in presidential poll

Ecuador's President Rafael Correa (centre) declares victory with Vice-President Jorge Glass. Photo: EPA

President Rafael Correa declared victory in the first-round of Ecuador’s presidential vote on Sunday as he celebrated with thousands of supporters in the South American country’s Andean capital.

“Nobody is going to stop this revolution; we are making history,” Correa said, echoing the rhetoric of his socialist ally Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Knife attack leaves two dead in Ecuador campaign

President Rafael Correa. Photo: Reuters

Two supporters of President Rafael Correa were knifed to death at a campaign re-election rally, an incident the Ecuadoran leader said Tuesday was unrelated to politics.

An unidentified suspect was arrested at the scene of the attack late on Monday in a packed stadium in the town of Quininde, 200km northwest of Quito.

6 Feb 2013 - 2:31pm

WikiLeaks’ Assange has lung trouble, says Ecuador envoy

Julian Assange. Photo: AP

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who has been holed up at Ecuador’s London embassy for five months, has a lung condition that could get worse, the South American country’s envoy to Britain said Wednesday.

29 Nov 2012 - 12:14pm

Briefs, November 12, 2012

Israel ready to escalate Gaza action: PM

12 Nov 2012 - 3:55am

Ecuador fears for Assange’s health, seeks UK safe passage

Julian Assange. Photo: AP

Ecuador is worried about the health of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange and has asked Britain to guarantee him safe passage from its London embassy to hospital if he needs medical treatment, a senior Ecuadorean diplomat said in Moscow.

25 Oct 2012 - 9:42am

Briefs, October 1, 2012

Protestants make their way past policemen in Belfast. Photo: AP

Chinese gold miners deported from Ghana

1 Oct 2012 - 4:43am

Kidnapped British, Aussie tourists rescued in Ecuador

Ecuadoran authorities said on Saturday they have rescued two women tourists, one from Britain and another from Australia, who were kidnapped a day earlier near the Colombian border.

Police and armed forces staff “located and rescued the two girls, Australian and English, kidnapped in Cuyabeno”, Interior Minister Jose Serrano said on Twitter.

29 Aug 2013 - 4:13am

Briefs, September 30, 2012

Critic who made Diaoyu remark says he's home

30 Sep 2012 - 4:13am

Ecuador mulls Assange transfer to Sweden embassy

Julian Assange. Photo: AFP

Ecuador said on Friday it would consider asking Britain to authorise the transfer of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange to its embassy in Sweden so that he can respond to sex crimes allegations there.

22 Sep 2012 - 2:00pm

Ecuador fears US economic backlash for sheltering WikiLeaks' Assange

Rafael Correa

The president of Ecuador has warned the United States against taking economic revenge on his nation for granting asylum to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange.

30 Aug 2012 - 4:27am

WikiLeaks' Julian Assange happy to be still working from his embassy bed-sit

Julian Assange addressed the media on Sunday. Photo: AFP

Living on takeaway meals in a small room with a treadmill to burn off frustrated energy and a vitamin D lamp to make up for a lack of sunlight, Julian Assange has the one material object he values most: a computer with an internet connection.

22 Aug 2012 - 3:20am

Ecuador defies Britain, grants asylum to Julian Assange

A barrier with a Free Assange posters are seen opposite the Ecuadorean Embassy in London August 14, 2012. REUTERS/Ki Price

LONDON/QUITO (Reuters) - Ecuador granted political asylum to Julian Assange on Thursday, ratcheting up tension in a standoff with Britain which has warned it could revoke the diplomatic status of Quito's embassy in London to allow the extradition of the WikiLeaks founder.

16 Aug 2012 - 9:41pm