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Ecuador's crackdown on wildcatting at Australian mogul's mining lease faces backlash

05 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Ecuador Ecuador's market-friendly President Lenin Moreno is cracking down on illegal gold miners, who are increasingly encroaching on formal mines, but keeping them away from an Australian billionaire's concession for good may prove a tall order.

Ecuador's crackdown on wildcatting at Australian mogul's mining lease faces backlash

05 Aug 2019

BUENOS AIRES, Ecuador, Aug 5 Ecuador's market-friendly President Lenin Moreno is cracking down on illegal gold miners, who are increasingly encroaching on formal mines, but keeping them away from an Australian billionaire's concession for good may prove a tall order.

Latam's 2020 growth may turn negative due to U.S.-China trade war: IADB

17 Jul 2019

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador Latin American and Caribbean economies could shrink in 2020 on average if U.S.-China trade tensions are not resolved, because the world's two largest economies are major trading partners for the region, a senior economist said on Wednesday.

Ecuador cracks down on illegal miners in northern region

02 Jul 2019

QUITO Ecuador on Tuesday mobilized hundreds of soldiers and police to a mountainous area to confront illegal mining and organized crime that have fueled violence in the north of the country, the interior minister said.

Ecuador cracks down on illegal miners in northern region

02 Jul 2019

QUITO, July 2 Ecuador on Tuesday mobilized hundreds of soldiers and police to a mountainous area to confront illegal mining and organized crime that have fueled violence in the north of the country, the interior minister said.

From skateboards to spying, Assange arrest followed drawn-out dispute with Ecuador

12 Apr 2019

QUITO/WASHINGTON Ecuador's decision to abruptly end Julian Assange's seven-year asylum in its London embassy on Thursday followed a long deterioration in relations, driven in part by suspicions he was secretly fuelling corruption allegations against President Lenin Moreno.

After years of giving refuge, Ecuador suspends Assange's citizenship

12 Apr 2019

QUITO Ecuador has suspended Julian Assange's citizenship and accused him and people connected to his WikiLeaks group of collaborating in attempts to destabilise the Andean nation's government, after years of offering him shelter.

From skateboards to spying, Assange arrest followed drawn-out dispute with Ecuador

12 Apr 2019

QUITO/WASHINGTON Ecuador's decision to abruptly end Julian Assange's seven-year asylum in its London embassy on Thursday followed a long deterioration in relations, driven in part by suspicions he was secretly fuelling corruption allegations against President Lenin Moreno.

Ecuador to invite bids to build new refinery in May: energy minister

18 Mar 2019

QUITO Ecuador will launch an international bidding round for the construction of a new 300,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in May, Energy Minister Carlos Perez said in an interview on Monday.

Ecuador says two mines on track to producing gold, copper this year

28 Feb 2019

QUITO Two of Ecuador's five mines in development are on track to start producing copper and gold in the fourth quarter of 2019 in line with plans, a senior government official said in an interview, as the country pushes to diversify its economy from oil exports.

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