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Yury Garcia

Ecuadoreans bid farewell to the dead in virtual ceremonies

30 Apr 2020

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador Ecuadorean journalist Augusto Iturburu's could not visit him in the hospital during his two-week battle with coronavirus, and was unable to give him a traditional burial as the disease ravaged the country's largest city of Guayaquil.

Ecuador woman learns sister is alive after cremating someone else's body

25 Apr 2020

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador An Ecuadorean woman in coronavirus-ravaged Guayaquil city learned on Friday that her sister was alive, weeks after cremating a misidentified body that health authorities had given her after proclaiming her sibling dead.

In Ecuador pandemic, chronic illnesses are going untreated

17 Apr 2020

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador Ecuadoreans who suffer chronic illnesses such as cancer and kidney failure are struggling to get treatment amid the coronavirus pandemic as basic supplies go short and hospitals suspend some services to reduce further infections, according to interviews with officials and relatives of patients.

Ecuador stores coronavirus victims in giant fridges as morgues fill up

05 Apr 2020

GUAYAQUIL Ecuador's government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guayaquil, the center of the country's outbreak, have already filled morgues and hospitals.

Ecuador stores coronavirus victims in giant fridges as morgues fill up

04 Apr 2020

GUAYAQUIL, April 4 Ecuador's government has begun storing the bodies of victims of the coronavirus in giant refrigerated containers as hundreds of deaths in the city of Guayaquil, the center of the country's outbreak, have already filled morgues and hospitals.

Ecuador struggles to collect the dead as coronavirus spreads

31 Mar 2020

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador/QUITO Ecuadorean authorities said on Monday they would improve the collection of corpses, as delays related to the rapid spread of the new coronavirus has left families keeping their loved ones' bodies in their homes for days in some cases.

Venezuela's Guaido says he will return home Monday after Latin American tour

04 Mar 2019

CARACAS/SALINAS, Ecuador Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Sunday he would return home to lead new protests against President Nicolas Maduro on Monday, running the risk authorities arrest him given that he flouted a travel ban to leave the country last week. | Video

Venezuela's Guaido says he will return home after Ecuador visit

03 Mar 2019

SALINAS, Ecuador Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido said on Saturday he would return home after a visit to Ecuador and called for new protests next week against President Nicolas Maduro, whose government had banned him from travelling abroad.

Ecuador transgender people vote for first time according to chosen gender

19 Feb 2017

QUITO/GUAYAQUIL Ecuadorean transgender people on Sunday voted for the first time according to their chosen gender, in what activists say are signs of progress in the socially conservative and Catholic Andean nation.

In Ecuador, Pope Francis appeals for more inclusive Church

06 Jul 2015

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador Pope Francis used his first Mass in Ecuador on Monday to ask for support in his efforts to reach out to Catholics who feel shunned by the Church when the world's bishops gather at the Vatican in October. | Video

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