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  • PHOTO: Heavily armed 'police' appear outside Ecuadorian Embassy in London where Julian..

    10/21/2016 8:56:44 AM PDT · by maggief · 171 replies
    Wikileaks ^ | October 21, 2016
  • U.S. Urged Ecuador to Act Against WikiLeaks Leader Assange

    10/19/2016 10:49:53 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 37 replies
    NBCNews ^ | October 19, 2016 | by
    OCT 19 2016 U.S. Urged Ecuador to Act Against WikiLeaks Leader Assange by KEN DILANIAN, WILLIAM M. ARKIN and ROBERT WINDREM Quiet pressure from the U.S. government played a role in Ecuador's decision to block WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from using the internet at Ecuador's London embassy, U.S. officials told NBC News. "It was a bit of an eviction notice," said a senior intelligence official. Ecuador's government said Tuesday it had partly restricted internet access for Assange, the founder of anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks, who has lived in the South American country's London embassy for more than four years. A source...
  • Julian Assange was Ecuador’s guest of honor. Until he wore out his welcome.

    10/19/2016 1:59:55 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 50 replies
    WaPo ^ | 10/19/16 | Nick Muroff
    Ecuador treated Julian Assange like a trophy in 2012 when it opened the doors of its London embassy to the WikiLeaks founder, sheltering him from extradition to Sweden over rape allegations and, possibly, to the United States. Rafael Correa, Ecuador’s leftist president, seemed to bask in Assange’s bad-boy glow, which gave the small South American nation a big role in a global drama. Protecting the WikiLeaks editor also gave Correa a way to poke Washington in the eye and look like a champion for press freedom even as he cracked down on journalists back home. Correa embraced Assange’s mother at...
  • Julian Assange's Internet Link Severed by State Party: Wikileaks

    10/17/2016 12:40:39 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 108 replies
    IB Times ^ | 10-17-2016 | Rishabh Jane
    Wikileaks' founder Julian Assange's Internrt link has been cut off due to a state party's inteference, the organization said in a tweet Monday.
  • WIKILEAKS: Sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs

    10/18/2016 7:30:32 AM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 73 replies
    Twitter ^ | October 18, 2016 | Wikileaks
    BREAKING: Multiple US sources tell us John Kerry asked Ecuador to stop Assange from publishing Clinton docs during FARC peace negotiations.— WikiLeaks (@wikileaks) October 18, 2016
  • WikiLeaks Confirms: Ecuador Cut Off Assange's Web Access

    10/17/2016 1:46:44 PM PDT · by Buckeye McFrog · 86 replies
    Twitter - Wikileaks Feed ^ | 10/17/2016 | Wikileaks Twitter Feed
    Mystery Solved. Apparently John Kerry put the heat on Ecuador, and it worked. They took away Julian Assange's internet access. Apparently right after the first transcripts of Hillary's Wall Street speeches went out.
  • Roger Stone Says Kerry Threatened Ecuadorian President Over Assange: Brits Storm Embassy Tonight

    10/16/2016 10:10:55 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 81 replies
    Twitter ^ | 10/16/16 | Roger Stone
    Hashtag 'keys' likely have to do with this. Roger Stone 1h Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr John Kerry has threatened the Ecuadorian President with "grave consequences for Equador" if Assange is not silenced @StoneColdTruth [link to (secure)] Roger Stone @RogerJStoneJr 45m Reports the Brits storm the Ecuadorian Embassy tonite while Kerry demands the UK revoke their diplomatic status so Assange can be seized [link to (secure)]
  • Come run into My Arms[Charismatic Caucus]

    09/06/2016 8:00:44 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    My opinion of you is righteousness for I have loved you through all eternity . So catch up with my love for you just drink it in and fall into the pool of my complete acceptance for you have already been washed in my forgiveness so don't challenge my love just receive it for you are mine and I am yours woven through all eternity together as one. Come to me and the sound of my voice both through others gestures of my love through them and by my Spirit speaking to your heart for I have already given you...
  • There is no compromise in Jesus Kingdom[charismatic Caucus]

    08/24/2016 8:26:13 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 5 replies
    There is no compromise in My Kingdom for I AM THE WORD ETERNAL therefore I AM both Provider and the lover of your soul. I know the plans I have for you and there is no need for you to compromise with the evil one for he has already been judged by me as un-righteous therefore remain in My will and in My WORD for it is your rudder and key to open each door I have set before you and it is My Spirit that moves these doors as you declare My will in your life. So come and...
  • Clintons Make Their Move? – Ninja Prowler Escapes Security At Ecuadorian Embassy…

    08/21/2016 8:12:46 PM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 58 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 8-21-2016 | sundance
    Tweet from Wikileaks. Caught on camera and confronted by security agent the prowler escaped. “Burglar” or “assassin“, you decide:
  • Pray for your intercessors[Charismatic Caucus]

    08/09/2016 9:01:39 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    Bible,Holy Spirit ^ | 8-9-16 | Christ in us
    Have you prayed for your intercessors today, For you see they need breakthrough in the very same way, They pour out their heart and time for you, Yes they are in this battle to, so as you awake let the Spirit guide your way, For as you pray for another your blessing arrives today, Your WellSpring "awakens" to the sound of Joy, Flooding your well and Living Water is deployed ~ ~ ~ For joy comes in the morning as you pray, Not just for yourself but for another each day . . . Psalm 30:5A For His anger is...
  • ECUADOR PRESSURED to Censor Julian Assange After DNC Leaks and Criticism of Hillary Clinton

    08/08/2016 6:37:56 PM PDT · by PJ-Comix · 45 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | August 8, 2016 | Jim Hoft
    On July 31, 2016, Julian Assange told CNN Wikileaks has more emails pertaining to the Hillary Clinton campaign. Since Wikileaks released the DNC emails the Ecuadorian government has come under extreme pressure to force Assange from their London embassy. Ecuador granted Assange asylum in 2012 and the Wikileaks founder has been holed up in their London embassy ever since. British officials promise to arrest Assange if he leaves the embassy.
  • Julian Assange will to Green Party via Live Feed

    Julian Assange, the founder of Wikileaks, the organization that recently posted thousands of the Democratic Party's internal emails online, will speak via live stream at the Green Party national convention, party officials announced Friday. Assange is scheduled to speak at 11:45 a.m. Saturday over a live stream from the Embassy of Ecuador in London. He will speak on the third day of the progressive party's national convention at the University of Houston, before the party nominates its 2016 presidential nominee, widely expected to be Jill Stein. Assange is expected to be interviewed by 2004 Green Party presidential nominee David Cobb,...
  • Restless Heart [charismatic Caucus]

    07/25/2016 7:15:55 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 2 replies
    Bible , The Joshua Chronicles ^ | 7-25-16 | Jesus The Author and finisher of our faith
    First and for most as Creator of your heart I am the mentor you seek as to how to walk in loving kindness for this "IS" your heartbeat. So any time your heart seems out of sorts truly it is because you have left this foundation to walk in un-forgiveness or judgment of another heart that I created to walk in this very thing the commandment to love me first and others in this very same manner for I am Judge and Savior not man, woman or child . Therefore guard your heart by living in My love but to...
  • Oil Prices Down As OPEC Fails To Agree Output Ceiling

    06/02/2016 8:35:11 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 10 replies ^ | 02-06-2016 | Nick
    The much anticipated OPEC meeting in Vienna on June 2 ended pretty much as expected: the group once again failed to put any production targets in place. Without a ceiling on output, all OPEC members will continue to produce as they see fit, leaving the oil market to sort itself out. The result was largely anticipated, given the lack of agreement at several prior meetings. However, the meeting in Vienna was not without some news. OPEC members managed to agree on several small bore issues, which could be viewed as a modest success, especially after the apparent hostility on display...
  • BREAKING: Second massive earthquake today rocks Ecuador

    05/18/2016 10:30:36 AM PDT · by John W · 21 replies ^ | May 18, 2016 | Rory Mckeown & Tom Evans
    ECUADOR has been hit by ANOTHER powerful earthquake – just hours after a 6.7 magnitude quake struck this morning.
  • Earthquake Amnesty in Works for Illegal Aliens from Ecuador, DHS Quietly Grants “Migratory Relief”

    05/06/2016 2:02:00 PM PDT · by blueyon · 16 replies
    Judical Watch ^ | 5/06/16 | Judical Watch
    "Earthquake Amnesty in Works for Illegal Aliens from Ecuador, DHS Quietly Grants “Migratory Relief” in Spanish" Word of a special earthquake amnesty for Ecuadorean nationals living in the United States illegally is spreading like wildfire in Spanish media reports published throughout Latin America recently. A catastrophic, magnitude 7.8 temblor struck the ailing South American nation’s pacific coast on April 16, killing hundreds and injuring thousands. Undoubtedly, it’s been devastating and worthy of the tremendous humanitarian aid being provided by the U.S. government as well as a multitude of charities. However, the Ecuadorean nationals who stand to benefit from yet another...
  • 110th San Francisco 1906 Earthquake Anniversary Honors Victims of Ecuador, Japan

    04/18/2016 3:06:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 4 replies
    NBC Bay Area ^ | Apr 18, 2016 | Stephanie Chuang and Lisa Fernandez
    As they have for 110 years in a row, residents and emergency crew members met early Monday morning at Lotta’s Fountain in San Francisco to mark those who died and suffered during the great quake and fire on 1906. Except this year was different. It was the first time that no original survivors were left. The death of Bill Del Monte earlier this year at age 109, marked the end of the last 1906 survivor — an inevitable page turning in the long tale of the Bay Area’s most famous catastrophe. Still, a sizable crowd gathered at the gold fire...
  • Magnitude-7.8 earthquake hits Ecuador

    04/16/2016 6:06:44 PM PDT · by Innovative · 67 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 16, 2016 | Ralph Ellis and Lonzo Cook, CNN
    A magnitude-7.8 earthquake occurred Saturday evening on the coast of Ecuador, according to the United States Geological Survey. The tremor was recorded at a depth of 19.2 kilometers (11.9 miles). There were no immediate reports of damage or injuries in the capital of Quito, located 173 kilometers (108 miles) from the epicenter of the earthquake.
  • Ecuador earthquake: Powerful tremor near Pedernales prompts tsunami alerts

    04/16/2016 5:49:40 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    BNO News ^ | April 16, 2016
    A powerful earthquake with a preliminary magnitude of 7.8 has struck just off the coast of northwest Ecuador, centered near Pedernales and Muisne, seismologists say. A tsunami alert has been issued for coastal areas of Ecuador and Colombia. LIVE UPDATES: Twitter, Facebook The earthquake, at 6:58 p.m. local time on Saturday, was centered just northwest of Pedernales, or 27 kilometers (17 miles) southeast of Muisne. It struck about 19 kilometers (12 miles) deep, making it a shallow earthquake, according to seismologists. The United States Geological Survey (USGS) put the magnitude of Saturday's earthquake at 7.8, a significant increase from its...
  • Iran announces naval deployment in Latin America

    04/03/2016 3:21:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/4/16 | Ari Yashar
    Iranian Army Commander Maj. Gen. Ataollah Salehi on Saturday announced that Iran intends to deploy warships and destroyers in Latin America, in a sign of the attempts of the leading state sponsor of terror to expand its military cooperation with countries opposing the US. We intend to take a longer stride in marine voyages and even go towards friendly states in Latin America," Salehi told reporters at the southern port city of Bandar Abbas, according to the semi-official Fars News Agency. Speaking at a ceremony welcoming back the Iranian Navy's 38th fleet after 75 days of international deployment, he said...
  • U.N. panel reportedly finds Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was 'unlawfully detained'

    02/04/2016 11:54:28 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 7 replies
    The Week ^ | 2-4-2016 | bbc, ap
    A United Nations panel has ruled that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is being "unlawfully detained," BBC News reported Thursday. Assange has been holed up in London's Ecuadorian embassy since 2012, when he sought asylum there to avoid extradition to Sweden over sexual assault allegations, which he denies. Assange asked the U.N.'s Working Group on Arbitrary Detention, based in Geneva, to look into his case. He tweeted late Wednesday that he would accept arrest if the U.N. ruled against him.
  • Transgender man in Ecuador makes history with pregnancy

    12/25/2015 8:51:41 AM PST · by redreno · 63 replies ^ | 12/24/2015 | J. Garcia
    BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — A couple in Ecuador is making history with a unique pregnancy: The father-to-be is carrying the baby of his transgender partner. Fernando Machado and Diane Rodriguez announced their pregnancy, believed to be the first of its kind in South America, on social media earlier this month and it's received widespread attention in a continent that has seen a sudden explosion in the rights and visibility of trans people. Rodriguez, who was born Luis, is one of Ecuador's most-prominent LGBT activists and says she and her Venezuelan-born partner, whose birth name was Maria, decided to publicize the...
  • Giant 7-Foot to 8-Foot Skeletons Uncovered in Ecuador Sent for Scientific Testing

    11/28/2015 7:30:28 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 62 replies ^ | Liz Leafloor
    Strikingly tall skeletons uncovered in the Ecuador and Peru Amazon region are undergoing examination in Germany, according to a research team headed by British anthropologist Russell Dement. Will these remains prove that a race of tall people existed hundreds of years ago deep in the Amazonian rainforest? Since 2013, the team has reported finding half a dozen human skeletons dating to the early 1400s and the mid-1500s that measure between 7 feet and 8 feet (213 to 243 centimeters) in height. ... In late 2013, Dement received word that a skeleton had been uncovered by a Shuar local, approximately 70...
  • The TAILOR OF VIRTUE SPEAKS [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/21/2015 2:14:43 PM PST · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles,Bible ^ | 11-21-15 | Holy Spirit ,bible
    Organization of delight is here this day, The Body of Christ coming together to form The Bride, lock in and stay, Fear and Doubt is not part of this wardrobe, The Tailor of Virtue has bought this design of Virtue and this dress is sold, Bringing it together with the thread of Unity, Every part of The Body, All in agreement to walk down the isle and meet The Groom, A picture of Delight and The Bride is swooned, So in love with her Boaz and King! She begins to sing ~ ~ ~ The Song of The Lamb and...
  • A Word of Encouragement for The Bride [Charismatic Caucus]

    11/13/2015 1:38:43 PM PST · by Jedediah
    Your days are not ending they are merely flowing into Me.So don't worry in trying to catch up for you have already arrived, Just be seated in my righteousness and dwell in my glory with the understanding that the fullness of my spirit is with you as I AM your heartbeat and breathe so I own you for you have given your life to me. So now just rest in me as I complete my agenda for I AM your daily bread, counselor and King . . . Matthew 11:27-30 27 All things have been entrusted and delivered to Me...
  • Ancient Trading Raft Sails Anew [ Thor Heyerdahl did it first ]

    05/15/2009 7:08:30 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 55 replies · 1,718+ views
    ScienceDaily ^ | May 13, 2009 | Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    For the first time in nearly 500 years, a full-size balsa-wood raft just like those used in pre-Columbian Pacific trade took to the water on Sunday, May 10. Only this time, instead of the Pacific coast between Mexico and Chile where such rafts carried goods between the great civilizations of the Andes and Mesoamerica as long as a millennium ago, the replica raft was floated in the Charles River basin. The faithful reproduction of the ancient sailing craft, built from eight balsa logs brought from Ecuador for the project, was created in less than six weeks by 30 students in...
  • U.S. Seals Another Deal to Protect Illegal Aliens’ “Workplace Rights”

    11/06/2015 11:48:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | November 6, 2015
    In a final push to ensure the "workplace rights" of illegal immigrants in the U.S., the Obama administration continues to sign pacts with foreign countries guaranteeing to protect their nationals from discrimination on the job. This month its Ecuador's turn and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the federal agency that enforces the nation's workplace discrimination laws, is sealing the deal. In past years the Department of Labor (DOL) has executed similar agreements with an assortment of countries, including Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, El Salvador, Costa Rica, the Dominican Republic and India. In fact, under Obama's first Labor Secretary, former California...
  • Ecuador’s Cotopaxi volcano rumbles to life, villages evacuated

    08/15/2015 6:55:11 PM PDT · by markomalley · 14 replies
    Malay Mail ^ | 8/15/15
    Ecuador's President Rafael Correa declared a state of emergency yesterday as the dangerous Cotopaxi volcano rumbled to life and prompted evacuation orders in several villages threatened by landslides. “As a precautionary measure, a total of 400 people have been evacuated,” the president said in his radio and television address just before signing the decrees. The volcano, which towers to 5,897 meters (19,350 feet) high, is considered one of the most threatening in the region — both because of its size and because it is so close to well-populated towns. “The situation developing at Cotopaxi is a serious threat that has...
  • Manhunt For N.J. Priest Accused Of Raping Teen, Then Hiding In Plain Sight

    08/03/2015 7:19:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Patch ^ | July 30, 2015 | Tom Davis
    In 2008, unbeknownst to authorities in New Jersey, the priest took a job as a high school teacher after disappearing for several years.Law enforcement is still looking for information regarding the whereabouts of a New Jersey priest who has been allegedly hiding in plain sight since he was accused of raping a 15-year-old boy more than a decade ago. The Archdiocese of Newark said Manuel Gallo Espinoza, 51, who served as a visiting priest in New Jersey, apparently fled to his native Ecuador after he was suspended him from ministry - but has re-emerged in the United State since then,...
  • Pope offers rare 'mea culpa' about neglect of middle class

    07/13/2015 10:43:58 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Reuters ^ | 7-13-2015 | PHILIP PULLELLA
    Pope Francis acknowledged on Monday he had neglected problems of the middle class and said he was willing to have a dialogue with Americans who disagree with his criticism of capitalism. Francis, speaking to reporters on the papal plane returning from a grueling 8-day trip to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, also said he hoped the Greek crisis could lead to more oversight so other countries would not experience the same problems. During the hour-long conversation with the Francis, who has made defense of the poor a major plank of his papacy, a reporter asked why he had hardly ever spoken...
  • Martyr Jim Elliot's Widow Elisabeth Dies at 88

    06/15/2015 4:00:16 PM PDT · by xzins · 12 replies
    Charisma News ^ | 6/15/2015 | JESSILYN JUSTICE
    Elisabeth Elliot, widow of martyred Jim Elliot and author of Through the Gates of Splendor, has died, according to the Gospel Coalition. Born in 1926 to missionaries in Belgium, Elliot spent her life pursuing God into the deepest and darkest of jungles. She married Jim Elliot, who was later martyred while trying to reach the Quichua Indians of Ecuador. Elisabeth was known for her service and submitting to God's will, even when she didn't understand. "I realized that the deepest spiritual lessons are not learned by His letting us have our way in the end, but by His making us...
  • Report: Clinton State Dept Pulled Strings for Menendez in Pay-to-Play Deal with Dem Donor

    03/13/2015 12:11:29 AM PDT · by Libloather · 11 replies
    Free Beacon ^ | 12/17/14
    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her Chief of Staff Cheryl Mills, and Sen. Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) supported a visa waiver for the daughter of a fugitive Ecuadorian banker in exchange for significant campaign contributions to the Democratic Party. On Tuesday, NBC 4 New York reported that Menendez, with express written support from Clinton, intervened on behalf of Estefania Isaías, who was banned from traveling to the U.S. due to accusations of visa fraud. Isaías is the daughter of Roberto Isaias, who lives in Miami and is currently fighting extradition to Ecuador for banking crimes and under investigation for...
  • Spanish Treasure Ship Missing Since 1681 Found

    11/02/2003 5:21:26 PM PST · by blam · 20 replies · 2,027+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | 11-2-2003 | Rich McKay
    Sunday, November 02, 2003 - Page updated at 12:00 A.M. Spanish treasure ship missing since 1681 found By Rich McKay The Orlando Sentinel JESSICA MANN / KNIGHT RIDDER NEWSPAPERS Hired treasure hunter Joel Ruth found a seafarer's map that led to the identification of the Spanish treasure ship Santa Maria De La Consolacion. E-mail this article Print this article Search archive ORLANDO, Fla. — Six pirate ships closed in on the Spanish treasure ship the Santa Maria De La Consolacion as the galleon sailed up the Pacific coast of South America, slow and bloated with silver, gold and gems mined...
  • The Edge of Deuteronomy (repeating) Grace [charismatic Caucus]

    05/12/2015 7:20:56 AM PDT · by Jedediah · 1 replies
    The Joshua Chronicles ^ | bible ,Jedediah
    As Deuteronomy(repeating grace) Edges into view, You see my promises coming true for you, Blessed above others because you believe, A walking Testimony regardless of reprieve, A hand of kindness to others in need of you, You don't turn your back but always plow through, Sowing the seeds of Grace each and every day, You reveal through your life to others I AM the way, Not all will find you for who you really are, Christ like and endowed with My Kingdom and car, For My very Throne of Presence I share with you, For you are My Beloved through...
  • President of Ecuador Tweets ‘Heil Hitler’

    04/11/2015 10:08:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 4/12/2015, 7:55 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa caused a firestorm Thursday, after he tweeted “Heil Hitler!” during a political debate. Correa’s tweet was in response to Panamanian politician Guillermo Cochez, who tweeted the first line from former Ecuadorian President Osvaldo Hurtado’s speech last week calling Correa “fascist.” Correa’s response, meant as a tongue-in-cheek way of responding to that claim, is just one of many spotty tweets. In another days later, he referred to US President Barack Obama under questionable terms, stating, “it is worrisome that an Afro minimizes history.” …
  • US arrests man 'with uranium for Iran in shoes'

    08/24/2013 10:14:21 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 35 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | 8/24/13 | AFP
    A man was arrested in New York City's international airport with uranium destined for Iran hidden in the soles of his shoes, the US Justice Department said. Patrick Campbell, 33, who was arrested Wednesday as he arrived at the John F Kennedy airport from Paris, is accused of trying to act as an intermediary to sell Iran 1,000 tons of purified uranium, in violation of US law. The Sierra Leone-based Campbell had been under surveillance since May 2012, when he responded to an ad on the site by someone looking to buy uranium 308, or yellow cake. The buyer...
  • Get Ready for $10 Oil

    02/17/2015 10:29:59 AM PST · by Duke C. · 65 replies
    Bloomberg | A. Gary Shilling
    At about $50 a barrel, crude oil prices are down by more than half from their June 2014 peak of $107. They may fall more, perhaps even as low as $10 to $20. Here’s why.
  • Menendez, Clinton State Dept. Helped Secure Visa for Fugitive Banker's Daughter

    12/27/2014 2:06:30 PM PST · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    NBC New York ^ | December 17, 2014 | Jonathan Dienst. Kevin Nious and Joe Valiquette
    Menendez, Clinton State Dept. Helped Secure Visa for Fugitive Banker's Daughter By Jonathan Dienst. Kevin Nious and Joe Valiquette There are new questions for U.S. Sen. Robert Mendendez, who tried to help a woman get into the country after she had been accused of visa fraud and was banned from traveling to the U.S. Jonathan Dienst reports. Dec 17, 2014 New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez interceded on behalf of an Ecuadorian woman who was banned from traveling to the U.S. because of allegations she had engaged in visa fraud. The woman, Estafania Isaias, is the daughter of a fugitive from...
  • Ecuador halts environment deals with Germany over rainforest visit

    12/20/2014 2:21:41 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 5 replies ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Reuters
    Ecuador halted environmental cooperation deals with Germany worth some 43 million euros to the Latin American country after German lawmakers tried to visit an Amazon rainforest recently opened for oil production, the foreign minister said on Friday. ... "If they think they had the right to doubt the word of Ecuador's government on the issue of Yasuni because they were providing funds, we'll give them their money back with interest," Foreign Minister Ricardo Patino told reporters.
  • Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America

    11/25/2014 8:01:53 AM PST · by juliosevero · 27 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Rising Turkish Menace: U.S. and NATO Ally Wants Islamic Advance in Latin America By Julio Severo The president of Turkey has re-written history by claiming Muslim explorers, not Christopher Columbus, discovered America. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Recep Tayyip Erdogan, chief of America’s NATO ally, said November 15 that Islamic sailors found the New World in 1178. He said, “Muslims discovered America in 1178, not Christopher Columbus.” Turkey is the only Islamic nation in the NATO. His theory — which is supported only by Islamic historians — came to light in a televised speech during an Istanbul summit of...
  • Stray dog starts new life in Sweden after incredible journey from Amazon rainforest

    11/25/2014 7:23:16 AM PST · by beaversmom · 15 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 25 Nov 2014
    A stray dog that followed an extreme adventure team on a gruelling trek through the Ecuadorian jungle has been introduced to his new family. Arthur formed an unbreakable bond with a group of Swedish athletes during the final stages of a 430-mile adventure race and has now been adopted by one of the team. The canine adventurer refused to leave their sides after one of the team threw him a meatball as they sat down for dinner.
  • OPEC Delegates Start Whispering About Potential Oil Cut

    11/12/2014 5:17:31 AM PST · by thackney · 40 replies
    Reuters via Rig Zone ^ | November 11, 2014 | Rania El Gamal, Alex Lawler & David Sheppard
    A subtle shift may be taking place within OPEC as it heads into its most important meeting in years, according to delegates with the producer group, as the discussion over whether it needs to cut output to defend oil revenues quietly intensifies. OPEC's Secretary General Abudulla al-Badri this week urged markets not to panic over the drop in prices to a 4-year low near $81 a barrel, while Kuwait's oil minister said OPEC was unlikely to cut output when it meets on Nov. 27 in Vienna. But privately, more delegates within the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries are starting...
  • Mother gets prison time, deportation in strangling death of her newborn

    09/16/2014 7:44:09 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    WPIX (New York) ^ | September 15, 2014 | Samantha Tata
    SPRING VALLEY, N.Y. (PIX11) – A New York mother was sentenced to prison time and mandatory deportation Monday after she pleaded guilty to strangling her hours-old son and dumping his body in a recycling container, authorities said. Maria Oliva Guaman-Guaman, now 24, was sentenced to 12 years in state prison with five years’ post-release supervision, according to the Rockland County District Attorney’s Office.
  • Two people killed and eight injured in Ecuador earthquake 5.1-magnitude tremor near Quito

    08/13/2014 7:14:29 AM PDT · by mgist · 1 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 8/13/2014 | Na
    Two people killed and eight injured in Ecuador earthquake 5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito caused landslide at a quarry that left workers dead People watch dust sweep the pan-American highway after the earthquake near Quito. Photograph: Dolores Ochoa/AP Two people have been killed in an earthquake in Ecuador, with eight others wounded and rescue workers still seeking to free those trapped. The 5.1-magnitude tremor near capital Quito triggered a landslide at a quarry that killed two workers there, the national risk control agency said, adding that firemen were searching for three others. "Obviously the landslide was caused by the tremor,...
  • Ecuador’s President Cancels Visit to Israel

    08/06/2014 9:49:33 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    INN ^ | 8/7/2014, 4:43 AM | Elad Benari
    Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has cancelled his visit to Israel scheduled for the second half of this year due to “Israeli attacks against the Palestinians”, Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing Ecuador’s Andes Agency. During an interview with a local radio station on Wednesday, the president reportedly accused Israel of committing “genocide” in Gaza during Operation Protective Edge. …
  • Lawyer: Teen slain in Montana was ‘garage hopping’

    05/06/2014 3:40:54 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 6, 2014 6:25 PM EDT
    The attorney for a Montana man charged in the death of a 17-year-old German exchange student says the teen and a companion had broken into homeowners’ garages three of four times before the shooting. Paul Ryan represents Markus Kaarma, who is charged with deliberate homicide in the April 27 slaying of Diren Dede in Missoula. […] Ryan says the Ecuadorian student told police the boys started “garage hopping” after learning about the practice from other students at their high school. …
  • Ecuador moves to expel US embassy military personnel

    04/25/2014 1:14:25 PM PDT · by Up Yours Marxists · 9 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 25, 2014 20:06 GMT | Gonzalo Solano, Associated Press
    Ecuador's government has ordered everyone in the US Embassy's military group, about 20 Defense Department employees, to leave the country by month's end. The group was ordered to halt operations in Ecuador in a letter dated April 7, embassy spokesman Jeffrey Weinshenker said Thursday. The Associated Press was alerted to the expulsions by a senior Ecuadorean official who refused to be identified by name due to the information's sensitive nature.
  • Chevron Takes Battle To Radical Environmentalist Lobby

    04/03/2014 4:27:06 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 15 replies ^ | April 3, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Litigation: After thwarting a $9.5 billion judgment from an Ecuadorean court, Chevron is going after the entire edifice of environmentalist enablers who make such junk lawsuits possible. Couldn't happen to a nicer bunch. To the surprise of many, the oil giant is suing the tony, white-shoe law firm of Patton Boggs for alleged unethical involvement in an all-out legal attack by environmentalists over rainforest pollution in Ecuador. Chevron accuses the oh-so-respected firm of lying, concealing inconvenient facts, running a public smear campaign and miscellaneous other flim-flammery, all for the sake of the dollar signs spinning in their eyes. This poses...
  • The Obama Administration seems indifferent to the crisis in Venezuela. Why?

    03/28/2014 2:12:08 PM PDT · by DanMiller · 18 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | March 28, 2014 | Dan Miller
    Venezuela is closer geographically than, and at least as important to the United States as, Ukraine. Yet the persistently blurred focus of the Obama Administration has been far less on violent Cuban inspired repression in Venezuela than on Russian repression in Ukraine. Here's a new presentation by Senator Rubio on the continuing mess in Venezuela: [youtube] Video linkThe constitutional crisis in Venezuela has apparently been far less disturbing to the Obama Administration, and to the "legitimate" media, than the less violent mess in Ukraine. It has drawn far less media attention than the disappearance of Malaysian flight 370, coverage of which has been extensive and continuous but abysmally uninformed. Here's the best...