Ecuador

Louise Ridley

Meet The Man Who Is STILL Keeping An Assange Vigil Outside The Embassy

HuffingtonPost.com | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Jim Curran is one of around 150 supporters of Julian Assange who have kept a vigil outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two years, while Assan...

Ecuador's Eco-Ethos Sets the Standard For Responsible Tourism - But Is It Under Threat?

Justin Francis | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Ecuador's underlying ethos is a good one, one which could provide a blueprint of responsibility and sustainability for the rest of the world to follow. But as oil demands increase, the emphasis on environmental protection faces huge threats.

Jessica Elgot

Where In The World Will Julian Assange Be In Five Years Time?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

On the second anniversary of Julian Assange's dramatic arrival at the Ecuadorian embassy, he shows no sign of leaving. And Britain and Sweden show no ...

Life Inside A Converted Women's Toilet: How Assange Spends HIs Days At The Ecuadorian Embassy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

It's been two years since the founder of WikiLeaks committed himself to an indefinite sentence inside the Ecuadorian embassy. And he shows no sign of ...

Refugee for Two Years, 'Suffering' Assange May Be in for Longer Haul

William J. Furney | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
William J. Furney

Two years on since Assange's self-imprisonment, we ask ourselves where we are. Manning is behind bars; Assange is in self-imposed confinement; WikiLeaks is reduced to the embarrassment of coughing out already available information; and the world has moved on.

When Might = Right: How Chevron Got Out of a $19Billion Lawsuit

Jo Simmons | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Jo Simmons

Four years on from the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast, in which approximately 210 million barrels of oil leaked into the oc...

Is This the Ecuador Government's Way of Mocking the UN?

David Hill | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Hill

There was a reason Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, chose to announce his support for an initiative to forgo exploiting the Tiputini, Tambococha and Ishpingo oil fields under the Yasuni National Park - home to indigenous peoples and one of the most biodiverse places on earth - on 5 June 2007: 5 June, today, is the United Nations' 'World Environment Day.'

England Squad Suffer MASSIVE Security Breach

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport

The passport numbers of England's football squad have been published in an astonishing security breach at the Sun Life Stadium. An hour before Roy ...

Hotter, Wetter, Deeper: The World's Most Extreme Places

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

Humans love extremes. Extreme sports, extreme weather and extreme places. Higher, harder, longer. Hotter, wetter, deeper. No one recalls the second-lowest point on earth, but everyone knows the lowest - the Dead Sea. Go extreme or go home. There's no place for also-rans in this blog post: only the extremest of the extreme.

Jessica Elgot

How Much Has Assange's Embassy Exile Cost Met Police?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Julian Assange's prolonged stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy has cost the Metropolitan Police £5.3million, in the 18 months since he entered the buildin...

Planet Appetite: South American Flavours of Ecuador

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Countries from South and Central America have been setting culinary trends recently and now Ecuador is making the running.

Victims of Trafficking for Organ Removal Ignored as Global Kidney Trade Flourishes

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

The size of the global organ trafficking industry, which primarily engages in kidney transplants, remains unknown due to its clandestine nature. However, anecdotal evidence shows that it is clearly a multi-million dollar industry.

Will Julian Assange Ever Leave the Fun House?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Assange must be pressing his tongue masochistically hard into the inside of his bottom lip, gurning with angry, frustrated groans at his own idiocy in failing to make it to South America proper but rather getting trapped in a glorified office building in West London. Edward Snowden could be dancing the Sanjuanito along La Costa by now, enjoying a well-deserved break from an undignified international manhunt.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 5 July 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Things went a bit sex mad this week it seems as a Chinese train station operative got himself in a spot of bother by watching an erotic film, implausibly titled "Sex And Chopsticks", on the job. Problem was, he somehow managed broadcast the thing station-wide.

Has Ecuador's Embassy Been Bugged?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

A hidden microphone has reportedly been found in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where WikiLeaks' Julia Assange has sought refuge, according to the ...

Snowden Will End Up In The Last Place He Wants To Be, Say Bookies

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Luckily for Edward Snowden, the fugitive ex-CIA analyst whose snooping leaks have rocked the United States, there are no British bookies at Moscow Air...

Edward Snowden 'Not A Traitor', Manipulated By WikiLeaks, Says Father

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

The father of Prism whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he is confident his son will return to the United States to face charges if conditions about...

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Asks Ecuador For Asylum

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has arrived in Moscow - and appears to be heading to Ecuador. The South American country announced it had rec...

Is Cuenca Ecuador the Next Expat Retirement Mecca?

Daley James Francis | Posted 19.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Daley James Francis

One of the rising stars of expat retirement choices is that of Cuenca, Ecuador. South America has become a little too popular as a place to retire, but there are plenty of undiscovered gems to be uncovered, and in South America, Ecuador is the latest.

Assange Prepared To Remain In Ecuador Embassy For 'Five Years'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2013 | UK Politics

Julian Assange is prepared to stay holed up in the Ecuadorean embassy for five years, the country's foreign minister has said, as Britain and Ecuador ...

Travel Eye: Going Wild in Galápagos

Karen Edwards | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Karen Edwards

I'm sitting on a boat, with the sizzling sun beating down on me. The temperature is about 26˚C and the sea water gleaming. A group of ten people on board are darting back and forth, declaring their amazement at the adventure we've just been on.

Ecuador Foreign Minister To Visit Assange At London Embassy

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.06.2013 | UK

A senior Ecuadorian government minister is to visit London on the eve of the first anniversary of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange's dramatic arrival ...

Switch Off: Low Key Locations for an Unplugged Holiday

HomeAway.co.uk | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
HomeAway.co.uk

As I sit typing on my laptop, I'm aware of an irresistible urge: to check my emails; check social networking sites; check whether there's been any update since I last checked five minutes ago! The thing is, I'm not crazy about technology, but if you're anything like me, you'll know it's easier said than done escaping it.

WikiCurate? Assange Releases 1.7m Documents Already In Public Domain

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK

WikiLeaks, in a move somewhat contrary to the 'leaks' part of its name, has published a searchable volume of more than 1.7 million United States intel...

Ecuador's Lessons for Europe's Corridors of Power

Lee Brown | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Politics
Lee Brown

Government after government across Europe has been thrown out since the great recession began to drive back living standards. Whether on the centre-left, such as Gordon Brown and Zapatero, or on the right with Berlusconi and Sarkozy, political rejection has started to look inevitable. But Rafael Correa's massive re-election win in Ecuador yesterday was a reminder to his European counterparts that political defeat is no iron law of politics.