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  • Assange could be long-term guest at Ecuadorean embassy in London

    Assange could be long-term guest at Ecuadorean embassy in London
    LONDON -- Julian Assange, the founder of the WikiLeaks website, is prepared to stay holed up inside the Ecuadorean embassy in London for as long as five years if necessary in order to avoid extradition to Sweden to face what he says are politically...
  • Ecuador official appears sympathetic to Edward Snowden

    Ecuador official appears sympathetic to Edward Snowden
    QUITO, Ecuador -- A top government official said Monday that Ecuador is still considering Edward Snowden’s request for political asylum, appearing to take a sympathetic stance while criticizing the United States and those who portray the leaker as a...
  • Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says

    Coca farming in Colombia dropped 25% last year, U.N. says
    BOGOTA, Colombia -- Aggressive eradication programs and better alternatives for poor farmers are being credited with reducing the acreage under coca cultivation in Colombia by 25% last year. The total area of coca, the base material for cocaine, was...
  • Burb's Eye View: Curator gathers artists to pay homage to Del Toro

     Burb's Eye View: Curator gathers artists to pay homage to Del Toro
    While Guillermo Del Toro's "Pacific Rim" wreaks havoc across Burbank's movie screens, a few blocks away his more subdued works are being reimagined in a macabre mash-up of pop and fine art. At Hyaena Gallery this month an art show ventures "Into the...
  • Edward Snowden pide asilo a Ecuador

    Edward Snowden pide asilo a Ecuador
    El Gobierno de Ecuador recibió la solicitud de asilo de Edward Snowden, informó el domingo el canciller, Ricardo Patiño, en su cuenta de Twitter. «El gobierno del Ecuador ha recibido solicitud de asilo de parte de Edward #Snowden», escribió Patiño....
  • Teacher will study climate change and caterpillars in Ecuador

    Teacher will study climate change and caterpillars in Ecuador
    A Crestview Preparatory School teacher is headed to Ecuador this summer to study climate change and caterpillars. Ryan J. Bache, who teaches 6th grade at the La Cañada private school, won an Earthwatch Institute fellowship to conduct his research. He is...
  • Planning an Amazon vacation

    Planning an Amazon vacation
    It's easier than you think, and you should be able to do it for about $3,000, including a flight from the U.S. and staying at a good ecolodge. You need to be moderately physically fit and be able to climb stairs and walk well on uneven surfaces and...
  • Eastern Ecuador's ecological diversity means marvelous creatures at every turn

    Eastern Ecuador's ecological diversity means marvelous creatures at every turn
    Imagine palm trees 10 stories high. Imagine lakes with paiche fish that are 6 feet long. Imagine rivers with stingrays, caimans, catfish, neon tetras and electric eels. The lake where La Selva Amazon Ecolodge is located, Lake Garzacocha, looks...
  • Traveling abroad? For information, check with the country's tourist office

    For tourist information about foreign destinations, contact the government offices below. Several no longer list phone numbers, so information is through their website only. For information about a country not listed, call the United Nations at (212) 963-...
  • Assange interview with Ecuador leader shows rapport [Video]

     
    As WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange holes up in the Ecuadorean embassy in London seeking political asylum, facing arrest if he steps outside, a televised interview gives clues to why the famous freedom-of-information activist turned to Ecuador for help......
  • Top candidate for Pakistani prime minister job ordered arrested

     
    Makhdoom Shahabuddin, the leading candidate to become Pakistan's next prime minister, was effectively blocked from the post when a narcotics court investigating a drug scandal ordered his arrest....
  • Wikileaks founder Assange seeks asylum from Ecuador

     
    Wikileaks founder Julian Assange is seeking political asylum from Ecuador, less than a week after the British Supreme Court ruled he could be extradited to Sweden over allegations of sexual assault....