| Jun 17, 2013
| 11:54 AM
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...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 8:12 AM
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...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 5:13 PM
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...
| Jul 24, 2013
| 12:23 PM
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...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 11:45 AM
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....
| May 8, 2013
| 6:55 PM
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...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:45 AM
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...
| May 21, 2012
| 10:44 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2011
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-...
| Jun 20, 2012
| 4:40 PM
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......
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:41 PM
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....
| Jun 19, 2012
| 4:42 PM
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....