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Presidential Candidate Lenin Moreno

Presidential Candidate Lenin Moreno, who has claimed 39% of the vote.

Ecuador's bishops call for transparency in elections

21/02/2017 12:19

The Catholic Bishops conference of Ecuador issued a statement to the media, calling on the country’s political authorities to “Collaborate with the truth and publish, in a timely manner, the will of the Ecuadorian people.”

 

Woman carries her son whilst looking for shelter after her house was destroyed in Ecuador's quake.

Woman carries her son whilst looking for shelter after her house was destroyed in Ecuador's quake.

CRS: Ecuador quake has hit poorest and most vulnerable

19/04/2016 16:56

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) says it’s a race against time to find survivors from Ecuador’s powerful earthquake and noted that the areas worst hit were some of the poorest in the nation. 

Rescue workers searching for survivors of the 17 April 2016 quake in Ecuador.  Catholic Relief Services is joining the aid effort

Rescue workers searching for survivors of the 17 April 2016 quake in Ecuador. Catholic Relief Services is joining the aid effort

Catholic Relief Services gears up response to Ecuador quake

18/04/2016 12:58

Catholic Relief Services (CRS) is responding to a 7.8 magnitude earthquake which struck Ecuador Saturday causing widespread damage in the country’s coastal region. At least 272 people died in the destruction and 2,068 others were injured. 

 

A collapsed building after Ecuador quake

A collapsed building after Ecuador quake

Search and rescue underway after Ecuador quake

18/04/2016 10:28

Search and rescue teams are continuing to hunt for survivors after a devastating earthquake Ecuador. Those who did survive sought shelter beside the rubble of their collapsed homes.

Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, kisses a group of children after meeting with local authorities in the emergency center in Portoviejo, Ecuador

Ecuador's President, Rafael Correa, kisses a group of children after meeting with local authorities in the emergency center in Portoviejo, Ecuador

Massive earthquake in Ecuador kills 273

17/04/2016 19:00

In Ecuador, at least 273 people were killed and nearly 3,000 others injured in the 7.8-magnitude quake that struck the country Saturday night. Officials say the death toll is likely to go even higher, as rescue efforts continue in a bid to reach the worst hit areas

Rescue workers struggle to save survivors trapped in a collapsed building in the city of Manta, Ecuador

Rescue workers struggle to save survivors trapped in a collapsed building in the city of Manta, Ecuador. On Sunday, Pope Francis prayed for victims of the earthquake in Ecuador, and for victims of another quake in Japan.

Pope prays for earthquake victims in Ecuador, Japan

17/04/2016 13:09

During remarks following the Regina Coeli on Sunday, Pope Francis offered prayers for victims of earthquakes in Ecuador and Japan.

 

Pope Francis

Pope Francis waves at the conclusion of Mass in Asuncion on the last day of his visit to Paraguay

Pope leaves legacy of hope in Latin American nations

13/07/2015 15:12

As Pope Francis arrives back in Rome at the end of his week- long pastoral visit to Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay, the head of the Holy See press office, Fr Federico Lombardi talks about the legacy of hope that he is leaving behind