Ecuador looks to Miss Universe pageant to improve country's image

QUITO, Ecuador -- The Miss Universe pageant, watched...its winner. The small Andean nation of Ecuador, saddled with an image of political instability...scandal are threatening to put a damper on Ecuador's efforts to use the event to attract...

Ecuador's bus drivers, taxi drivers strike to protest austerity

QUITO, Ecuador -- Angry bus drivers joined striking...bringing traffic to a standstill across Ecuador in an effort to force the government to...tax increases. The economic crisis in Ecuador, a South American nation of 12 million...

Ecuador's president announces harsh economic measures

QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador's president announced tax hikes and other tough economic measures...government's political opponents had accused Jacome of mismanaging Ecuador's fiscal policy. Ecuador is locked in its worst economic crisis...

Ecuador strike eases after president lowers gasoline prices

QUITO, Ecuador -- Taxi drivers began withdrawing their blockades Thursday after Ecuador's president annulled a gasoline price increase...billion in damage, and low world prices for oil, Ecuador's major export. The government this year has...

Ecuador businesses squeezed by recession, austerity

QUITO, Ecuador -- The row of single mothers straggled...a year to protect a run on deposits in Ecuador's shaky banks. The government also...capital has been frozen for a year. All Ecuador's textile companies are in similar situations...

Ecuador proves it can win away from home

GELSENKIRCHEN, Germany - Agustin Delgado and Ecuador proved they are World Cup worthy far away from the comforts...start near sea level in their second World Cup appearance. Ecuador did a good job protecting a 1-0 lead provided by Carlos...

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University helps Ecuador protect environment

...schoolchildren in the capital city of Quito, Ecuador, or planning a birding expedition at a preserve in Ecuador. It's a job she jumped at in recent...I was just interested in the culture of Ecuador," Dr. Hoffman said. "They love the...

Venus Williams helps US reach Fed Cup playoffs

...world's top-ranked doubles pair, Sara Errani and Roberta Vinci, 6-1, 6-2 to complete the comeback.ECUADOR OPEN: In Quito, Ecuador, Victor Estrella Burgos became of the oldest first-time winner of an ATP event in the Open Era, beating...

Hiking in the clouds

EL CORAZON, Ecuador - We were about out of food, and storm...tent. Our hike in the Andes Mountains of Ecuador was in serious trouble. "We're lost...and a challenging hike through some of Ecuador's most isolated and beautiful nature...

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In NY, debate flows over 'below minimum-wage'

...more tips than others, and sometimes they're required to split the tip take with other employees.Marco Soto, 43, from Ecuador, has worked as a waiter, a bar runner, a bus boy and a food deliveryman. Through a translator, he said he never got all...