St. John's player Mariela Jacome is shocked to be playing for Ecuador at the Women's World Cup

Mariela Jacome was in Ecuador visiting her grandmother after wrapping...months later, Jacome is playing for Ecuador at the Women's World Cup.Jacome...British Columbia.Quite a summer break.Ecuador is playing for the first time in the World...

Women's World Cup expansion showed sport's lack of depth

...teams at the Women's World Cup this year was that there were lots of fresh faces playing in Canada, teams like Ivory Coast, Ecuador and Cameroon.While that was good for the women's game globally, the expansion showed the stark contrast between the haves...

Women's World Cup: Defending champ Japan wins third in a row, reaches round of 16

...scored in the fifth minute and defending champion Japan beat Ecuador 1-0 on Tuesday to become the first team to win all three...crossbar after the ball had been deflected toward an open net.Ecuador (0-3) had been outscored 16-1 in losses to Cameroon and...

Women's World Cup roundup: Kyah Simon scores twice as Australia blanks Nigeria

...appearance in 1999. SWITZERLAND 10, ECUADOR 1In Vancouver, British Columbia, Fabienne...women's World Cup victory with a rout of Ecuador.Humm's three goals came within 6 minutes...champion Japan on Monday.Angie Ponce scored Ecuador's first World Cup goal on a penalty...

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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