This week marks the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis, when the US and the Soviet Union were on the brink of nuclear war over the installation of Soviet missiles in Cuba.
Ecuador's President Correa is resisting calls to reconsider a scrapped initiative to leave Amazon crude oil untouched.
USAID expects to close its doors in Ecuador by September 2014 due to an increasingly acrimonious relationship with President Rafael Correa. This comes six months after it was kicked out of Bolivia.
More than 500 people have been rescued in Ecuador this year from 20 clinics that physically and psychologically abused patients in the name of 'treating' drug addiction, alcoholism, and homosexuality.
Asylum options for leaker Edward Snowden keep narrowing. Even countries that don't mind poking the US aren't necessarily ready to take him in.
Edward Snowden's father told NBC his son might return to the US if conditions were met.
Russian officials say NSA leaker Edward Snowden is still in a Moscow airport.
But the South American nation is no bastion of free speech. Its ranking on press freedom is going from bad to worse.
In championing Snowden, President Correa is further cementing his image as a successor to Chávez who can take on the US.
A year after Julian Assange sought shelter in the Ecuadorean Embassy in London, journalists say a restrictive new media law could make Wikileaks cables illegal to publish in local press.
Despite complaints from some Venezuelans that Sunday's election had irregularities, analysts say leaders in the region will likely support Mr. Maduro’s election in order to maintain stability.