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Republican lawmaker 'sought a deal with Trump to pardon WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange'.

Representative Dana Rohrabacher met with Assange at the Ecuadorian Embassy in a three-hour meeting in August.

- - UK

Ecuador president accuses predecessor of spy camera.

Ecuador's president is angrily denouncing what he says is the discovery in his office of a hidden video camera that allegedly could be monitored on his predecessor's cellphone.

- FOX News - US

Ecuador president accuses predecessor of planting spy camera.

Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno angrily denounced his predecessor on Friday for planting a hidden video camera in his office...

- Deseret News - US

Sea lion dies after being tied to a tree in someone's garden.

Vets in Ecuador rescued the animal from a garden in Daule - but he died in their care a day later.

- - UK

Chevron's Amazon Chernobyl Case moves to Canada.

After perpetrating what is probably the worst oil-related catastrophe on Earth - a 20,000 hectare death zone in Ecuador, known as the Amazon Chernobyl' - the Chevron Corporation has spent two decades and over a billion dollars trying to avoid responsibility. In 2011, Indigenous and peasant villagers won an $9.5-billion ...

- Greenpeace - INT

My favorite travel app now offers the money-saving hack I've been using for years.

Joe Raedle / GettyEverybody has their favorite splurge. Mine happens to be travel. But as a financial planner who enjoys finding a good deal, I'm not willing to pay a premium for the trips I take. I'd rather visit an under-the-radar destination during the off-season than fight the summer crowds in Europe. It's a travel ...

- Business Insider - US

Resurrecting a Long-Lost Galapagos Giant Tortoise.

It may be possible to resurrect the Floreana tortoise, by studying a long-lost population left by pirates on an extinct volcano.

- Wired Magazine - US

Chevron Trying to Bankrupt US Human Rights Lawyer.

Chevron Trying to Bankrupt U.S. Human Rights Lawyer Who Helped Indigenous Groups Win Historic Judgment In Ecuador

- Scoop NZ - NZ

Floreana Island to be repopulated with 'extinct' Galapagos giant tortoises.

A species of Galapagos giant tortoise thought to have been made extinct 150 years ago will be bred in captivity, officials said, after DNA studies ...

- The Japan Times - JP

Scientists hope to restore extinct Galapagos turtle species.

Scientists in Ecuador's Galapagos islands are hoping to restore a turtle species believed extinct since the 1800s.

- FOX News - US

Argentina, Chile stumble again, Uruguay on brink.

The Argentinians -- who would face a playoff against New Zealand if they remain fifth -- host fourth-placed Peru next month in Buenos Aires before an awkward final game at altitude against Ecuador.

- Daily Monitor - UG

Ecuador: Students compete in humanitarian law simulation

Video | Ten teams from seven universities took part in the Manuel Muñoz Borrero National Competition on International Humanitarian Law.


China: No Evidence Proving Chinese Vessel Fishing in Ecuador's Waters

A crew of Chinese fishermen were caught with 6600 sharks aboard in the Galápagos Islands.

- The Diplomat - US