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Ecuador Gives Assange Citizenship, Worsening Standoff With Britain

Advertisement QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador announced on Thursday that it had granted citizenship to Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks co-founder who has been living in a tiny room in the South American country’s London embassy since seeking political asylum in 2012. It was an extraordinary development in the prolonged diplomatic standoff, ...

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Earthquake Jolts Ecuador Into Enacting Long-Avoided Fiscal Changes

PORTOVIEJO, Ecuador — Even before the earthquake struck, prospects were rough for this tiny Andean nation. Oil prices, which once fueled a government spending bonanza aimed at the poor, had collapsed. The economy was contracting. The only lifeline came from China, whose loans included high interest rates and terms that ...

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