Ecuador top court approves same-sex marriage in 5-4 vote; judges in favour say decision based on idea that all people are equal
With the decision of the Constitutional Court, Ecuador joins Argentina, Brazil and Colombia in South American recognising same-sex marriage.
An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 struck southeastern Peru on Friday, the US Geological Survey said.
The quake’s epicentre was in a sparsely populated area 224 kilometres (140 miles) east-southeast of Ambato, Ecuador, at a depth of 132 kilometres. The USGS’s initial reading assessed the quake, which occurred at 5:17 am local time (1017 GMT), at magnitude 7.7.
Lucas Pouille beats Richard Gasquet to win Open Sud de France; Roberto Carballes Baena captures maiden title at Quito
Lucas Pouille won his fifth ATP title while Roberto Carballes Baena won his maiden crown this weekend.
Colombia's government will sign a bilateral cease-fire with the nation's last remaining major rebel group ahead of Pope Francis' visit this week.
Some slight shaking was felt in Ecuador's capital of Quito, which 153 kilomt3ers (94 miles) to the southeast.
Two earthquakes struck Ecuador's coast on Wednesday, causing minor injuries in the same region where a 7.8 tremor killed more than 650 people last month.
The Chinese has government delivered 60 million yuan (about $9.5 million) worth of humanitarian aid materials to the victims of the deadly April 16 earthquake in Ecuador.
A magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck off the coast of Ecuador on Wednesday, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said, just days after a major quake hit the country killing nearly 500 people.
The death toll from the earthquake that hit Ecuador's Pacific coast over the weekend now stands at 413, the security ministry said on Monday
The magnitude-7.8 earthquake was centered on Ecuador's sparsely populated fishing ports and tourist beaches, 170 km northwest of Quito.
Thousands of jubilant people lined the streets of Quito as Pope Francis began a grueling South American trip on Sunday that will also take in Bolivia and Paraguay.