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Hello Blog Readers thanks for being here Some of you have been following my blog since I first began in 2006. Thanks Madge for insisting that I keep folks in the loop of my life in Ecuador. Here I am twelve and a half years later with 145 published e
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Ecuador Detains a Friend of Assange. Critics Say It’s Guilt by Association.

Internet and free speech activists have come out in defense of Ola Bini, a Swedish cybersecurity expert, saying there is no evidence yet of a crime.
Tags: News, Privacy, Ecuador, Association, Assange, Computers and the Internet, Freedom of Speech and Expression, Julian P, Ola Bini


What’s the Impact of Galapagos Land Tours vs. Ship Tours?

If you are visiting the Galapagos Islands in Ecuador because you love nature and care about the environment, then one choice you make will support that stance with actions, not just words. Pass up the land-based tour options and book a trip with a responsible ship operator instead. You'll have a better experience and you'll see a lot more too. After taking a dip during the financial crisis a decade ago, Galapagos tourism has come roaring back. Visitor numbers are up 50% per year since then, wh...
Tags: Travel, Environment, New York Times, Ecology, Cruising, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Adventure Travel, Travel Industry, Galapagos, Luxury Cruises, Small Ship Cruises, Ecuador Travel, Conde Nast Traveler, Cancun, Isabela Island


5 reasons to charter a private yacht for the best experience in the Galapagos

No two ways about it, the best way to experience the Galapagos is by chartering a private yacht. The Galapagos are an exciting and very unique location, unlike any other island archipelago in the world. One of the most exciting aspects of a private yacht charter experience, besides the fabulous natural life is that It […] The post 5 reasons to charter a private yacht for the best experience in the Galapagos appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
Tags: Travel, South America, Ecuador, Galapagos, Regions, Speciality Travel, Cruises & Boat Travel


Ecuador orders arrest of former foreign minister

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — An Ecuadorian judge has ordered the arrest of a former foreign minister, highlighting political tensions in the country that evicted WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange from the country’s London embassy last week. Ricardo Patiño says in a video message on social media that he’s being wrongfully pursued for calling for peaceful protests […]
Tags: London, News, Nation, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Quito, Ricardo Patino, Ecuador AP


Exploring the Jungle: The 11 Things You Must Know Before Trips to the Amazon

Exploring the jungle, you will find a mix of serenity and excitement. The experience will bring you deep into the heart of our natural world, where you can deeply connect with your mammalian roots. However, trips to the Amazon require knowledge and serious preparation. You should not swing into the jungle expecting to wing it. 11 Wild Tips for Trips to the Amazon Enjoy your adventure by going in equipped to take on the jungle experience. These must-know tips will help you in one of the most exc...
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Assange friend jailed by Ecuador says case will collapse

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A jailed Swedish programmer friendly with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he’s confident the case against him in Ecuador lacks substance and “will collapse.” Privacy activist Ola Bini also says in a statement provided by his attorney that he’s being held under “the best of circumstances” but that prison conditions are […]
Tags: Business, Technology, News, Nation, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Quito Ecuador, Ola Bini


Ecuadorean authorities have unjustly arrested free software developer Ola Bini as part of their Assange dragnet

Ola Bini is a Swedish free/open source software developer who lives in Quito, Ecudaor; as he prepared to depart for a long-planned (and previously publicly announced) vacation in Japan, he was seized by Ecuadorean police, who claimed he was fleeing the country after the arrest of Julian Assange; authorities had a warrant for a "Russian hacker" (Bini is neither Russian, nor a hacker) and they have held him without reading him his rights, offering him a translator, or allowing him to contact his ...
Tags: Post, Floss, Japan, Human Rights, News, Sweden, Law, Julian Assange, Ecuador, Ola, Quito, Danny O Brien, Unlawful Detention, Bini, Ola Bini, OTR Bini


Mueller report: After long-awaited release, what comes next for investigations into Trump?

The ongoing Democrat-led Congressional investigations into Donald Trump are determined to unravel the conspiracy behind the stealing of Clinton campaign emails and the alleged part played in that incident by WikiLeaks and its founder Julian Assange, according to diplomatic sources.The inquiry by the US House of Representatives Intelligence Committee is said to be particularly focused on how the emails, as well as those of the Democratic National Committee, were hacked and made public, gravely da...
Tags: London, News, Sweden, White House, Politico, Russia, US, America, Dnc, Hillary Clinton, Gru, Julian Assange, Department Of Justice, Wikileaks, Ecuador, House Intelligence Committee


The Cloud Forests of Ecuador: “Rain but not from the sky”

The cloud forests of Ecuador are not awash with colour. Instead, they pick a single one and run with it. Green isn't just green here, it's gob smacking, gut punching, grandstanding green, a green that explodes with greedy, reckless abandon. The cloud forest column runs virtually along the whole country. At 2000 metres above sea level, its steep slopes and subtropical valleys teem with wildlife. And you can visit. Here's how, with cloud forest facts and a plan to get you to Ecuador. Originally ...
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Ecuador: La necesaria relación entre el Corporate Compliance Program y el Reglamento Interno de Trabajo - Noboa, Peña & Torres Abogados

El Corporate Compliance Program debe guardar estrecha relación con contenido del Reglamento Interno de Trabajo, pues ello garantiza la existencia de un sistema de reacción disciplinario idóneo para cumpli
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Hackers unleashed 40 million cyberattacks on Ecuador after Julian Assange’s arrest

Julian Assange's arrest at the end of last week by British officials who finally snatched him at the London embassy in Ecuador where he'd been living for years did not, in turns out, put the matter to rest for Ecuadorian officials.Patricio Real, the county's deputy minister for information and communication technologies, told Agence France Presse in an interview that Assange's controversial arrest prompted a massive wave of cyberattacks against the country. They added up to a who...
Tags: London, News, Virginia, US, United Kingdom, South America, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Defense Department, Chelsea Manning, Assange, Manning, Agence France Presse, Javier Jara Ecuador, Belmarsh Prison The US


A Guide To The Eccentric Cast Of Characters Surrounding Julian Assange

The WikiLeaks founder's supporters range from Ecuador's former president to actress Pamela Anderson.
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'Assange smeared faeces in Ecuador embassy,' says president

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno tells the BBC why his government revoked Julian Assange's asylum.
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Moreno: Assange used to coordinate hackers from the embassy

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ecuador’s president is accusing Julian Assange of hosting numerous hackers at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London to give them directions on how to propagate information on topics important to the WikiLeaks founder and his financiers. President Lenin Moreno also said Tuesday in Washington that arrested Swedish programmer Ola Bini was one of […]
Tags: London, News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Assange, Moreno, Ecuadorian Embassy, Lenín Moreno, Ola Bini


The Best Places To Eat In Puerto Ayora, Galapagos Islands

The Galapagos is, in places, a remote wilderness but Puerto Ayora on Santa Cruz island is as close to a tourist-theme town you’ll find anywhere. Puerto Ayora is the main settlement where tour boats come to restock and budget travelers base themselves to do shorter excursions to nearby Galapagos Islands. Tourism is still in its early stages in Ecuador‘s Galapagos and Puerto Ayora (population 12,000) is beginning to offer visitors a lot of places to eat: many mediocre, some decent, and a few rare...
Tags: Travel, Food, Advice, Ecuador, Galapagos Islands, Galapagos, Santa Cruz Island, Puerto Ayora, Puerto Ayora Galapagos Islands, Galapagos 1 La Garrapata Right, La Garrapata, Puerto Ayora Food, Galapagos Deli


Parents of Swede coder held by Ecuador declare his innocence

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The parents of a Swedish programmer suspected of plotting to blackmail Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno over his abandonment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange say their son is innocent and that his rights have been violated. At a press conference Tuesday in Ecuador’s capital, Dag Gustafsson and Gorel Bini said they will […]
Tags: News, Nation, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Quito Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, Dag Gustafsson, Gorel Bini


Ola Bini: Wikileaks collaborator and Assange ally accused of plotting to blackmail Ecuador president faces 'threats in jail', parents say

The parents of a Swedish programmer who was an early ally of Julian Assange and Wikileaks and who has now been accused of trying to blackmail Ecuador’s president, is facing threats in jail, his parents have claimed.Ola Bini, 36, was arrested last Thursday in Ecuador, hours after Mr Assange was detained by police in London who entered the Ecuadorian embassy. Mr Assange was charged with skipping bail by a London judge, while the US charged him with conspiring with whistleblower Chelsea Manning to ...
Tags: London, News, Washington, Iraq, US, Afghanistan, Venezuela, Associated Press, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Chelsea Manning, Ola, Assange, Moreno, Gustafsson


Parents of Swedish coder held by Ecuador say he is innocent

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — The parents of a Swedish programmer suspected of plotting to blackmail Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno over his abandonment of WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange made an anxious plea Tuesday for authorities to release their son.
Tags: News, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Quito Ecuador, Lenín Moreno


Ecuador Claims It's Been Hit With 40 Million Cyberattacks Since Giving Up Julian Assange

Ecuadorian officials claim the country has suffered some 40 million cyber attacks since it allowed UK police to forcibly remove Wikileaks founder Julian Assange from their embassy in London, according to Agence France-Presse.Read more...
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Ecuador says it has been hit with 40 million cyber attacks since Julian Assange was arrested at its embassy in London

Ecuador says it was targeted with more than 40 million cyber attacks from "groups linked to Julian Assange" in the five days since they revoked his asylum and allowed his arrest by UK authorities.  The finance ministry and president's office were targeted from computers in the US, Brazil, Germany, Romania, UK, and France, Patricio Real, Ecuador's deputy minister for information told AFP.  The WikiLeaks founder was arrested at Ecuador's London embassy last Thursday by UK police, ending his near...
Tags: UK, London, Sweden, US, Trends, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Trump, Afp, Assange, Michael Cohen, Pamela Anderson, Moreno, Jara, Ecuadorian Embassy


European spies sought lessons from dictators’ brutal ‘Operation Condor’

CIA files show intelligence services wanted to learn from South America’s 1970s campaign of terror against leftwing subversionBritish, West German and French intelligence agencies sought advice from South America’s bloody 1970s dictatorships on how to combat leftwing “subversion”, according to a newly declassified CIA document.The European intelligence services wanted to learn about “ ,” a secret programme in which the dictatorships of Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Chile, Bolivia, Peru and Ecuad...
Tags: Europe, Americas, World news, US news, Fbi, South America, Espionage, Cia, Ecuador, Argentina Paraguay Uruguay Chile Bolivia Peru


Chevron says Dutch Supreme Court rejects Ecuador's $9.5 billion claim

Chevron said the Dutch court's decision upholds rulings of two Dutch lower courts which rejected Ecuador's attempts to annul those awards. "The Dutch supreme court found that the challenged arbitral awards are consistent with public policy and justified to prevent irreversible harm to Chevron," the company said. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court of Canada had dismissed claims attempting to force Chevron's Canadian unit to pay the $9.5 billion judgment handed down in Ecuador against the com...
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Ecuador says hit by 40 million cyber attacks since Assange arrest

Ecuador said on Monday it has suffered 40 million cyber attacks on the webpages of public institutions since stripping Wikileaks founder Julian Assange of political asylum. Patricio Real, Ecuador's deputy minister for information and communication technologies, said the attacks, which began on Thursday, had "principally come from the United States, Brazil, Holland, Germany, Romania, France, Austria and the United Kingdom," as well as from the South American country itself. Assange was arrested...
Tags: London, News, United States, United Kingdom, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Assange, Lenín Moreno, Patricio Real Ecuador, Brazil Holland Germany Romania France Austria


6 luxury adventure camps in South America

The idea of luxury adventure camping is to get closer to the sheer beauty of nature in places with very little infrastructure, while at the same time enjoying world-class service in the most comfortable digs. The posh term “glamping” (short for glamorous camping) has turned off some adventurers who might otherwise appreciate the experience itself. Despite […] The post 6 luxury adventure camps in South America appeared first on A Luxury Travel Blog.
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Letters support claim Assange would not face death penalty

UK foreign secretaries wrote to assure Ecuador president over WikiLeaks founder’s extraditionEcuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, was assured by two British foreign secretaries that Julian Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to letters seen by the Guardian.Letters signed by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and his predecessor Boris Johnson, dated 7 March 2018 and 10 August 2018 respectively, confirm a person cannot be extradited if they ...
Tags: Politics, UK, Media, Law, Americas, UK News, World news, US news, UK criminal justice, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Extradition, Assange


Letters support claim Julian Assange would not face death penalty

Foreign secretaries wrote to Ecuador’s president confirming UK would seek assurances for WikiLeaks founder’s extradition Ecuador’s president, Lenín Moreno, was assured by two British foreign secretaries that Julian Assange would not be extradited to a country where he could face the death penalty, according to letters seen by the Guardian.Letters signed by the foreign secretary, Jeremy Hunt, and his predecessor Boris Johnson, dated 7 March 2018 and 10 August 2018 respectively, confirm a person c...
Tags: Politics, UK, Media, Law, Americas, UK News, World news, US news, UK criminal justice, Jeremy Hunt, Boris Johnson, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Extradition, Lenín Moreno


Ecuador rejects claims that Assange was treated unfairly

WASHINGTON (AP) — Ecuador says that it was not unfairly targeting WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange when it revoked his asylum last week. Ecuadorean Foreign Minister José Valencia said that Assange’s behavior was “undeserving, disrespectful” and pointed to a video published by El País newspaper. The short video with no audio appears to show Assange arguing […]
Tags: News, Washington, Ap, Nation, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Assange, El Pais, Jose Valencia


Ecuador's president says Assange tried to use its embassy to spy

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange repeatedly violated his asylum conditions and tried to use the Ecuadorian embassy in London as a center for spying, Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno told Britain's Guardian newspaper. London police dragged Assange out of the embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States for one of the biggest ever leaks of classified information. Assange's relationship with his hosts collapsed after Ecuador ...
Tags: London, News, Britain, United States, Guardian, Julian Assange, Wikileaks, Ecuador, Assange, Moreno, Lenín Moreno


Ecuador Complains Julian Assange Was a Bad Housegust, Neglected His Pet Cat (slashdot)

The BBC reports that Ecuador's foreign minister Jose Valencia has been sharing complaints about Julian Assange's conduct during his stay in Ecuador's embassy -- for example, that Julian Assange "damaged the facilities by riding his skateboard and playing football, despite being told not to do so." Cleaning staff, Mr Valencia said, had described "improper hygienic conduct" throughout Assange's stay, an issue that a lawyer had attributed to "stomach problems". One unnamed senior Ecuadorean officia...
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