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Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa with  president-elect Lenin Moreno and his wife Rocio Gonzalez in Quito. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno on Monday celebrated victory in Ecuador’s presidential election, bucking a shift to the right in South America, but h(...)

  Chief negotiator of the National Liberation Army (ELN) Pablo Beltran and chief negotiator of the Colombian team Juan Camilo Restrepo shake hands  in Quito, Ecuador. Photograph: Jose Jacome/EPA

Colombia’s Marxist ELN rebels began official peace talks with the government on Tuesday in a bid to end their part in a five-decade conflict that has (...)

Colombia’s negotiator chief Juan Camilo Restrepo (left) shakes hands with ELN’s Pablo Berltan: the group has kidnapped hundreds of people over its 52 years to raise war funds. Photograph: Rolando Enriquez/EPA

Colombia’s second-biggest rebel group, the ELN, freed a politician it held captive for almost 10 months on Thursday, meeting a government requirement (...)

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Destruction from a powerful 7.8-magnitude quake in Manta, Ecuador. Photograph: AFP/Getty Images

The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades rose to 350 on Monday as traumatised survivors rested amid the rubble of their homes and r(...)

Red Cross members, military and police officers: a major search for survivors begins as aid is expected from neighbouring countries after the earthquake struck off Ecuador’s Pacific coast. Photograph: Guillermo Granja/ Reuters

Some 10,000 troops and 4,600 police have been deployed to search for survivors following a powerful earthquake in Ecuador, with the official death tol(...)

People stand on the debris of a building after an earthquake struck off the Pacific coast in Manta, Ecuador on Saturday. Photograph: Reuters

The strongest earthquake to hit Ecuador in decades has flattened buildings and buckled roads along the country’s Pacific coast, killing hundreds of pe(...)

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