Ecuador grants asylum to julian assange on august 16, 2012, ecuador announced that it was granting political asylum to wikileaks founder julian assange assange had been seeking refuge at the country's embassy in london while waiting for the decision. In 1830, ecuador left to become an independent country political rivalry between the coast and the mountains, which emerged soon after independence, has become one of the country. According to the latest available official statistics, from 2013, ecuador has nearly 55,000 registered refugees, the largest number of any latin american country most are colombians fleeing armed. Country profiles full profiles provide an instant guide to history, politics and economic background of countries and territories, and background on key institutions they also include audio and video clips from bbc archives. The criminal justice information services (cjis) division of the federal bureau of investigation (fbi) centralizes criminal justice information and provides accurate and timely information and services to local, state, federal, and international law enforcement agencies, the private sector, academia, and other government agencies.
First, the country found itself on the front lines of gran colombia's efforts to liberate peru from spanish rule between 1822 and 1825 afterward, in 1828 and 1829, ecuador was in the middle of an armed struggle between peru and gran colombia over the location of their common border. Brief history of ecuador the history of pre-inca ecuador is diverse, advanced indigenous cultures such as the chorrera, jama coaque, bahia, tolita, machalilla and valdivia ( the oldest known culture in the americas ), flourished between 12,000 bc to 1,500 ad in the territory that today is ecuador. The applicant must submit an invitation letter, financial guarantee and sri certificate by the person who invites must be in original duly notarized from ecuador in favor of the applicant three recent photographs in colour, passport size, and white background.
The office of website management, bureau of public affairs, manages this site as a portal for information from the us state department external links to other internet sites should not be construed as an endorsement of the views or privacy policies contained therein. The galapagos archipelago is located at a distance of 972 km (600 miles) west of mainland ecuador local time is gmt - 6 it consists of 13 main islands, 6 smaller islands, 42 islets and many rocks, covering a total surface of 7,850 km. To find information about obtaining a visa for ecuador, see the department of state’s country specific information staying safe on your trip before you travel, it is always a good practice to investigate the local conditions, laws, political landscape, and culture of the country.
Background information for ecuador ecuadorian background ecuador's map background: what is now ecuador formed part of the northern inca empire until the spanish conquest in 1533 quito became a seat of spanish colonial government in 1563 and part of the viceroyalty of new granada in 1717. Country background information - ecuador - economic and social aspects in developing countries with special reference to food and agriculture. Ecuador's history has resulted in a fascinating culture it is situated in latin america, straddling the equator, below colombia and above peru though it is a relatively small country, ecuador has an astonishingly high level of biodiversity.
Ecuador is located in the western corner at the top of the south american continent ecuador is named after the equator, the imaginary line around the earth that splits the country in two most of the country is in the southern hemisphere. The fourth-smallest country in south america, ecuador is located on the west coast of the continent and is crossed by the equator (the country gets its name from the spanish word for equator) it has a length of 714 km (444 mi) n – s and a width of 658 km (409 mi) e – w. Background information ecuador is a small country on the north-western coast of south america, bordering colombia and peru following many currency regimes and a banking, economic and currency crisis in 1999, ecuador adopted the us dollar in 2000, thereby giving up control of monetary policy and of the possibility for the central bank to act as.
Countryreports provides over 35,000 pages of online content on the cultures and countries of the world with unique content from around the world, our members rely. Cotopaxi volcano, ecuador - facts & information / volcanodiscovery / volcanodiscovery excellent information and background for anyone wishing to visit active volcanoes safely and enjoyably the book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world. Country brief moreover, it is the country that has reduced inequality more rapidly in the region despite many successes, ecuador’s growth relies heavily on exports of commodities and on public investment. Ecuador is a small country in northwestern south america it is located just south of columbia and northwest of peru the name ecuador is spanish for equator, which is appropriate since the imaginary line runs right through the country.
The country is classified as an upper-middle-income country ecuador's economy is the eighth largest in latin america and experienced an average growth of 46% between 2000 and 2006 from 2007 to 2012 ecuador's gdp grew at an annual average of 43 percent,. More information about ecuador is available on the ecuador page and from other department of state publications and other sources listed at the end of this fact sheet us-ecuador relations the united states established diplomatic relations with ecuador in 1848 following its withdrawal from its federation with colombia. A view of the capital of ecuador - san francisco de quito or quito for short - which is the country's second most populous city (after guayaquil) and one of the highest capitals in south america it is also the headquarters of the union of south american nations.