Rafael Correa

Ecuador Quake Toll Crosses 400, Damage Put at Billions of Dollars

By Ana Isabel Martinez and Julia Symmes Cobb PORTOVIEJO/PEDERNALES,¬†Ecuador, April 19¬†– Touring a city ravaged by the earthquake that killed at least 413 people,¬†Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Monday said rebuilding would cost billions of dollars and may inflict a “huge” toll on the fragile OPEC nation’s economy. Two days after the magnitude 7.8 quake,

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Powerful Earthquake Kills 77 in Ecuador

By Alexandra Valencia GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador, April 17 – Ecuador‘s strongest earthquake in decades killed at least 77 people and injured hundreds more, devastating coastal towns and sending residents fleeing to higher ground on Saturday night. The 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck off Ecuador‘s Pacific coast and was felt hundreds of miles away in the capital of

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