Indigenous Ecuadoran villagers hoping to make oil giant Chevron pay for pollution in the country’s rainforest have formally withdrawn a lawsuit in Canada.
A strong 8.0-earthquake struck northern Peru in the early hours of Sunday, sending residents fleeing their homes and cutting off power to at least one town, with the impact felt as far afield as neighbouring Ecuador.
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange faces an initial hearing in London on Thursday over an extradition request from the United States, a day after he was jailed for 50 weeks for jumping bail.
London police dragged Julian Assange out of the embassy on Thursday after his seven-year asylum was revoked, paving the way for his extradition to the United States.
An Ecuadorean judge ordered a Swedish citizen, who according to the Andean country’s government was linked to WikiLeaks, jailed pending trial for alleged involvement in hacking government computer systems, the prosecutor’s office said on Saturday.