Ecuador

  • WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange granted Ecuadorian citizenship

    (CNN) Ecuador has granted citizenship to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, Ecuador’s Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa announced Thursday. Speaking at a news conference in Quito, Espinosa said Assange was granted naturalization on December 12. She called the measure “one more ring of protection” for Assange, who has been holed...
  • Another immigrant goes to a sanctuary to prevent deporation

    Marco Antonio Reyes Alvarez was supposed to get on a plane Tuesday morning to return to his native Ecuador as ordered by immigration officials. But instead the 45-year-old Meriden father went to a city church to seek sanctuary. Reyes Alvarez entered the First and Summerfield United Methodist Church on...