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Aug 18, 2014 — Citing health concerns, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange says he'll leave Ecuador's embassy, where he has lived for more than two years. He faces potential criminal charges in Sweden and the U.S.
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Jul 3, 2013 — The listening device was found last month, says Ecuador's foreign minister, Ricardo Patiņo. He called the incident another example of a deterioration of ethics on an international level.
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Jul 1, 2013 — Edward Snowden's remarks mark the first time he's broken his silence since he fled to Moscow eight days ago. They come the same day Russian immigration officials say he applied for political asylum in the country.
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Jun 29, 2013 — Edward Snowden has admitted giving information about National Security Agency programs to The Guardian and The Washington Post. He's thought to be at the international airport in Moscow and to be seeking sanctuary in another country, perhaps Ecuador.
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Jun 28, 2013 — Ecuador says the U.S. refuses to extradite two bankers who allegedly embezzled millions from a bailout. Officials keep referring to their request in relation to the Edward Snowden case.
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Jun 27, 2013 — President Obama also said he would not "scramble jets to get a 29-year-old hacker." Ecuador, meanwhile, said it would not negotiate with its principles.
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Jun 26, 2013 — The world has been thumbing its nose at the U.S. government as it seeks the extradition of Edward Snowden, who's accused of espionage for revealing U.S. surveillance programs.
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Jun 24, 2013 — The country's president likes jabbing the U.S. The U.S. could put pressure on Ecuador if it grants asylum to Edward Snowden, though the country's oil reserves give it something of a buffer.
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Jun 24, 2013 — It was widely reported that he would fly from Moscow to Havana on Monday. But he apparently did not board that flight. Just where Snowden is headed isn't known for sure, but it's thought that his final destination will be Ecuador.
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Nov 15, 2012 — Chef Jose Garces' parents are immigrants, and while they embraced some traditional American Thanksgiving dishes, they also served Ecuadorean food, like humitas and quinoa soup.
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