Quito is the focus but there were confrontations in Cuenca too
Seismologists in Ecuador say the Tungurahua volcano is showing increased activity
Ecuador is reviewing Edward Snowden’s asylum request and will make a decision on the former US intelligence contractor “in due time” based on human rights considerations above all, Foreign Minister Ricardo Patiño said today.
The South American nation’s government is in “respectful” contact with Russia but also taking into account the US government’s position on the case, Patiño told reporters during a visit to Vietnam.
“We will consider the position of the US government and we will take a decision in due time in line with the (Ecuadorean) constitution, the laws, international politics and sovereignty,” Patiño said.
Published on Mar 11, 2013
Ecuador’s Tungurahua volcano has continued erupting, spewing lava for a second day.
Local reports say ash stretched up to 2kms (1.4 miles) in the air on Saturday.
Access to the area around volcano has been restricted following the increased activity.