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Stories with place: Ecuador
  • Dexter chocolate-maker launches community supported program 
    Updated: Jul-16-15 4:18 am

    ANN ARBOR, Michigan - Mindo Chocolate Makers, a small company producing artisanal and sustainable chocolate in Dexter, is offering a unique program the owners are calling "Community Supported Chocolate." For $150, participants in the CSC will receive three shares of Mindo chocolate products throughout the fall.

  • Francis burnishes credentials on South America tour story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-13-15 12:05 am

    ASUNCION, Paraguay - On his weeklong swing through South America, Pope Francis burnished his credentials as a new kind of pontiff, issuing a searing apology to indigenous people for church crimes more than a half millennium old and even making a pit stop at a Burger King to change clothes and freshen up before celebrating Mass.

  • Frederick doctor who moved to Ecuador indicted by grand jury 
    Updated: Jul-10-15 9:29 am

    BALTIMORE - A former Frederick doctor who relocated to South America after being accused by a state medical board of prescribing high dosages of OxyContin has returned to the U.S. and been indicted by a federal grand jury.

  • Indigenous leaders complain of being left off pope's agenda story has photos
    Updated: Jul-07-15 11:44 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador's largest indigenous association is complaining that it was left off of Pope Francis's agenda during his visit to Ecuador, where the group has been at odds with President Rafael Correa.

  • The Latest: Pope makes surprise foray outside his residence story has photos
    Updated: Jul-05-15 9:44 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - Here are the latest developments from Pope Francis' trip to South America:

  • Pope Francis on home turf urges defense of poor and planet story has photosstory has video
    Updated: Jul-05-15 9:16 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - Latin America's first pope returned to Spanish-speaking South America for the first time Sunday, stressing the need to protect the poor and the environment from exploitation and to foster dialogue among all sectors of society.

  • Papal visit puts Andes presidents' eco-record under scrutiny 
    Updated: Jul-04-15 12:09 am

    AGUARAGUE NATIONAL PARK, Bolivia - In the vine-entangled forests of the Aguarague National Park, crude that seeped for decades out of abandoned wellheads saturates the soil and has stained the bedrock of creeks that provide water to the indigenous Guarani who live nearby.

  • 3 days before pope visit, Ecuador protests aim at president 
    Updated: Jul-02-15 9:58 pm

    QUITO, Ecuador - Thousands of people turned out for protest marches across Ecuador on Thursday to call for the ouster of President Rafael Correa just three days before a visit by Pope Francis.

  • Pope brings 'church for the poor' to South America's poorest story has photos
    Updated: Jul-02-15 8:19 am

    VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is taking his "church for the poor" to three of South America's poorest and most peripheral countries, making a grueling, week-long trip that will showcase the pope at his unpredictable best: speaking his native Spanish on his home turf about issues closest to his heart.