The wind-driven blaze, dubbed the Saddleridge fire, broke out on Thursday night and raced through the area's dry foothills and brush-filled canyons to cover some 3,056 hectares by midday on Saturday.
On Friday, Visa and MasterCard announced their departures from the Libra project, as did e-commerce giant eBay and payments startup Stripe
Violence continued in Quito even as an indigenous movement leading the protests over fuel price hikes reversed course and said it had accepted a proposal for direct talks with President Lenin Moreno.
Ecuador’s labour unions, along with its sizeable indigenous population, are fed up with the IMF-imposed policies of the socialist President Lenin Moreno.
The government's removal of fuel subsidies last week plunged Ecuador into upheaval, triggering protests, looting, vandalism, clashes with security forces, the blocking of highways and the suspension of parts of its vital oil industry.
Civil liberties group CAIR says around two in five Muslim students have faced some form of bulling, more than twice the national average.
The Oath Keepers will supply guards for a presidential campaign rally supporting the Republican leader in the state of Minnesota on Thursday.
Thousands of protesters are seeking to intensify pressure on Ecuador's president after a week of unrest sparked by fuel price hikes.
During a campaign stop, Democratic presidential contender Joe Biden unexpectedly took the gloves off and explicitly called for impeachment.
The UN Secretariat could default salaries and payments by the end of November, prompting the secretary-general to request immediate measures including reductions in official travel and delayed spending on goods and services.
The power outages planned to begin on Wednesday night could last for five days as the power company said it was shutting off power to 800,000 customers amid an unprecedented wildfire danger.
With an intensifying Argentine recession, the Venezuelan diaspora are caught up in another crisis.
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