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the population of Ecuador. According to a 1976 estimate, the Ecuadorians number 7.3 million. Most (about 80 percent) are Spanish-Indian mestizos and Indians, primarily Quechua; the remainder are mulattoes, Negroes, Zambos, and white descendants of the European settlers. A considerable part of the population speaks Spanish, which is the official language of Ecuador, and part speaks Quechua. Most Equadorians are Roman Catholic, but there are also Protestants.

More than 45 percent of Ecuadorians, mainly mestizos, mulattoes, and Negroes, live in the coastal areas west of the Andes; most of the Quechua live in the mountains. The central valley and the areas east of the Andes are inhabited by the forest Indians, who have retained a tribal way of life, their own languages, and ancient traditional beliefs.

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In June, the Ecuadorian government arrested seven Ecuadorians with ties to Colombian insurgents during a drug seizure operation in Guayaquil.
With the establishment of the Ecuadorian state in 1830 and abolition of slavery in 1854, African descendant people's struggle takes place largely within the context of sharecropping and dept peonage, which forecasts the present struggle of Afro-Ecuadorians to establish forms of territorial autonomy linked to their ancestral connection to these regions.
With more than 70,000 Ecuadorians living in Florida, TAME's flight service provides easy and accessible options.
By contrast, only 26% of Ecuadorians say they approve of the leadership in the United States, a figure that is similar to the regional result of 24%.
In addition, says Texaco, the matter should only be decided by Ecuadorians since environmentalists "represent an inappropriate intervention in the internal affairs of the people of Ecuador and their government.
Chevron talks a good game about the environment and how it's plowing back profits into cleaner ways to provide energy, but in reality Chevron executives have turned their backs on the environment as well as hundreds of Ecuadorians who are sick or have died from the toxins left behind in open oil pits scaring our rainforest and polluting our water," said Fajardo, who is representing 30,000 Ecuadorians who have filed a lawsuit, Aguinda vs Chevron, in Ecuador against Chevron to force the oil company to pay for an extensive clean-up of over 900 open oil pits covering an area the size of Rhode Island in northern Ecuador.
High-end spending will get a boost from remittances sent by Ecuadorians living and working abroad.
representatives for the Ecuadorians, who recently won an $18 billion judgment in Ecuador against Chevron for massive contamination, issued the following statements today about the U.
Transferunion offers personalized service of the highest quality, and we are conscious that we are the medium through which hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorians abroad send their hard-earned money to their relatives in Ecuador," said Martin Ayala, General Manager, Transferunion.
In a series of motions, the Ecuadorians detail how New York federal judge Lewis A.
Designed to meet the programming needs of Ecuadorians and other Latin Americans living in the United States, ECUAVISA will offer a variety of programming including comedies, debates, sports, news and crime series.
federal judge in New York is questioning whether the Ecuadorian indigenous plaintiffs who for almost two decades have battled Chevron in one of the world's largest environmental litigations even exist, according to a legal brief asking an appellate panel to order the judge off a case involving the Ecuadorians because of his apparent bias against their lawsuit.