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Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador
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Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador

Reports of the longnose harlequin frog’s death appear to have been greatly exaggerated – or, at least, premature. The Mark Twain of the frog world is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as extinct, which may come as a surprise to those alive and well in the cloud forests of Ecuador’s tropical...

Ecuador: 68 inmates killed and 25 injured in latest prison massacre
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Ecuador: 68 inmates killed and 25 injured in latest prison massacre

At least 68 prisoners have been killed and 25 injured in a jail in the city of Guayaquil in Ecuador after bloodletting between rival gangs broke out on Friday night, the attorney general’s office said on Saturday. The latest massacre occurred in the Litoral penitentiary, the same jail where at least 119 inmates lost their lives a little more...