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Media in Ecuador?[edit]

I can't find anything about radio, TV and newspapers in Ecuador in this article. --178.1.31.98 (talk) 06:22, 30 June 2013 (UTC)

Self Determined-Census[edit]

I erased this line, because the CIA census does not mention that. The self-determined census was conducted by the INEC with different results: http://www.eluniverso.com/2011/09/02/1/1356/poblacion-pais-joven-mestiza-dice-censo-inec.html

Julian Assange[edit]

http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/the_americas/ecuador-says-wikileaks-founder-julian-assange-is-seeking-asylum-at-its-embassy-in-london/2012/06/19/gJQAOyENoV_story.html Should we add something to the article on Julian Assange? I couldn't find a good place to edit it in — Preceding unsigned comment added by Teamcoltra (talkcontribs) 02:55, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

It is fine in the Julian Assange article, not here - such transient news don't belong in country overviews. Materialscientist (talk) 03:11, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
I disagree, they are currently granting him temporary asylum by not just throwing him out on the street. This tells a lot about the country itself. The outcome, either siding with the United States, or standing with free speech will also say a lot about their country and is certainly noteworthy. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Teamcoltra (talkcontribs) 03:20, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
At the moment, the news that Assange is seeking asylum in Ecuador is only pertinent to Assange. Embassies take a few days to analyze such requests; this is a standard routine and tells nothing about a country. If Ecuador actually grant him asylum (or some major diplomatic events occurs as a result of this request), then this might be another story. Materialscientist (talk) 03:29, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
I would argue against inclusion here even if asylum is granted. Just because an often overlooked country is featured for something in the Western media for a few days, it does not mean that that thing is of any lasting importance in relation to that country on the whole. Inclusion would be highly disproportionate, recentist, and an imposition of systemic bias. Kevin McE (talk) 06:06, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
I don't see how the insignificant events of a man's life should be mentioned in an article about a country. Digirami (talk) 11:28, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
This will be one of the few times that Ecuador is in the world's headlines, so the Assange-matter probably warrants an entry which can be amended once it becomes historical. Other country-entries mention people, not just mountain-ranges. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.189.103.145 (talk) 16:46, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Country articles should mention people who are key to the history of that country, not merely people to whom the country is (or, in this case, might in the future become) important. Kevin McE (talk) 16:50, 20 June 2012 (UTC)
Yes, but it also shows a stance by the government. It would be essentially making a policy that will have major effects on it's future. You are looking at it from an Assange angle, I am looking at what precident it sets if the country over rides two other nations legal systems.  Travis "TeamColtra" McCrea - (T)(C) 15:11, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
No, it shows a one off response of the government, to one specific request from one specific individual, that will make zero difference to the vast majority of the population of Ecuador, and even less difference to the country's medium to long term history. In the very unlikely event that a granting of asylum results in the application of drastic retribution from the US or the EU (neither Sweden nor the UK make up a notable proportion of Ecuador's trade, so any response from them would be of neglibible impact) that makes some material difference to the country, that might make things different. To suggets that this is "making a policy that will have major effects on it's future" is unsustainable crystal balling, and it would be for those supporting this inclusion to demonstrate that it has any meaningful historical impact. I would argue that I am looking at it from Ecuador's point of view: of course it is a big deal from Assange's POV, but that is not the issue for this article. Correa is dismissive of suggestions that it will have any real effect of intergovernmental relations, and editorials in the Ecuadorian press relate no such fears. Kevin McE (talk) 20:00, 21 June 2012 (UTC)
This article is about the country of Ecuador, not it's day-to-day political dealings. Adding Assange to this article is a knee-jerk reaction from pseudo-political people. There's plenty space on the Julian Assange article for stuff like this. --Connelly90[AlbaGuBràth] (talk) 02:17, 18 August 2012 (UTC)

Spanish pronunciation[edit]

The transcription looks broad (phonemic) but the brackets suggest it's narrow. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 80.189.103.145 (talk) 16:44, 20 June 2012 (UTC)

Photo sizes[edit]

Is there some reason not to use standard sizes for all the photos? Kendall-K1 (talk) 21:15, 12 June 2013 (UTC)

Tourism in Ecuador[edit]

Hi! It would be great if you could create this article: Tourism in Ecuador!

Perhaps you can draw some inspiration from Tourism in Brazil and Tourism in Germany. :) Use proper sources! Thanks & all the best, Horst-schlaemma (talk) 23:21, 12 March 2014 (UTC)