Ecuador earthquake: Correa at Vatican, SANto padre FRANCISCO in Lesbos: visits to and by fake pope


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Three illuminati suicide bombers playing socialists visit the "socialist Vatican"
Sanders comes together with two visitors from the cast of the series "leftists control South America" now turning into "leftists replaced by pro-american governments".
As served in the Daily Mail article, a newspaper that reads like an illuminati set of tarot cards:

1. Old "jew" Bernie Sanders, democratic presidential candidate
Casted in the illuminati joke "Pope becomes a key player in the US election: after attacking Trump he now endorses Sanders".
Mockery is served with the photo's caption replacing "Sanders takes the campaign to the Vatican" by "Vatican draws Sanders away from the campaign":
Reminder: Sanders has the leading role of having human cattle accept "Hillary Clinton elected president" with yet another impossible result: "66 million votes" while diisliked by 98%.

2. Bolivia's president Morales, former coca producer
He appears n the first photo together with Sanders.
The punch line of his previous meeting with the pope was scripted as milestone for illuminati jokes of the type "offers accepted by a fake pope": the communist crucifix.
Unmatched by the punch line this time: "an eyebrow raising gift: three books on the health benefits of coca leaf, the raw material of cocaine that is chewed throughout the Andes as a mild stimulant and an antidote to altitude sickness."
TYet the second photo is about a diversion "a handcrafted bust of Bolivia's indigenous leader Tupac Katari".
Why? See link "Venezuela: Maduro; Mockery of simulated reality: from no money to self-print to must have self-generators".

3.Ecuador's president Correa.
He appears in the last photo.

Ecuador hit by major earthquake as its president still at the Vatican.
Apr 18, "First woman president of Brazil, the country with more catholics in the world, impeached", an act of illuminati theater that was only released one month earlier:
Two days earlier, this satanic mockery: "leftist pope visits Lesbos together with Greece's leftist Tsipras leaving Ecuador's leftist president at the Vatican".

Reminder of Last Prophet's words:
San Francisco will be wiped off the map while illuminazi puppet acts as Santo Padre Francisco
"Santo Padre Francisco" appears only in End Times. and only in illuminati overtime.
Angelic google returns "about 584,000 results" results as of today.
Make no mistake: that was NOT one of the reasons why Jonathan Pryces's final role was named "Pope Francis".
The BIG ONE will postpone again the BIG BANG, the termination of the Obama Bin(nla)den presidency by resurecting Osama Bin Laden in Jerausalem, crucifed to the missing Boeing 777.
An act that was postponed for the fifth consecutive Easter Sunday in 2016, and consequently can only be staged on Easter Sunday if Obama's presidency is extended.

Santo Padre Francisco - 584,000 as of Apr 18, 2016

15 April 2016 - Daily Mail: From Moral Economy to Morales and Correa
Sanders expands on campaign message at Vatican
Sanders, sitting in the back of the car, is welcomed by supporters upon his arrival at the Vatican
The Vatican conference drawing Bernie away from the campaign for New York delegates is steeped in his lifelong passions of economic and social justice and reflects his admiration for Pope Francis.
Sanders' received a warm round of applause after his speech on the "Urgency of a Moral Economy."
In addition to Morales, participants at the conference included academics, priests, bishops, as well as Francis' closest adviser, Cardinal Oscar Rodriguez Maradiaga and the Ecuadoran president, Rafael Correa.
Photos presenting the three guest stars, from first to last:
- Sanders speaks with Bolivia president Evo Morales during a conference commemorating the 25th anniversary of "Centesimus Annus," a high-level teaching document by Pope John Paul II on the economy and social justice at the end of the Cold War,
- Sanders, sitting in the back of the car, is welcomed by supporters upon his arrival at the Vatican to attend a conference,
- Ecuador's President Rafael Correa attends a conference organized by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
The Latest: Sanders expands on campaign message at Vatican

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Auschwitz before Lesbos and Homos: A milestone for truth in plain sight about an ongoing genocide set together with the Lesbos act
Catholic Church Destruction, the illuminati script: Auschwitz Lesbos Homos genocidal announcements by fake Holy Father

"terminated by: South america leftist governments FULLY detonate as suicide bombers"

Quantitative and qualitative limits to human cattle not able to compute 1+1 sums.
Illustrated by how a "news" article reports this;
Apr 2016 - Bombs by a suicide bomber about to fully detonate at the end of the socialist show and beyond:
Venezuela: Maduro; Mockery of simulated reality: from no money to self-print to must have self-generators
Good Economics: Venezuela mockery no money to self-print to self-generators: Maduro suicide bombs at end of show

"Osama resurrects in Jerusalem" - why missing Boeing 777 script postponed, modified
Show to end all shows: Introduction: First act was scripted for one year before the last!!
Explanation reads like a chronicle of how illuminati overtime was extended after the original end date, Easter Sunday 2012.
Published days after Easter Sunday 2015
After 1,000 articles in 100 blogs, this was the first and so far only one to include an exclamation mark.
Explanation for Easter Sunday 2016 added together with the second one.
Illuminati Overtime: Jerusalem Osama resurrects 2012 postponed why missing Boeing 777 script reads like chronicle

End Times Signs: Quakes: Ecuador pope San Fran visits to and by : Sanders, Morales, Correa, Auschwitz, Lesbos Homos.
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Ecuador quake death toll rises to 350...

Ecuador earthquake: Death toll jumps as search continues
Mon, 18 Apr - The number of people killed in a powerful earthquake that struck Ecuador over the weekend has risen to about 350, the government says.
There have been desperate scenes as rescuers and family members searched for survivors, often with bare hands. Teams from Switzerland, Spain and several Latin American countries have arrived to join the search effort. More than 2,000 people were injured in the quake, Ecuador's most powerful in decades, which hit its Pacific coast. Earlier, President Rafael Correa warned that the death toll was likely to rise, and said there were still people alive under the rubble of collapsed buildings. He said it was the biggest tragedy to hit Ecuador in the past seven decades.


President Correa visited some of the people affected by the disaster after cutting short a visit to Italy to return to his home country. "I fear that figure will go up because we keep on removing rubble," a shaken Mr Correa said in a televised address. "There are signs of life in the rubble, and that is being prioritised." The president warned that the quake will cost Ecuador billions of dollars. It comes at a time when the oil-producing country is already reeling from the slump in global crude prices.

Correspondents say that while the country's energy industry survived the quake mostly intact - the main refinery of Esmeraldas was closed as a precaution - exports of bananas, flowers, cocoa beans and fish could be delayed because of impassable roads and hold-ups at ports. Foreign Minister Guillaume Long praised those nations which had contributed to the rescue effort. He tweeted (in Spanish) that as many as 120 mobile rescue teams would be on the ground by Tuesday morning.


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In quake-devastated Ecuador, loss piles up amid the rubble
Apr 18,`16) -- It was supposed to be a family reunion to celebrate a young relative's start of college. But the gathering ended in tragedy when a collapsing building crushed 17-year-old Sayira Quinde, her mother, father and toddler brother in their rusting Chevy Blazer.
A grief-stricken aunt, Johana Estupinan, now is making the longest journey of her life in a funeral hearse to the town of Esmeraldas, where she will bury her loved ones and break the news of the loss to her sister's three now-orphaned children. As Ecuador digs out from its strongest earthquake in decades, tales of devastating loss are everywhere amid the rubble. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake left a trail of ruin along Ecuador's normally placid Pacific Ocean coast, buckling highways, knocking down an air traffic control tower and flattening homes and buildings. At least 350 people died, including two Canadians, and thousands are homeless. President Rafael Correa said early Monday that the death toll would "surely rise, and in a considerable way." "The Ecuadorean spirit knows how to move forward, and will know how to overcome these very difficult moments," Correa said.

Portoviejo, a provincial capital of nearly 300,000, was among the hardest hit, with the town's mayor reporting at least 100 deaths. The Quinde family drove there from their home hours north up the coast to drop off Sayira at Estupinan's house a week before she was to start classes at a public university on a scholarship to study medicine. "She was my favorite niece," Estupinan said, emotionally torn apart after waiting at the city's morgue for hours. "I thought I was getting a daughter for the six years it was going to take her to earn a degree." "I never thought my life would be destroyed in a minute," she added.


Rubble from a collapsed building lays on the ground in Tarqui, the business district of Manta, Ecuador, Sunday, April 17, 2016. A powerful, 7.8-magnitude earthquake shook Ecuador's central coast on Saturday, killing hundreds.​

Estupinan watched as her loved ones were loaded onto a truck-sized hearse for the nighttime drive, the three older ones in dark mahogany coffins and 8-month-old Matias in a casket painted white. "It was supposed to be a short moment of family happiness but it converted into a tragedy," she said. She hoped to bury her relatives in Esmeraldas on Monday, but devastation there is also severe and she worried about whether the hearse could make it along roads ripped apart by the quake.

The Saturday night quake knocked out power in many parts along the coast and some who fled to higher ground fearing a tsunami had no home to return to, or feared structures still standing might collapse. The country's Geophysics Institute said it recorded 230 aftershocks, some strong, as of Sunday night. In the hardest hit towns and fishing villages, nearly all buildings were flattened.

Aid to quake-hit Ecuador stepped up...

Ecuador earthquake: Aid agencies step up efforts
Tue, 19 Apr 2016 - Major aid groups step up help to Ecuador amid concerns over conditions faced by survivors from the earthquake that killed more than 400 people.
Aid agencies are stepping up help following Saturday's devastating earthquake in Ecuador, amid concerns over the conditions faced by survivors. Thousands of people were left homeless, making them vulnerable to dirty drinking water and disease. The World Food Programme and Oxfam are sending supplies, while the UN said it was preparing a "major airlift".


The 7.8-magnitude earthquake left at least 443 people dead, more than 4,000 injured and 231 missing. The cost of rebuilding is likely to be in the billions of dollars, President Rafael Correa said during a visit to the worst-affected region. Six survivors were pulled from the rubble of a hotel in the town of Manta but despite the efforts of emergency teams hope is fading that others will be found.

The smell of rotting bodies is filling the air in the worst-hit areas, witnesses said. From Tuesday, rescue efforts would become more of a hunt for corpses, Ecuador's Interior Minister Jose Serrano told Reuters. Focus is turning to the survivors. The quake damaged communications, transport links and sanitation, hampering relief efforts.

Major international and aid organisations are sending help:

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Rescuers race to find survivors as Ecuador quake toll mounts
Apr 19,`16 -- Despite the grief roiling this earthquake-stricken town, Pablo Cordova has something to be thankful for: He can return the coffin his wife had obtained for his funeral.
The 51-year-old hotel administrator was one of a trickle of survivors pulled from the rubble after Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades flattened towns along the coast and killed at least 433 people. Cordova*s wife had given up on ever seeing him again after the five-story Gato de Portoviejo hotel collapsed on him Saturday, pancaked by the magnitude-7.8 earthquake like the rest of downtown. She asked his boss to buy his casket.

But Cordova held out for 36 hours beneath the rubble, drinking his own urine and praying service would be restored before his cellphone battery died. He was finally able to call his wife on Monday afternoon, and was pulled from the wreckage soon after by a team of rescuers from Colombia. "They were organizing the funeral, but I've been reborn," Cordova said, grinning from beneath his bushy mustache in a provincial hospital. "I will have to give that coffin back because I still have a long way to go before I die."


Pablo Rafael Cordova CaÒizares shakes hands with one of the Colombian firefighters who rescued him, at the Verdi Cevallos Balda hospital in Portoviejo, Ecuador, Monday, April 18, 2016. The 51-year-old hotel administrator was one of a trickle of survivors pulled from the rubble after Ecuador's strongest earthquake in decades flattened towns along the coast and killed hundreds.​

On Tuesday, teams from all over the world fanned out across the country's Pacific coastline to look for the dozens of people still missing. Residents joined in with their bare hands, increasingly desperate as the clock for finding survivors runs down. "Since Saturday, when this country started shaking, I've slept only two hours and haven't stopped working," said Juan Carranza, one of the firefighters leading the rescue effort in Portoviejo.

In the port city of Manta, a group of about 50 rescuers working with trained dogs, hydraulic jacks and a drill managed to free eight people trapped for more than 32 hours in the rubble of a shopping center that was flattened by Saturday night's quake. While the country cheered videos of such rescues, tragedy continued to mount. At the same shopping center, authorities were working to free a woman they had found buried alive with a heavy concrete slab pinning her legs when an aftershock forced them to suspend the effort. When they returned the debris pile had moved and the woman was dead, said Angel Moreira, a firefighter coordinating the effort.

Ecuador to tax rich to fund quake relief...

Ecuador quake: Millionaires to be taxed more to pay for relief
Thu, 21 Apr 2016 - Ecuador's President introduces new measures to pay for rebuilding after Saturday's earthquake, including a one-off tax on millionaires.
At least 570 people are now known have died after the magnitude-7.8 quake. The cost of rebuilding could be as high as $3bn (£2.1bn), President Rafael Correa said. Even before the earthquake struck, the World Bank had predicted Ecuador's economy would shrink by as much as 2.0% this year. Oil-rich Ecuador has suffered because of falling oil prices in recent months. Left-leaning President Correa said all levels of society would be expected to contribute to rebuilding funds, even if they did not live in the worst-hit Pacific region.

Among the measures he announced in a televised address late on Wednesday:

* The sales tax is to be increased from 12% to 14% for one year only;
* People with more than $1m in assets is to pay a one-time sum equivalent to 0.9% of their wealth;
* Anyone who earns more than $1,000 a month is to pay the equivalent of one day's pay; anyone getting more than $2,000 pays two days and so on, up to $5,000 a month and five days' worth
* Unspecified state assets to be sold

"Society is built with institutionalised commitment, with organised collective action," Mr Correa said. "This is how a modern society responds to this kind of disaster and the way each Ecuadorian, within his ability, contributes to the recovery of his own motherland."

Ecuador quake: Millionaires to be taxed more to pay for relief - BBC News

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Ecuador: As death toll nears 500, rescuers fighting against clock to uncover more survivors
April 19, 2016 -- Search and rescue teams in Ecuador are intensifying efforts to find survivors amid the rising death toll from the recent 7.8-magnitude earthquake, which is expected to keep growing.
At least 480 people died in Saturday's earthquake, officials said Tuesday, and another 2,500 were injured. The toll is expected to rise again, as more than 1,700 are still missing. In Manta, rescuers are searching the rubble of a three-story hotel where 30 people were staying when the quake struck. A dozen have been pulled out alive, so far. Three people were also pulled from a flattened shopping center there on Tuesday. One of the survivors told emergency personnel there may be as many as 20 more buried beneath the wreckage. "She's my only sister, my older sister, and we hope she's still alive," a 16-year-old girl told CBS News of her missing sister.


Peruvian rescuers look for survivors of an earthquake in the Tarqui Neigborhood in Manta, Ecuador on Monday. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake has killed at least 480 people​

Vinicio Alvarado, head of Ecuador's labor department, warned that volunteers attempting to help may also become endangered if they are not properly supplied and supported. More than 13,500 emergency workers have already been deployed; about 400 have come from neighboring South American countries. Countries that have sent rescuers and aid include Mexico, Spain, Colombia, Chile, Venezuela and Peru. The United Nations said it was preparing a major aid drop-off, and the European Union said it released more than $1 million in humanitarian aid to help those affected. About 200 people died in coastal Manabi province, the most affected area. Six of Ecuador's 24 provinces are under a state of emergency.


Peruvian rescuers look for survivors of an earthquake in the Tarqui neighborhood in Manta, Ecuador, on Monday. The 7.8-magnitude earthquake killed at least 480 people and rescuers are escalating efforts to find and save people who may be trapped in rubble.​

Aftershocks have been felt in Ecuador for days. One aftershock measured 5.1 magnitude. Some families are sleeping out in the streets because they fear additional devastating aftershocks might topple more buildings. Ecuador's interior ministry has closed nightclubs in affected areas and the national soccer federation has suspended the Ecuadorian championship tournament until further notice.

Rebuilding after the devastating earthquake will cost billions of dollars, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa said this week. Alvarado said his agency will gather a "package of economic measures" to properly bring relief to affected areas. President Barack Obama spoke to Correa by telephone Tuesday to relay condolences from the United States, which has a disaster assistance team on the ground in Ecuador.

Ecuador: As death toll nears 500, rescuers fighting against clock to uncover more survivors
Strong aftershock hits Ecuador...

Strong quake hits disaster-stricken Ecuador
Thu Apr 21, 2016 - A powerful earthquake measuring 6.0 magnitude struck off Ecuador's disaster-stricken coast on Thursday, as survivors of an earlier deadly quake that killed 587 people clamored for food, water and medicine in parts of the disaster zone.
The latest quake hit about 100 km (62 miles) north-northwest of Portoviejo and at a depth of 10 km (six miles), said the U.S. Geological Survey. There were no immediate reports of damage and there was no tsunami warning. President Rafael Correa said on Twitter that three aftershocks were registered on Thursday night, adding "have strength!". Saturday's deadly quake was a massive 7.8 magnitude. "We're trying to survive. We need food," said Galo Garcia, a 65-year-old lawyer as he waited in line for water from a truck in beachside village of San Jacinto. "There's nothing in the shops. We're eating the vegetables we grow." A crowd nearby chanted, "We want food."


An aerial view is seen of Pedernales, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast.​

Correa's socialist government, facing a mammoth rebuilding task at a time of greatly reduced oil revenues in the OPEC nation, said there was no lack of supplies, just problems with distribution that should be quickly resolved. The government quickly moved supplies to the main towns and set up shelters for more than 25,000 people in soccer stadiums and airports, but shattered roads have impeded the operation. On streets near Pedernales, one of the worst-hit towns, children from rural areas held signs begging for food. Many people left villages to seek help, and those who stayed behind felt the pinch. "All of us here have been marginalized. The others are receiving things, but we're not," said Darwin Gachila, 33, as he cradled his baby daughter, flanked by his wife and two other children in the small village of Cojimies.


A woman receives donations from volunteers in Manta, after an earthquake struck off Ecuador's Pacific coast​

A government official at a food storage point outside the town of Pedernales asked a supplicant, Jose Gregorio Basulor, 55, to stay calm. "I can be patient but not the children!" he shouted back. "They are crying." Interior Minister Jose Serrano, speaking from an aid convoy nearby, stressed that the government was focusing on house-by-house distribution to ensure no one was overlooked.

As served in the Daily Mail article, a newspaper that reads like an illuminati set of tarot cards:

Prince murdered by illuminati or just a fake death as Bowie? Answer here:
What did the illuminati set of tarot cards known as "Daily Mail news" had to say about it ?
Three days before "Prince found dead": "Prince makes surprise appearance at dance event 'to prove he's alive and well' hours after being rushed to hospital".
In other words: no longer need to check the agendas or wait to perform the "public tribute" test.
Illuminati faked Prince«s death, same as as Amy Wneehouse alias Lady Gaga, or countless 2016 cases, from David Bowie to Viola Beach.

Prince's fake death: Vanity, Michael Jackson, Hillary Clinton: beyond the obvious parallel and serial scripts.
Prince "died";
- months after the white original upon which the illuminati created him: David Bowie.
. shortly after several other pop stars.
- months after former girlfriend Vanity, additionally also aged.
- seven years after Michael Jackson, another major black pop star with a suspicious death.
- immediately after Hillary Cliton New York "decisive victory".
What the links really are ir in other words the hidden agendas: all explained only by Last Prophet, they show not only more parallel but also reversed scripts.

"Prince's former girlfriend Vanity ALSO dead this year aged 57:" - for dummies
Parallel scripts to pass a subliminal message about the coming genocide of christians in the USA and EU. In the script's own words:
1. "Vanity and singer had wild drug-fueled affair in the 1980s ... Vanity was part of Prince-run group called the Vanity 6 when she dated him ":
2. "Vanity became sober and a Christian evangelist" as well as one of the reasons why "in the 1980s Prince was known for his party lifestyle and his sexual excess - until he gave it up and became a Jehovah's Witness."-
Note: unlike protestants, Jehovah's Witness were among the first to be gassed in the nazi death camps. Yet the sect, is managed by the illuminati ever since day 1.

Prince's fake death 2016: Main agenda same as Michael Jackson 2009
To set the stage for the mahunt for non.whites and blacks in particular In other words, Prince is in the same cast of black actors where:
- the ethnic indonesian playing suicidde bomber "black Obama" has the leading role;
- other names range from veterans( Al Sharpton to Bill Cosby) to more "dead" (Baltimore "Grey" to Ferguson "Brown")..

Prince and Michael Jackson dead: parallel scripts
Prince and Michael Jackson: deaths are not only parallel but also reverse scripts
Both deaths advance the same main agenda, no wonder that both are also staged by the media the same way: as "possibly the greatest ever".

Prince's fake death v Michael Jackson murdered: reverse scripts
When "Prince's wife died at 57", Prince already knew that he was going to also "die at 57, and. same as Cosby, what the main agenda to have him back in the headlines was.
On the other hand Michael jackson didn't know what not only "his doctor Conrad Murray" but also any Jackson family members making headlines after he was sacrificed knew.
In other words: that he would be one of the few illuminati icons murdered by the illuminati.

Prince 2016, Michael Jackson 2009: the flu virus LINK
Why is the gap ias long as 7 years, considering that both acts advance a main agenda that was originally scripted to be completed within two years?
For the same reason that the flu virus had to be renamed a few times: the BIG BANG script had to be postponed again and again since 2009.
Reductionism: this answer also explains why the script has "Prince died with a new flu viirus".
In other words: a secondary agendas include launching yet another "flu virus" psy-op, part of the "super virus pandemic" hoax setting the stage for global vassassination.
Reminder: the stage for global mandatory vaccination was recently renamed from ebola to ZIKA.

Dead Prince: How does it advance the race war agenda?
By using the same psy-op technique as "Hillary Clinton Benghazi emails" :to suggest the opposite of what is coming or is unfolding.
But that's not the only link between both psy-ops: they both also have a direct link to the script "Hiillary Clinton on the way to win the 2016 election".

Dead Prince and Hillary Clinton, Benghazi emails: both linked to the NY Primaries milestone
1. The timing for Prince's fake death
To divert human cattle from the "results" of the NY primary, the "election" that one day earlier set the impossible milestone for multiplying votes: each Hillary vote was countyed 100 (you read well, ONE HUNDRED) times.

2. "Dead Prince", "Hillary Clinton Benghazi emails": psy-ops based on same technique. .
More precisely to suggest the opposite of what is coming or is unfolding.
- Having the media non-stop repeat that "Prince was a genius" and go as far as have some tell that "Prince was the greatest ever" is part of diverting non-whites and blacks in particular from the coming genocide.
At the same time the pushing the grotesque pf ""Prince superstar" to the limits is also meant to foment racial hatred against blacks.
- "Hillary Clinton Benghazi emails" alias "Clinton under fire" diverts from Clinton's results rigged beyond what human cattle can imagine int their wildest dreams.
Suggesting that "Clinton is about to leave the race in disgrace" is part of having human cattle discard the possibility that "elections" are rigged to have Hitlery win.

18 April 2016 - The Daily Mail was telling the audience what was going to happen:
Prince makes surprise appearance at dance event 'to prove he's alive and well' hours after being rushed to hospital
Prince makes surprise appearance at dance event after hospitalization

21 April 2016 - Prince's girlfriend ALSO died this year aged 57:
Prince's wild years girlfriend died this year - and she was 57 too

Apr 20, 2016, on Hitler's anniversary: End Times Sign: 3 digits milestone for multiplying votes
New York primaries: Clinton real votes counted 100 times each - milestone for converting real into official results.
Contrast it with Trump's results, generated, by BOTH a multiplier and a divider.
Illuminati Milestones: Rigged elections Hillary Clinton multiplier 100 in New York primaries

ALL in Blog
Illuminati faking deaths: Prince Vanity 57 Jackson 7::links beyond the obvious include Hillary 100
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Ecuador earthquake toll rises to 646

Ecuador declares national mourning as quake death toll rises to 646
Sat, 23 Apr 2016 - A week after Ecuador's devastating earthquake, President Rafael Correa announces eight days of national mourning as death toll rises to 646.
President Correa said that another 130 people were still missing. He announced eight days of national mourning for the victims of the worst tragedy to hit the South American nation in decades. The 7.8 magnitude quake struck off the Ecuadorean coast on 16 April, injuring thousands and destroying many towns.


Residents in the Ecuadorean town of Pedernales​

'National tragedy'

"These have been sad days for the homeland. The country is in crisis," Mr Correa said on his weekly Saturday television broadcast. Mr Correa praised the 27 countries who sent rescue teams over the past week and said that 113 people had been rescued alive from the rubble. "This is an amazing figure, which made all this effort worthwhile," he added. Mr Correa also announced that "in the next few hours" he would sign a decree declaring eight days of national mourning. "It has been a national tragedy, but we will recover," said Mr Correa. More than 12,000 people were treated over the past week across the country for injuries caused by the earthquake, said Mr Correa. Foreign nationals from the UK, Ireland, Canada, Colombia, Cuba and the Dominican Republic have been confirmed among the dead.

Rebuilding costs

Major international and aid organisations, including the World Food Programme, the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR), Oxfam and Save the Children have sent help. The cost of rebuilding could be up to $3bn (£2.1bn), President Rafael Correa said during a visit to the worst-affected region. The World Bank has agreed to lend $150m (£105m) to help Ecuador cope with the financial costs of the quake. The tragedy comes at a time when the oil-producing country is already reeling from the slump in global crude prices. The US Geological Survey said the earthquake had struck at a fairly shallow depth of 19.2km (12 miles), about 27km (17 miles) from Muisne in a sparsely populated area.

Ecuador declares national mourning as quake death toll rises to 646 - BBC News

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Ecuador Death Toll Rises to 654, Over 100 Rescued
Apr 23 2016 — The death toll from Ecuador's devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake last week has risen to 654 people, the country's emergency management authority said on Saturday.
Last Saturday's quake, the worst in nearly seven decades, injured around 16,600 people and left 58 missing along the country's ravaged Pacific coast. One hundred and thirteen people were rescued from damaged buildings. "These have been sad days for the homeland," President Rafael Correa said during his weekly television broadcast earlier on Saturday. "The country is in crisis." Several strong tremors and more than 700 aftershocks have continued to shake the country since the major quake, sparking momentary panic but little additional damage. Tremors are expected to continue for several weeks.

With close to 7,000 buildings destroyed, more than 25,000 people were living in shelters. Some 14,000 security personnel were keeping order in quake-hit areas, with only sporadic looting reported. Survivors in the quake zone were receiving food, water and medicine from the government and scores of foreign aid workers, although Correa has acknowledged that bad roads delayed aid reaching some communities.


A man recovers cables to recycle, amid the debris of a destroyed building one week after the devastating earthquake in Pedernales, Ecuador​

Correa's leftist government, facing mammoth rebuilding at a time of greatly reduced oil revenues for the OPEC country, has said it would temporarily increase some taxes, offer assets for sale and possibly issue bonds abroad to fund reconstruction. Congress will begin debate on the tax proposal on Tuesday.

Correa has estimated damage at $2 billion to $3 billion. Lower oil revenue has already left the country of 16 million people facing near-zero growth and lower investment. The country's private banking association said on Saturday its member banks would defer payments on credit cards, loans and mortgages for clients in the quake zone for three months, to help reconstruction efforts.

Ecuador Death Toll Rises to 654, Over 100 Rescued
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