Sport Roy Hodgson is hoping the extra day in Manaus will aid the players' acclimatisation

The FA have confirmed that England will face two South American sides in the build-up to Brazil 2014 in an effort to prepare for the threat that Uruguay will pose

Travel challenge: A Galapagos Islands cruise

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specified holiday. Today: a trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands. Prices are for two and are based on an April departure.

Goodbye Galapagos, you're too warm for us

Marine scientists are reporting that a colony of sea lions, previously unique to the Galapagos Islands, has unexpectedly decamped 900 miles south-east to an island just off the coast of Peru in what may be another symptom of global warming.

Crude (NC)

Joe Berlinger, who made the Metallica documentary Some Kind of Monster, turns his gaze upon another kind of monster in Crude, a cool-headed indictment of the oil companies – Texaco, later Chevron – that entered Ecuador in the 1960s, dumped toxic waste in the water and left the land chronically polluted (and, it's argued, many of its inhabitants ridden with cancer).

Who will pay for Amazon's 'Chernobyl'?

A film released this week in Britain recounts the 16-year battle by Ecuadorians for damages against Chevron for oil pollution

Independent Appeal: Ecuador's yellow revolution

Fairtrade has transformed the lives of banana farmers and their families but a computer charity has helped them take on the big boys. Guy Adams reports

Will Galapagos become the Pacific's Ibiza?

Charles Darwin's wilderness is under pressure from tourism and urban growth. Hugh O'Shaughnessy and Sarah Clark report on Ecuador's fight back

Stay the night: Hacienda Zuleta, Ecuador

You can live like a president in this Andes mansion. The family home of a former head of state of Ecuador is now welcoming paying guests

Smallest orchid in the world is found

Tiny transparent flower from Ecuador one of 60 new species discovered by botanist

City Slicker in Quito

The capital of Ecuador is celebrating 200 years of independence with a multimillion dollar boost. Sarah Gilbert offers a guide for new and returning visitors

What lies beneath the rainforest

You want the Amazon to survive? Then pay us not to pump the oil, says Ecuador. Huw Hennessy in Quito reports on a bold initiative

Photography competition: Win a trip to Ecuador

Fantastic prizes in the Travel Photo of the Year competition

Maradona fights on all fronts in 2009's 'Battle of Montevideo'

In 1930 Argentina lost to hosts Uruguay in the inaugural World Cup final sparking riots at home. Tonight, with the critics in full cry, Diego Maradona's struggling team revisit the scene, where a similar result could end their hopes of reaching South Africa 2010

Mark Donne: Applaud Miliband if you will, but don't forget Colombia

A regime with a dismal human rights record still enjoys UK support

Inquest into women killed in Ecuador bus crash

An inquest will be held today into the deaths of five women killed in an Ecuador bus crash.

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