Ecuador
Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso’s anti-people policies

The primary demands of the trade unions and social organizations include the immediate discontinuation of the neoliberal measure in force since last year, which increases the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis, and the cessation of privatization of strategic resources and sectors

Ecuadorian teachers end hunger strike after court ratified progressive education law

The National Union of Educators, announced the end of the hunger strike after the Constitutional Court ratified the constitutionality and validity of the Organic Law of Intercultural Education

Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso’s economic policies

Trade unions and social organizations demand annulment of presidential decrees that increase the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis, among other claims

Ecuadorian teachers’ hunger strike enters fourth week

In the past three weeks, the hunger strike that began in four cities of the country has expanded to eleven provinces of the country. It has also received the support of various students’ unions, social organizations and parents

Ecuadorian teachers on hunger strike to demand implementation of Intercultural Education law

The law seeks to increase the budget for the education sector, guarantee inclusive and quality public education, increase the basic salary of teachers, re-employ teachers fired or dismissed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, among other measures

Ecuadorian legislator demands investigation into supply of ammunition to Bolivian coup regime

Fausto Jarrín Terán has filed a complaint with the State Attorney General’s Office to investigate the alleged supply of weapons by Lenin Moreno’s government to Jeanine Áñez’s coup regime in Bolivia

Bolivian government investigates supply of ammunition to coup regime by Ecuadorian government

Bolivian government minister Eduardo del Castillo reported that the government had received unofficial information regarding the delivery of war ammunition by the Ecuadorian government to Jeanine Áñez’s coup regime in November 2019.

Conservative Guillermo Lasso sworn in as Ecuador’s new president

For social movements, Lasso will be a continuation of the anti-people, pro-business policies introduced and imposed by his predecessor Lenín Moreno

Ecuador: from the dream of the Montecristi Constitution to the “Panama of the Andes”?

Irene León speaks about factors behind the recent loss of progressive forces in Ecuador and what to expect with Guillermo Lasso in office

Guillermo Lasso wins presidential election in Ecuador

The right-wing Guillermo Lasso obtained 52.41% of the votes while progressive candidate Andrés Arauz secured 47.59% of the votes in the election held on Sunday. Arauz’s Union for Hope alliance won the most seats in the legislature

It’s election day in Ecuador: A look at what lies ahead

The run-off election between progressive candidate Andrés Arauz and banker Guillermo Lasso is taking place amid an escalating pandemic, an economic crisis, and fears of irregularities

Crimes against humanity were committed by Ecuadorian state in Oct. 2019, suggests report

A Special Commission for Truth and Justice was appointed to investigate the alleged human rights violations committed by the Ecuadorian state against protesters in October 2019. Juan Carlos Solines, a member of the commission, talks about its conclusions

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