Ecuador
Femicide of María Belén Bernal sparks outrage in Ecuador

María Belén Bernal was found murdered five kilometers from the Police Training School. Bernal’s mother deemed her daughter’s femicide as “a state crime.”

Ecuador prison deaths Latest prison riot in Ecuador leaves 13 prisoners dead and two injured

Ecuador’s prison system has been going through a severe crisis since 2021. According to official data, since February 2021, over 400 prisoners have been killed in seven prison massacres

Ecuadorian teachers mobilize in defense of equalization of salary

In Ecuador, the teachers teaching in public institutions receive around 50% less salaries than those teaching in private institutions

National strike in Ecuador was also a strike for people’s health

Strengthening the health system and addressing social and environmental determinants of health ranked high among the demands of the national strike in Ecuador, yet provisional agreement with government leaves it unclear if advances will be made

Victory after 2 weeks of national strike in Ecuador

The strike ended after a deal was signed by Government Minister Francisco Jiménez, Indigenous leader Leonidas Iza and the head of the Episcopal Conference, Monsignor Luis Cabrera, who acted as mediator.

Ecuadorian Indigenous organizations and government reach agreement to end national strike

Indigenous organizations and the government of President Guillermo Lasso reached consensus on the most substantial demands and agreed to continue discussing the pending ones and find a solution to them in the next 90 days

Ecuador national strike National strike in Ecuador completes 15 days, struggle continues

Ecuadorian peasant, Indigenous and Afro-descendant organizations have vowed to continue fighting against poverty and deep inequalities in the country, despite persecution, criminalization and repression by the state

Defying repression, Ecuadorians continue to protest against neoliberalism

At least two indigenous protesters have been killed in the ongoing anti-government protests in Ecuador. Protestors have faced widespread repression and violence by the security forces

Ecuadorians continue to resist as national strike enters second week

Defying the state of emergency, enduring brutal police and military repression, hundreds of thousands of Ecuadorians continue to remain on the streets against neoliberalism

Ecuadorian Indigenous leader Leonidas Iza released on parole

An Ecuadorian judge ordered Iza’s release and imposed alternative measures to preventive detention, such as prohibiting him from leaving the country and periodically appearing before Cotopaxi’s Attorney General’s Office

CONAIE condemns wrongful arrest of Indigenous leader Leonidas Iza by Ecuadorian security forces

Iza’s arrest came after the first day of an indefinite national strike, called by CONAIE among other Indigenous and peasant organizations against the neoliberal economic policies of President Guillermo Lasso’s government, was a success

Ola Bini’s trial resumes. What has happened so far?

The trial against Ola Bini, Swedish software developer and digital rights activist, resumed on May 16. His trial only began in January this year after years of delays