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Ecuadorian feminist movements vow to continue struggle for unrestricted abortion rights

On April 16, a bill that allowed access to abortions when pregnancy was the result of rape was enacted into law in Ecuador. According to women’s rights movements, it actually limits access to abortion for rape survivors instead of guaranteeing the right

British ferry workers fired, women’s groups oppose Lasso’s veto and other stories

Today we look at the sudden mass lay-offs imposed on 800 ferry workers in the UK, the partial presidential veto of an abortion bill in Ecuador, and more

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso partially vetoes abortion bill

Feminist movements and women’s rights organizations have vehemently rejected the president’s decision and his reasons to partially veto the bill that allowed abortions in rape cases

Advances and setbacks in the struggle for abortion access in Ecuador

Feminist and women rights movements rejected the approval of a bill with inhibitory deadlines and condemned that it would force women to continue to seek clandestine abortions in unsafe conditions

France announces troop withdrawal from Mali after nearly a decade and other stories

Today we look at the withdrawal of French troops from Mali after 9 years, a report on Dutch colonial violence during Indonesia’s independence war, and more

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

Thousands demand justice as Lebanon marks 1 year since Beirut Blast and other stories

We look at protests organized one year since the blasts in Beirut, Lebanon, teachers on a hunger strike in Ecuador & actions in the US

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

Campaign for run-off election begins in Ecuador, threats to obstruct election remain

Political experts suggest that the progressive candidate Andrés Arauz has better chances of winning the upcoming election than the conservative Guillermo Lasso. However, analysts warn that the threats to obstruct the democratic process remain

Uncertainty remains about who will face Andrés Arauz in the second round of Ecuadorian presidential election

The fight for second place in the run-off elections between Yaku Pérez of the Pachakutik Plurinational Unity Movement party and Guillermo Lasso of the right-wing Creating Opportunities  ( CREO) party and Social Christian Party (PSC) is still too close to call

José Agualsaca, candidate for Ecuador’s National Assembly, seeks to recover the future

José Agualsaca, an Indigenous leader from Ecuador who is running for the National Assembly, hopes to help reverse the disastrous policies of the past four years and deepen the Citizen’s Revolution