A riot took place in Ecuador’s Bellavista prison following the latest massacre of 44 inmates on Monday May 9. Human rights organizations have called on the government to address structural problems facing the penitentiary system
The declaration of a state of emergency by Guillermo Lasso is more likely about quelling opposition than guaranteeing security for Ecuadorians
Ecuadorian authorities stated that 116 were killed in the massacre in the Litoral penitentiary, making it the worst in the country’s history
At least 116 inmates were killed in the latest prison riot in Ecuador on September 28 and around 80 were gravely injured. The violent confrontation was the bloodiest massacre in the prison system of the country
Former president Rafael Correa announced that he will run alongside economist Andrés Arauz in the upcoming general elections in Ecuador, but considerable obstacles to their participation in the upcoming elections remain
Sonnenholzner was the third vice president of Lenín Moreno during his four years in office
Designer Tings Chak spoke at length with Ecuadorian artist Pavel Égüez about revolutionary art, the crisis of capitalism and his series ‘Cuarentena’ which seeks to address the human suffering provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic
Trade unions and movements allege that Moreno is taking advantage of the crisis generated by COVID-19 pandemic to advance with the regressive economic reforms ordered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).
The neoliberal government of President Lenín Moreno announced a budget cut of around 100 million USD in the public higher education sector in response to the economic crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country
Rafael Correa was sentenced to eight years in prison on bribery and corruption charges. The former president condemned the verdict and called it a measure to prevent him from running in the 2021 presidential elections
In the city of Guayaquil in Guayas, dead bodies, most likely victims of the pandemic, are piling up on streets as funeral services fail to collect them on time, forcing families to abandon them.
Lenín Moreno’s neoliberal policies, with cuts to health and prioritization of foreign debt, have caused a collapse in the healthcare system