Guillermo Lasso
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

Families of blast victims protest as crisis worsens in Lebanon and other stories

Today we look at protests by families of the victims of the 2020 Beirut Port blast, the condition of migrant workers in Thailand during the pandemic, and more

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

What’s happening in Ecuador?

Five days out from the second round of elections in Ecuador, Peoples Dispatch brings you a report on some of the key elements to look out for this week

Rising tensions ahead of second round elections in Ecuador

The lead up to the second round elections in Ecuador have been marked by misinformation campaigns, a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and fears of manipulation and fraud

Opinion poll suggests Andrés Arauz victory in the upcoming Ecuadorian elections

Andrés Arauz of the progressive Union for Hope alliance has proposed a comprehensive social protection model to confront the crises facing Ecuador

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

Andrés Arauz warns of plans to obstruct second round presidential elections in Ecuador

Progressive candidate Andrés Arauz denounced actions of the prosecutor’s office and the comptroller’s office to seize electronic electoral information as an attempt to prevent run-off elections from taking place.

Will Andrés Arauz be the next president of Ecuador?

Uncertainty looms over the electoral process in Ecuador as it has still not been made clear who will face off against front-runner Andrés Arauz in the second round and whether the process will go forward as planned

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