Guillermo Lasso
No end in sight for Ecuador’s prison crisis

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

Israeli court orders illegal, forced transfer of Palestinian Bedouins and other stories

Today we look at the Israeli High Court ruling on mass expulsions in Masafer Yatta; a severe anti-abortion law advanced in Louisiana, US; and more

Ecuadorian teachers on hunger strike in defense of Intercultural Education Law

The teachers are demanding the full implementation of the Organic Law of Intercultural Education (LOEI), including equalization of teachers’ salaries at national level

Four cabinet ministers resign amid increasing political crisis in Ecuador

The right-wing government of President Guillermo has justified the resignations as a part of an “evaluation of its entire cabinet” for the best execution of the government’s plans. The circumstances surrounding the resignations say otherwise

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

Ecuadorian president restructures cabinet amid growing political crisis

In recent weeks, the tensions have escalated between the right-wing national government and the progressive opposition parties that dominate the Parliament

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

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

Petroleum in Hawaii’s water after another leak at US Navy tank farm and other stories

Today we look at a fuel leak from a US Navy tank farm into Hawai’i’s water, the war in Ethiopia as federal forces retake strategic towns, and more

Activists slam state “necropolitics” as Ecuador prison riot kills 68 and other stories

Today we look at the wave of prison massacres in Ecuador, a report on the cover-up of a major 2019 U.S. airstrike on Syria, and more

Ecuador’s neoliberal government announces state emergency to impose austerity

The declaration of a state of emergency by Guillermo Lasso is more likely about quelling opposition than guaranteeing security for Ecuadorians

Ecuadorians take the streets against president Lasso’s government

Thousands of Ecuadorians have taken to the streets across the country in rejection of a recent increase in fuel prices, which far exceeds the current prices in the world market. The protests are the largest anti-government protests in the five months of Lasso’s administration

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