Guillermo Lasso
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

South Korean workers strike for secure employment and public services and other stories

Today we look at the strike for secure work and public services in South Korea, the TPLF’s advances in Ethiopia and airstrikes by the government, and more

Ecuadorian president Guillermo Lasso in eye of Pandora Papers storm

Information accessed by a member of parliament indicates that Guillermo Lasso’s wife may have served as a front to him help bypass rules on stashing money in tax havens

State of exception declared following massacre inside prison

Ecuadorian authorities stated that 116 were killed in the massacre in the Litoral penitentiary, making it the worst in the country’s history

Ecuador declares state of emergency in prisons after over a hundred killed in riots

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

Canadian court upholds compensation order for Indigenous children and other stories

Today we look at a court ruling in Canada to provide compensation for Indigenous children affected by the foster system, the dropping of all charges against 3 leaders of Abahlali baseMjondolo in South Africa, and more

Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso’s anti-people policies

The primary demands of the trade unions and social organizations include the immediate discontinuation of the neoliberal measure in force since last year, which increases the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis, and the cessation of privatization of strategic resources and sectors

Ecuadorian teachers end hunger strike after court ratified progressive education law

The National Union of Educators, announced the end of the hunger strike after the Constitutional Court ratified the constitutionality and validity of the Organic Law of Intercultural Education

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

Ecuadorian teachers’ hunger strike enters fourth week

In the past three weeks, the hunger strike that began in four cities of the country has expanded to eleven provinces of the country. It has also received the support of various students’ unions, social organizations and parents

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