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
Following the verdict, Correa has been barred from electoral politics for 25 years. The former president condemned the decision and termed it a bid to prevent him and his allies from contesting the presidential elections next year
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
To justify the budget cuts and reductions in public servant’s salaries, Moreno argued that drop in oil prices and the Covid-19 outbreak have placed the country in a critical situation
Following 12 days of massive protests, the government of Lenín Moreno repealed Decree 883 which formalized neoliberal reforms. At the same time, it launched a crackdown on political opponents
Repression against protesters in Ecuador continues and will likely intensify with the decree of the curfew and militarization in Quito
What has happened in the week of protests in Ecuador against the neoliberal economic policies of Lenín Moreno? Why are people on the streets?
The heavy-handed response of the Ecuadorian police and military to the massive mobilizations in the country has already cost eight lives with hundreds suffering grave injuries
After days of intense protests across Ecuador, Lenín Moreno announced the shifting of the government from Quito to Guayaquil, Meanwhile, thousands of people are on their way to the capital to join protests
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In the afternoon, in response to the mass protests, Moreno declared a “state of emergency”, allowing the executive greater powers like ability to mobilize funds, censure media, deploy police and military, and shut transportation hubs.