Posts Tagged ‘ecuador’

“International” Shrunken Head From Ecuador Returns Home

A ritualistic shrunken head from Ecuador that was made from the skull of a warrior in the tribal Amazon region found its way to a US museum and it has now been studied and recreated in 3D. The findings of a new study have determined that the shrunken head from Ecuador had served as a […]

Ecuador picks conservative for president; Peru eyes runoff

A conservative businessman seemed headed to Ecuador’s presidency, with voters rejecting the leftist movement started by former President Rafael Correa more than a decade ago. And in neighboring Peru it remained unclear which of 18 presidential hopefuls would fill the two spots in a June runoff election. The South American nations held elections Sunday under […]

Ecuador’s Socialists Set To Defeat Neo-liberalism

A young left-wing economist, Andres Aruaz, is favourite to win Ecuador’s presidential election later this month, in what would be the latest victory for progressives in Latin America after elections in Mexico, Argentina and Bolivia in recent years. But with a left victory likely, there are growing concerns that elites in Ecuador and abroad are […]

Ecuador’s Pseudo-Left Candidate Yaku Pérez Echoes Call For Military Takeover

Above photo: Ecuador’s coup-supporting “environmentalist” presidential candidate at a rally in February 2021. Wikimedia Commons. An Ecuadorian presidential candidate from a US-backed party, Yaku Pérez, has requested a military takeover and nullification of election results to prevent the popular socialist Correista movement from returning to power. Ecuador’s third-place presidential candidate, Yaku Pérez Guartambel, has called for […]

Ecuador’s Elections Are Being Undermined By Foreign And Domestic Interference

Ecuador’s Elections Are Being Undermined By Foreign And Domestic Interference Above photo: Screenshot. Ex-Diplomat explains. Before the votes were fully counted in Ecuador’s latest elections, one candidate received a phone call from the US embassy assuring him that he would be in the second round. Fidel Narvaez, a Ecuadorian diplomat, tells Sputnik that this is […]

Ecuador prison riots: Number of inmates dead in rises to 79

The number of inmates who have died in riots at multiple prisons in Ecuador this week increased to 79 on Wednesday, according to authorities who regained control of the facilities in three cities. Ecuadorian Police from the special operations group entered the Turi penitentiary in Cuenca to attempt to control the riot on Tuesday. Hundreds […]

Prison Riots In Ecuador Leave Dozens Dead

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Sixty-two inmates have died in riots at prisons in three cities in Ecuador as a result of fights between rival gangs and an escape attempt, authorities said Tuesday. Prisons Director Edmundo Moncayo said in a news conference that 800 police offices have been helping to regain control of the facilities. Hundreds […]

Ecuador Elections: Arauz And Lasso Advance To Second Round

Above photo: According to the CNE, over 80,97 percent of the electoral roll participated in the elections. Twitter/ @AgenciaTelam. With 100 percent of the ballot records processed, the electoral body reported that the Union for Hope (UNES) Andres Arauz won with 32.72 percent of the votes while Lasso received 19.74 percent. Ecuador’s National Electoral Council […]

Will Andrés Arauz Be The Next President Of Ecuador?

Above photo: While Andrés Arauz came won the largest vote share in the elections held on February 7, the next steps in the process are unclear. Twitter. 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 […]

US, OAS, Colombia Try To Steal Ecuador’s election

The US State Department is pushing a politicized vote recount, overseen by the coup-sponsoring OAS, after socialist Andrés Arauz won Ecuador’s election in a landslide. Meanwhile Colombia’s ex-president warns his country’s “radical right” is “interfering” with “slander” and a “dirty game.” Guayaquil, Ecuador – A popular socialist candidate, Andrés Arauz, won the first round of Ecuador’s […]

Lawfare Threatens To Derail Presidential Election In Ecuador

Above photo: Dolores Ochoa/AFP picture alliance. On February 7, the progressive presidential candidate for the Union of Hope Alliance (UNES) party, Andrés Arauz, won first place in Ecuador’s presidential election; this is uncontested. Arauz garnered 32.71% of the vote; right-wing former banker Guillermo Lasso 19.74%; and the “Indigenous” candidate, Yaku Pérez  19.38%. Since Arauz’s margin of victory […]

Ecuador: Electoral Council Announces Partial Recount Of Votes

Above photo: Ecuador’s top electoral body will conduct a partial recount of Sunday’s presidential vote following a request from the two candidates battling for second place. Twitter/@TRTWorldNow. Arauz, of the Union for Hope (UNES), awaits a rival for the second electoral round scheduled for next April 11. The National Electoral Council (CNE) of Ecuador informed […]

Inside Ecuador’s Citizens Revolution

Inside Ecuador’s Citizens Revolution Ecuador’s historic election explained. Ben Norton traveled to Ecuador to report on the historic February 7 election, which pits a wealthy US-backed right-wing banker against a left-wing economist who pledges to continue the socialist Citizens’ Revolution launched by former President Rafael Correa. In this dispatch, working-class Ecuadorians explain why they support […]

Ecuador: US-Backed Government Scrambles To Privatize The Central Bank

Above image: A demonstrator holds a banner against International Monetary Fund during a protest in Quito, Ecuador, May 18, 2020. Photo | Dolores Ochoa | Editing by MintPress News. An emergency law dubbed the Humanitarian Support Organic Law would “lockdown” Ecuador’s central bank, siphon it from the public sector, and place its financial sovereignty at […]

Mysterious Artifacts Found in Ancient Inca Cemetery in Ecuador

The construction of a long-awaited irrigation water tank will have to wait a little longer for farmers living in the central region of Ecuador. When work began they found ancient human remains and when the archaeological team was brought in for a salvage mission, they unearthed more skeletons in the earth. But the skeletal remains […]

Ecuador’s Election Promises Advance For Socialism In Latin America

Four years after turncoat Lenin Moreno claimed the presidency and turned the country inside out, Ecuador will elect a new president on February 7, 2021. Moreno betrayed the citizen’s revolution he had promised to continue, and with his approval rating somewhere between 7 percent (CEDATOS, September 2020) and 16 percent (Atlas Intel, December 2020), Moreno will […]

How Ecuador’s Democracy Is Being Suffocated

Above image: Coat of arms of Ecuador. A recent poll showed that if Andrés Arauz Galarza were allowed to run in Ecuador’s presidential election of 2021, he would win in the first round with 45.9 percent of the vote. The pollsters found that Arauz—who was the minister of knowledge and human talent from 2015 to 2017—wins across “all […]

“Unusually Bad” Situation: Ecuador May Evict Assange “Any Day Now”

Julian Assange may be at the end of the line in the Ecuadorian embassy in London, as the WikiLeaks founder may be evicted “any day now,” according to CNN, citing sources familiar with the matter. While Assange has in the past claimed his position in the embassy was under threat, sources say his current situation is “unusually bad” […]

For Ecuador, Currying Favor with Washington is as Simple as Sacrificing Julian Assange

LONDON — For all practical purposes, whistleblower and WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange is now a prisoner in asylum at the Embassy of Ecuador in London, facing the torture of near-total isolation from the outside world and hanging by the thread of the Andean state’s dwindling hospitality. On Thursday, the Australian – who, strangely enough, was […]

Will Ecuador ‘Exit’ Assange from its London Embassy?

Ecuador’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, María Fernanda Espinosa, confirmed in a briefing with a small group of journalists in Quito last week that a “permanent dialogue” with the United Kingdom and Julian Assange’s lawyers seeks to resolve his status of asylum at the Ecuadorian Embassy in London. “We are looking for a way out, but […]

Ecuador May Soon End Asylum for Julian Assange

Julian Assange is in immense danger. Remarks made this week by Ecuador’s foreign minister suggest that her government may be preparing to renege on the political asylum it granted to the WikiLeaks editor in 2012 and hand him over to British and then American authorities. On March 28, under immense pressure from the British and […]

Ecuador Hints It May Hand Over Julian Assange To Britain And The US

Ecuador Hints It May Hand Over Julian Assange To Britain And The US Above: Julian Assange at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, England on February 5, 2016. Photograph by Carl Court—Getty Images Julian Assange is in immense danger. Remarks made this week by Ecuador’s foreign minister suggest that her government may be preparing to renege on […]

Julian Assange In Danger As Ecuador Prepares To Extradite Him To America

Julian Assange is in grave danger. Ecuador’s foreign minister has confirmed that the Ecuadorian government are preparing to hand Assange over to American authorities.   On March 28, under pressure from the UK and US governments, Ecuador imposed an unusually harsh ban on Assange from having any Internet or phone contact with the outside world. They […]

From Brazil to Ecuador to US, Mexico’s Labor Unions Learn Lessons of Trusting “Progressive” Presidents

MEXICO CITY, —  With a presidential election approaching, the crowds assembling here Tuesday for International Workers’ Day — or May Day, as it’s know the world over — were more animated than usual, the floats and rallies resembling performance art. Thousands poured into Mexico City’s main square, the Zocalo, to hang in effigy the wage-killing […]

Ecuador’s Drastic Pro-US Rightward Swing Continues with Disavowal of ELN-Colombia Peace Talks

QUITO, ECUADOR (Analysis) — Ecuador’s government has pulled the plug on its support for peace talks between the Colombian government and the leftist National Liberation Army (ELN), noting that it would not condone such talks as long as the ELN continues to wage its armed struggle against the state. The guerilla group remains the largest […]

How Shoddy Reporting and Anti-Russian Propaganda Coerced Ecuador to Silence Julian Assange

Many of the recent media claims that have caused this standoff, including assertions of Russia’s role in Catalonia’s independence bid, range from highly dubious to demonstrably false. By M.C. McGragh and Glenn Greenwald and cross-posted from The Intercept Julian Assange has been barred from communicating with the outside world for more than three weeks. On March 27, […]

Precarious Communications: Julian Assange, Internet Access And Ecuador

Precarious Communications: Julian Assange, Internet Access And Ecuador Above Photo: From Being a netizen, to use that popular term of sociological derivation, can be a difficult business. It presumes digital engagement, often of the sharper sort.  To become a fully-fledged member of such citizenry, however, presumes access, a degree of Internet speed and appropriate platforms. […]

Ecuador cut Assange’s internet over Catalonia crackdown tweet – source close to WikiLeaks

The WikiLeaks founder, who is stranded in Ecuador’s diplomatic mission in London, found himself in a total communication blackout on Wednesday. The ire of the Ecuadorian government, which chose to leave its embassy staff without mobile connection rather than allow Assange to stay online, was triggered by the fugitive activists’ remarks on Catalan politics, a […]

Ecuador Endangered

Ecuador Endangered Above: Ecuador stream in the rainforest. Photo by Murray Cooper. The tropical Andes of Ecuador are at the top of the world list of biodiversity hotspots in terms of vertebrate species, endemic vertebrates, and endemic plants Ecuador has more orchid and hummingbird species than Brazil, which is 32 times larger, more diversity than […]

Colombia and Ecuador to hold bi-national Cabinet meeting

nsnbc : Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos and his Ecuadorian counterpart President Lenin Moreno will chair the 6th Bi-national Cabinet tomorrow in Pereira, capital city […]

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