Ecuador


Crisis In The Andes

During the last few weeks, a crisis has erupted in the Andes. For 24 hours Peru had two presidents and currently has a dissolved congress. Ecuador, on the other hand, faced a set of violent riots with a regrettable and mortal response from the government of President Lenin Moreno. On […]


Ecuador Reaches A Deal: Cancel Decree 833 And End of Protests

Indigenous groups and delegates of Ecuador’s government reached an agreement to cancel the austerity package imposed on Sunday. The agreement ended 11 days of violent protests, which damaged greatly the country´s economy, and left more than 1,000 people injured and seven deaths. Thousands of students and Indigenous protesters cleaned up […]


Unrest Worsens In Ecuador As Government Is Forced To Move From The Capital

Violent protests have erupted in Ecuador after President Lenín Moreno announced a chain of unpopular labour and tax reforms the discontinuation of fuel subsidies that had been holding down fuel prices. According to The Guardian, the reforms include “a 20 percent cut in wages for new contracts in public sector […]


Unmet UN Aid Appeals Cause Host Countries Of Venezuelan Refugees To Lament

The Venezuelan crisis has been recorded as the largest after the Syrian crisis, leaving millions of Venezuelans at the mercy of neighbouring countries, UNHCR reports. Despite the overwhelming stretch in its educational and health services, Colombia can be commended for supporting the largest population. More applause should be given to […]


The Amazonian Region Suffocates In The Name Of Bolsonaro’s Collective Project  1

More than 75,000 fires have been recorded in the Amazon Forest since January 2019. This equals an 84% increase compared to last year. Global media outrage, presenting the events as worthy of, and urging for universal empathy and concern, has had the merit of drawing attention towards Brazil, calling all […]


Ecuador’s Top Court Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage

On June 12th, Ecuador’s Constitutional Court announced the approval of same-sex marriage after five of the nine judges voted in favour during a closed-door hearing, Al Jazeera reports. This decision was initiated after two gay couples hoping to be married were denied by the country’s civil registry and sued, ABC […]


Water Wars: How Scarcity Exacerbates Conflict

Around the world, water scarcity is increasingly changing the face of conflict. Beyond its being essential to human survival – one can only live a few days without consumption – water is also required for basic hygiene and agricultural production. In 2013, the Global Water Institute found that 43 countries […]


The Spread Of Orwellian Surveillance: China And Beyond

Recently, investigators uncovered the extensive and suspicious commercial partnership between the Chinese and Ecuadorian governments. Evidently, China significantly provided the Ecuadorian government with advanced camera equipment and surveillance instruments since 2011. As the Chinese administration currently practices, Ecuador implemented this system in hopes of curbing escalating criminal rates nationwide. Unfortunately, […]