Ecuador’s Uprising Is Only the Beginning
Public pressure for fuel price relief could echo across the region.
Ecuador’s Distant Dream of a Green Recovery
The debt-saddled country is struggling to meet its climate goals under IMF austerity.
Argentina and Ecuador Choose Business Over Boycotts in Beijing
Alberto Fernández and Guillermo Lasso hope financial backing from China can quell economic and political troubles at home.
Meet the Indigenous Leaders Reshaping Ecuador’s Politics
They have slowly but steadily attained political power. What will they do with it?
A Savvy Start for Ecuador’s New President
Reconciliation and vaccination have earned Guillermo Lasso a 73 percent approval rating. Can it last?
Ecuador Just Voted Against Populism, but Its Democracy Is Far from Healthy
Conservative Guillermo Lasso will take office as an isolated president with a weak mandate, tasked with restoring faith in the country's institutions.
South America’s Election Super Sunday
“None of the above” is a popular vote in Ecuador and Peru, spelling legitimacy troubles.
Ecuador’s Green New Left
After this week’s election, the country’s oil-fueled model of growth is facing a reckoning.
China’s Hunger for Seafood Is Now Latin America’s Problem
Massively in debt to Beijing, countries in the region can’t stand up to China to protect their coasts.
Catholicism’s Civil War Spills Into Bolivia
The pope is reaching out to indigenous people, and the right aren’t happy.
Latin America’s Protests Are Likely to Fail
The popular uprisings in Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador, and Haiti have many different causes and one thing in common: If history is any indicator, the outlook for genuine, lasting change is grim.
This Isn’t the First Time Fires Have Ravaged the Amazon
Here’s why now can be different from the 1980s.
For Ecuador’s Lenín Moreno, Evicting Julian Assange Is Only the Beginning
The Ecuadorian president is seeking to broadly reverse Rafael Correa’s legacy.
Ecuador’s All-Seeing Eye Is Made in China
The country's pioneering surveillance and response system is entirely Chinese-built and funded.
How Conservation Became Colonialism
Indigenous people, not environmentalists, are the key to protecting the world’s most precious ecosystems.