Ecuador

Guillermo Lasso celebrates after runoff elections on April 11 in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

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.

General view of Peruvian presidential candidates during the third and final televised debate organized by the National Electoral Jury in Lima on March 31.

South America’s Election Super Sunday

“None of the above” is a popular vote in Ecuador and Peru, spelling legitimacy troubles.

A supporter of Ecuadorian Presidential candidate Yaku Perez holds a flag outside the Electoral Delegation building in Guayaquil, Ecuador on Feb. 10.

Ecuador’s Green New Left

After this week’s election, the country’s oil-fueled model of growth is facing a reckoning.

Residents of the Galápagos Islands hold a demonstration outside the court where the crew of a Chinese-flagged ship confiscated by the Ecuadorian Navy is attending a hearing, on Aug. 25, 2017.

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.

Pope Francis receives a plant offered by an indigenous woman from the Amazon as he celebrates the closing mass of the Synod on the Amazon on October 27, 2019 at Saint Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

Catholicism’s Civil War Spills Into Bolivia

The pope is reaching out to indigenous people, and the right aren’t happy.

A demonstrator waves a Chilean flag at a barricade during a protest against the government's economic policies in Santiago on Oct. 29.

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.

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The Amazon Is on Fire

Who lit the match, and who can put out the blaze?

Organization of American States Secretary-General Luis Almagro (left) listens while Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno speaks at the OAS in Washington on April 17. (Brendan Smialowski/AFP/Getty Images)

For Ecuador’s Lenín Moreno, Evicting Julian Assange Is Only the Beginning

The Ecuadorian president is seeking to broadly reverse Rafael Correa’s legacy.

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Ecuador’s All-Seeing Eye Is Made in China

The country's pioneering surveillance and response system is entirely Chinese-built and funded.

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How Conservation Became Colonialism

Indigenous people, not environmentalists, are the key to protecting the world’s most precious ecosystems.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange raises his fist prior to addressing the media on the balcony of the Embassy of Ecuador in London on May 19, 2017.
Ecuador urged Britain today to "grant safe passage" out of the country to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange after Sweden dropped a warrant that drove him to take refuge in Ecuador's London embassy. / AFP PHOTO / Justin TALLIS        (Photo credit should read JUSTIN TALLIS/AFP/Getty Images)

U.S. in ‘Cat and Mouse Game’ With Julian Assange

The Swedish arrest warrant is gone, but WikiLeaks founder is far from being free.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 05:  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange prepares to speak from the balcony of the Ecuadorian embassy where  he continues to seek asylum following an extradition request from Sweden in 2012, on February 5, 2016 in London, England. The United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention has insisted that Mr Assange's detention should be brought to an end.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

Ecuador’s Presidential Elections Could Decide Julian Assange’s Fate

A leading presidential candidate has vowed to end Assange’s asylum if elected.

LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 19:  Wikileaks founder Julian Assange speaks from the balcony of the Equador embassy in Knightsbridge on August 19, 2012 in London, England. During his speech, Mr Assange called for the United States to bring an end to its 'Witch Hunt' against Wikileaks staff and supporters. He is currently living inside Ecuador's London embassy after being granted political asylum whilst facing extradition to Sweden to face allegations of sexual assault. It has been suggested by Ecuador's president Rafael Correa that Mr Assange might co-operate with Sweden if they promised that he would not be extradited to a third country. (Photo by Rosie Hallam/Getty Images)

Why It Makes Perfect Sense for Ecuador to (Kind of) Turn Its Back on Assange

Cratering oil prices and the collapse of 21st century socialism has left Quito vulnerable.

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Correa’s Gamble

Ecuador’s president has been nibbling away at democracy for years — now he’s going for broke.

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A refugee claimant  Colombian woman poses with her daughter at her home in the small Ecuadorean port of San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas province, northwestern Ecuador, near to the border with Colombia, on November 08, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Eitan Abramovich        (Photo credit should read EITAN ABRAMOVICH/AFP/Getty Images)

For Colombia’s Displaced, a Peace Deal Doesn’t Mean a Path Home

Homecoming is still a long way off, for those who even want to return.

Opponents demonstrate against the government of Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa with a sign reading "Right of resistance" in Quito on September 16, 2015. AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO BUENDIA        (Photo credit should read RODRIGO BUENDIA/AFP/Getty Images)

Free Speech Crackdown, Ecuador Edition

The U.N. has condemned Ecuador's shutdown of a media watchdog group amid concerns the government is increasingly threatening freedom of speech.

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