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.
U.S. in ‘Cat and Mouse Game’ With Julian Assange
The Swedish arrest warrant is gone, but WikiLeaks founder is far from being free.
Ecuador’s Presidential Elections Could Decide Julian Assange’s Fate
A leading presidential candidate has vowed to end Assange’s asylum if elected.
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.
Ecuador’s president has been nibbling away at democracy for years — now he’s going for broke.
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.
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.