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Demonstrators with shields gather in Quito, Ecuador, on June 29.
Demonstrators with shields gather in Quito, Ecuador, on June 29.

Ecuador’s Uprising Is Only the Beginning

Public pressure for fuel price relief could echo across the region.

Solar technicians from Alianza Ceibo/Amazon Frontlines help members
Solar technicians from Alianza Ceibo/Amazon Frontlines help members

Ecuador’s Distant Dream of a Green Recovery

The debt-saddled country is struggling to meet its climate goals under IMF austerity.

A screen on a bus shows Chinese President Xi Jinping making a speech via video link for a session of the International Olympic Committee in Beijing on Feb. 3.
A screen on a bus shows Chinese President Xi Jinping making a speech via video link for a session of the International Olympic Committee in Beijing on Feb. 3.

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.

Supporters of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador take part in a protest march after their leaders met with Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso at the Carondelet Palace in Quito, Ecuador, on Oct. 4.
Supporters of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador take part in a protest march after their leaders met with Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso at the Carondelet Palace in Quito, Ecuador, on Oct. 4.

Meet the Indigenous Leaders Reshaping Ecuador’s Politics

They have slowly but steadily attained political power. What will they do with it?

Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso greets supporters as he leaves after his inauguration speech at the National Assembly in Quito, Ecuador, on May 24.
Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso greets supporters as he leaves after his inauguration speech at the National Assembly in Quito, Ecuador, on May 24.

A Savvy Start for Ecuador’s New President

Reconciliation and vaccination have earned Guillermo Lasso a 73 percent approval rating. Can it last?

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

View of a burnt area of forest in Altamira, Pará state, Brazil, on Aug. 27.
View of a burnt area of forest in Altamira, Pará state, Brazil, on Aug. 27.
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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)
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.

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