Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso on 2021 UNGA

Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso Pardons Inmates Over Deadly Prison Riots

Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso pardons some of the inmates in response to prison overcrowding and violence.
Ecuador Pres. Guillermo Lasso Calls for Dialogue With Indigenous, Civil Society Groups on Day 2 of Protests Over Fuel Price Hike

Ecuador Pres. Guillermo Lasso Calls for Dialogue With Indigenous, Civil Society Groups on Day 2 of Protests Over Fuel Price Hike

Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso calls for a dialogue with indigenous and civil society groups who are protesting against the fuel price hike.
Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso Declares State of Emergency Over Crime Wave, Drug Trafficking

Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso Declares State of Emergency Over Crime Wave, Drug Trafficking

Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso has declared a 60-day nationwide state of emergency on Monday evening.
ECUADOR-PRISON-RIOT

Ecuadorian Police Seize 2.5 Tons Cocaine in Separate Operations; Arrest Five Suspects Behind Drug Shipments Bround to Europe, U.S.

The Ecuadorian police have intercepted a total of 2.5 tons of cocaine in two separate operations and arrested five individuals running the drug shipments, authorities said.
Guayaquil, Ecuador Prison

Ecuador Officials to Pardon Thousands of Inmates Following Deadly Prison Riot That Killed 118

Thousands of inmates in an Ecuador prison were aimed to be pardoned following the riot that killed 118 individuals.
More Than 100 Dead in Ecuador Prison Riot Between Rival Gangs; 6 Inmates Beheaded

More Than 100 Dead in Ecuador Prison Riot Between Rival Gangs; 6 Inmates Beheaded

The death toll from a riot in one of Ecuador's largest prisons rose to more than 100, with 52 other inmates reported injured.
Ecuadorian Drug Mule Dies After Cocaine Capsules Burst in His Stomach During Layover in Istanbul Airport

Ecuadorian Drug Mule Dies After Cocaine Capsules Burst in His Stomach During Layover in Istanbul Airport

An Ecuadorian drug mule traveling from Spain back to Ecuador died after cocaine capsules hidden in his stomach burst during a stopover in Istanbul, Turkey.
5 Dead, 15 Hurt in Ecuador Jail Riot

5 Dead, 15 Hurt in Ecuador Jail Riot

A jail riot in Ecuador that involved a gunfight has killed at least five inmates and injured 15 on Wednesday.
Ecuador Children Dropped on Border Wall Reunite With Family

Ecuador Children Dropped on Border Wall Reunite With Family

The Ecuador children dropped at the U.S.-Mexico Border were finally reunited with their parents in New York City.
Ecuadoreans Vote For President in Runoff

Guillermo Lasso Wins Ecuador Presidential Elections

The Ecuadorean banker secured 52% of the vote in the runoff election after a campaign that pitted free-market economics against the social welfare plans of Andres Arauz, who is an economist.
Ecuador and Peru Continues Election Amid COVID Crisis

Ecuador and Peru Continues Election Amid COVID Crisis

Ecuador and Peru continued their election despite the strengthening of neighboring Latin American countries on their health measures due to COVID.
Ecuador Receives First Batch Of Pfizer-BioNtech Vaccine

Ecuador's Health Minister Steps Down After 19 Days in Office

The health minister of Ecuador stepped down as prosecutors cast investigations towards the vaccine rollout in the South American country. Farfan was the third health minister to resign during the pandemic.
Ecuador Prison Riot Casualties Rise to 79

Ecuador Prison Riot Casualties Rise to 79

A number of inmates have died with some reportedly beheaded and dismembered after a prison riot in Ecuador this week. Authorities managed to control the facilities in three cities after raids by hundreds of police officers and military personnel.
The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Manaus

COVID-19 Spreads Through 40 Indigenous Tribes in the Amazon, Experts Fear An Outbreak Might Lead to Extinction

The indigenous tribes living in Ecuador and Brazil have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. Many fear an uncontrollable outbreak may lead to ethnocide.
Dengue Mosquito

Second Epidemic: Dengue Outbreak Ravages Across Latin America Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Certain countries in the Americas are now facing another deadly epidemic amid the coronavirus pandemic.
 A Yanomami indian follows agents of Brazil's environmental agency in a gold mine during an operation against illegal gold mining on indigenous land, in the heart of the Amazon rainforest, in Roraima state,

Oil Spill & COVID-19 Destroy Indigenous Territories in the Amazon, Government Denies Aid

Ecuador's Amazon is slowly being destroyed by an oil spill that took away the safe drinking water, food sources, and homes from the indigenous people living inside the rainforest. With coronavirus raging across the nation, the members are now at greater risk of being infected.
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