Ecuador

16.11.2016

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Meet Ecuador’s water protectors

Nestled amid the Andean mountains, Cuenca — Ecuador’s third largest city — has long been known for its bounteous sources of fresh water. This is thanks to its privileged location within the Maziso del Cajas, a newly declared UNESCO biosphere reserve. However, over the last decade, its underlying gold… »

07.11.2016

Julian Assange, political prisoner

Julian Assange, political prisoner

For almost six years Julian Assange has been a political prisoner of three countries (Sweden, UK and USA) whose laws prohibit political imprisonment and whose mainstream media pretend to be heralds of freedom. Julian Assange, an Australian citizen, is the founder of Wikileaks which has published millions of secret… »

20.10.2016

Mayors seek “a seat at the global table”

Mayors seek “a seat at the global table”

By Santiago Bolaños. In the context of the Habitat III conference that finished today in Quito, Ecuador, mayors from different parts of the world presented the initiative “A seat at the Global Table”.  In the event the mayors sought to take on a protagonist space in the New Urban Agenda. »

11.10.2016

Peru and Ecuador destroyed over 10,000 landmines along border

Peru and Ecuador destroyed over 10,000 landmines along border

A report published in the Andina Newspaper confirms that “Peru and Ecuador have destroyed over 10,500 anti-personnel landmines placed during the countries’ military conflict as part of humanitarian demining works, Ecuador President Rafael Correa affirmed during the opening of the 10th Peru-Ecuador Binational Cabinet on Friday. “The Ecuadorian Head… »

12.09.2016

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

People key to Ecuador’s Sustainable Development Goals

Viewpoint by Nelsy Lizarazo, for InDepthNews. I visited to San Pablo 15 years ago and it was clearly the poorest neighbourhood of Portoviejo, the regional capital of Manabí Province. Then, there was no drinking water. Families could not even imagine the possibility of free basic education for all, and secondary… »

15.08.2016

Ecuador’s Correa: it’s neoliberalism, not socialism that has failed

Ecuador’s Correa: it’s neoliberalism, not socialism that has failed

Leftist leader says growth “that favors the poor, growth with social justice, growth with equity,” worthy of pursuit byAndrea Germanos, staff writer for Common Dreams Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa on Sunday denounced “fantasies of trickle-down theories” and said that it’s neoliberalism, not socialism that has failed his region. Latin America… »

04.07.2016

LGBTI Pride March in Quito, Ecuador

LGBTI Pride March in Quito, Ecuador

On Saturday, the 2nd of July, at 2.30pm, hundreds of people met in the centre of Quito to celebrate the LGBTI Pride March.  Men and women of all ages and sexual orientations marched to the sound of singing, music and chants  celebrating the respect for diversity. The rainy afternoon couldn’t… »

24.06.2016

Assange on big brother surveillance: “Don’t be too scared!”

Assange on big brother surveillance: “Don’t be too scared!”

Today, Julian Assange told average citizens to not be too scared at the prospect of online privacy being invaded at the event, “Julian Assange: 4 years of denied freedom” organised by International Higher Education Centre for Communication in Latin America, CIESPAL, in Quito Ecuador. The founder of Wikileaks was addressing… »

23.06.2016

Less than 0.002% of the Panama Papers have been made public, Assange denounces

Less than 0.002% of the Panama Papers have been made public, Assange denounces

A visibly moved and verbally grateful Julian Assange, spoke today, live via video conference to an audience in Quito, Ecuador at the headquarters of the International Higher Education Centre for Communication in Latin America, CIESPAL, during the week-long event, “Julian Assange: 4 years of denied freedom”. Before starting the content… »

23.06.2016

Chomsky: “We should all thank Assange for his courage and integrity”

Chomsky: “We should all thank Assange for his courage and integrity”

This week marks the start of Julian Assange’s fifth year in residence at the Ecuadorian embassy in London, after charges of rape were brought against him in Sweden.  Fearing that the Swedish authorities would bundle him onto the first plane bound for the USA, the Australian founder of wikileaks, who… »

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