Redacción Ecuador

News published by the Pressenza bureau in Quito, Ecuador

Camilo González Posso “In Colombia there is a non-constitutional state of affairs, there is no democratic regime”.

  Go to download In an interview with Camilo González Posso, president of the Institute for Development and Peace Studies, Indepaz, we will talk about the current situation of the Peace Accord in Colombia and the work that the new…

Ecuador: Movements and organisations take to the streets on May 1

Various trade union, peasant and feminist sectors, among others, have announced their mobilisations for this Sunday, May 1st, for International Workers’ Day. The spokespersons of the various movements that will take to the streets in various provinces of the country…

Ecuador: IESS patients demand medicines, fair treatment, and no privatisation of health care

A sit-in was held in Quito in response to the shortage of drugs to treat catastrophic illnesses. By Viviana Erazo With slogans and banners, members of the Social Security Institute, IESS, staged a sit-in to denounce the lack of medicines…

Ecuador: Survivors of sexual violence demand legislation to protect their rights

“I am a survivor of sexual violence in childhood and I am here to demand that legislation be passed by listening to our life experiences”, began S. Altamirano’s appearance on Tuesday 25 January before the Plenary of the National Assembly…

Faced with the normalisation of mass murder in Ecuador

Massacre in prisons (Image taken from Corredores migratorios website) Mass killings in prisons cannot be normalised in our sensibilities or in politics. The massacre that took place in the early hours of 13 November at the Penitenciaría del Litoral is…

Nonviolent October in Ecuador: Pressenza book presentation

Next Wednesday 27th October at 1pm in Ecuador and as part of the activities of Nonviolent October, Pressenza will present the recently published book “Nonviolent Journalism: towards a humanising approach to communication”. The publication, written by a team of five…

Ecuador: Mobilisations against labour and economic reforms

On 15 September, trade union, student, women’s and trade union organisations, among others, mobilised in various provinces of the country in response to the government’s announcements of labour reforms and economic policies. On the coast, the protests were centred in…

Ecuador: Environmental defenders sentenced to pay 151,000 dollars to palm grower

Four Afro-descendant farmers, defenders of the environment, will have to pay 151,000 dollars to the company Energy Palma, which exploits African palm in the province of Esmeraldas. Judge Fernando Saldarriaga of the Multicompetent Unit of the San Lorenzo canton, ruled…

José Guarnizo “Colombia does not dare to propose a scenario where there is a humanitarian crossing”.

We welcome José Guarnizo, a journalist who has carried out different investigations on migration. At this moment, in Necoclí, Antioquia, located in western Colombia, where a critical situation is being experienced because more than 10,000 migrants have arrived. People from…

Myanmar: “The people will not surrender until the military junta is overthrown”

In Myanmar, a Southeast Asian country formerly known as Burma, on February 1, the Tatmadaw, the national Army, regained power with a coup, declaring a state of emergency for a year and arresting civilian leaders, whose government it had been…

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