Ecuador

Integrating architecture

Latin America is one of the most urbanised areas on the planet, with 82% of people living in cities. It concentrates 17% of its urban population in just six megacities, each with more than 10 million inhabitants. Therefore, one of…

The Judicial Kidnapping of Julian Assange

“Let us look at ourselves, if we have the courage, to see what is happening to us” – Jean-Paul Sartre Sartre’s words should echo in all our minds following the grotesque decision of Britain’s High Court to extradite Julian Assange…

Rising Tensions Ahead of Second Round Elections in Ecuador

The lead up to the second round elections in Ecuador have been marked by misinformation campaigns, a sharp increase in COVID-19 cases and fears of manipulation and fraud. On April 11, Andrés Arauz of the National Union for Hope (UNES)…

Ecuador: With 50% of the votes counted, Andrés Arauz and Yaku Pérez would go to the second round.

Around midnight, Quito time, the candidate of the Citizen Revolution, Andrés Arauz and the candidate of Pachakutik, Yaku Pérez, were leading the presidential elections that took place on Sunday, February 7. A 30.90% for Arauz and a 20.98% for Pérez…

Ecuador elects a new President

A little over 13 million Ecuadorans are electing this Sunday a new President, renewing the 137-seat National Assembly and choosing lawmakers for the Andean Parliament. There are 16 presidential candidates in the ballots, though according to recent polls, there are…

Ecuador checks ‘Voting at Home’ procedures for 2021 elections

A ‘Voting at Home’ drill in Ecuador verified the procedures of this type of elections, with nine days remaining until the general elections scheduled for February 7th. The process took place at the national level, in compliance with the Operational…

Ecuador’s progressive force presents campaign for the 2021 elections

Ecuador’s progressive movement, the Union for Hope (UNES), is carrying out a strong promotional campaign, after officially presenting its electoral platform for the elections slated for February 7. The inaugural event, done with three-dimensional technology, brought together in a virtual…

Julian Assange: “Behind the sentence, there has been great social pressure,” according to Fidel Narváez.

“We must celebrate the sentence … but with great caution,”. In this interview, Fidel Narvaez, former consul of Ecuador in London tells us about the resolution that denies the extradition of Julian Assange to the United States. “Behind the sentence,…

Ecuador’s indigenous Amazonian peoples launch online COVID-19 tracker

Data helps the public understand where help is most Indigenous Amazonian populations in Ecuador can now see how COVID-19 is affecting their communities through a platform designed and updated by the NGO Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (Confeniae). Before…

Ecuador: obstacles for Rafael Correa and his party to participate in next year’s elections

On July 20, the National Electoral Council of Ecuador announced the suspension of four political organizations and with it, their inability to participate in next year’s general elections. One of the suspended organizations is Fuerza Compromiso Social, an organization under…

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