Ecuador

05.04.2021

Rising Tensions Ahead of Second Round Elections in Ecuador

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) will face off against Guillermo Lasso of the right-wing coalition… »

09.02.2021

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

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 leave Guillermo Lasso, candidate of the right, out of the… »

07.02.2021

Ecuador elects a new President

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 three favorite hopefuls to replace outgoing president Lenin Moreno: Andres… »

31.01.2021

Ecuador checks ‘Voting at Home’ procedures for 2021 elections

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 Plan, the established Electoral Calendar, and articles 111 and 115… »

11.01.2021

Ecuador’s progressive force presents campaign for the 2021 elections

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 set UNES presidential ticket, Andres Arauz-Carlos Rabascall, from Ecuador, with… »

10.01.2021

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

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, there has been great social pressure and it is a… »

22.08.2020

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

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 the launch of this platform in July 2020, there was… »

25.07.2020

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

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 whose legality the former members and followers of Correa’s former… »

19.12.2019

After the Argentina debacle, the IMF endorses weakening capital controls in Ecuador

After the Argentina debacle, the IMF endorses weakening capital controls in Ecuador

The IMF is backing a tax reform bill in Ecuador that will enable capital flight and further austerity. Lara Merling for openDemocracy Over the past year, a rebranded IMF returned to Latin America with promises of loan agreements that would be different than the dreaded “structural adjustment programmes”… »

05.11.2019

“The mobilizations are the resistance of the peoples to a neoliberal agenda,” according to Txema Guijarro of Podemos.

“The mobilizations are the resistance of the peoples to a neoliberal agenda,” according to Txema Guijarro of Podemos.

Txema Guijarro has been a deputy for Podemos and is running again in the elections on November 10. Of Ecuadorian nationality, his relationship with South America is permanent. In this interview, we wanted to know your opinion on the popular protests that have taken place in Ecuador and what is… »

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