Ecuador

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… »

16.06.2016

Group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths

Group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths

At an event today in Quito, Ecuador, “A group hug in rejection of homophobic deaths,” our editor, Tony Robinson was asked to speak from a point of view of nonviolence. Sunday’s event in which LGBTI people are killed is nothing new.  They have been murdering us for centuries.  Every day… »

25.05.2016

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

Shock and Awe, the Chevron way

How the oil giant made itself a victim—and launched a nearly unprecedented legal offensive—after poisoning a region and its people by Nick Meynen for Common Dreams With pockets deep enough, you can buy justice. That’s what Chevron assumes since they lost a $9.5 billion verdict at… »

21.04.2016

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in UK raise funds for earthquake survivors

Ecuadorian students in the UK have set up a crowd funding page in the hopes of raising much needed funds to support humanitarian efforts following last Saturday’s earthquake. Some 570 people were killed after the country was rocked by a 7.8-magnitude earthquake, 5,000 were injured and 200,000 people were… »

28.03.2016

Global Citizenship in Ecuador: The Gap Between Principle and Practice

Global Citizenship in Ecuador: The Gap Between Principle and Practice

By Nelsy Lizarazo. Universal or global citizenship is, according to the Dictionary of Humanitarian Action a principle, category or condition thanks to which anyone in any part of the world may be recognised as a subject with rights. It’s an established and accepted concept, at least in an international… »

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