Ecuador unrest: Amazonian women denounce 'state violence'

Indigenous protesters accuse security forces of using excessive force as demonstrations continue for tenth day. Quito, Ecuador – Lineth Calapucha distributed blankets and clothes to other protesters in a cultural centre in the Ecuadorian capital Quito on Friday as the sounds of bombs from tear gas and pepper spray echoed outside. It was the ninth day of anti-government protests that […]

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Seven Latam nations suggest Maduro behind unrest in Ecuador, back Moreno

LIMA (Reuters) – Seven Latin American countries reject any attempt by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to destabilize democracies in the region and back Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno as he tries to calm unrest, Peru’s foreign ministry said on Tuesday, speaking on behalf of the group. A statement from the Peru’s foreign ministry said that it as well as Argentina, Brazil, […]

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Ecuador arrests 350 people in two days of anti-austerity protests

QUITO (Reuters) – Ecuadorean protesters halted transport and barricaded streets for a second day on Friday as 350 people were jailed over unrest triggered by President Lenin Moreno’s scrapping of fuel subsidies. The 66-year-old president has set oil producer Ecuador on a centrist path after years of leftist rule under Rafael Correa and is implementing a belt-tightening fiscal package to […]

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Ecuador arrests 350 people, protests halt transport for second day

QUITO (Reuters) – Protests over fuel subsidy cuts paralyzed transportation around Ecuador for a second day on Friday as authorities held 350 people in jail for unrest triggered by President Lenin Moreno’s belt-tightening fiscal package. The 66-year-old president has set oil producer Ecuador on a centrist path after years of leftist rule under Rafael Correa and is implementing austerity measures […]

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Ecuador says hacking attempts doubled after it ended Assange asylum

QUITO (Reuters) – Hacking attempts on Ecuadorean government institutions have doubled since the country revoked WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s asylum at its London embassy last week, an official said on Monday. Telecommunications Vice Minister Patricio Real told reporters the websites for the country’s presidency, central bank and foreign ministry, among others, has received 40 million hacking attempts per day since […]

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Ecuador accuses Julian Assange of trying to ‘destabilise’ the country

Ecuador withdraws Julian Assange’s citizenship and accuses him of trying to ‘destabilise’ the country President Lenin Moreno was angered when private photos began to circulate  Claimed two Russian hackers close to Julian Assange are living in Ecuador  Also said high level WikiLeaks member worked with their former foreign minister Ecuador has suspended Julian Assange’s citizenship and accused him and WikiLeaks […]

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Rebels kidnap couple on Ecuador and Colombia border

Following deaths of kidnapped journalists, rebels by splinter FARC group also abduct Ecuadorian couple, government says. Ecuador’s government says it has received a video showing a couple taken hostage by a dissident rebel group operating on the country’s border with Colombia. The announcement on Tuesday came five days after Ecuadorian authorities said that two kidnapped journalists and their driver were […]

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Ecuador's indigenous march over 600km to demand an end to mining

Indigenous groups call on government to halt development projects in Amazon, saying they threaten food, land and water. Quito, Ecuador – More than 1,500 indigenous protesters had a clear message as they march through Ecuador’s capital Quito on Wednesday: Stop mining on, or near, indigenous territory. “We need to fight together,” said Alexandra, a Kichwa indigenous woman who walked more […]

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