The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights urged the Ecuadorian Government of President Guillermo Lasso to take concrete measures to bring to an end the ongoing streak of prison massacres, following Monday's riot at a penitentiary which resulted in 44 inmates killed.
President Guillermo Lasso Friday decreed a state of emergency for two months in three of Ecuador's provinces where the crime rate has reached historic levels, it was announced.
The Presidents of Ecuador and Uruguay, Guillermo Lasso and Luis Lacalle Pou, Tuesday discussed a possible bilateral agreement within the Latin American Integration Association (Aladi).
Argentine President Alberto Fernández Monday stressed all countries needed to resume full diplomatic ties with Venezuela, which cannot survive on its own.
A new episode of Ecuador's prison crisis Sunday has resulted in the death of yet another 12 inmates following clashes at the correctional facility in the southern city of Cuenca. Last year, 316 prisoners were killed in fights between rival gangs.
Ecuador's oil ruling entity Petroecuador has granted force majeure exemptions to shipments of Russian diesel which were already underway when the invasion of Ukraine started and western powers replied by imposing sanctions on Vladimir Putin's government
Ecuadorian banana producers in the coastal provinces of Guayas, Los Rios, and El Oro, have staged road blockades demanding the government to step in and purchase the surplus resulting from Russia's military operation in Ukraine.
Ecuador's National Assembly Thursday passed a bill to grant amnesty to 268 people who were being prosecuted for exercising their own right and collective rights recognized in the Constitution and international instruments during the social uprisings in the last quarter of 2019, it was announced.
An oil spill in Ecuador in late January has been spreading over the past few days throughout the Yasuní area reaching unforeseen proportions, it was reported Wednesday.
Passengers of the Silver Whisper cruise ship were not allowed to go ashore by themselves in Guayaquil after 11 of the 228 travelers tested positive for COVID-19, it was announced. The first cruise ship of the 2021-2022 season moored in Guayaquil Tuesday.