Latin America

Ecuador’s cocoa farmers making fair trade chocolate

The indigenous people of the western Amazon have been harvesting jungle crops since before the first Europeans arrived, long before Ecuador became a country. They know their crops but have rarely received a fair price for them.

Latin America

Ecuadorian voters seek economic change under new president

People in Ecuador are voting in the second and final round of elections for a new president to replace incumbent Rafael Correa, who has been in power for 10 years.

Latin America

Ecuador’s indigenous hope for a better president

When President Rafael Correa came to power in Ecuador, he promised to address the concerns of the country's large and diverse indigenous community. But there are claims he has failed to deliver on his promises.


Ecuador presidential vote goes to April runoff

Ecuador's electoral council says presidential election will go to an April runoff after a nail-biter first round.

Latin America

Ruling party candidate Moreno leads in Ecuador vote

Moreno is winning the first round of the election, though he is unlikely to avoid a runoff against his nearest rival.

Latin America

Ecuador votes in crucial general elections

Voters choose between socialism or change as they cast their ballots for president and 137 members of national assembly.

Arts & Culture

Spinning wool and maintaining traditions in Ecuador

Here, men and women wear traditional clothes, hold festive rituals, and make handicrafts.

Human Rights

Shuar tribe face government in Amazon mining protests

Ecuador's Shuar say mining project in Cordillera del Condor threatens their livelihood and encroaches upon their land.


WikiLeaks' Assange questioned over rape allegation

Founder of whistle-blowing website, who has been living in Ecuador's UK embassy for years, denies the accusations.

Julian Assange

Swedish appeals court upholds Assange detention order

Judges reject plea by WikiLeaks founder, holed up in Ecuadorian embassy in London, to have 2010 detention order dropped.

The Listening Post

Alternative media: Ecuador

A look at some of the digital media outlets offering alternative sources of information in Ecuador.

The Listening Post

Ecuador: Evening out the media playing field

Are Ecuador's new anti-private media laws a breach of freedom of speech or a needed measure of equality?


Julian Assange to be questioned in Ecuadorian Embassy

WikiLeaks founder has been living in the London Embassy since 2012 to avoid arrest over rape allegations.

Human Rights

Amazon: The final frontier?

There are still a few indigenous groups existing in voluntary isolation in the Amazon - for who knows how much longer.

by Belen Fernandez

Latin America

In Ecuador, a resort town torn apart by the earthquake

After 7.8 magnitude earthquake, one city close to epicentre still struggling to get to grips with devastation.

Latin America

Death toll in Ecuador earthquake passes 650

Tremors and aftershocks leave about 12,500 injured and another 58 missing while destroying 7,000 buildings.