Latin America

Ecuador hospitals under pressure, on verge of collapse

In the past month, the city has allowed some businesses to reopen after a lockdown, which is partly why new coronavirus cases increased.

NewsFeed

Giant Galapagos tortoises released after saving their species

Sixteen giant tortoises who helped save their species from the brink of extinction are released back into the wild.

Counting the Cost

How will countries pay off their debt after COVID-19?

As economies struggle and job losses increase, government debts are headed towards World War II levels.

Coronavirus pandemic

When bodies piled up: Inside Ecuador's first coronavirus hotspot

Guayaquil, one of South America's first and hardest-hit cities, continues to feel the pandemic's lasting effects.

When bodies piled up: Inside Ecuador's first coronavirus hotspot

Latin America

Latin America reels as coronavirus pandemic gains pace

Countries struggle to contain new outbreaks as economic desperation leads to protests over hunger and job cuts.

Latin America reels as coronavirus pandemic gains pace

Latin America

Ecuador: Indigenous community use tradition to keep COVID-19 out

An Indigenous community in Ecuador is defying the odds, relying on tradition, social cohesion and lockdowns.

Opinion

Correa's trial is an attack on Ecuador's democracy

The court case against Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa expands 'lawfare' to a dangerous level.

Steve Striffler

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Steve Striffler

AJ IMPACT

Coronavirus pandemic exposes inequality in Ecuador's Guayaquil

The pandemic's strain on the working class highlights deep divisions in economic power, analysts and residents say.

Coronavirus pandemic exposes inequality in Ecuador's Guayaquil

AJ Impact

Chile's LATAM Airlines files for US bankruptcy protection

LATAM, Latin America's largest carrier, said it would continue to fly through its bankruptcy restructuring.

Chile's LATAM Airlines files for US bankruptcy protection

Latin America

Ecuador: Families desperate to find relatives' remains

Families in Ecuador desperately search for the remains of their loved ones, as hospitals and morgues become inundated with coronavirus victims.

AJ Impact

Post-coronavirus Amazon: Exploited to reboot economy?

Communities in Peru and Ecuador warn their territory may be exploited as governments reboot coronavirus hit economies.

Indigenous leaders: Help us stop oil companies drilling in Amazon

Dengue

'Dengue kills too': Latin America faces two epidemics at once

Experts expect 2020 to be marked by high rates of dengue, which can fill ICUs even absent the pressures of coronavirus.

'Dengue kills too': Latin America faces two epidemics at once

Coronavirus pandemic

Ecuador Indigenous community fears extinction from coronavirus

Dozens from the Siekopai nation along Ecuador-Peru border flee to the Amazon for shelter.

Ecuador Indigenous community fears extinction from coronavirus

Ecuador

Reporters in Ecuador's Guayaquil risk it all to cover coronavirus

As bodies piled up, journalists weighed the risks of reporting from the field. For some, it was already too late.

Reporters in Ecuador's Guayaquil risk it all to cover coronavirus

AJ Close up

Mee the Amazon's technology warriors | Close Up

'Today, we defend our land with this map. Before we killed with spears. Things are different now.'