Mugre Sur is known for their deeply political songs — and also their sense of humor. They’re tackling Ecuador’s political turmoil in their upcoming album, “Sudamericamente.”
Ecuador's president Rafael Correa may be best known in the US as a self-described socialist. But he's also a conservative Catholic. On the eve of the first papal visit since the 1980s, women in Ecuador say they're losing hard-won rights under Correa's administration.
A group of Ecuadorians is fighting the American oil company in a Canadian court, trying to collect pollution damages that were awarded to them by a court in Ecuador.
Ecuador has pulled the plug on a groundbreaking plan to have outside donors pay to protect an oil-rich swath of the Amazon. The plan failed to draw anywhere near the financial support the country had hoped.
A former presidential candidate in Ecuador has been fined and had "his political rights suspended" after making homophobic statements. Nelson Zavala, who is also an evangelical preacher, made the statements while campaigning.
Ecuador's Vice President Lenin Moreno is a paraplegic and has been a major force for disability rights and benefits in his own country.
Ecuador's media have been under fire since President Rafael Correa took office in 2006. He appears set to win a third term later this month, which means more difficult times for the country's independent media.
A re-election for Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa could mean four more years of trouble for the press as he has targeted TV, radio and newspapers with lawsuits, fines and insults.
The day before yesterday, life was normal in Ecuador. But by this morning, the country had plunged into chaos. For the latest, we speak to journalist and TV director Tomas Ciuffardi, of Ecuavisa News television, who is on the ground in Quito.