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Demonstrators ride trucks as they arrive to the capital to protest against the government of President Guillermo Lasso, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, June 20, 2022. 

‘We are here with one idea, one heart’: Ecuador’s Indigenous groups rally for rights in mass protests

Indigenous leaders have 10 demands including reducing gas prices, halting new mining and gas projects, providing funds for health care and education, and economic relief for millions of families in debt.

‘We are here with one idea, one heart’: Ecuador’s Indigenous groups rally for rights in mass protests
A crowd of people, some carrying Ecuadorian flags, protest in city streets

Ecuadorean protesters raise heat on defiant Moreno

Ecuadorean protesters raise heat on defiant Moreno
Since 2002, scientific data pointed to a slower decline of CFC-11, one of several chemical substances banned by the Montreal Protocol in 1987. The amount of CFC-11 found in the atmosphere has actually gone up during that time, prompting the United Nations

Scientists detected a spike in ozone-depleting chemicals. They'll use the Montreal Protocol to stop the pollution.

Scientists detected a spike in ozone-depleting chemicals. They'll use the Montreal Protocol to stop the pollution.
Mateo Kingman

Mateo Kingman makes hip-hop from his roots in the Ecuadorian Amazon

Mateo Kingman makes hip-hop from his roots in the Ecuadorian Amazon
Reproductive rights in Ecuador

As Pope Francis visits Ecuador, women there say they're losing ground

As Pope Francis visits Ecuador, women there say they're losing ground

A Canadian court is allowing Ecuadorians to pursue their long-running pollution suit against Chevron

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.

A Canadian court is allowing Ecuadorians to pursue their long-running pollution suit against Chevron

As Conservation Plan Fails, Ecuador OK's Amazon Oil Drilling Plan

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.

As Conservation Plan Fails, Ecuador OK's Amazon Oil Drilling Plan

Ecuadorian Preacher Nelson Zavala Punished for Anti-Gay Remarks

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.

Ecuadorian Preacher Nelson Zavala Punished for Anti-Gay Remarks

Ecuador's Paraplegic Vice President Lenin Moreno a Major Force for Disability Rights

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 Paraplegic Vice President Lenin Moreno a Major Force for Disability Rights

Ecuador's media under fire as powerful president appears set for third term

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.

Ecuador's media under fire as powerful president appears set for third term

Why Correa's Third Term Could Mean More Trouble for Ecuador's 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.

Why Correa's Third Term Could Mean More Trouble for Ecuador's Media

Bushmeat market in Ecuador rainforest

Daniel Grossman reports on how illegal commercial hunting is threatening the animal diversity and rainforest ecosystem of the Yasuni National Park in Ecuador.

Bushmeat market in Ecuador rainforest
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Attempted coup in Ecuador ends in violent rescue of president

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.

Attempted coup in Ecuador ends in violent rescue of president