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Stories about Ecuador

25 November 2016

Independent Report Offers Troubling Findings on Digital Rights in Ecuador

Global Voices Advocacy

Ecuadorean digital platforms Mil Hojas and Usuarios Digitales present an alternative report to UN Human Rights Council as part of Universal Periodic Review on human rights.

6 October 2016

Why Is Indigenous Singer Delfín Quishpe Such a Polarizing Figure in Latin America?

"Why should I worry about what people say? Everyone has their culture."

21 September 2016

Theatre Helps Heal Wounds After Ecuador's Devastating Earthquake

Ecuadorians have found a way to heal from the damage caused by the strongest earthquake in the country's history: art, laughter, and solidarity.

10 June 2016

Researchers Around the World Are Learning From Indigenous Communities. Here’s Why That’s a Good Thing.

“The hardest thing is to sit in a room with scientists who think they’ve discovered something, but their scientific discovery just confirms what our oral histories have talked about forever.”

19 May 2016

The Week That Was at Global Voices Podcast: The Disappeared

This week, we take you to Ecuador, Uganda, Bangladesh, Ukraine and Pakistan.

26 April 2016

Ecuadorians Come Together Online to Help Those Affected by the Earthquake

"Citizens have taken charge of all the organizing and the collaboration, there was no need for Rafael Correa in this country."

17 April 2016

Ecuadorians Turn to Social Media as Powerful Earthquake Rattles the Country's Coast

"Some of my students there are in shock, they have no strength, they can't even speak [...] They say Pedernales is destroyed."

7 March 2016

Social Media Slams Idea That Murdered Backpackers in Ecuador ‘Were Asking for It’

"These are all comments from my social media feeds which leave me totally ashamed. How can such backward thinking still exist in this day and age."

27 January 2016

Don't Be Confused. The Panama Hat Is an Old Ecuadorian Tradition

Don't let name confuse you: the Panama hat comes from Ecuador and its manual crafting is a tradition and source of pride among its rural manufacturers.

30 December 2015

Ecuador Government Seizes TV Channel's Equipment, Leaving It Off the Air

The owner of a popular Ecuadorian TV station that went off the air after the seizure of equipment by the police says the action was motivated by the station's reporting.

24 December 2015

From Hallacas to Horchata, the Tastes of Latin America's Holiday Season

“Vitello tonnato” in Argentina, Russian salad in Venezuela and turkey in Peru. Explore the sweet and savory of the festive season in Latin America, as told by Global Voices contributors.

22 December 2015

Countries Declare States of Emergency in the Face of El Niño

“This El Niño and human-induced climate change may interact and modify each other in ways which we have never before experienced. El Niño is turning up the heat even further.”

11 December 2015

First Sustainable Crowdfunding Platform Launches in Ecuador

The United Nations Development Program has launched the Small Grants Program, the first crowdsourcing platform in Ecuador.

10 December 2015

Netizen Report: Pro-Government Hackers and Constitutional Amendment Put Free Speech Under Fire in Ecuador

Global Voices Advocacy

Facebook is back on in Bangladesh, Venezuela sees big changes (and Internet outages) on Election Day and Kazakhstan plans to spy on everyone.

9 December 2015

Ecuadorean Political Leader Who Criticized Government Nepotism on Twitter Gets 15 Days in Prison

Global Voices Advocacy

A few tweets about an alleged case of nepotism in Ecuador's Government earned Sebastian Cevallos a sentence of 15 days in jail.

23 November 2015

The Struggle of More Than One Thousand Cuban Immigrants Stranded in Central America

Some 1,500 Cubans are stranded at the border between Costa Rica and Nicaragua after Nicaragua denies them entry, and violently turns them away alleging "violation of sovereignty."

16 November 2015

Ecuadorean Man Faces 18 Months in Jail for Clapping at a Protest

Although the evidence shows that he only applauded on that day, an Ecuadorian citizen was condemned to 18 months imprisonment for co-conspiracy in the attacks against Ecuador's state TV channel.

18 October 2015

This is How Ecuador Takes Action on the Cotopaxi Volcano Emergency

Ecuador President Correa has declared a state of emergency after an active volcano erupted south of Quito. This allows the state to use relief funds, but also permits media censorship.

17 October 2015

The South American Countries Most Vulnerable to El Niño Are Preparing to Welcome Its Fallout

The El Niño phenomenon has reached the South-American Pacific coast. Are the countries in the region prepared to minimize the damage this time? We check the status of disaster preparedness.

1 September 2015

Ecuadorian Journalist Fired Over His Outspoken Tweets

Global Voices Advocacy

The newspaper officially says his dismissal was the result of his ignoring “cordial requests” made several months earlier to “comply with the best practices in social networks guidelines.”

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