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Read the latest political news out of Ecuador including new and ongoing issues, the political system, and the president of Ecuador Rafael Correa.

May 18, 2020

As Guayaquil stabilizes, Ecuador’s capital braces for virus wave- Reuters

As the coronavirus outbreak in Ecuador’s largest city of Guayaquil begins to stabilize, the government is bracing for worsening spread …

May 18, 2020

First coronavirus case discovered in Ecuador’s indigenous Amazon tribe: report- Fox News

A member of one of Ecuador’s indigenous Amazon tribes has become the first tribesperson in the country to be infected …

May 15, 2020

COVID-19 in the Ecuadorian Amazon: Mining Companies Put Indigenous Communities at Grave Risk- YubaNet

More than 100 organizations from around the world have signed onto an open letter to show their support for the …

May 14, 2020

An Economic Storm Is Going to Devastate Latin America Very Soon- The Wire

Latin America’s economic history has long been forged through crises and shocks that stem from the global system. But there …

May 14, 2020

Businesses not yet open date add big economic losses- Ecuador Times

The Tourism Ministry estimates that in March alone the tourism sector lost between $ 380 million and $ 418 million …

May 13, 2020

Latin America’s Outbreaks Now Rival Europe’s. But Its Options Are Worse.- The New York Times

Deaths doubled in Lima, rivaling the worst month of the pandemic in Paris. They tripled in Manaus, a metropolis tucked …

May 12, 2020

The islands that once inspired Charles Darwin struggle to adapt to the coronavirus- Los Angeles Times

Before the coronavirus, sudden life-threatening ailments among tourists, fishermen and others on the Galapagos Islands were considered so rare that …

May 12, 2020

Ecuador’s president names new emergency management chief amid COVID-19 outbreak- Xinhua

Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno on Monday said he named Rommel Salazar to serve as the new director of the National …

May 8, 2020

World Bank approves $506 million in pandemic aid for Ecuador- Reuters

The World Bank’s board of directors on Thursday approved $506 million in emergency loans and grants for Ecuador to help …

May 8, 2020

Ecuador to take US$1.45 bln in loans for virus fight-Macau Business

Ecuador will take $1.45 billion in international loans to help combat the coronavirus pandemic after suffering one of the worst …

May 7, 2020

Covid-19 hits an economically weak and deeply unequal Latin America- Open Democracy

The horror of war” is how Cynthia Viteri, Mayor of Guayaquil, Ecuador, described the effects of Covid-19 on Guayaquil, Ecuador, …

May 6, 2020

In Ecuador extended the state of emergency for 30 days-KXAN

The President of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno announced the extension of state of emergency entered in the country to combat the …