Ecuador’s interior minister has resigned in the wake of simultaneous riots in four prisons that left 79 people dead. “It is my own personal decision to submit my irrevocable resignation as minister,” Patricio Pazmino said in a letter to President Lenin Moreno, which was made public on Twitter on Friday.[…]
For journalists covering the coronavirus pandemic, getting the story comes life and death risks. There is perhaps no place where that is more apparent than in Guayaquil, Ecuador, where at least 12 reporters have died during the pandemic, and more than dozen have gotten sick, according to rights groups. Guayaquil,[…]
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fathered two children with a lawyer who was representing him while he was holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London fighting extradition, the lawyer told a British newspaper on Sunday. The Mail on Sunday said 37-year-old South African lawyer Stella Morris has been engaged to[…]
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange has been moved to the hospital wing of the Belmarsh prison in the UK, prompting concerns about his health pending the hearing on his extradition to the US. Assange’s health had already “significantly deteriorated” during the nearly seven years he spent inside the Ecuadorian embassy in[…]
A federal grand jury has announced 17 additional charges under the Espionage Act against WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who is currently in a UK jail awaiting an extradition hearing. The new indictment, made public on Thursday, relates to US documents WikiLeaks published in 2010, and alleges Assange revealed the names[…]
Ecuador traded Julian Assange for a loan from the International Monetary Fund, which can only be handed out with the approval of Washington, John Shipton, the WikiLeaks co-founder’s father, has said. “Ecuador doesn’t have its own currency. It uses the US dollar,” Shipton told 60 Minutes Australia. “You can’t get an IMF loan[…]
Ecuador has voted in general elections that could see the country move from the left to the right like several other South American countries in recent months. Voters cast their ballots on Sunday for 137 members of the national assembly and a new president, choosing between a candidate who intends[…]
Ecuadorians started burying loved ones who died in the country’s worst earthquake for decades as hopes faded that more survivors will be found. In the small town of Montecristi, near the city of Manta, two children were among those buried on Tuesday. They were killed with their mother while buying school supplies when[…]
In the largest Ecuadorean city seriously hit by Saturday’s earthquake, citizens are rising in solidarity to meet the demands exerted on their country by the natural disaster. Al Jazeera went to Guayaquil’s Red Cross centre to witness the city’s efforts to deal with the humanitarian crisis. “We just set up[…]
The death toll from Ecuador’s biggest earthquake in decades has risen to at least 233 as rescue teams raced to find survivors in shattered coastal towns. The powerful 7.8-magnitude quake struck off the Pacific coast on Saturday and was felt around the country, flattening buildings and buckling roads in several[…]
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