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23 Nov
Violence ensued after prison transfers of gang leaders in Ecuador's capital, Quito. Riots left at least 10 people dead.
8 Oct
In Ecuador, women are victims of the powerful Catholic anti-abortion lobby and a conservative judicial system. Those who can afford it can have an abortion for a few hundred dollars in a private clinic, with few repercussions.
21 Aug
Nationwide protests over the price of fuel and other goods have gripped Ecuador for almost two weeks. Protesters say they won't back down until the government meets all of their demands.
20 Jul 2022
Ecuador's prison agency said 13 inmates had been killed and 2 injured in the latest incident of violence at the Bellavista prison in Santo Domingo. Another such incident at the prison killed 44 in May this year.
28 Jun 2022
Protests led by Indigenous groups have continued for nearly two weeks, as parliament begins a no-confidence vote against President Guillermo Lasso. The state of emergency imposed in some parts has been repealed.
28 Jun 2022
After weeks of disruptive demonstrations, Ecuador's president Guillermo Lasso announced a price cut for gasoline and diesel. However, the reduction is far less than what protesters have demanded.
27 Jun 2022
Ecuador's president has accused Indigenous protesters of attempting a coup. Clashes between protesters and security forces have left six people dead, and six of the country's 24 provinces are under a state of emergency.
22 Jun 2022
Ecuador's president has declared a state of emergency in three provinces, including capital Quito, in response to protests by Indigenous people over fuel prices.
12 May 2022
FIFA open investigation into allegations that Ecuador used an ineligible player in their World Cup qualifying campaign.
2 Feb 2022
The oil spill in the Amazon is spreading. On Friday, a landslide in Ecuador damaged a pipeline. Large quantities of oil have leaked out and threaten to poison the water supply of the local population.
2 Feb 2022
Nearly five acres of Ecuador's Cayambe-Coca National Park have been polluted after an oil pipeline burst. The government has vowed legal consequences for the company involved in the disaster.
20 Nov 2021
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso deployed police and the military to "take control of all the country's prisons" after scores of inmates were killed in gang clashes.

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