Ecuador says 12 killed in prison riot, still identifying dismembered bodies
Seventeen prisoners have been moved to other jails after the incident for their protection, prisons agency says.
Ecuador govt drops fuel prices following protest deal
Following mediation by the Catholic Church, the government agreed to drop fuel prices by 15 cents.
Protesters meet Ecuador govt after rejecting fuel price cut
Fuel prices, which are subsidised in oil-producing Ecuador, have risen sharply since 2020, almost doubling for diesel from US$1 to US$1.90 per gallon and swelling from US$1.75 to US$2.55 for gasoline.
Ecuador prison riot leaves 43 dead, 108 on the run
Ecuadoran President Guillermo Lasso insists the problem inside the facilities mirrors that outside, where drug gangs are vying for control of trafficking routes.
Ecuador to pardon 5,000 prisoners to tackle overcrowding
Ecuador's 65 prisons have capacity for 30,000 inmates but house some 39,000, equivalent to 30% overcrowding.
Oil spill pollutes nature reserve in Ecuadoran Amazon
The park of some 400,000 hectares is home to a wide variety of protected animals and holds important water reserves.
Ecuador makes Covid-19 vaccination obligatory
The government, which says it wants to vaccinate 85% of its population this year, assures that there are enough vaccine doses to immunise all its 17.8 million people.
Ecuador military, prison heads resign after jail riot
The president says the country is facing 'one of the biggest crises in recent decades' and warns that the same drugs mafias are 'bringing insecurity to our streets'.
New prison riot in Ecuador leaves 68 dead
Authorities say it took police hours to intervene because the violence inside was so intense that they feared for the officers' lives.
Ecuadorian Olympic sprinter shot dead
Alex Quinonez was a finalist in the 2012 London Olympics, achieving seventh place after competing in the semis in the lane next to Usain Bolt, the fastest sprinter in history.
Ecuador president refuses to testify over Pandora Papers leaks
The leaks claims Lasso controlled 14 offshore companies, mostly in Panama, and closed them after former leftist president Rafael Correa barred presidential hopefuls from owning firms in tax havens.
Death toll in Ecuador prison riot rises to 116, six decapitated
The Penitenciaria del Litoral has been the scene of bloody fights between gangs for control of the prison in recent months.