Ecuador

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Ecuador prison riot leaves 43 dead in latest bloody episode
Sixth deadly prison massacre fueled by rival drug gangs since the beginning of 2021, bringing death toll to nearly 400

Dan Collyns in Lima

09, May, 2022 @7:54 PM

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Ecuador legislators approve regulations allowing abortion in cases of rape
The new measure allows abortions up to 12 weeks of pregnancy for urban adult women and 16 weeks for rural minors and adults

Staff and agencies in Quito

17, Feb, 2022 @10:57 PM

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This lawyer should be world-famous for his battle with Chevron – but he’s in jail | Erin Brockovich
Chevron is accused of polluting the Amazon for 26 years. The only people who’ve paid the price are a human rights lawyer and those whose land was poisoned

Erin Brockovich

08, Feb, 2022 @4:54 PM

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In too deep: the epic, doomed journey of Europe’s first narco-submarine
Former boxer Agustín Álvarez jailed for piloting a sub carrying 3,000kg of cocaine across the Atlantic

Sam Jones in Madrid

04, Feb, 2022 @12:56 PM

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Latin America urges US to reduce plastic waste exports to region
Study finds exports to region doubled in 2020 with practice predicted to grow as US invests in recycling plants

Joe Parkin Daniels

24, Dec, 2021 @1:21 PM

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Plans to mine Ecuador forest violate rights of nature, court rules
Landmark ruling says mining permits issued in Los Cedros protected area breach Ecuador’s constitution

Patrick Greenfield

02, Dec, 2021 @5:40 PM

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Frog back from the dead helps fight plans for mine in Ecuador
Campaigners say if copper mine gets go-ahead in cloud forest, the longnose harlequin, once thought to be extinct, will be threatened again

Graeme Green

23, Nov, 2021 @11:00 AM

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We need a new observatory of democracy in the Americas | David Adler and Guillaume Long
The Organization of American States is no longer credible. We need a new body if we are to protect democracy

David Adler and Guillaume Long

15, Nov, 2021 @11:13 AM

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Ecuador: 68 inmates killed and 25 injured in latest prison massacre
Deaths at Litoral penitentiary part of wave of prison violence that has claimed more than 280 lives

Dan Collyns in Lima

13, Nov, 2021 @10:30 PM

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Latin American countries join reserves to create vast marine protected area
‘Mega-MPA’ in Pacific will protect migratory turtles, whales and sharks from fishing fleets

Dan Collyns in Lima

02, Nov, 2021 @4:22 PM

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Banana price war in UK supermarkets is hurting farmers, growers warn
Retailers accused of ignoring soaring production costs to keep prices low, with Aldi singled out as leading way

Zoe Wood

30, Oct, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Sprinter Alex Quiñónez, 2019 world bronze medallist, shot dead in Ecuador
Alex Quiñónez, 32, was reportedly killed outside a shopping centre on Friday and president Guillermo Lasso pledged to ‘act forcefully’ to catch those responsible

Guardian sport and agencies

24, Oct, 2021 @10:46 AM

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