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Latin America marches sideways

Growth has slowed, which will increase poverty and fuel further social unrest, which in turn will push leaders to the political centre

Find pathways beyond mass protests

Protests convulse global politics, but it’s what happens when they die down that can make a real difference

People in Ecuador have woken up to a fragmented and polarised society

The protests and their aftermath have uncovered the social tensions arising from the marginalisation of indigenous populations in the country

IMF wilfully takes austerity road

East Asia 1998, Greece 2008, Argentina 2018. The fund knows the suffering its loans cause, yet it has gone ahead in Ecuador

Ecuador’s highest court approves same-sex marriage

The Constitutional Court said same-sex marriage had been approved in a five-to-four vote of its nine judges in a closed door hearing

Assange in UK court over US extradition request

WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Kristinn Hrafnsson said on Wednesday that all efforts would now be focused on preventing Assange's extradition to the US

Assange faces jail for UK bail breach

The Australian whistle-blower, who was arrested on April 11 after Ecuador gave him up, could face a 12-month prison sentence

Swedish Assange accuser urges prosecution to reopen rape case

A spokesman for the Swedish Prosecution Authority said on Thursday they were following the news of Assange's arrest

Brazil sends troops after clashes at Venezuela border

Tens of thousands of Venezuelans have crossed the border into Brazil over the past three years as they seek to escape the crisis in their country

Ecuador digs deep to fight oil tyranny

On the back foot, the country is taking its titanic war of environmental pollution against US oil company Chevron to the court of public opinion.

Ecuador to investigate bugged embassy where Assange is kept

Ecuador says it would seek the help of the British government to determine who put a hidden microphone in the South American country's London embassy.

Snowden affair diverts Bolivia president’s plane

Bolivia's president's plane was diverted on a flight from Russia and forced to land in Austria over suspicions that Edward Snowden might be on board.

Snowden seeks asylum in 20 states

Edward Snowden has submitted asylum requests to 19 more nations other than Ecuador; including Cuba, Brazil, India, China, Russia, Germany and France.

Defiant Equador drops US trade pact over Snowden

Ecuador has dropped out of a trade pact with the US, claiming it had become an instrument of "blackmail" as it considers asylum for Edward Snowden.

Whipping up a food revolución

Ecuador’s best-kept secret is its unique cuisine, which is inspired by the country’s diverse ecosystem.

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