Tag: Ecuador

Can Ecuador reverse Andean region’s media crackdown?

     

  Former president Rafael Correa’s government used state media outlets as campaign propaganda machines, it was alleged today. His administration’s censorship policies also constituted a ruthless assault on free media in Ecuador,… Read more »

Ecuador: ‘succession politics get ugly’

     

  When the government candidate eked out a victory in the bitter runoff for president of Ecuador in April, incumbent Rafael Correa was ebullient. The willful populist who ran the small Andean… Read more »

Ecuador’s ‘strategy to asphyxiate civil society’ condemned

     

United Nations human rights experts have criticized the government of Ecuador for trying to ‘asphyxiate’ civil society, after issuing an order for the closure of an NGO which supports environmental and… Read more »

Political aftershocks hit Ecuador

     

Ecuador is still reeling from the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck last week, killing 654 people, injuring 16,600, and leaving 25,000 homeless, Vice News reports: Last Wednesday, President Rafael… Read more »

Ecuador and Bolivia show Venezuela no longer a model

     

Like Venezuela, the administrations in Ecuador and Bolivia have taken decisive steps to concentrate power in the executive branch, weaken independent institutions, persecute political opposition, and close media space. Keeping… Read more »