The closure of the roads that connect Azuay with the rest of the country hits the productive sector of Cuenca. The Chamber of Industries estimates that in the first 11 days of the stoppage there are losses of $10.0 million. The representatives of the productive...
The name Leonidas Iza became relevant in the national strike of October 2019. Since then, his political profile has been on the rise, and now he is one of the main opponents of the Guillermo Lasso government. The arrest of Leonidas Iza, after leading the first day of mobilizations in the framework of the national […]
The Ministry of Transport and Public Works reportedly asked the Pichincha Prefecture at least 3 times to clear the Mitad del Mundo-Río Blanco highway. The Middle of the World-Río Blanco Road has been blocked for several days by protesters who support the national strike, despite the fact that the Prefecture has been asked to enable […]
On Friday night, June 25, 2022, on the 13th day of the national strike, the assembly members debated the ‘crusade death’ (or ‘cross death’), a mechanism proposed by the Unión por la Esperanza (UNES) to remove President Lasso. UNES is considered the party of...
The president, who held an interview with CNN, faces a request for impeachment in the Assembly. Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, in an interview with CNN this past Saturday, said that once they managed to recover peace, he repealed the state of emergency decree “so that everyone who is concerned has the peace of mind that […]
From the beginning of the indigenous mobilizations on June 13, 2022, the Government and Conaie have both presented their arguments for and against the national strike. There has also been a lot of confusion as to what Conaie has demanded and how the government has responded to those demands—or if the Government agreed to any […]
Well, I had hoped that I wouldn’t be talking about this ‘national strike’ any longer (the finger quotes are because calling this protest a strike is like calling a fish a hammer). I had hoped that sense could win out and that the people in charge of both sides would not play a political game, […]
The legislator says that since the Saturday morning, videos have been circulating online with people saying that they will go looking for the assembly members house by house. Rafael Lucero, an assemblyman from Pachakutik, says that his daughter and grandchildren were intimidated on Saturday, June 25th by people who were looking for him to pressure […]