1 dead, dozens hurt in 12th day of protesting in Ecuador

One man has been killed in Ecuador’s capital and dozens injured during the 12th day of protets led by Indigenous people demanding that the government cut fuel prices, put price controls on food and spend more on education Quito, Ecuador — One man was killed and dozens injured Thursday during the 12th day of protests … Read more

Clashes as Ecuador protests continue despite small concession | Protest News

Police in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, have fired tear gas to disperse Indigenous protesters who tried to storm congress on the 11th day of crippling demonstrations over fuel prices and living costs. The confrontations on Thursday came after protesters won a concession from the Ecuadorian government when President Guillermo Lasso, isolating because of a COVID-19 infection, … Read more

Ecuador protesters met with tear gas after marching on congress

Issued on: 06/24/2022 – 01:27 Police in Ecuador’s capital fired tear gas Thursday to disperse Indigenous protesters who tried to storm congress on the 11th day of crippling demonstrations over fuel prices and living costs. Protesters had earlier won a concession from the Ecuadorian government when President Guillermo Lasso, isolating because of a Covid-19 infection, … Read more

Mexico finds truck hauling 377 migrants from 14 nations

MEXICO CITY — Mexican immigration authorities said Thursday they found a veritable United Nations of migrants aboard a freight truck. Mexico’s National Immigration Institute said the truck was carrying migrants from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Yemen, Uzbekistan and South Africa. There were also people aboard from Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, El Salvador … Read more

Ecuador police arrest top indigenous leader amid protests over fuel prices

Issued on: 06/15/2022 – 04:49 Ecuadorian police have arrested the leader of an Indigenous movement, pushing his organization to call Tuesday for a popular uprising a day after nationwide roadblocks to protest high fuel prices. The arrest of Leonidas Iza, leader of the powerful Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (Conaie), sparked outrage, with authorities … Read more

Traumatized families demand reforms after Ecuador prison riots | Prison News

Guayaquil, Ecuador – Alex Burbano’s youngest brother, Jonathan, was quiet and serious. The 23-year-old was halfway through a two-year prison sentence when he was killed in a massacre at Guayaquil’s Litoral Penitentiary in September 2021. It was one of the deadliest in a string of Ecuadorian prison riots last year, resulting in 119 deaths. Alex … Read more

Jai Hindley three seconds behind overall leader Richard Carapaz, with four Giro d’Italia days remaining

Jai Hindley remains three seconds behind leader and race favorite Richard Carapaz after a tough 17th stage of the Giro d’Italia, which was won by Santiago Buitrago. Key points: Colombia’s Santiago Buitrago was in tears after winning stage 17 of the event Jai Hindley has just four days of racing left to make up the … Read more

Australian Jai Hindley remains second overall as Giulio Ciccone claims stage 15 Giro D’Italia win

Giulio Ciccone has claimed the stage-15 Giro d’Italia win, as Richard Carapaz retained the overall lead. Key points: Italian Giulio Ciccone attacked from a group of breakaway riders four kilometers into the final climb Ecuador’s Richard Carapaz survived an early crash to retain his overall lead Australian Jai Hindley remains second overall, seven seconds behind … Read more

Drug traffickers groom children as young as 10 at “school of assassins” in Ecuador

When Luis Sarmiento and his grandson went out early to buy bread one morning in March, they came across a shocking scene: A macabre message left by Ecuador’s drug traffickers in the form of two headless bodies. “I covered my grandson’s eyes, went upstairs, and I don’t know anything else,” recalled Sarmiento, a 78-year-old former … Read more