Regions / Ecuador
Whistleblowers and protesters play a key role in ensuring accountability. But ultimately, democratic systems should be built to ensure institutional accountability.
The Trump administration once celebrated WikiLeaks. Now it wants to prosecute Julian Assange simply for publishing things it doesn't like. That's a threat to all journalists.
Several countries afflicted by the Zika virus are asking women to delay getting pregnant. Yet local laws — and U.S. foreign aid rules — make it impossible for many to get a safe abortions.
This small South American country is taxing wealthy estates and distributing the proceeds directly to workers.
Ecuador is marketing its lush rainforest to North American tourists. But there won't be much left if it drills for oil there.
U.S. civil society is more critical of Israeli actions in Palestine than ever. When will the U.S. government catch up?
China is taking advantage of its growing trade surplus in Latin America to rally support for its positions at the United Nations.
Latin American leaders are reclaiming a right to differentiate their views from Washington's—and refusing to render it diplomatic tribute.
This article examines the sixth summit of the Americas and analyzes how the event reflects a trend of Washington's declining hegemony in Latin America and the rise of unified opposition to American policies, particularly the militarization of the region, drug war and isolation of Cuba.
Over the years, Texaco, now owned by Chevron, dumped nearly 20 billion gallons of toxic sludge in the jungle.