A Huge Earthquake Has Left Dozens Dead In Ecuador

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.04.2016 | UK

Dozens of people have died after Ecuador was hit by the strongest earthquake in decades - and the death toll is continuing to rise. The quake is belie...

Quo Vadis Latin American Left?

Manuel Barcia | Posted 14.01.2017 | UK Politics
Manuel Barcia

Has the New Left failed? Honestly, it would be difficult to find sound arguments to demonstrate that it has.

Julian Assange Not Allowed To Leave Embassy For Medical Reasons

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Ann Harris | Posted 15.10.2015 | UK

Julian Assange should be allowed a “safe passage” out of the embassy where he has hidden for three years for a medical examination on his shoulder...

Assange Says He Fears Being Assassinated Despite Being 'A White Guy'

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 29.08.2015 | UK

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange fears he may be assassinated if he steps outside the Ecuadorian embassy. In an interview with The Times Magazine, ...

Rare Chocolate Manufactured Locally in Ecuador Making a Positive Impact for Farmers Globally

Judith Lewis | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK
Judith Lewis

Pacari is one of a rare breed of chocolate makers who are making chocolate at origin. With so much value added after the cacao is dried it is essential that more chocolate is made in origin.

Good News For Julian Assange, Bad News For The Women Accusing Him

The Huffington Post UK | Jack Sommers | Posted 13.08.2015 | UK

Swedish prosecutors have dropped two of the four allegations against Julian Assange and look likely to drop a third as the time limit for pursuing the...

Transnational Misconduct Must End

Ricardo Patiño | Posted 24.12.2014 | UK Politics
Ricardo Patiño

oday we have the collective duty to protect our people and our environment. It's time to reign in the arbitrary actions of corporate power and create the conditions for a more just and respectful world.

Louise Ridley

Meet The Man Who Is STILL Keeping An Assange Vigil Outside The Embassy | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

Jim Curran is one of around 150 supporters of Julian Assange who have kept a vigil outside the Ecuadorian embassy in London for two years, while Assan...

Ecuador's Eco-Ethos Sets the Standard For Responsible Tourism - But Is It Under Threat?

Justin Francis | Posted 15.10.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Francis

Ecuador's underlying ethos is a good one, one which could provide a blueprint of responsibility and sustainability for the rest of the world to follow. But as oil demands increase, the emphasis on environmental protection faces huge threats.

Jessica Elgot

Where In The World Will Julian Assange Be In Five Years Time? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

On the second anniversary of Julian Assange's dramatic arrival at the Ecuadorian embassy, he shows no sign of leaving. And Britain and Sweden show no ...

Life Inside A Converted Women's Toilet: How Assange Spends HIs Days At The Ecuadorian Embassy

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 18.08.2014 | UK

It's been two years since the founder of WikiLeaks committed himself to an indefinite sentence inside the Ecuadorian embassy. And he shows no sign of ...

Refugee for Two Years, 'Suffering' Assange May Be in for Longer Haul

William J. Furney | Posted 16.08.2014 | UK Politics
William J. Furney

Two years on since Assange's self-imprisonment, we ask ourselves where we are. Manning is behind bars; Assange is in self-imposed confinement; WikiLeaks is reduced to the embarrassment of coughing out already available information; and the world has moved on.

When Might = Right: How Chevron Got Out of a $19Billion Lawsuit

Jo Simmons | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK
Jo Simmons

Four years on from the disastrous Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf Coast, in which approximately 210 million barrels of oil leaked into the oce...

Is This the Ecuador Government's Way of Mocking the UN?

David Hill | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Politics
David Hill

There was a reason Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, chose to announce his support for an initiative to forgo exploiting the Tiputini, Tambococha and Ishpingo oil fields under the Yasuni National Park - home to indigenous peoples and one of the most biodiverse places on earth - on 5 June 2007: 5 June, today, is the United Nations' 'World Environment Day.'

England Squad Suffer MASSIVE Security Breach

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.06.2014 | UK Sport

The passport numbers of England's football squad have been published in an astonishing security breach at the Sun Life Stadium. An hour before Roy ...

Hotter, Wetter, Deeper: The World's Most Extreme Places | Posted 09.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Humans love extremes. Extreme sports, extreme weather and extreme places. Higher, harder, longer. Hotter, wetter, deeper. No one recalls the second-lowest point on earth, but everyone knows the lowest - the Dead Sea. Go extreme or go home. There's no place for also-rans in this blog post: only the extremest of the extreme.

Jessica Elgot

How Much Has Assange's Embassy Exile Cost Met Police? | Jessica Elgot | Posted 25.02.2014 | UK

Julian Assange's prolonged stay in the Ecuadorian Embassy has cost the Metropolitan Police £5.3million, in the 18 months since he entered the buildin...

Planet Appetite: South American Flavours of Ecuador

Rupert Parker | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Rupert Parker

Countries from South and Central America have been setting culinary trends recently and now Ecuador is making the running.

Victims of Trafficking for Organ Removal Ignored as Global Kidney Trade Flourishes

Maria Grazia Giammarinaro | Posted 30.09.2013 | UK Politics
Maria Grazia Giammarinaro

The size of the global organ trafficking industry, which primarily engages in kidney transplants, remains unknown due to its clandestine nature. However, anecdotal evidence shows that it is clearly a multi-million dollar industry.

Will Julian Assange Ever Leave the Fun House?

Sophie Alderson | Posted 08.09.2013 | UK Comedy
Sophie Alderson

Assange must be pressing his tongue masochistically hard into the inside of his bottom lip, gurning with angry, frustrated groans at his own idiocy in failing to make it to South America proper but rather getting trapped in a glorified office building in West London. Edward Snowden could be dancing the Sanjuanito along La Costa by now, enjoying a well-deserved break from an undignified international manhunt.

What Kind of Week Has It Been? 5 July 2013

Paddy Duffy | Posted 03.09.2013 | UK Politics
Paddy Duffy

Things went a bit sex mad this week it seems as a Chinese train station operative got himself in a spot of bother by watching an erotic film, implausibly titled "Sex And Chopsticks", on the job. Problem was, he somehow managed broadcast the thing station-wide.

Has Ecuador's Embassy Been Bugged?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.07.2013 | UK

A hidden microphone has reportedly been found in the Ecuadorian Embassy in London, where WikiLeaks' Julia Assange has sought refuge, according to the ...

Snowden Will End Up In The Last Place He Wants To Be, Say Bookies

The Huffington Post UK | Tom Moseley | Posted 02.07.2013 | UK

Luckily for Edward Snowden, the fugitive ex-CIA analyst whose snooping leaks have rocked the United States, there are no British bookies at Moscow Air...

Edward Snowden 'Not A Traitor', Manipulated By WikiLeaks, Says Father

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK

The father of Prism whistleblower Edward Snowden has said he is confident his son will return to the United States to face charges if conditions about...

NSA Whistleblower Edward Snowden Asks Ecuador For Asylum

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK

Fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden has arrived in Moscow - and appears to be heading to Ecuador. The South American country announced it had rec...