More often than not reporters do find themselves in a dangerous position while discharging their duties. Recently, a TV reporter in Ecuador has become victim to a gunpoint robbery while covering a sport event.
Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno, on Twitter, attributed the riots to “criminal organizations” engaged in “simultaneous acts of violence in several prisons.”
She lives in the 180,000 hectares of virgin jungle belonging to her indigenous Waorani tribe, which she has been fighting to protect from exploitation by oil prospectors.
The UN and the Catholic Church "inform the Ecuadorian society that after having contact with the government and the organizations of the indigenous movement, the first reunion for dialogue has been called for October 13" in Quito, a joint statement said.
Clashes broke out between protesters and police in Ecuador after President Lenin Moreno declared a “state of emergency” on Thursday following demonstrations against rising fuel prices
The death could exacerbate a conflict that has already slashed the Andean nation's oil production and forced the government to relocate to a coastal city.
Riot police and the military used tear gas to try to disperse marchers in the town of Machachi on the outskirts of Quito after they blocked roads with burning tires and barricades ahead of a protest set for Wednesday.
Diego, the giant Galapagos tortoise whose tireless efforts are credited with almost single-handedly saving his once-threatened species, was put out to pasture on Monday on his native island.
Since July, the archipelago of 234 islands has partially reopened to tourism — but that has been limited to just 6,000 visitors a month, compared to an average 23,000 before the pandemic.