A prolonged gun battle between rival gangs inside Ecuador’s largest prison has left at least 58 inmates dead. Photograph: Fernando Mendez/AFP/ Getty Images

A prolonged gun battle between rival gangs inside Ecuador’s largest prison has left at least 68 inmates dead. It is the latest violence to hit the Li(...)

The Pandora Papers – which come from 14 offshore services firms from around the world – expose offshore dealings by the King of Jordan, the president of Kenya and, the prime minister of the Czech Republic and former British prime minister Tony Blair.

The hidden financial affairs of 35 current and former world leaders, more than 330 public officials in more than 90 countries and territories have bee(...)

Relatives wait for information after 116 inmates were killed in a prison riot in Guayaquil, Ecuador.  Photograph: EPA

Ecuador’s national police service said on Thursday it had sent in 400 officers to restore order at one of the country’s largest prisons after a riot i(...)

Yonhy Lescano Ancieta, presidential candidate of the Popular Action party,  during a final campaign rally ahead of Sunday’s   election. Photograph: Angela Ponce/Bloomberg

Given Peru’s recent past it would be understandable if few people were willing to put their names forward for Sunday’s presidential election. The pre(...)

Ecuador’s president Rafael Correa with  president-elect Lenin Moreno and his wife Rocio Gonzalez in Quito. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Socialist candidate Lenin Moreno on Monday celebrated victory in Ecuador’s presidential election, bucking a shift to the right in South America, but h(...)

Supporters of Guillermo Lasso protest against the early results of Ecuador’s presidential election outside the National Electoral Council in Quito, Ecuador. Photograph: Mariana Bazo/Reuters

Ecuador’s socialist president Rafael Correa’s hand-picked candidate for Ecuador’s presidential election was leading the opening round of the poll, alt(...)