Ecuador

Hacking

US Government Admits It Doesn’t Know If Assange Cracked Password For Manning

An FBI agent admitted in a newly unsealed court document that the Department of Justice does not know whether Assange’s offer to help Manning came to fruition.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
4.15.19
Motherboard

Giant Tortoise Feared Extinct Reappears After 113 Years

As well as the Fernandina tortoise, another “giant” species thought to be possibly extinct showed up this year—Wallace’s giant bee.
Becky Ferreira
2.21.19
Oil

8,000 Barrels of Oil Spill Into the Amazon After Locals Attack Pipeline

There have been 15 attacks on the major Peruvian pipeline in the last two years as indigenous communities faceoff against oil companies.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.18
WikiLeaks

Ecuador Cut Off Julian Assange’s Internet For His Political Tirades on Twitter

The founder of WikiLeaks has been offline for a few hours after Ecuador suspended his internet access.
Lorenzo Franceschi-Bicchierai
3.28.18
News

That Guy Who Stole a $1.6M Pot of Gold Doesn't Know Where His Money Is

Julio Nivelo managed to flee the States to Ecuador after the heist without getting caught—but now he says he has "nothing."
Drew Schwartz
2.6.18
HOTY2017

The Researcher Documenting Life in Earth's Most Biodiverse Ecosystem

Diego Mosquera shares the lush Ecuadorian Amazon with the world through camera traps, social media, and academic research.
Jason Koebler
1.5.18
The VICE Morning Bulletin

The VICE Morning Bulletin

Lawmaker accused of molesting teen girl dead from apparent suicide, House and Senate have tentative deal on tax bill, Russell Simmons accused of rape by several women, and more.
VICE Staff
12.14.17
painting

[NSFW] These Fruit-Filled Paintings Are Ripe (in More Ways Than One)

Alonsa Guevera’s 'Ceremonies' will make you want to book a trip to a tropical rainforest.
Annie Armstrong
6.25.17
fifa

FIFA Lifts Messi's Four-Match Ban for Insulting a Referee

Messi would have missed three other qualifiers, and would have only returned for their final qualifier against Ecuador in October.
Liam Daniel Pierce
5.5.17
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Police Found 800 Pounds of Cocaine Hidden in a Banana Shipment

It's not the first time cops have busted people for hiding drugs in the fruit.
Drew Schwartz
4.10.17
Instagram

What It's Like to Be a Millennial In the Amazon Rainforest

Jaime Calapucha's town now has paved roads and internet cafes. But they still don't have proper education.
Clarissa Wei
1.26.17
chocolate

This Chocolate Collective Is Giving Families Hope in the Amazon Rainforest

Kallari, an Ecuadorian chocolate collective owned by cacao-producing families in the Amazon rainforest, offers a sustainable alternative in an area where the environment is often exploited.
Clarissa Wei
1.24.17
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