Hundreds have been killed in gang-linked riots this year, as experts say systemic problems plague countrys prisons.
Police say 58 prisoners killed, 12 wounded in another round of violence to hit Penitenciaria del Litoral in Guayaquil.
The former president of Ecuador discusses if he plans a political comeback.
Court order freezes bank accounts of former President Rafael Correa and 19 others as part of a corruption investigation.
Deployed in the fight against climate change, the new protected area is expected to cover about 60,000sq km.
Dozens of people arrested during demonstrations and highway blockades to protest against rising fuel prices.
Demonstrators are unhappy at the conservative presidents economic policies and want fuel price hikes reversed.
Officials mourn Quinonezs murder which comes as violence spiked dramatically in Ecuador in recent months.
President Lasso orders mobilisation of police, military in the streets as he struggles to curb drug-related violence.
Migration Policy Institute says African migrants crossing several Latin American countries to reach US need protection.
Move aims to reduce overcrowding in detention centres after 118 inmates died in an Ecuadorian prison riot this week.
At least 116 inmates were killed this week in a prison riot that Ecuadorian officials say is linked to rival drug gangs.
Authorities say the deadly riots at the prison in Guayaquil are the worst in the countrys history.
Officials say deadly violence involving gunfire, knives and explosions broke out after a dispute between two gangs.