2019 Ecuadorian protests
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno says that he will not resign "under any circumstance" and continues with his government in Guayaquil.
Five people are killed and 26 others are injured by an explosion in Guayaquil, Ecuador. The government blames organized crime groups.
Ecuador says it will pardon more than 2,000 inmates after 118 inmates were killed during a riot at a prison in Guayaquil on 28 September. A government official said that some prisoners will be prioritized and that the main goal is to address prison overcrowding.
Guillermo Lasso is sworn in as the 47th president, succeeding Lenín Moreno.
General elections occur in Ecuador to elect the successor of President Lenín Moreno. Socialist and former aide of President Rafael Correa, Andrés Arauz, is expected to finish in first place, but may face a run-off.
President Lenín Moreno orders curfew and the militarisation of the capital as civil unrest worsens.
Anti-government protesters parade captured police officers in the Ecuadorian capital Quito, which is de facto under the control of protesters and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador. The officers were not harmed, though they were forced to address a large crowd calling on President Lenín Moreno to step down, which was broadcast live by several private broadcasters after being ordered to do so by indigenous leaders.
The Government of Ecuador, headed by President Lenín Moreno, moves to Guayaquil as the Carondelet Palace in Quito is taken over by protesters and chaos persists in the capital.
As the situation in the country worsens, Moreno denounces a "coup attempt" by incumbent President Nicolás Maduro of Venezuela and former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa.
Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno declares a state of emergency amid nationwide protests against a hike in fuel prices. The protests have crippled the country's transport network with all major roads and bridges blocked in the capital Quito.
WikiLeaks says that a high-level source within the government of Ecuador has informed them that Julian Assange will be expelled within "hours to days" and that Ecuador's government already has an agreement with the UK for his arrest. On April 2, 2019, Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno accused WikiLeaks of leaking the INA Papers, a set of documents published in February 2019 which uncover the operations of INA Investment Corp, an offshore tax haven created by the brother of President Moreno and allegedly reveal government corruption.