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Ecuador News: 32 Local Daily Papers in Ecuador

Ecuador news

Get the latest Ecuador news direct from one of Ecuador’s 32 daily newspapers.

In this post, we share all the major daily newspapers in Ecuador. Every one of them is in Spanish. There are no English dailies in Ecuador.

Don’t read Spanish? No problem. Most expats and travelers are using Google translate to get their daily dose of Ecuador news. Here’s some background on using Google translate.

Translation tip: Instead of copying text, just copy the url of the paper and/or the specific article, click “Translate” and you can read it all in English.

Ready to get started? Here are all 32 daily papers in Ecuador – organized by province.

Get Ecuador News: Ecuador’s 32 Daily Newspapers

Ecuador’s daily newspapers (PERIÓDICOS DIARIOS DE ECUADOR)

National Ecuador News

From what I can tell, this is the only national paper in the country. While a few of the papers in Quito and Guayaquil do a decent job of covering national news, this free paper covers the three major cities quite well.

  1. METRO HOY Quito www.metroecuador.com.ec (Covers Quito, Cuenca and Guayaquil)

QUITO (Pichincha), Ecuador News

Quito is the country capital and is the highest official capital city in the world (at 9,350 feet / 2,800 meters above sea level).

  1. LA HORA Quito www.lahora.com.ec
  2. EL COMERCIO Quito www.elcomercio.com
  3. HOY Quito www.hoy.com.ec (Closed in August 2014)
  4. ÚLTIMAS NOTICIAS Quito www.ultimasnoticias.com
  5. POPULAR Quito www.elpopular.com.ec (Closed)

Azuay, Ecuador News

Azuay Province is home to Cuenca – the third largest city in the country.

Read more about Cuenca’s papers.

  1. EL MERCURIO Cuenca www.elmercurio.com.ec
  2. EL TIEMPO Cuenca www.eltiempo.com.ec
  3. LA TARDE Cuenca www.latarde.com.ec

Cañar, Ecuador News

  1. PORTADA Azogues www.diarioportada.com

Chimborazo, Ecuador News

  1. LA PRENSA Riobamba www.laprensa.com.ec
  2. LOS ANDES Riobamba www.diariolosandes.com.ec

Cotopaxi, Ecuador News

  1. LA GACETA Latacunga www.lagaceta.com.ec
  2. Cotapaxi Noticias Latacunga www.cotopaxinoticias.com

El Oro, Ecuador News

  1. CORREO Machala www.diariocorreo.com.ec
  2. OPINIÓN Machala www.diariopinion.com

Guayas, Ecuador News

  1. EL UNIVERSO Guayaquil www.eluniverso.com
  2. EXPRESO Guayaquil www.expreso.ec
  3. EXTRA Guayaquil www.extra.ec
  4. SÚPER Guayaquil www.super.com.ec (not currently publishing)
  5. EL TELÉGRAFO Guayaquil www.telegrafo.com.ec
  6. PP EL VERDADERO Guayaquil www.ppelverdadero.com.ec

Imbabura, Ecuador News

  1. EL NORTE Ibarra www.elnorte.ec (December 2015 – site down).

Loja, Ecuador News

  1. CRÓNICA Loja www.cronica.com.ec
  2. CENTINELA Loja www.diariocentinela.com.ec

Manabí, Ecuador News

  1. EL DIARIO Portoviejo www.eldiario.com.ec
  2. EL MERCURIO Manta www.elmercurio-manta.com
  3. LA MAREA Manta www.eldiario.com.ec/lamarea
  4. EL MANABA Manta www.diarioelmanaba.com.ec

Pastaza, Ecuador News

  1. PUYOGACETA Puyo www.puyogaceta.com

Santo Domingo de Tsáchilas, Ecuador News

  1. EL PERIÓDICO COLORADO Santo Domingo periodico.corporacioncolorado.net (December 2015 – site down)
  2. CENTRO Santo Domingo www.eldiario.com.ec/centro/

Tungurahua, Ecuador News

  1. EL HERALDO Ambato www.elheraldo.com.ec

Ecuador Government National Papers

There are also a couple of government newspapers. Thanks to David Sasaki for the information.

  1. Andes www.andes.info.ec
  2. El Ciudadano www.elciudadano.gob.ec

Are we missing one? Please add it in the comments below.

So there you have it. 32 sources of national and regional Ecuador news.

News in Ecuador

Keep in mind that the reporting is different in Ecuador. Front page images often feature gory accidents or violent murders. While this can be disturbing – especially if you have children – it doesn’t mean that things are worse here. You just see the details more often.

You can always catch up on Ecuador’s news for free online (with the above links) or by reading the free paper provided on national flights.

Now it’s your turn

What is your favorite paper? What other source do you use for Ecuador news? Please share your comments below…

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Meet the Author

Bryan Haines

Since moving to Ecuador in 2009, Bryan and Dena have made their living as bloggers. Bryan is a partner at Storyteller Media, a content marketing company for Canadian travel brands. He is founder of this site and co-founder of Click Like This - a photo tutorial blog.

7 comments… add one
  • Kristin Jun 22, 2016, 3:08 pm

    Thank you. I appreciate your help more than I can express in words. These links were exactly what I was looking for and translation is so simple pasting the link into google.

  • Simon Moses Jul 26, 2015, 12:14 pm

    Dear Sir,
    My name is Simon Moses , Israeli football scarves collector.
    I’m extremely interested to exchange “bufandas” with collectors from ECUADOR.
    Sincerely Yours,
    Simon

  • Melinda Lewis Jul 4, 2014, 1:01 pm

    Very useful links to local newspapers. Gracias por los diarios!

  • John y Mary Macdonald Jul 4, 2014, 8:07 am

    Great article. We knew there were a lot of local papers and usually try to read the Dairio to keep up. Now we have more options. Thanks !

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