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Ecuador News: 32 Local Daily Papers in Ecuador

Posted in: Living in Ecuador

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.

Ecuador news

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 (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
  2. EL COMERCIO Quito
  3. HOY Quito (Closed in August 2014)
  5. POPULAR Quito (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
  2. EL TIEMPO Cuenca
  3. LA TARDE Cuenca

Cañar, Ecuador News

  1. PORTADA Azogues

Chimborazo, Ecuador News

  1. LA PRENSA Riobamba
  2. LOS ANDES Riobamba

Cotopaxi, Ecuador News

  1. LA GACETA Latacunga
  2. Cotapaxi Noticias Latacunga

El Oro, Ecuador News

  1. CORREO Machala
  2. OPINIÓN Machala

Guayas, Ecuador News

  1. EL UNIVERSO Guayaquil
  2. EXPRESO Guayaquil
  3. EXTRA Guayaquil
  4. SÚPER Guayaquil (not currently publishing)
  5. EL TELÉGRAFO Guayaquil
  6. PP EL VERDADERO Guayaquil

Imbabura, Ecuador News

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

Loja, Ecuador News

  1. CRÓNICA Loja

Manabí, Ecuador News

  1. EL DIARIO Portoviejo
  2. EL MERCURIO Manta
  3. LA MAREA Manta
  4. EL MANABA Manta

Pastaza, Ecuador News


Santo Domingo de Tsáchilas, Ecuador News

  1. EL PERIÓDICO COLORADO Santo Domingo (December 2015 – site down)
  2. CENTRO Santo Domingo

Tungurahua, Ecuador News

  1. EL HERALDO Ambato

Ecuador Government National Papers

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

  1. Andes
  2. El Ciudadano

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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Bryan Haines is co-editor of GringosAbroad - Ecuador's largest blog for expats and travelers. He is a travel blogger and content marketer. He is also co-founder of ClickLikeThis (GoPro tutorial blog) and Storyteller Travel.

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

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  • 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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