All About Ecuador

BRAZIL / 16 MAY 2013

Authorities have dismantled two separate human trafficking rings in Ecuador and Brazil linked to South and East Asia, highlighting the flow of trafficking victims between the two continents.

ECUADOR / 25 APR 2013

Reports from Ecuador highlight the size of its domestic drug market, although the country's biggest challenge may lie in the amount of narcotics moving through for international markets -- largely…

ECUADOR / 24 APR 2013

Drug dealing is presenting a growing threat to citizen security in Ecuador, according to reports, which highlight the increasing influence of local gangs who manage domestic drug sales.

COLOMBIA / 18 APR 2013

Colombian and Ecuadorean authorities captured one of Ecuador's most wanted criminals and an alleged ally of the Sinaloa Cartel in Cali, Colombia, where he and his gang were reportedly trying…

ECUADOR / 11 APR 2013

Ecuador has witnessed a dramatic rise in bulk cash smuggling over the last five years, reflecting evolutions in criminal groups' money laundering and trafficking practices away from established financial institutions.

ECUADOR / 8 APR 2013

Authorities have destroyed two coca plantations on the Ecuadorean side of the country's border with Colombia in the latest discovery to shine a light on the small scale but seemingly…

ECUADOR / 28 MAR 2013

Ecuadorean armed forces have reported two confrontations with Colombian rebels in a week, as the country marks five years since the bombing raid that killed FARC commander alias "Raul…

ECUADOR / 26 MAR 2013

Ecuadorean police found traces of cocaine on statues due to be sent to Canada from Ecuador's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in the second diplomatic drug scandal to hit the country…

COLOMBIA / 15 MAR 2013

The Ecuadorean military has claimed there has been a significant drop in the presence of the FARC near the Colombian border, contradicting evidence collected by InSight Crime that shows the…

COLOMBIA / 11 MAR 2013

Revelations that a Bogota drug gang had international criminal contacts across the Americas and in Europe illustrate the increasing role that local groups play in international organized crime.

ECUADOR / 1 MAR 2013

Peruvian Police seized nearly $12,000 in fake dollar bills at the border with Ecuador, underscoring Peru's position as the world's leading manufacturer of counterfeit dollars.

ECUADOR / 27 FEB 2013

Ecuador must deal with its continued failure to comply with international standards on money laundering and financing terrorism, according to an international agency tasked with dealing with these crimes.

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