All About Ecuador

COLOMBIA / 5 FEB 2013

More than 20,000 kilos of cement, thought to be intended for cocaine production in Colombia, were seized by Ecuadorean soldiers at a border crossing in January, highlighting the importance…

ECUADOR / 4 FEB 2013

A presidential candidate in Ecuador has fallen victim to an express kidnapping, a crime becoming increasingly common across Latin America.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 16 JAN 2013

The FARC rebel group has been increasing its arms purchases since the beginning of peace talks with the Colombian government, according to an Ecuadorean general.

ECUADOR / 14 JAN 2013

The Ecuadorean government is implementing reforms to the diplomatic bag service in response to the discovery last year of 40 kilos of cocaine sent to Italy in diplomatic cargo.  …

ECUADOR / 5 DEC 2012

A former head of Ecuadorean military intelligence claimed there had been a 90 percent increase in the number of maritime drug trafficking routes out of Ecuador in the last seven…

COCAINE EUROPE / 24 OCT 2012

Ecuadorean police have dismantled two criminal networks stretching from South and Central America to Eastern Europe, highlighting Ecuador's growing role as hub for transnational crime.

ECUADOR / 23 OCT 2012

Ecuador’s Army reported the capture of nine Colombian guerrillas in two operations last week in Sucumbios province, a strategic area for rest and resupply of the FARC's powerful Southern Bloc.

CHINA AND CRIME / 22 OCT 2012

Ecuador announced that it will receive a loan of $240 million from China for its new citizen security program, pointing to the Asian giant's role in Latin American security.

ECUADOR / 15 OCT 2012

The seizure of some eight tons of cocaine that had been shipped from Ecuador in a load of bananas and were bound for the Netherlands, points to the importance of…

ECUADOR / 28 SEP 2012

Mexican and Colombian groups may soon start battling it out for control of drug trafficking routes in Ecuador, something that could further threaten the country’s already precarious security situation.

ECUADOR / 17 SEP 2012

Police investigators in Ecuador, long a source of arms for Colombian guerrillas, say that the routes used by gun runners stretch across the country, with most weapons entering via the…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 31 AUG 2012

The capture of a FARC operative who obtained arms for the guerrilla group in Ecuador is the latest sign that the country is increasing cooperation with authorities in neighboring Colombia…

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