All About Ecuador

COMBA / 19 MAR 2012

Ecuador has arrested, and swiftly deported, one of the brothers that head Colombia's powerful Rastrojos gang, again showing how many of Colombia's capos prefer to reside outside of the country.

ECUADOR / 12 MAR 2012

Ecuador found a coca plantation miles away from the Colombia border where the crop is usually concentrated, suggesting that production levels may be increasing inside the country.

ECUADOR / 8 MAR 2012

An assessment by the security forces reportedly says that Ecuador is home to an increasing number of organized criminal groups, and that the authorities have underestimated the problem.

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 17 FEB 2012

Ecuador's military seized 170 firearms in the south of the country, raising the issue once again of the country's importance as a transit nation for small arms moving to Colombia.

ECUADOR / 13 FEB 2012

Police in Ecuador have captured a man who allegedly serves as the link between powerful drug cartels in Colombia and Mexico, in a sign that the authorities could be moving…

COLOMBIA / 25 JAN 2012

Ecuador's President Rafeal Correa announced that 12 South African-built Cheetah fighter-bombers would arrive in the country this year.

ECUADOR / 12 JAN 2012

The Ecuadorian military reported detecting a semi-submersible drug trafficking vessel off the country’s Pacific Coast, though it was scuttled before officials could inspect its contents.

ECUADOR / 1 JAN 2012

Ecuador has sent another 10,000 more troops to the border with Colombia, hoping to close down room for maneuver for Colombian rebels and paramilitary groups, which use the country to…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 15 DEC 2011

The Ecuadorian Army has destroyed almost 4,000 illegal weapons seized by the military and the police over the past year.

ECUADOR / 2 DEC 2011

Quito’s police chief has warned that the Ecuadorean security forces may be involved in organized crime, noting that the professionalism of some attacks carried out in the city suggest that…

DRUG POLICY / 30 NOV 2011

Police in Ecuador claim to have seized significantly more cocaine this year than last, but total cocaine seizures are still far lower than in 2009.

ECUADOR / 28 NOV 2011

A clandestine leftist organization has claimed responsibility for two bombings in Ecuador’s largest city, sparking concerns about a nascent insurgency in the South American country.

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