All About Ecuador

ECUADOR / 7 APR 2011

After Ecuador's sudden dismissal of U.S. ambassador in Quito, something of a diplomatic crisis has developed between the two countries. A careful analysis of the leaked diplomatic cable sheds light…

ECUADOR / 4 APR 2011

The report, published January 2010, is by Douglas Farah and Glenn R. Simpson, senior fellows at the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC). It looks at the challenges…

ECUADOR / 31 MAR 2011

Ecuador’s capture of nine alleged Sinaloa Cartel operatives, and the brutal murder of a policeman investigating the Mexican criminal group, could be signs of trouble to come in this geographically…

ECUADOR / 28 MAR 2011

This report by the Refugee Council USA, a coalition of NGOs, focuses on the situation of the many Colombian refugees in Ecuador and Panama. As part of the research, the council…

ECUADOR / 25 MAR 2011

According to a new cable released by WikiLeaks via El Espectador, the government of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe planned to leak compromising material that linked both Venezuelan President Chavez and…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 7 MAR 2011

Last Wednesday Ecuador dismantled a weapons factory in Quito allegedly supplying arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC). Evidence is still scant,…

ECUADOR / 10 JAN 2011

In what is both an unorthodox anti-corruption effort and an unusual political appeal to Ecuador's immigrant community, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa has offered citizenship to undocumented immigrants living in the…

ECUADOR / 7 JAN 2011

In 2009, Ecuadorean authorities stopped 63 tons of cocaine, a record for Ecuador and a nearly 100 percent increase from 2008.

ECUADOR / 7 JAN 2011

Ecuador dismantled 125 camps belonging to guerrillas of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) during 2010, cementing the re-establishment of diplomatic relations with Colombia and threatening the rebels'…

ECUADOR / 6 JAN 2011

Police arrested a leader of the hemisphere's most powerful criminal syndicate, the Sinaloa Cartel, who ran an armed cell based in southern Ecuador, authorities said Wednesday. The government did not…

ECUADOR / 1 NOV 2010

Chief of Ecuador police, Felipe Martinez, resigned Friday after the dramatic protests which President Correa and his supporters described as a "coup attempt."…

ECUADOR / 31 OCT 2010

Ecuadorean officials arrested Miguel Dutan Meneses, a suspected member of the network of human smugglers that sent several Ecuadoreans through Mexico on their way to the United States, the Latin American Herald…

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