All About Ecuador

ECUADOR / 6 JUL 2011

Recent massive cocaine seizures in Ecuador are an indication of the country's increased importance as a trans-shipment hub for drug exports.

ECUADOR / 29 JUN 2011

An alleged leader of the FARC guerrilla group, arrested in Ecuador on Monday, was an important link between the rebels and Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, according to Colombian authorities.

ECUADOR / 28 JUN 2011

An alleged commander of the 48th Front of Colombian guerrilla group the FARC was captured in Quito by Ecuadorian security forces.

ECUADOR / 21 JUN 2011

Ecuador's port city Guayaquil is among the world's biggest sites for selling pirate merchandise, raising concerns that the burgeoning industry could be funding organized criminal groups.

ECUADOR / 17 JUN 2011

According to a new investigation by the United Nations, killings committed by contracted assassins are on the rise in Ecuador. The phenomenon is just the latest evidence that the Andean…

ECUADOR / 1 JUN 2011

Ecuador's police arrested three soldiers carrying 200 camouflage uniforms, which they suspected were intended for Colombian guerrilla group the FARC.

ECUADOR / 23 MAY 2011

Ecuador's military carried out a operation to shut down illegal goldmines in the northwest of the country, close to the border with Colombia.

ECUADOR / 19 MAY 2011

Ecuador has opened an investigation into allegations that President Rafael Correa received campaign contributions from the Colombian guerrilla group the FARC.

COLOMBIA / 16 MAY 2011

Two Colombian local politicians, both members of the Liberal Party, were murdered Saturday in a town close to the border with Ecuador.

ECUADOR / 10 MAY 2011

A new book published by London-based think tank the International Institute for Strategic Studies (IISS) suggests that Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa personally "solicited" and "accepted" campaign money from…

COLOMBIA / 5 MAY 2011

The arrest of an alleged cousin of Osama bin Laden, accused of running a human trafficking ring in Ecuador, is another sign of how lax visa policies have fed the…

COLOMBIA / 2 MAY 2011

Ecuador’s Army spotted a two hectare cocaine plantation on the border with Colombia on April 19 on an aerial surveillance. The site was investigated by the Technical Inter-agency Illicit Crop…

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