All About Ecuador

COLOMBIA / 19 APR 2018

With concerns mounting over the aftermath of Colombia's peace deal with the FARC rebels, Ecuador's government has announced it will no longer host negotiations between Colombia and the ELN guerrillas,…

COLOMBIA / 17 APR 2018

Members of the ex-FARC mafia along the Colombia-Ecuador border are under heightened pressure from security forces in the wake of the killing of three Ecuadorean press workers, illustrating evolving criminal…

COLOMBIA / 19 FEB 2018

The governments of Colombia and Ecuador have agreed to ramp up security cooperation along their shared border as criminal violence related to shifting underworld dynamics in Colombia spills over into…

COLOMBIA / 30 JAN 2018

Authorities are blaming FARC dissidents for a car bomb near the Colombia-Ecuador border, a sign that former rebels may be looking to expand their presence in this porous border…

COCAINE / 19 JAN 2018

Major cocaine seizures in Spain, Portugal and Ecuador illustrate the European cocaine pipeline that has become a central part of the operations of Colombian drug traffickers, and which could represent…

BOLIVIA / 17 JAN 2018

Organized crime thrives amid political corruption and uncertainty. Unfortunately, there will be plenty of this in 2018.

ARGENTINA / 15 JAN 2018

Corruption scandals have continued at a dizzying pace across Latin America in 2017, spanning politics, business and security forces.

CRIMINAL MIGRATION / 16 NOV 2017

Law enforcement officials in Ecuador rejected a recent report indicating that Mexican cartels have a presence there, in what is likely an attempt to preserve the country's image as…

CHILE / 16 OCT 2017

In Ecuador and Chile, two of Latin America's most trusted police institutions have been hit by recent corruption scandals, a reminder that even the most highly-regarded security forces in…

ECUADOR / 3 OCT 2017

A judge in Ecuador ordered Vice President Jorge Glas detained as an investigation looks into whether he took bribes from Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, in what could be the…

ECUADOR / 9 AUG 2017

Hundreds of indigenous people, including children, across Ecuador are being trafficked each year but few victims come forward because of shame and fear and little is known about the true…

ECUADOR / 2018-06-26

Ecuador’s geographic location and other environmental characteristics have long provided incentives for transnational organized crime groups to exploit the country as a drug transshipment point and a logistical safe haven.

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Last week, the InSight Crime team gathered for our annual retreat in Colombia, where we discussed our vision and strategy for the next 12 months.  During the week, we also learned how to…

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