All About Ecuador

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…

ECUADOR / 28 APR 2011

600 uniforms intended for the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia - FARC) were seized by the Ecuadorian police, reports Infobae.· Five people were arrested,…

ECUADOR / 25 APR 2011

The arrest of a Colombian drug lord, leader of the little-known gang "La Cordillera," has shed light on the group's dedication to controlling the thriving domestic drug markets in both…

ECUADOR / 22 APR 2011

Ecuador has arrested a Colombian drug lord from a little known but very rich gang, Cordillera. Loosely translated as the "Mountain Range," the gang is dedicated less to the exportation…

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