All About Ecuador

ARGENTINA / 20 FEB 2019

Since beginning in Brazil with the “Operation Car Wash” (“Operação Lava Jato”) investigation in 2014, the Odebrecht corruption scandal has been headline news across Latin America. Presidents, lawmakers, and business…

COLOMBIA / 18 FEB 2019

The high-profile March 2018 kidnapping and murder of three media workers was a landmark moment for Ecuador, and put a new spotlight on the violence generated by Colombia’s ex-FARC mafia…

ECUADOR / 12 FEB 2019

The largest gold deposit in Ecuador is in the hands of organized crime. At the end of 2017, while authorities in the northern province of Imbabura were working on the…

ARGENTINA / 28 JAN 2019

Although human trafficking continues to surge on the continent, improved legislation and the investment in social platforms are leading to higher human trafficking conviction rates in parts of Latin America.

COLOMBIA / 27 JAN 2019

Ecuadorean security forces are on high alert after receiving reports Colombia’s ELN guerrillas are planning a cross-border attack, highlighting what has until now been a major blind spot in Ecuador’s…

ARGENTINA / 22 JAN 2019

With a worsening crisis in Venezuela, dark days in Nicaragua, an ever more fragile peace process in Colombia, new governments and new ideas in Brazil, Mexico and beyond, 2018 was…

ECUADOR / 29 NOV 2018

In some New York neighborhoods, wearing yellow and black with a golden crown symbol can get you killed. But in Quito, Ecuador, clothing representing the Latin Kings is no cause…

ARMS TRAFFICKING / 18 OCT 2018

An investigation into several soldiers in Ecuador who are accused of supplying weapons to an ex-FARC mafia network operating in a key border region suggests that groups of former FARC…

BRAZIL / 11 SEP 2018

New immigration restrictions announced by some countries in Latin America to stem the tide of migrants fleeing Venezuela could create a boomerang effect in the region, and may encourage criminal…

COLOMBIA / 24 AUG 2018

Reports have emerged that guerrilla group the ELN has taken control of the heroin business in the south of Colombia, which, if confirmed, would represent a huge shift in trafficking…

COLOMBIA / 22 AUG 2018

A joint operation between four Latin American countries dismantled a drug trafficking organization, demonstrating the success of regional cooperation policies in the fight against sophisticated transnational organized crime structures whose…

COLOMBIA / 20 AUG 2018

A fatal bus crash in Ecuador has drawn attention to a new drug trafficking method devised by the ever more innovative networks emerging from Colombia’s rapidly evolving underworld: international “narco-bus…

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