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Ecuador: Monster of the Andes, Serial Killer Documentary (Video)

Pedro Alonso Lopez became known as the “Monster of the Andes” in 1980 when he led police to 53 graves in Ecuador, all of the girls around nine to twelve years old, and in 1983 he was found guilty of the murder of 110 girls in Ecuador, confessing to a further 240 murders in Peru and Colombia. López was released in 1998 from a psychiatric hospital on good behaviour after initially being found insane. His whereabouts are currently unknown.

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: scopolamine not only drug used to incapacitate victims

eluniverso.com (machine translated) Restricted substances are used in thefts of individuals They blow a substance from a piece of paper, they give them a towel, they touch them, they apply some substance to them, like perfumes, or they give them some drink and minutes later they lose their will to act or the knowledge, the […]

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Chile: Semi Trucks Set on Fire in arson attack, evidence points to Indigenous group

(Reuters/oann.com) – Eighteen semi trucks used to transport food were set on fire in a parking lot in the southern Chilean city of Temuco on Saturday, local authorities said. The incident appeared to be intentional and the governor of the region of Araucania, Nora Barrientos, told local radio that evidence gathered at the scene linked […]

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Paraguay, Major Marijuana Powerhouse

Washington Post – CURUGUATY, Paraguay — Paraguay is a global marijuana powerhouse: The small South American country produces 9 percent of the world’s supply. But until recently, it wasn’t common there to see drug raids or hear helicopters thumping overhead in search of plantations. That’s all changing. Last June, Paraguay’s most prominent crime lord was killed by […]

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Totoracocha, Cuenca, Ecuador: Video of robbery with knife of pedestrians

2. Con cuchillo en mano así roban a transeúntes en Totoracocha #Cuenca. #MercurioEc @mercurioec @tomebamba pic.twitter.com/XgRDfwVavf — Ivan Velesaca (@cronicacuenca) August 18, 2017 SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – READ THIS BOOK

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Cuenca Ecuador: Video of Motorcyclists Assaulting, Robbing Pedestrians

1. in #Cuenca video reveals how they operate criminals on a motorcycle in the Totoracocha sector. #MercurioEc | IVM 1. En #Cuenca video revela como operan delincuentes en moto en el sector de Totoracocha. #MercurioEc @mercurioec @tomebamba pic.twitter.com/K3XO6ENgBK — Ivan Velesaca (@cronicacuenca) August 18, 2017 SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – THIS BOOK IS A […]

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Sao Paulo Brazil: Video of Cell Phone Theft on streets

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Ecuador: Graphic Video of Knife Wielding Bus Robbers

#URGENTE | #COMPARTE TO BE CAPTURED STRONGLY ARMED CRIME ROBANS TO PASSENGERS OF THE CITIM COOP IN THE VIA MILAGRO-GUAYAQUIL Moments of terror lived the passengers of the bus of the coop. #Citim when heavily armed criminals untied them. The unit covered the route #Milagro – #Guayaquil. The National Police dismantled a band that operated […]

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Venezuela: Military Base Attacked by Civilians, weapons stolen

axar.az/sputnik = The attack targeting the Paramacay military base in Venezuela was carried out by a group of civilians, the country’s Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez said Sunday. Earlier in the day, media reported that a group of people wearing military uniform attacked the military base. Vice President of the Venezuelan ruling United Socialist Party […]

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Two Murders in Two Days in Portoviejo, Manabi Ecuador

PORTOVIEJO. The body of the victim, who was 50 years old. eluniverso.com With at least three shots, two of those visible in the head, Jimmy León Zambrano, 50, was killed yesterday morning in the sector of the Santa Cruz bridge in the capital of Manabi. Staff from specialized police units, such as the Dinased, were […]

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353 Ankle Bracelets in Use for monitoring criminal defendants in Ecuador

The use of the apparatus depends on the penitentiary regime of the accused and the type of trial and sentence issued by the judge. Writing Justice Andrés (protected name), 18, 20 days ago had problems with justice and the judge, as a precautionary measure, ordered the young man to use an electronic device of free […]

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Violent Crimes Up Sharply in Rio de Janeiro

folha.uol.com.br / LUIZA FRANCO/Official data confirms the general feeling of insecurity in a State that today is under reinforcement by police from the National Security Force and troops from the Armed Forces. The number of violent deaths in the first semester of this year (3,457) increased by 15% compared to the same period in 2016. […]

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How to identify counterfeit five dollar bills in Ecuador

confirmado.net /(MACHINE TRANSLATED) The Central Bank of Ecuador (ECB) informs the public that it is not aware of the fact that it has been warned in social networks regarding the circulation of false dollars of five dollars allegedly identifiable by the numbers 8612 placed as the last four digits of the numbering of the series. […]

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico: Cartel Gunmen Storm Popular Tourist Beach Beach (Video)

Tourists visiting a popular beach in Mexico’s Los Cabos recorded the moment when cartel gunmen stormed a beach unleashing waves of machine gun fire killing three men and injured two others. Over the weekend, the once quiet resort area saw 11 confirmed murders. breitbart.om – Videos recorded by tourists using cell phones and obtained by […]

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PHARMACEUTIAL ALERT ECUADOR: COUNTERFEIT MEDICINES FROM CHINA

.PHARMACEUTIAL ALERT A few weeks ago elcomercio.com reported a raid by authorities on a clandestinne laboratory outside of Cuenca, Ecuador. Here is developing information: .The clandestine lab was allegedly shipping counterfeit drugs from China to Ecuador. Primary shipments were to pharmacies in 31 cities in the provinces of Loja, Azuay, Cañar, El Oro, Sucumbíos, Tungurahua, […]

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La Paz Bolivia: Bizarre Case of Dead Woman Found Alive In Funeral Home

Woman was to be transported home. Instead,daughter and son-in-law had her taken to a funeral home to die. Ecuaisa.com (machine translated) A 64-year-old woman was recovering Thursday at a La Paz hospital after police rescued her from a funeral home where her family had taken her after she was removed from hospital monitoring equipment . […]

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Ecuador: Femicide Cases Up 60 Percent first seven months of 2017

eluniverso.com reported (machine translated) Interior Minister César Navas admitted yesterday at a press conference that in cases of femicide there has been a 60% increase compared to 2016, in the same period from January to July. “Until July 29 we have 70 cases, although certain commissions say different figures, but a team has been formed […]

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Argentina: 10,000 victims of human trafficking rescued in past decade

  INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY READ THE BOOK The Argentinian government says it has rescued more than 10,000 victims of human trafficking in the past decade, almost half of whom were sex trafficking victims. It is a problem made more difficult to tackle by the complicity of corrupt officials. Al Jazeera’s Teresa Bo reports from Buenos […]

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Ecuador: Statistics regarding femicide include 77% attackers use knives, strangulation

eluniverso.com – According to a study of judicial sentences of femicides occurred in 2015, presented by the Ecumenical Commission on Human Rights (Cedhu), 56% of cases in the country occur during night or dawn when little surveillance. Attacks of the perpetrators occur with the same percentage (56%) inside the houses and 43% of other cases […]

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Nine Years Abroad in Ecuador Prison, Drug Trafficker from U.K. tells all

gloucestershirelive.co.uk / Gangland executions, grenade and gun fights, riots and escapes – Pieter Tritton has seen it all and lived to tell the tale after nine years in prison in Ecuador. Jailed for masterminding cocaine export from the South American country to the UK, he went from living the high life as a drug dealer […]

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Manabi, Ecuador: Authorities making efforts to curb clandestine theft of electricity

eldiario.ec (machine translated) 83 cases of energy theft have Jean Carlo Giler, commercial director of the (Cnel), warned that the objective is to detect those who have clandestine connections, reason why the strategic plan includes works coordinated with members of the Police and the prosecutor (Fiscalía). He explained that for detection they arrive at a […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Underground pharmaceutical laboratory raided

eluniverso.com/Johnny Guambaña – Seven detainees left Operation Drug IV on Tuesday in the provinces of Azuay, Cañar and El Oro. A suspected informal drug laboratory was raided. pharmaceutical Among the evidences seized raw material, boxes with expired drugs and others without sanitary registration. The hearing on the formulation of charges will be held this Wednesday […]

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Ecuador: Sex Trafficking of the Indigenous, seldom reported or discussed

BOGOTA (Thomson Reuters Foundation)/ Anastasia Moloney – 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 scale of the problem, campaigners say. In Ecuador, the most common form of human trafficking involves women and […]

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Cartagena, Colombia: Tourist from Spain alleges she is victim of sexual attack

According to the complaint of the Spanish citizen, she and her boyfriend, of Argentine nationality, entered Colombia as ‘backpackers’ on the border with Ecuador. By: Digital Editorial BLU Radio A woman, of Spanish nationality, denounced having been a victim of sexual abuse in the sector known as Playa Blanca, in the city of Cartagena. According […]

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Rio de Janeiro Brazil: Woman killed in suspected revenge for illegal buttocks injectionss

bbc.com – A Brazilian woman accused of carrying out illegal silicon implant procedures has been killed in a suspected revenge attack. Marcilene Soares Gama, 49, had been accused by clients of using industrial silicone for buttock enlargement. At the time of her death she faced court action over charges she pretended to be a doctor. […]

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Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador: Assailant of Woman Shot and Killed by Police

ASSAILANT ALSO TRIED TO ATTACK POLICE WITH KNIFE eldiario.e- machine translated – An alleged assailant died this Saturday, July 22, 2017, the product of shots fired by a policeman who had attempted to attack with a knife on the bridge Caras de Caráquez Bay, in the canton of Sucre. The incident was raised this morning, […]

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Cancun Mexico: Narco activity, bloodshed threatens bubble of safety at resort mecca

Nacha Cattan / Eric Martin -msan.com – It’s not surprising that many tourists aren’t aware of the killings going on around them (resorts). Recent murders haven’t always made the front pages of the local papers left in hotel lobbies. That’s no accident. Nationwide, 2017 is shaping up to be Mexico’s most murderous year ever. There were […]

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Despite end of war in Colombia, insecurity growing

32 MURDERS A DAY eldiario.ec /(machine translated) affected by the lack of job opportunities, José traveled with his family from Haycopungo, north of Otavalo, to Colombia. He was selling clothes and crafts. Carmen was in the eighth month of pregnancy and therefore planned to return to Ecuador to give birth in Otavalo. Jose had told […]

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San Joaquin Medellin, Colombia: Corpse of U.S. Citizen found with knife wounds

minuto30.com / In the afternoon hours of Saturday, July 22, the corpse of a US citizen was found in a house in the San Joaquin neighborhood. According to preliminary information, the man, who was 68 years old, had arrived at that residence last Thursday, and precisely since that day at night, they had no report […]

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Ecuador: Scammers on Facebook Offering Loans for One Percent

AT LEAST 300 VICTIMS OF FACEBOOK SCAM / HEAD OF CRIMINAL GROUP IS FOREIGNER EL TELÉGRAFO / MACHINE TRANSLATED/ The offer was very attractive: loans between $ 1,000 and $ 100,000 at 1% interest. The announcement circulated on Facebook and there were those who risked to participate, despite the same route appear warnings from the […]

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Mexico: Bloodshed in drug war, homicides spike

latimes.com / Drug war bloodshed in Mexico has spiked to record levels, with more homicides recorded in June than in any month in at least two decades. Prosecutors opened 2,234 homicide investigations last month, according to government statistics released Friday. That’s an increase of 40% over June of last year and 80% over June of […]

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Cancun Mexico: Some Tourists believe they are being served tainted alcohol

Raquel Rutledge/ Some guests believe they are being served tainted alcohol or being drugged at all-inclusive resorts The scene at the swim-up bar at the Mexican resort where Abbey Conner was pulled listless from the pool in January was full of young tourists last month when an attorney hired by Conner’s family showed up. It […]

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U.S. expat arrested in Ecuador for IRS charges, established gofundme account

In January of 2017, former U.S. expat in Ecuador, Daryl Giesking established a gofund.com page attempting to raise $50,000. On July 13, 2017, Daryl Giesking was sentence to 2.5 years in Federal prison for submitting fraudulent income tax returns. He had hired an enrolled IRS agent in 2008, to prepare his 2007 taxes. He received […]

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Colorado Man Arrested in Ecuador for Income Tax Refund Scheme, Sentenced to Prison

Justice.gov – Sought More than $1 Million in Bogus Refunds; Funds Received Spent on Precious Metals and Coins, a Truck, Jewelry and Luxury Travel A Loveland, Colorado businessman, who owned a delicatessen franchise in Fort Collins, Colorado, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison today for conspiring to file fraudulent claims for tax refunds, […]

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Ecuador: Shaman to be sentenced to Prison Term in Death of U.S. citizen, during Ayahuasca Ceremony

SHAMAN MIGUEL CHIRIAP RECEIVES SHORT PRISON TERM – GUILTY OF HOMICIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE IN THE DEATH OF AMERICAN LESLIE ALLISON DURING AYAHUASCA CEREMONY – PROSECUTOR APPEALING DECISION ON BEHALF OF VICTIM’S FATHER – COURT APPEARS TO HAVE MODIFIED CHARGES AGAINST MIGUEL CHIRIAP PROVIDING LESS TIME IN PRISON Leslie Allison from the United States died […]

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Bogota Colombia: U.S. Marine Officers Robbed and Drugged with scopolamine

miamiherald.com/Carol Rosenberg reported three married U.S. Marine officers have found themselves under investigation for a night in February that went off the rails in Bogotá, involving allegations they went drinking with some local women, were slipped illicit drugs, robbed of U.S. property and landed in a local hospital emergency room. The men may have fallen […]

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Argentina Crime Rate Registers 6% lower in 2016 compared to 2015

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK EFE.com reported Argentina registered 6% less crime in 2016 than in 2015, a decline that makes it the third country with the lowest number of crimes in Latin America behind Chile and Ecuador, announced today the country’s security minister, Patricia Bullrich . The head of the Security […]

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: After three years no resolution in the death of U.S. expat

Valerie de la Valdene, a world-class underwater photographer, died in the Galapagos in 2014. Authorities ruled it a suicide, but friends and family believe there’s more to the story. By Jim Wyss (Miami Herald) It has been three years since Valerie de la Valdene, a 47-year-old Palm Beach native and underwater film-maker, met an ugly […]

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Colombia: Dutch Journalists Freed After Kidnapping

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK efe.com reported: Colombia’s ELN guerrilla group announced Friday the release of two Dutch journalists kidnapped by the rebels last weekend. “We advise that the two foreigners captured by the ELN in Catatumbo were released in perfect condition,” the Ejercito de Liberacion Nacional (National Liberation Army) said on […]

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Members of Sinaloa Cartel Detained in Cocaine Distribution Operation in Ecuador

ecuavisa.com/Machine Translated – In the operation denominated Sinaloa, authorities dismantled an extension of a Mexican cartel composed by a Colombian and 11 Mexicans. After the raids, carried out in various sectors of the province of Pichincha, 101 kilos of cocaine were seized, which narcos hid in cocoa seeds and then sent to North American markets. […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador City Buses Security Cameras Not Broadcasting in Real Time

eltiempo.com.ec reported the urban transport system of Cuenca, by operation topics, have a closed circuit recording, not broadcast in real time, by cost, which records for 15 days without interruption. This system was implemented to control evasion in the payment of fares and delinquency acts within the units. You can only see the recordings after […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Three Armed Men on Motorcycle Assault Small Store

eltiempo.com.ec / (machine translated) Three individuals who were mobilized on a motorcycle stormed a local located on Calle Tarquino Orellana and Camino Viejo in Baños, and after intimidating the owner with firearms they took money. According to police investigations the criminal act was committed at 21:50, when the antisocials targeted the owner of the business […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Two Colombians dead in murder, suicide

eltiempo.com.ec (machine translated) reported two Colombian citizens who died of gunfire during an incident on Saturday afternoon in Enrique Arízaga Avenue, Medio Ejido sector, will be repatriated to Colombia, once they comply with the corresponding legal procedures. The victims were identified as Jorge Enrique Quiceno Flores, 34, and Pablo Andrés Sandoval Londoño, 33. The necropsies […]

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Cartagena, Colombia: Two Detained in crimes against tourists

Captured thieves who had whipped tourists from Baru, Bolivar hsbnoticias.com (Machine Translated) In operatives deployed in Tierra Bomba and neighboring corregimientos, two suspected criminals of several criminal actions that have affected tourist establishments and visitors, were captured by units of the Metropolitan Police of Cartagena. In an operation of persecution deployed between the sectors La […]

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Honduras: Human Rights Groups Report number of murders of women up sharply

bbc.com reported Honduras is on “red alert” over the number of women being murdered, according to the country’s rights activists. Members of 20 different women’s groups have banded together to highlight the problem, saying at least 18 women were killed in the past two weeks. The organisations say out of 463 women murdered last year, […]

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Chihuahua, Mexico: Experts report security situation deteriorating

Mexican cartel shootout leaves 26 dead or wounded in latest violent clash Experts say that security has deteriorated in recent months as criminal groups squabble over the remains of the empire once controlled by kingpin El Chapo theguardian.com reported a battle between rival drug cartel factions in Mexico’s northern Chihuahua state left at least 26 […]

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Anger against tourist posting pictures on social networks, touching animals on Galapagos Islands

METRO ECUADOR (MACHINE TRANSLATED) Anger on social networks for tourist who touched and kissed animals in Galápagos displaying pictures on instagram. In the account in Instagram of the tourist @welcomadventure have been published the images that have indignado to users of the networks in Ecuador. Through the social networks have circulated photographs of a Russian […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: 60 Percent of Crimes Committed From Individuals on Motorcycles

The proposed ordinance would establish regulations on the purchase of motorcycles and a strategy for reviewing the Police. Eluniverso.com / Ángel Aguirre reported (machine translated) More than 60% of the crimes registered in Guayaquil are committed on motorcycles. Places, times and days when the cases are increasing were part of the diagnosis analyzed by the […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Gay expat victim of poisoning, robbery at his residence

The following information was submitted to Latinamericacurrentevents.com/ The name of the source and victim are not shared in this post. There is limited details to the event and LACE is attempting to obtain more information. The name of the victim’s home country also is not mentioned in order to protect his identity. On or about […]

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Guayaquil: Three Victims of Yellow Taxi Robberies in less than one hour

Victims of robberies in ‘yellow’ taxis Eluniverso.com (machine translated) On June 27, 2017, In less than an hour, three citizens were victims of crime while going in ‘yellow taxis’. The first case was registered at 20:30. Víctor A. told the prosecutor’s office that he was going to the airport where he works, when two armed […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: 400 military troops put in service to patrol streets in effort to curb crime

eluniverso.com/Víctor Serrano reported (machine translated) The Marine Corps, Operational Group 2.4 Guayaquil prepared yesterday to leave to the control operations that began in the Guasmo. Víctor Serrano Marines began patrolling within a new strategy to curb crime. The Armada of Ecuador was the first branch of the Armed Forces. In jumping to the streets of […]

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Ecuador’s Greatest Conman Scams Swiss Tourists

Ecuador’s Greatest Conman Scams Swiss Tourists From the Upcoming Book ECUATROCITY by Nicholas Crowder. Scam artists exist around the world and Ecuador is no exception. One of the most unique scams happened back in 1980, in the port city of Guayaquil. A couple of tourists from Switzerland were amazed at the beautiful Moorish style clock […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Illegal Banking Operation shutdown, some expats may be impacted

CUENCAHIGHLIFE.COM reported Hundreds of Cuenca investors, including some North American expats, may be victims of an illegal banking operation shut down over the weekend. Police began making arrests Friday and seized office equipment and vehicles Saturday belonging to MTCoin Banco del Futura (Bank of the Future) at the firm’s offices in Cuenca and Santa Isabel. […]

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Santa Elena Ecuador: Mayor Victim of Armed Robbery in Gated Community

extra.ec (machine translated) Six armed men entered at 03:00 today, Thursday, June 22 at the home of the mayor of Santa Elena, Dionicio Gonzabay Salinas , and assaulted him, according to a police report. Gonzabay told investigators that while he was resting with his wife, armed men entered the bedroom to intimidate and tie them; […]

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U.S. / Brazilian National Murdered in Ecuador (Feb. 2016), Suspected of Money Laundering

U.S. / Brazilian National Murdered in Ecuador Marcello Mello, age 46, lived in a suburban area of St. Louis, Missouri. In February of 2016, he was on a business trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador when things went terribly wrong. He was kidnapped along with a friend, taken to a vacant lot on February 19th, 2017 and […]

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Mexico City, Mexico: May 2017 largest number of cellphone thefts reported from pedestrians

milenio.com/Ilich Valdez reported that stolen cellphone numbers increased substantially from pedestrians in Mexico City during May 2017. On an average day in Mexico City during May, 34.3 cell phones were reported stolen according to Rebeca Peralta Leon. In the first five months of 2017, nearly 5,000 phones reported stolen from pedestrians. May has been the […]

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Ecuador: Driver Murdered in Bus Gang Assault on Guayaquil – Cuenca Route

BUS DRIVER RESISTED ROBBERY, SHOT IN HEAD eltiempo.com.ec (machine translated) The bus driver of the Cooperativa San Luis, which covered the Guayaquil-Cuenca route, died after receiving a bullet impact from the assault and robbery committed by a criminal gang of seven individuals. The bus driver of the Cooperativa San Luis, which covered the Guayaquil-Cuenca route, […]

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Restaurant clients in northern Guayaquil, Ecuador assaulted

Restaurant clients in northern Guayaquil are assaulted Security ELUNIVERSO.COM (MACHINE TRANSLATED) INCREASE IN ASSAILANTS USING MOTORCYCLES IN COMMITTING ASSAULTS, CRIMES. Motorcycle robberies, home burglaries and armed robberies, using a motorcycle to mobilize, are part of the criminal acts that were reported in the last few hours in the Office of Public Prosecution of the Albán […]

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Ecuador: Oil drilling not only threat to Yasuni National Park, report on illegal loggers from Peru

rpp.pe reported… In the deepest part of the Ecuadorian Amazon, right on the border with Peru, indigenous communities have been denouncing an uncontrolled onslaught of illegal logging and hunting by traffickers, who claim they are Peruvians and penetrate into their territory along the Curaray River , Province of Pastaza in Ecuador. The problem is to […]

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Bogota Colombia: Three Dead, in shopping center bomb explosion, tourist district

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK French expat one of the dead abc.net.au / Three people are dead after a powerful bomb blast rocked one of the busiest shopping centres in Colombia’s capital, Bogota. A powerful explosive device detonated in a women’s bathroom The shopping centre had tough security measures in place Authorities […]

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Ecuador: Two French Tourists Report Theft of Computers on bus, security camera not on

eluniverso.com /machine translated Two French tourists report theft of computers on bus from Peru to Guayaquil The foreigners, students of the University of Toulouse, France, went to the Office of the Public Prosecutor yesterday with part of their luggage. Research work on the ethnicities of Colombia, which she had compiled for her thesis on anthropology […]

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Attempted Armed Robbery of tourist in Buenos Aires filmed on GOPRO in 2014

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Supermaxi Ecuador victim of social media spreading of fake offers from retailer

metroecuador.com.ec(machine translated)Supermaxi denies false publications on its behalf One of the fake publications tells users that they have earned a Chevrolet Sail for their loyalty. The corporation Favorita through its brand Supermaxi notified through its social networks that in the last days have been published false promotions using the name of the mark. SPANISH SLANG […]

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Two Arrested in Heroin Smuggling Network from Ecuador to Miami, commercial flights used

miamiherald.com/By Alfonso Chardy Drug Enforcement Administration agents arrested a Miami couple after discovering a narcotics smuggling network that transported heroin from Ecuador on commercial flights to Miami, according to federal court records. In the case uncovered by the DEA, the investigation began in 2016 when investigators learned about a narcotic supplier from Ecuador. Read Full […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Band of Thieves Posing as Contractors, Municipal Workers

Eluniverso.com (MACHINE TRANSLATED) Periodically municipal workers give maintenance to the luminaries that are the competence of the Cabildo, above all, in the regenerated zones. Archive They come to different sectors of the city with the argument that they will remove public luminaires in good condition for better quality ones. They wear uniforms and are transported […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Upsurge in Murders First Five Months of 2017

eltelegrafo.com.ec / There were 22 murders reported in Cuenca Ecuador during the first five months of 2017. This is an increase of seven more murders for the same time period in 2016. Four of the 22 murders were the result of fights. March was the most violent month so far in 2017. There was also […]

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Ecuador: Shaman Found Guilty In Death of U.S. Citizen During Ayahuasca Ceremony

BREAKING NEWS: SHAMAN FOUND GUILTY IN DEATH OF U.S. CITIZEN LESLIE ALLISON IN ECUADOR On June 8, 2017, a judicial court in Macas, Ecuador found shaman Miguel Chiriap guilty of culpable homicide in the death of U.S. citizen Leslie Allison. Leslie who was 35 years old at the time of her death is described by […]

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Nicaragua: National Assembly to reform law to combat gender-based violence

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK radiolaprimerisima.com The National Assembly is promoting an initiative to partially reform Law 779, the Comprehensive Law Against Violence against Women, with the objective of guaranteeing the citizen, family and community security of all Nicaraguans. The initiative presented this Wednesday by the deputy Wilfredo Navarro, seeks the promotion […]

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Mexico City: Highest Rate in Mexico for Robberies of Pedestrians

radiolaprimerisima.com/ (machine translated) Mexico City currently has Mexico’s second highest rate of robberies against pedestrians (Robo a transeúntes), a crime that increased 38.2 percent in the first four months of this year. In this period also increased the culpable homicide in 22.4 percent, the robbery with violence (10,9) and the robbery to houses (7.5 percent), […]

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Ecuador: Assembly takes actions to combat corruption

radiolaprimerisima.com / The National Assembly of Ecuador approved Wednesday to take actions to prevent and combat corruption, within the framework of the Odebrecht case, with a total of 106 votes in favor and 22 against. After a debate, during session 458, lawmakers established the definition of definitive solutions to combat corruption in public administration. @Ecuador […]

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Ecuador: Comptroller reports some funds, donations for 2016 earthquake not used for victims

elcomercio.com reported the comptroller’s office determined that funds allocated for the earthquake victims (April 2016) were used for other purposes. The investigation revealed that in some instances money was used for unjustified expenditures. The Armed Forces was charged with the responsibility distributing donations. SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT IS […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Computer Tablets One of Most Reported Stolen Items

elcomercio.com / (Machine Translated) – In areas of the bahia of Guayaquil the offers are repeated daily. “Friend, I’m selling this cheap tablet. Give me 50 USD for it. It is negotiable, “repeated a man of about 30 years in a low voice. In the same sector, three other ‘hookers’ offered these electronic equipment at […]

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UK Advice Report on Safety and Security in Ecuador

Safety and security Ecuador – gov.uk Crime Muggings and pick pocketing are very common. In Quito, take particular care in ‘La Carolina’ and ‘El Ejido’ parks, the districts of ‘La Mariscal’, ‘La Floresta’ and ‘La Marin’, the bus terminals and the old town including the main square and ‘El Panecillo’ hill. Avoid travelling to ‘El […]

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Ecuador: Five Arrested in Odebrecht case including relative of V.P

(Reuters) – Ecuador arrested five people on Friday including a relative of the vice president, and raided several companies as part of a local investigation into Brazilian construction company Odebrecht’s corruption scandal. The state prosecutor’s office did not provide names, but Vice President Jorge Glas, who oversaw the oil and infrastructure sectors while serving as […]

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Santiago Chile: Two Tourists Ripped off by Taxi Driver, Driver runs over man trying to help

INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK losandes.com.ar (machine translated) Two Argentine tourists were the protagonists of a sequence that could end in tragedy in Santiago, Chile : a taxi driver stole their bags and a Colombian who came to assist them ended up hit. It happened on Saturday afternoon when two Argentine women […]

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Quito, Ecuador: Foreigner Detained For Alleged Child Pornography Crimes

Foreigner arrested in Quito for alleged child pornography Dance Instructor Detained is from Chile – provided classes to young children eluniverso.com (machine translated) After several weeks of follow-up, agents of the General Intelligence Directorate of the National Police arrested the Chilean citizen David L. in the sector of Barrionuevo, south of Quito, for the alleged […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: So far in 2017, three foreigners murdered

Most Murders Involve Drug Activity per authorities….. three murders of foreigners so far in 2017 in Guayaquil 1. Albanian 2. Venezuelan, 3. U.S. eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported on Tuesday night a man was shot in the streets 36 and the Ch, near the Grau Ruiz municipal market. Ronny Zambrano He arrived in the streets 36 […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Expat’s teenage daughter robbed twice in seven days of cellphone

SUBMITTED TO LATINAMERICACURRENTEVENTS.COM from Social Media. “Warning: we are residents of Rio Sol near Monay shopping. My 17-year-old daughter has been robbed twice in 7 days for her telephone on the river walk in front of our house. Once at knife point. Be careful. (Name of expat witheld) SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – READ […]

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Ecuador: Alleged mastermind in murder of U.S. Expat, wanted

Jonathan Gilchrist, age 65, a U.S. expatriate living in Salinas Ecuador was reported missing under mysterious circumstances to Latinamericacurrentevents.com on January 12, 2017.(Read Article) On March 30th, 2017, Mr. Gilchrist’s body was found by authorities in six feet of concrete under a home in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Police reported that money appeared to be the motive […]

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Finding the Right Judge in Ecuador: challenges of jurisdiction between indigenous and ordinary adjudicators

Finding the right judge: challenges of jurisdiction between indigenous and ordinary adjudicators in Ecuador Ruiz-Chiriboga, Oswaldo http://journal-dl.com ABSTRACT Ecuador is a country with several normative systems coexisting within the same territory. Having a multiplicity of systems facilitates the clashes of jurisdiction among them. This contribution studies the applicable rules Ecuador has to allocate jurisdiction among […]

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Femicide in Latin America (Special Report)

telesurtv.net Femicide, the murder of a woman based on her gender in particular by a man, continues to plague Latin America. From Mexico to Argentina, femicides have skyrocketed only to be met with impunity at all levels of government. But resistance is growing. The epidemic of gender violence has united women of all races under […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Scopolamine attack against four men, women were assailants

Using the Date Rape Drug – Know in Ecuador as “dulces suenos” “sweet dreams” Assault using this modality is reported as rare in Cuenca cuencahighlife.com Four Cuenca men were taken to a local hospital Saturday morning after friends found two of them unconscious in their historic district apartment. Police say that the men had been […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Thief finds neighbors take things into their own hands (video)

A thief entered a house knife in hand but, residents activated the community alarm and gave a lesson that he will not soon forget. SPEAK SPANISH LIKE AN ECUADORIAN – READ THIS BOOK

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Ecuador: Clandestine clinics still prevalent to “cure homosexuality”

paolaparedes.com / Paola Paredes – It was four years ago that I first learned about the private ‘clinics’ that claim to cure homosexuality in Ecuador. My first thought was that it could be me held there and told that, as a gay woman, I needed to change. Two years later, I came out to my […]

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Ecuador Extradites Alleged Manufacturer of Amphetamine to Russia

en.crimerussia.com / As reported by the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, Ecuador has extradited to Russia a resident of Krasnoyarsk, accused of illegally producing almost one kilogram of amphetamine. “At the request of the Prosecutor General’s Office of the Russian Federation, the competent authorities of the Republic of Ecuador have extradited Russian citizen […]

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Mexico City, Mexico: Two U.S. tourists assaulted after obtaining cash from ATM, one killed, one seriously injured

TWO U.S. TOURISTS ASSAULTED AFTER WITHDRAWING FUNDS FROM ATM Colonia Álamos located in Alcaldía Benito Juárez en Ciudad de México / Tlalpan Tunnel lasillarota.com (MACHINE TRANSLATED) Yesterday afternoon (05-16-17), two tourists of American nationality were assaulted and seriously injured on a bridge over the Tlalpan road in the Benito Juárez delegation. According to reports from […]

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Ecuador: Bus in route from Santa Elena to Guayaquil held up by bandits

Santa Elena-Guayaquil Bus Robbed Tuesday / assailants were pretending to be passengers May 16th, 2017 BUS DRIVER SEVERELY INJURED IN BUS HEIST nicopeninsula.com / The bus 13 of the Cooperativa Libertad Peninsular that was assaulted on Tuesday night when the bus was traveling from Santa Elena to Guayaquil. The three assailants were also passengers on […]

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Ecuador: Trial for Shaman in death of U.S. citizen recesses for two weeks after two days of proceedings

TRIAL IN DEATH OF YOUNG U.S. CITIZEN DURING AYAHUASCA CEREMONY ALLEGEDLY MURDERED DEATH TOOK PLACE NEAR GUALZUIZA (JMORONA SANTIAGO) ECUADOR MACAS, ECUADOR The trial of shaman Miguel Chiriap in Macas Ecuador has been continued for the second time. Originally set for March 30th, 2017, was continued until May 18th, 2017. The trial finally began on […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Family charges police in death of son

eluniverso.com (machine translated) Relatives of the young deceased Edison Rizo in the exteriors of the Laboratory of Criminalistics of the Judicial Police. Outside the Crimean Laboratory of the Judicial Police, in the south, Gisella Alcívar asked with the complaint in their hands that two policemen were investigated for the death of their son Édison Rizo […]

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Olmedo, Ecuador: Family lives nightmare during two hour home invasion

eldiario.ec reported(machine translated)The darkness of the night was used by strangers to reach a house and steal the most expensive objects. The incident, according to the Police, occurred the previous Sunday near 22h00. It was after two hours, after getting untied, the injured asked for help to police officers, who found theft of technological equipment […]

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Possible Glitch in Ecuador’s 911 system

This is an unedited post from an Ecuador expat group on Facebook. This information has not been corroborated or confirmed. It is believed event took place in Salinas and or environs. ————————————– “So if you have had your phone programmed by the police fro emergencies, you better check to make sure it connects to the […]

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Vilcabamba Ecuador: Family Requests Donations to Assist U.S. Expat, victim of home invasion

The Story Friends and family, I waited a few days to post anything to ensure the safety of the victims. On Saturday April 29 around 4am, the farm where my sister was living in Ecuador, was invaded by 12 armed men. The residents were tied up, tortured, and robbed. My heart hurts to even think […]

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Ecuador: Expat Victim of Home Invasion wiped out financially requests assistance

*The victim requesting funds in this gofundme.com’s post name has never been released by latinamericacurrentevents.com / Editors reached out to him after the gofundme.com went public and requested that he be interviewed for our continuing coverage of the home invasion last weekend in Vilcabamba. This is part of his response……. … I’m sorry but I […]

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Ecuador: DNA tests to determine if remains are those of missing U.S. citizen

MISSING U.S. EXPAT’S BODY MAY HAVE BEEN FOUND NEAR VILCABAMBA IN LOJA PROVINCE, ECUADOR. DNA TESTS ARE BEING BEING CONDUCTED On March 24, 2017 lahora.com reported that the human remains were being exhumed from a clandestine cemetery by authorities in Chirusco, Palmira neighborhood, Quinara parish. This small village is located about 14 km from Vilcabamba […]

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Mexican Superstar Detained in Los Angeles after no show in court case

Mexican singer Luis Miguel Turns Himself In After CA Judge Orders Arrest INTERMEDIATE ADVANCED SPANISH VOCABULARY – READ THIS BOOK by Marissa Armas/nbcnews.com Acclaimed Mexican singer Luis Miguel turned himself in on Tuesday in Los Angeles after a California judge ordered for his arrest, NBC News has confirmed. A warrant was issued for Luis Miguel’s […]

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Vilcabamba Ecuador: Three Expats Face Harrowing Ordeal In Home Invasion

Three Expats from Three Different Countries Victims of Traumatic Home Invasion by Masked Armed Assailants This is a continuing report from original story Vilcabamba, Ecuador: Owner of farm, expats victims of home invasion (updated). *This is still a developing story and information is still being gathered by Latinamericacurrentevents.com/ Some information is not being posted at […]

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Ecuador: Police detain two individuals for assault and robbery of transport bus in Bahía de Caráquez

policiaecuador.gob.ec/ (machine translated) 26 of April 2017 – In compliance with their commitment to serve and protect police personnel serving in the Sucre district, they carried out a successful police operation in which they arrested the two suspects responsible for the assault and robbery of a public transport bus. The incident occurred in the hours […]

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador: Owner of farm, expats victims of home invasion (updated)

Breaking News, Developing Story (updated April 30th, 2017) Unnamed Source: Latin America Current Events believes the source of this information as reliable. However, the information has not been corroborated by a second source. (On April 30th, 2017, Latinamericacurrentevents.com did receive confirmation that an assault did in fact take place on the farm mentioned.) During the […]

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Quito Ecuador: Missing Youth’s Cellphone found in building

The cell phone of the missing youth in Quito was found in a business extra.ec reported the journey Isabel Limones has made to find her son Anthony Zambrano has become eternal. The streets of Quito became the platform to make known his desperation for the disappearance on April 24. Limones undertook a campaign, both to […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Three Murders Recorded In Less Than 24 Hours

eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported a 30-year-old man was shot in the outside of a downtown nightclub. Álex Vanegas The detonations of a gun interrupted the sleep, the dawn of yesterday, of the residents of the street of Lorenzo de Garaycoa between General Gómez and Portete. From the window, a neighbor watched a man lying on […]

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