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Los Ríos Ecuador: Five Security Guards Presumed Drugged with Escopolamine

lahora.com.ec (machine translated) reported Near a hacienda in San Carlos parish (Los Ríos) agents of the National Police found a van with five people who would have been presumed to be drugged with escopolamine.

According to the police, they were workers of a security company and were in a state of unconsciousness. They were taken care of by the staff of the Ministry of Public Health, who would quickly have given them a dose of detoxifying serum to regain consciousness.

After this, one of the affected indicated that they guarded a container that went from Guayaquil to Quito and that they stopped to eat in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas. At that moment two people would have approached them asking where they were going and what they were moving. That was the last thing they remember. Then they noticed that the guns had been stolen, not a revolver that was in the backpacks of one of the guards.

Faced with this situation, the police personnel informed the prosecutor of duty Diómedes Solís, who ordered the return of the vans to the representative of the company of guards. He also told them to legalize the complaint in Santo Domingo de los Colorados so that the case can be clarified. Read Article

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Loja, Ecuador: U.S. expat harrassed for being a gringo, attacked with blow to the head

HATE CRIME AGAINST GRINGO IN LOJA ECUADOR U.S. Citizen told to get out of the country, Ecuador is not for them but for Ecuadorians, Attacked with a blow to the back of his head. lahora.com.ec / Expat attacked in Loja. (machine translated) They demanded that he leave the restaurant because of his ethnic background. Then […]

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Manabi, Ecuador: First 85 days of 2017, 33 murders recorded

Manabi reeling in violence with 33 people murdered in the province the first 85 days of 2017 eluniverso.com/reported: Hours before this murder, Diego Fuentes, Deputy Minister of the Interior, was in Portoviejo. There he said that in Manabí the provincial security council had been activated to work on preventive campaigns. “We are generating, with research […]

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Quito, Ecuador: Over 500 emergencies related to rains over last six-months

eluniverso.com (machine translated) Emergencies in the capital for the rainy season rose from 109 to 510 in the last six months, representing an increase of 467%. This was indicated by the Municipality of Quito in a balance delivered on Monday, during the winter season. Of the 510 emergencies served, 146 have been floods, 224 mass […]

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Cotopaxi, Ecuador: Another Bus Falls into hellish abyss, One Dead

One person killed and two injured when a bus drops into a chasm in the canton of Sigchos. aldia.com.ec The dawn of this Sunday, a unit of transport of passengers fell to an abyss of the canton Sigchos, province of Cotopaxi, sector Guangocalle. The Ecu-911 Ambato received the alert of the accident at 05:21, after […]

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Rucu Pichincha Volcano Ecuador: Woman Mountain Climber found dead

aldia.com.ec reported a 34-year-old woman was found dead in the so-called death march on Sunday, March 26, 2017 in the Rucu Pichincha volcano. Another hiker was found, taken care of and taken to a hospital. The mountaineer’s body was rescued today. According to the first versions of the Department of Security of the Municipality, the […]

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U.S. citizen allegedly murdered in Ecuador, statement from the victims family

News provided by The Family of Leslie Allison Mar 24, 2017, 16:39 ET SUGARLAND, Texas, March 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — The family of Leslie Allison, a US citizen allegedly murdered in Ecuador in January 2016, awaits the outcome of her alleged murderer’s trial, which will be held on March 30, 2017. 35-year-old Leslie had traveled […]

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Ecuador: Woman apparently dies of cardiac arrest, dogs eat her face

An older adult was found dead in the Las Playas hamlet and part of her face would have been eaten by dogs. eluniverso.com(machine translated – The woman, identified as Zoila Jiménez Tenelema, 66, would have died because of “force majeure (suspected cardiorespiratory arrest),” according to the police. Before the call of the ECU 911 Ambato, […]

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Ecuador: Dead Man Found Floating Down River Tied to a Toilet

A man was found dead in Portoviejo, tied to a toilet eluniverso.com / Neptalí Palma (machine translated) Portoviejo With a machete the cape was tied yesterday that tied the man’s body with a toilet. A man’s body floated yesterday on the Portoviejo River. The find caught the attention of users, but even more surprised what […]

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Galapagos Islands: Six Tourists Rescued After Being Trapped by Intense Rains

Ecuavisa.com reported six tourists who were lost at the height of Puerto Chino, on the island of San Cristóbal, were rescued on the afternoon of March 23 by members of the National Police and San Cristóbal Fire Department. The ECU 911 reported that intense rainfall caused a strong current in this sector. Citizens were trapped […]

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Galapagos Islands: Two Missing Tourists Found Safe

The two tourists (Ecuadorian mother and son) who have been missing in the Galápagos Islands since Wednesday, were found alive this morning (Friday). They were discovered in a turtle nesting zone on Santa Cruz Island. Rangers followed fresh footprints to locate the pair. Mother and son were taken by helicopter to Puerto Ayora where they […]

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Jujan, Guayas Ecuador neighborhoods evacuated because of river overflowing

ecuavisa.com reported at least a dozen neighborhoods in Jujan, in the province of Guayas, were affected by the Yellow River (Río Amarillo) overflow. In some sectors, the inhabitants evacuated their homes because the water level reached 60 cm. Of height. They are concerned that there is no sewer system to drain excess water. Staff of […]

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Ecuador: Trial Set for Shaman in Death of U.S. Citizen Leslie Allison during ayahuasca cermony

Hearing of the case for the death of Leslie Allison will be in Macas Morona Santiago Province Ecuador VISTAZO.COM reported the following on March 24, 2017 1. Leslie Allison a U.S. citizen died during an ayahuasca ceremony on January 14, 2016, in Gualaquiza, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador. 2. A trial hearing is set in the […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Rains impacting homes and road blockages

eluniverso.com/Sandra Ochoa (machine translated) reported…. Increased flows in rivers and streams, water access to homes and small landslides in several interparroquial roads are reported from 02:30 on Friday, when rains intensified in Cuenca. One of the sectors most affected is the north of the city, with the blockade of the road that leads to the […]

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Family of Dead American goes to Ecuador to attend trial of Shaman in Ayahuasca case

AUTOPSY SHOWED LESLIE ALLISON DIED AS A RESULT OF A BROKEN NECK SHAMAN CHARGED WITH CULPABLE HOMICIDE By Pooja Lodhia Thursday, March 23, 2017 10:39PM BAY CITY, Texas (KTRK) – A Bay City family is heading to Ecuador, hoping to learn more about how their loved one died. 35-year-old Leslie Allison died last year while […]

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One Man’s Look at Safety and Security in Ecuador “no one cares about you here”

It Doesn’t Always Glitter. You’re on Your Own in Quito (opinion) aplanelife.blogspot.com / I’ve mainly written about both Quito and South America from a positive perspective (save for my experience with the Ecuadorian National Police on the way out of Ecuador last year) and by-and-large it has been a very positive experience. Nevertheless, you need […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Senior Citizen Shot, robbed of $10,000 near market

Elderly man shot in leg, subjects on motorcycles steal $ 10,000 in Cuenca, Ecuador – one suspect taken into custody after police search. elmercurio.com.ec (machine translated) reported an elderly man was the victim of an assault on Viracochabamba Avenue and Quillanan Street (near Mercado 12 de Abril) in Cuenca. Two men on a motorcycle approached […]

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Sucumbios, Ecuador: Yellow Fever case confirmed

outbreaknews.com – In Ecuador, the IHR National Focal Point of Ecuador reported a confirmed case of yellow fever to PAHO/WHO; the case is a 31-year-old male patient in the province of Sucumbios, which borders Colombia. Prior to this case, the last confirmed yellow fever case in Ecuador was reported in 2012 in the province of […]

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Salinas Ecuador: Two older women burglarize expats home

On or about March 18, 2017, an expat couple from the U.S. took a trip to visit Montanita. Upon their return to Salinas Ecuador, they discovered their residence had been burgled. burglarize The Victim’s Account – Unedited SOURCE – FACEBOOK GROUP – Name of Victim withheld. Well, it finally happened and we were robbed while […]

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Ecuador: New Strategy to Eradicate Country from Tuberculosis

redaccionmedica.ec / Diego Mosquera. Quito With the aim of eradicating tuberculosis (TB) in Ecuador, the Ministry of Public Health has changed the strategy to combat this disease through some changes in the Clinical Practice Guide and the incorporation of a manual with new procedures. According to data from the entity, Ecuador ranks sixth in the […]

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Ballenita, Ecuador: Knife threatening Thugs, home invasion of Expat

Ballenita, Ecuador: Expat victim of home invasion, threatened with a knife by two assailants, tied up and gagged. On March 10, 2017, an expat from the U.S. was at home alone at about 8:30 am. She heard a knock on the door and thinking it was the garbage man, opened her door. Two men wielding […]

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Ecuador: rains to continue for next 72 hours in Andean Valleys, Amazon region

eltelegrafo.com.ec reported…. Government weather forecasters say the rains will continue for the next 72 hours in the Inter-Andean valleys and the Amazon. The rains will be isolated and stronger in some cities. The moisture is coming from the Brasilian basin.: Merino warned that the estimated rainfall limits for this month are not yet exceeded. In […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Five Armed Assailants Rob woman on way to bank of $25,000

Five armed men intercepted a woman yesterday at the Montebello Food Transfer Market in northern Guayaquil and took away more than $ 25,000 from a bank, according to several people. The money was from the sale of the last hours of some merchants, who had given him to help them with the deposit, said the […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Heavy water flow in rivers being monitored for safety

In Cuenca, rivers are being monitored to avoid dangerous threats Jaime Marín · extra.ec (Machine Translated) Due to the rainfall that fell on the afternoon and evening of Thursday and early morning of this Friday, March 10, the flows of the rivers that cross Cuenca , such as Tomebamba, Tarqui, Yanuncay and Machángara, have been […]

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Heavy Rains Cause Damage Quito Ecuador

March 10, 2017 – extra.ec – The heavy rain of Quito , the afternoon of this March 10, caused several emergencies. In Santa Ana, south of the city, a street was covered with water and a van, which was loaded with children, stayed in the middle of the flood. The infants were rescued by agents […]

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Ecuador: At Least 12 Deaths Since January due to Rains

eluniverso.com reported at least twelve deaths, several due to landslides, and 4,945 affected families have been impacted during the rainy season in Ecuador since January according to the Secretariat for Risk Management (SGR). Due to the torrential downpours that hit the country, 539 people were affected, while 981 are in shelters when they lose their […]

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Mafias use new scam in car sales in Ecuador

BUYING A CAR IN ECUADOR WITH COLOMBIAN OR PERUVIAN PLATES – CAUTION – IT COULD BE A SCAM ELCOMERCIO.COM/Sara Ortiz Ortiz (Machine Translated) reported… It was the vehicle of his dreams: engine 3500, ABS brakes, rain sensors, electric mirrors, four airbags … For Gabriel, a 37-year-old agriculturist, the best thing about the offer was the […]

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Ibarra Ecuador Bus Terminal Alert: Expat’s purse stolen while getting off bus

Ibarra Ecuador Bus Terminal Alert: Expat’s purse stolen while getting off bus unedited Ibarra Bus Terminal WARNING. Beware as I had my purse stolen yesterday. I believe they tried while I was getting off the bus, but I noticed my backpack that I had on my shoulder was unzipped but my purse was still inside. […]

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Ecuador: Family not satisfied with sentence for assailant who attacked woman with acid

Assailant receives nine years for attacking x-wife with acid leaving her in a vegetative state…. eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported for now there is no reason to smile in the life of Monica’s family, especially in that of her children. Steven is the eldest son of the woman who was attacked with acid by her ex-husband […]

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Ecuador: 17 Violent Deaths Recorded Over Carnaval Weekend

17 violent deaths in the country left the carnival holiday elunivers.com (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported ten murders, two femicides and a hitman are among the figures of the 17 violent deaths that occurred in total on the carnival holiday throughout the country, according to statistics from the Interior Ministry, which were exposed yesterday at a press […]

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Manabí Ecuador – Orange Alert due to emergency situation from rains

Manabí declared provincial emergency due to rains metroecuador.com.ec reported…. Six cantons of the province declared the cantonal emergency on February 24, 2017: San Vicente, Chone, Manta, Montecristi, Portoviejo and Tosagua. The Emergency Operations Committee (COE) Provincial signed an emergency declaration for Manabí this Sunday, March 5, 2017 in order to have resources to face the […]

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Ecuador: La Niña weather phenomenon causing severe rains along the coast

elcomercio.com reported that Ecuador has received a lot of rain this year because of the La Niña weather event. This phenomenon usually causes cooling of the Pacific waters which leads to less rainfall. However, along the coast of Ecuador and Peru, the ocean has actually warmed which causes heavy rainfall. Known as La Niña Modoki, […]

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So you thought there is no malaria in the highlands of Ecuador, could it come back?

Malaria in Highlands of Ecuador since 1900 – Published April 2012 Historical Review Lauren L. PinaultComments to Author and Fiona F. Hunter Author affiliations: Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada cdc.gov Abstract A recent epidemic of malaria in the highlands of Bolivia and establishment of multiple Anopheles species mosquitoes in the highlands of Ecuador highlights […]

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Ecuador: President Correa Threatens muerte cruzada (“cross-death”) if Opposition wins run-off vote

breitbart.com/ Frances Martel – Rafael Correa, the socialist President of Ecuador, is threatening to use an obscure federal rule to dissolve both the executive and the legislature should pro-freedom center-right candidate Guillermo Lasso win the nation’s presidency in an April run-off vote. “The best way to keep me far away is to behave well,” the […]

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Ecuador: Prisoner murders his wife during conjugal visit

Prisoner accused of killing his partner in conjugal visit in Guayaquil eluniverso.com (machine translated) Olga Rodríguez Quiñones, 39, was identified as the woman who yesterday was murdered by her partner during the conjugal visit at the Center for Social Rehabilitation of Men of Guayaquil, known as the Coastal Penitentiary. The event, which was known after […]

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Cargo Ship with supplies stranded nearly sinking in route to the Galapagos

elclomercio.com reported a cargo ship transporting supplies to the Galápagos Islands stranded nearly sinking near Posorja. The ship had 160 containers with 15 days of supplies for the inhabitants and tourists in the Galápagos. Planes from the Ecuadorian Air Force and smaller boats have begun an emergency operation to take food and other goods to […]

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San Vicente, Manabí Ecuador: Pharmacy Robbed at Gunpoint

An unnamed source revealed to latinamericacurrentents.com that on February 22, 2017, a small pharmacy was robbed at gunpoint. The assailant demanded the cash from the register which contained $300 dollars. San Vicente is located across the bay from Bahía de Caráquez. The informant stated that this type of crime previously was very rare in the […]

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Few if any bus tickets remain from the Sierra to the Costa for Carnival weekend

Elcomercio.com/ Isabel Alarcón Two days after the start of the Carnival holiday , the night of this Wednesday, February 22, 2017, some bus companies have already completed bus fares for destinations on the Ecuadorian coast. Up to the Terrestrial Terminal of Quitumbe tonight some travelers arrived trying to get a ticket to travel on Friday […]

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Ecuador: One of three roads between guayaquil and the sierra closed, landslides

elcomercio.com/Cristina Márquez reported this Thursday, February 23, 2017, the road Alausí – Piedrero – Guayaquil dawn totally closed to vehicular traffic. A landslide that occurred after several hours of rain blocks the passage in the sector of Piedrero . This route is one of the three routes that connects the Sierra Centro with Guayaquil and […]

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School Shooting Latacunga Ecuador, one student wounded

elcomercio.com reported (machine translation)…. The Judicial Police and the Prosecutor’s Office investigate the details of the detonation of a firearm within a classroom. The projectile wounded a minor. The incident occurred in an educational establishment in the city of Latacunga today, Wednesday, February 22, 2017. According to the police, the accident happened during the change […]

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Ecuador: 219 people previously reported missing located during elections

eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported during the last two weeks, taking advantage of the electoral process that culminated on Sunday with presidential and legislative elections, the Dinased (National Directorate of Crimes against Life, Violent Deaths, Disappearances, Extortion and Kidnappings) carried out the Reencuentro operation, which Allowed to find 219 people who had been reported as missing, […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Weak Enforcement of Citing Vehicles without plates (opinion)

eluniverso.com (opinion) (machine translated) Vehicles without license plates public safety risk It is easy to see them in the exclusive lanes of the Metrovía or on fast roads such as the Narcisa de Jesús Highway or the Perimetral road, places where radars are installed to check that the provisions are met Legal and that they […]

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Ecuador: Young Woman Confronts Pervert on Bus (Video)

An important safety and security issue for women in Ecuador is the risk of harassment and aggressive sexual behavior by men when traveling by bus. Below is a video of a young woman on Sunday February 19th, 2017, who boarded a bus from Ballenita to Anconcito. She catches a pervert in the act and confronts […]

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Los Ríos, Guayas Provinces Alert for Increased Water Flows in rivers due to rains

Inamhi warns increase of flows in Los Ríos and Guayas after the last rains ecuavisa.com reported the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inamhi) , warns the danger for several populations of Los Ríos and Guayas by the increase of the flow of the currents, caused by the intense rains of the last days. In […]

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Ecuador: uncertainty, tension over election votes

miamiherald.com/By Jim Wyss This Andean nation could face days of uncertainty and tension as election authorities said Sunday’s contentious presidential vote remains too close to call — casting doubt on whether there will be a runoff. The warning came as ruling party candidate Lenín Moreno assured his followers he was on the cusp of winning […]

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U.S. Expat Attacked on street in Quito Ecuador, hospitalized

This is taken from a post of a facebook page of expats living in Ecuador. There is no indication from the victim’s statement if he was robbed. “From an American friend of mine, who was already previously assaulted when burglars broke into his home in the Mariscal” “Last week I went to DIRECTV on Coruña […]

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Ecuador Coast: More Flooding Reported in Manabí

CONTINUED FLOODING IN MANY AREAS OF THE COAST – SOME RIVERS OVER FLOWING eltelegrafo.com.ec REPORTED This morning authorities from the Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR) arrived in the area affected by the overflow of the Carrizal river, in the parish La Estancilla, in the Tosagua canton, Manabí, where 200 families are harmed, details the Twitter […]

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Quito Ecuador: Journalist at Television Station Receives suspicious package, building evacuated

Evacuate Teleamazonas for suspected explosive device elcomercio.com – machine translated Journalists, cameramen and all personnel on the Teleamazonas channel were evacuated to police members to analyze a package sent to journalist Janeth Hinostroza who had cables inside. Police personnel, specialized in explosives, went to Teleamazonas to analyze the package that was sent to the journalist […]

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Quito Ecuador: Post Office Evacuated in north of city, BOMB THREAT

Isabel Alarcón (I) The morning of this Thursday, February 16, 2017, a bomb threat was registered at the Correos del Ecuador facility, located on United Nations and Japan Avenue, in the north of Quito . The alleged explosive device would be located in the parking lot of the place. At the moment are the specialized […]

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Ecuador: Head of National Assembly received lethal explosive device in mail

telesurtv.net reporte: SURVIVES ASSASSINATION ATTEMPT Gabriela Rivadeneira has been sent an explosive device. Gabriela Rivadeneira, the head of the Ecuadorean National Assembly, announced Wednesday that she was sent a lethal explosive device in the mail. “Today I received in my office an envelope addressed to me with a CD that turned out to be a […]

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Colombia: Six Ecuadorians detained with 1.5 tons cocaine, allegedly linked to dissidents from FARC

Six Ecuadorians detained in southern Colombia with 1.5 tons of cocaine eluniverso.com reported Colombian agents seized 1.5 tons of cocaine and arrested six Ecuadorians allegedly linked to dissidents from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC), the country’s defense minister said Wednesday. THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT IS A […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Intense Rain, Lighting, thunder, floods

ELUNIVERSO.COM reported Guayaquil was hit hard this afternoon with heavy rain. Lightning and thunder was also present with some parts of the day with bright sun. There was flooding reported in the streets. Read Article THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT IS A MUST READ

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Ecuador: Italian Expat Meets Tragic Death From Injuries Sustained While Swimming

IN LESS THAN TWO WEEKS, TWO ITALIAN EXPATS DEAD FROM UNNATURAL CAUSES Manlio Grazzani age 68, a popular and athletic expat from Italy living in Salinas Ecuador met a tragic death while swimming earlier this month at Chipipe beach in Salinas Ecuador. According to reports from Super Peninsular his corpse was found on the beach […]

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Weather Ecuador: Increased intensity of rains continuing into early March 17′

Weather forecast- increasing intensity this week continuing into early March ELUNIVERSO.COM REPORTED: The National Committee for the Regional Study of the El Niño Phenomenon, after a meeting held on Monday, estimated that there is currently a “bad weather phase” in which moderate to strong precipitation is accompanied by thunderstorms in much of the region Coast […]

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Ecuador: Criminal Assailants of Armored Cash Vehicles better armed than guards, police

vía Quito – Lago Agrio extremely vulnerable to attack on armored trucks carrying cash Assailants Using AK 47′s, sub-machine guns, dynamite, military style weapons Attacks against armored trucks are well thought out and sophisticated in nature. Attacks similar to some assaults in Colombia and Peru Police at disadvantage Javier Ortega. Editor/elcomercio.com (machine translated) The Police […]

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Samanes, Ecuador: Interprovincial bus assaulted by armed gunmen and gunwomen

Two Women Detained in holdup. Assault happened at 2:00 AM/ On Route from Guayaquil to Chone / No Injuries/Tried to Escape through the sewer/flood pipelines. eluniverso.com (Machine Translated) Three men and two women who were aboard the Reina del Camino interprovincial transport bus stormed yesterday morning to the passengers of the vehicle while driving along […]

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Ecuador: Prosecutor opens up case in apparent gas poisoning event shrimp packing company

eluniverso.com reported a total of 62 people were treated at Santa Teresita hospitals in the Santa Rosa district, Arenillas hospital, IESS hospital and Teófilo Dávila de Machala. These people would have inhaled some kind of gas while doing their work in a shrimp packing company in Puerto Jelí, canton Santa Rosa, last Friday. According to […]

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Ecuador: Grim Reaper’s lead singer released from hospital after amputation

loudwire.com reported there’s good news for Grim Reaper vocalist Steve Grimmett, as the singer has been released from a hospital in Ecuador after recently having his leg amputated to combat an aggressive infection. Grimmett spent nearly a month in the hospital, and he’s now checked in with fans to let them know he’ll be returning […]

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Ecuador: Bank Inside Ministry of Foreign Affair’s Passport Office Robbed

ASSAILANTS STORMED THE BANK, HIGHLY ARMED, PASSED THEMSELVES OFF AS MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIR’S EMPLOYEES, NEARLY 50,000 US DOLLARS STOLEN eluniverso.com reported that shortly before the amounts are collected by a armored vehicle and near the closing hour of a BanEcuador branch windows in the interior of Guayaquil Zonal Government, between five to eight criminals […]

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Salinas Ecuador: Canadian expats file criminal complaint against U.S. expat for theft

U.S. expat allegedly steals expensive construction equipment from Canadian expats. facebook.com/SuperPeninsular reported Eldo Concari an attorney for Canadian expats in Ecuador has filed criminal charges with the prosecutors office in Salinas. The Canadians allege an expat from the U.S. living in Ecuador was left in charge of some expensive construction equipment and stole said equipment. […]

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Fileless Computer Attacks Seen in Ecuador, Hard to Detect

The attacks used Windows utilities and open-source tools instead of easily detectable malware programs cio.com/By Lucian Constantin reported: Using its sensor network, Kaspersky found similar PowerShell scripts inside the registry of computers from around 100 other enterprise networks worldwide. The U.S., France, Ecuador, Kenya and the U.K. are the countries with the largest number of […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador, other coastal areas increased numbers of mosquitoes

Mosquitoes ‘more than in other years’ eluniverso.com reported (machine translated)….They hum in the ears, they lie on their arms, they stick on the legs of those who do not wear pants. Pican. They are stuck to the walls or scuffed in the rooms. They are in downtown areas, in the urbanizations of the road to […]

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Ecuador: 102 national police fired for disciplinary acts in 2016

eltelegrafo.com.ec reported in 2016, the Ministry of the Interior separated 102 gendarmes from the institution for in disciplinary acts. In less than two months, there are three detainees. Writing Justice Police Néstor Leonardo GA, 34, was detained – before dawn on Sunday – after allegedly stealing a cellphone and a charger from a home, where […]

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Cayambe, Ecuador: Man detained with 1,700 capsules of heroin

Tuesday, February 7, 2017 lahora.com.ec reported man detained for transporting 1,700 capsules of heroin, in Cayambe, Manolo J. was yesterday with an order of preventive custody for the alleged crime of drug trafficking. In a hearing of qualification of flagrancy, developed in the Judicial Criminal Unit of Cayambe, the prosecutor Jose Cevallos reported that last […]

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Quitumbe Ecuador: Increase in assaults robberies by assailants on motorcycles

South of Quito, some assailants are using fake pistols and knives in their assaults. Assailants often work in a group of two individuals on a motorcycle. They often use fake or tamptered vehicle plates to throw off authorities. The constant robbery of people registered in Quitumbe forced the police of that jurisdiction to change the […]

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Ecuador: Winter Season, Rains affects more than 700 homes across country

RAINS ALSO IMPACT AT LEAST 15 ROUTES ACROSS COUNTRY Eluniverso.com reported (machine translated) From January 1 to Monday, the winter season has affected more than 700 homes in different provinces of the country, according to reports from the Department of Risk Management. The latest casualties have been reported in El Empalme, Guayas, where three homes […]

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Pascuales Ecuador: Some victims of Express Kidnappings being released near bus station

Abandon victims of highway robbery Terminal Terrestre-Pascuales eluniverso.com reported the Terminal Terrestre-Pascuales highway has become the last stop in cases of express abduction that have been committed in Guayaquil. Two weeks ago, a driver who was intercepted by motorcyclists was abandoned, handcuffed, near an Interagua pumping station. The guys took the car. The victim of […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Heavy Rains, Flooding

eluniverso.com reported Friday night streets and flooded and congested avenues left the heavy rain that fell the night in the main port. The situation registered in social networks, where citizens posted the news in their sectors. While the Municipality of Guayaquil asked the drivers to circulate with caution for certain avenues, such as the Kennedy, […]

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U.S. Expat in Cuenca Ecuador Arrested for Attempted Murder in U.S., extradited

Correction: Latinamericacurrentevents.com originally titled this aggregated article as the expat was arrested for murder. That is incorrect according to the article. The expat was detained on attempted murder in the first degree as well as other charges. Suspect used several aliases, was well-known in the U.S. expats communities in Cuenca as well as on the […]

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Ecuador: More Bus Crashes Leave Dead and Injured

Bus crashes leave more victims in Ecuador Quevedo Eluniverso.com reported two roads of Los Ríos were stained this Thursday with blood and again in accidents involving transportation buses. One of the incidents was reported on the Babahoyo-Montalvo road between a unit of the Citam cooperative and a light truck. As a result of the impact, […]

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Manta, Montecristi, Portoviejo Ecuador: Heavy rains floods houses, bridge collapses

Flooded houses and bridge collapsed by heavy rain in Manabí Neptalí Palma/eluniverso.com Manta-Montecristi-Portoviejo The barking of his dog alerted María Flores. It was almost 01:00 this Thursday and the water was already at the height of the mattress of his bed. Had it not been for her pet, she believes her fate would have been […]

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Montañita, Ecuador: Enchanced Police Intervention to Combat Insecurity

INCREASED POLICE INTERVENTION IN MONTANITA/WILL BE REVIEWED IN SIX-MONTHS 0ecuavisa.com reported this Thursday, February 2, 2017 begins in Montañita the intervention prepared by the authorities in security, mainly for the subject of micro-traffic, robberies and other crimes that have been registered in the resort of the province of Santa Elena. It happens a year after […]

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The Challenges of Death in Ecuador for Expats, Survivors

Dodie Schadlich/gringotree.com/ We have been in Ecuador long enough to know that the only thing that is consistent here is the inconsistency in practically everything a person can experience. My recent ordeal involved death and dying on the coast of Ecuador. I am sure there are others who have dealt with their own death and […]

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Quito Ecuador: One of most severe winter seasons in recent memory

extra.ecThis has been one of the most severe winters in recent years. This was stated by Mayor Mauricio Rodas , after announcing the number of emergencies that have been reported from October 2016 to January 2017: 172. Especially because of the heavy rains that fell in recent days, whose major affects were recorded in the […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Robbers targeting drivers while in traffic when exiting Santa Ana tunnel

eluniverso.com reported the robberies in the midst of intense traffic were presented again last Monday night with drivers leaving the tunnel taking Pedro Menendez Avenue. That day, in addition, the congestion was intensified by the intense rain of the night and the damage in a car. At the end of last year, the manager of […]

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Ecuador: Three Weather Anomalies Contributing to Increased Rains

eluniverso.com reported the intense rains that affected in the last hours (mainly Monday) to several cities of the country, like Salinas, Quito, Quevedo and Guayaquil, have been given by three atmospheric systems, according to the experts. The first is the so-called intertropical convergence zone. This is a strip of low pressure or areas with bad […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Theft of Water Meters Increases

Increases in theft of water meters elmercurio.com.ec reported in 60% in relation to the previous year, it increased in the Municipal Company of Telecommunications, Drinking Water, Sewage and Sanitation (ETAPA EP) the citizens’ complaints for the theft of drinking water meters. In the year 2016, an average of three to four complaints per month were […]

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5.5 magnitude earthquake shakes northwest Ecuador, felt in Quito

M 5.5 – 26km S of Propicia, Ecuador 2017-01-31 14:22:40 UTC 0.698°N 79.673°W 21.4 km depth revistapuntodevista.com.mx/ An earthquake measuring 5.5 degrees Richter rocked the northern coast of Ecuador on Tuesday and felt strongly in the country’s capital, where many abandoned high-rise buildings and took to the streets, but no injuries or injuries were reported. […]

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Ecuador: Bus travelling from Cuenca to Guayaquil Assaulted by gunmen

One of the assailants detained / Assault took place in Cascajal / Bus Compnay Express Sucre NO SECURITY CAMERAS ON BOARD eluniiverso.com reported police recovered wallets, suitcases, cell phones, perfumes, among other belongings of passengers of a bus of the cooperative Express Sucre, that were assaulted after 23:00 of Saturday 28, after two assailants in […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Nine Arrested linked to two robberies of businesses

9 arrested in Cuenca allegedly linked to two robberies Cuenca Ecuador eluniverso.com reported nine people allegedly linked to two robberies were arrested in an operation in Cuenca. One of the premises assaulted is a business of chickens, and the other a pharmacy located in the avenue of the Americas. The arrests were recorded with the […]

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Illinizas Volcanoes Ecuador: Four Lost Hikers Found Safe

Four people remained lost for several hours Sunday afternoon after losing the trail in their ascent to the Illinizas. On Sunday, at 17:01, a call was received alerting four people lost in the ecological reserve of Los Illinizas via Chaupi, province of Cotopaxi, reported the 911 Ambato ECU. Apparently, the weather conditions did not allow […]

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Ecuador: Abducted Soldiers released by irrregular group in mining conflict

Ecuador Indigenous Group Releases Soldiers Abducted in Mining Conflict telesurtv.net reported … “Freedom and dignity of people are not negotiable, and in Ecuador no one is above the law,” said Ecuador’s Defense Ministry. Two soldiers who were abducted by an irregular group in the Amazon rainforest of Ecuador were released on Saturday in the midst […]

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Cotacachi, Ecuador: Burglary of Expat’s residence reported

Source: FB expat group – name of victim not used. I am writing this to let folks know that sometimes what you believe is enough security is not… Thursday night our garage and workers bodega was broken into. Many valuable items were taken. We live in La Compania area across from the bodega de municipio. […]

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Tourist stranded in Ecuador after refusing to smuggle package back to Malaysia

YOUNG MAN REFUSES TO BE A MULE – STRANDED IN ECUADOR FOR TWO MONTHS – NOW HOME SAFELY nst.com.my/bernama.com / Young Businessman given free ticket by a customer in Malaysia to travel to Ecuador. When getting ready to return to his home country, he is asked to take (smuggle) a package back with him. He […]

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Ecuador: Famed Photojournalist, professor dead, victim of brutal beating

MALACATOS, LOJA, ECUADOR (Developing Story) EXPAT FROM ITALY APPARENTLY DIES FROM INJURIES SUSTAINED FROM A BRAZEN SAVAGE ATTACK AND HOME INVASION Some segments of this report is provided by an anonymous source believed to be reliable. Filcittadino.it reported that Mauro Burzio, 68, a native of Venasca Italy who spent decades abroad and lived in Ecuador […]

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Ecuador: Reventador Volcano is shaking and shimmering

expresso.ec reported the Reventador volcano has a high activity. This is reported by the Twitter account of the Coordinating Ministry of Security of Ecuador. “The volcano Reventador presents ash emission. It is monitored 24 hours a day, “the report said. According to the ministry, it was possible to observe several emissions with low ash load, […]

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Tension in Morona Santiago Ecuador continues, two soldiers held by Shuar

expreso.ec / Two soldiers continue to be held by Shuar Indians in the Amazonian province of Morona Santiago (southeast), where there is a mining conflict of considerable proportions. The Ministry of Defense, which demands the “immediate release” of the soldiers, also reiterated its position of not negotiating within the framework of “violence and illegality of […]

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Cotapaxi Volcano Ecuador: Structures Recommended to Mitigate Mud Flows, damage, loss of life

Fabian Rodriguez Theofilos, Toulkeridis Washington Sandoval Oswaldo Padilla, Fernando Mato The Cotopaxi volcano in north-central Ecuador is one of the most dangerous volcanoes of the world due to its ability to generate far-reaching lahars, which are able to destroy infrastructure and endanger a high amount of population living close to the main fluvial drainages of […]

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Ecuador: Neurological Manifestations from Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue virus

Zika Virus, Chikungunya Virus, and Dengue Virus in Cerebrospinal Fluid from Adults with Neurological Manifestations, Guayaquil, Ecuador Citation: Acevedo N, Waggoner J, Rodriguez M, Rivera L, Landivar J, Pinsky B and Zambrano H (2017). Zika Virus, Chikungunya Virus, and Dengue Virus in Cerebrospinal Fluid from Adults with Neurological Manifestations, Guayaquil, Ecuador. Front. Microbiol. 8:42. doi: […]

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Ecuador: Vocalist for band Grim Reaper loses part of leg due to infection

Grim Reaper’s lead vocalist overcome by foot infection while on South America tour in Ecuador. Diabetes Related, Singer suffers severe foot ulcer infection/ metalunderground.com / Despite travel insurance / wife states company refused to pay because of preexisting condition. Vocalist Steve Grimmett – who had part of his leg amputated earlier this month – remains […]

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WFP Update Ecuador Since Earthquake 2016

Highlights /reliefweb.int Monitoring of WFP’s earthquake response indicate a significant improvement in the share of households with acceptable food consumption. Virtually all assisted households were lifted out of food insecurity. WFP continues to strengthen its relationship with the Government to explore opportunities for cooperation in 2017. The Government of Ecuador approved WFP’s Country Strategic Plan […]

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Quito, Ecuador: Authorites warn of new modality of assault

BOMB THREATS MAY BE USED AS DISTRACTION TO ALLOW ASSAILANTS TO COMMIT ROBBERY ASSAULTS / CAUTION RESIDENTS FOR GREATER VIGILANCE WHEN RETRIEVING FUNDS FROM THE BANK ECUAVISA.COM REPORTED: The Iñquito sector, north of the capital, was convulsed by a call that alerted the bomb threat, near midday on January 19. In Amazonas avenue was restricted […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Woman lives in fear since robbery by thieves posing as police

Drama of a young woman to whom false police came into her house to steal Eluniverso.com (machine translated)reported while telling her experience, Michelle moves her hands with some anxiety. “After the robbery, I was not able to sleep well,” says the 22-year-old woman, who was caught by four men posing as police officers of the […]

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Quito Ecuador: Video of modus operandi attempted bank robbery

A security camera recorded the modus operandi of an antisocial gang that tried to rob a financial institution in the north of Quito, the facts were registered after the assault happened 23 of December of 2016. SAFETY AND SECURITY IN ECUADOR – READ THIS BOOK

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Cuenca Ecuador: Some reporting increase in home burglaries

Cuenca Ecuador – INCREASE OF HOME BURGLARIES REPORTED – SOME BLAME LACK OF EMPLOYMENT .latarde.com.ec (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported that some citizens are afraid to leave their home alone, because unpleasant people can enter the building to perform their misdeeds. There are several houses that do not have enough security, and that is when theft happens […]

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Peru: Colombian Thugs travelling through Ecuador Captured after Assault on Tourists

10 Colombians captured when tourists assaulted on beach in Huanchaco. (Surfing Mecca) larepublica.pe (machine translated) Hit the underworld. They were caught by the police in Huanchaco resort in La Libertad Peru. They had entered on Wednesday 11 through Ecuador. They will be deported. When they were surprised, they tried to flee, but the police gave […]

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U.S. Citizen Living in Ecuador Vanishes Under Suspicious Circumstances

MISSING: JONATHAN C. GILCHRIST – US CITIZEN, RESIDENT OF SALINAS ECUADOR Former Houston Texas Resident This article is prepared by LatinAmericaCurrentEvents.com. As often the case with a missing person event, the story can be very fluid and change within moments. It is believed by LACE that the facts presented here are accurate despite many missing […]

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Milagro Ecuador: Seven Vehicle Accident Leaves at least 20 dead, 60 injured

Includes Public Bus, School Bus, many minors dead and injured Multiple clash in the canton Milagro leaves more than 20 dead (Yaguachi – Jujan road) eluniverso.com reported a head-on crash between a bus of the Cooperativa Ventanas, a school bus and a car, at approximately 22:00 Friday, has left at least 60 people injured and […]

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Ecuador: President Correa Denounces Attempts to Destabilize Govt since 2013

radiolaprimerisima.com reported the president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, denounced on Thursday the plan to destabilize his government implemented since 2013 and led by the brothers Isaiah, exbanqueros responsible for the country’s financial crisis in 1999. According to the president, just days after his second electoral victory in February 2013, the brothers Isaías and their lawyers […]

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Ecuador: Minister of Health executes preventive measures against infectious illnesses during winter

zika, dengue and chikungunya concerns andes.info.ec Quito, Jan 10 (ANDES) .- The Ministry of Public Health of Ecuador carries out some prevention actions to protect the population from infectious and viral diseases that are more frequent during the winter season, including influenza and also zika, Dengue and chikungunya, which are transmitted by the mosquito bite […]

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