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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 Ministry of Interior not to trust these proposals. The researchers estimate that 300 people were harmed. The dawn of Thursday, personnel of the Anti-kidnapping and Extortion Unit (Unase), of the National Directorate of Crimes against Life (Dinased), carried out an operation in which they captured 18 alleged members of the criminal group that operated, In Manabí and Pichincha. Of the seized five are women. Preliminarily it was known that one of the prisoners is the ringleader and is a foreigner. An Unase agent, who for security does not reveal his identity, explained how the network operated. The victims filled out forms with their personal and financial details. Also before receiving the money, they had to deposit a kind of guarantee: 20% of what they needed.

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As proof they had to send, through an email, the deposit slip. After this process they had to wait for the supposed approval and the cash would be in their power in 24 hours. “But that never happened, they lost the surrender and were extorted from being denounced.” He added that the group had been operating since 2015 and that the proceeds of its illicit activity raised about $ 514,126. The investigations began seven months ago. The capture operation – called “Colecta” – began at 01:00 yesterday and included 23 raids in Quito, Cayambe, Alóag (Pichincha) and Manta (Manabí). The incursions included 83 agents from the Dinased, 80 from the Intervention and Rescue Group (GIR), 10 from the National Police Directorate for Children and Adolescents (Dinapen), 23 experts from the Department of Criminology and Forensic Science and 23 Agents of the Attorney General’s Office. As evidence is $ 11,000, 40 cell phones, four telephone routing equipment, three desktop computers, four laptops, two tablets, six debit and credit cards, 12 savings books, 50 deposit slips, four hard disks, 6 memories And 10 chips. Until the closing of this edition, there was no hearing of the formulation of charges. READ ARTICLE

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Quito Ecuador: Passengers Raise Hell, refuse to exit plane on TAME flight

quito/cuenca flight not able to land due to weather conditions / passengers go ballistic eltelegrafo.com.ec / An air passenger protest today in Ecuador. This morning, TAME Flight 173 could not land in Cuenca because the airline said there were meteorological issues including poor visibility on the runway due to the presence of fog banks. The […]

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Mysterious Phone Calls Originating from Papua New Guinea targeting callers in Ecuador

Movistar and Claro warn users about strange calls of code +675 Attention: Calling from Papua New Guinea could be a scam elunierso.com(machine translated)The voice of a woman who speaks in English asking for help and says to please return the call. That was the brief contact that kept Bella when she answered the cell phone […]

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Ecuador: Stricter Controls for Electronic Items and Hand Luggage on flights to U.S.

elcomercio.com Controls for passengers and their hand luggage and electronic devices have intensified since July 19, 2017, on flights to the United States . The goal is to comply with the provision issued last June by the Transportation Security Administration ( TSA ). According to TSA information, people will not be stripped of their devices […]

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Ecuador to increase oil output, ignore quota limits by OPEC

theguardian.com reported – Ecuador risks Opec split by increasing oil output Ecuador has become the first country to publicly admit it will not meet Opec’s production curbs, saying it needs to pump more oil to address its fiscal deficit. The South American country’s promised cut of 26,000 barrels of oil a day is a tiny […]

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Ecuador: Bus Overturns, catches fire, passengers trapped in inferno

elcomercio.com reported a bus crashed at kilometer 30 of the Alóag – Santo Domingo road on Friday night July 14, 2017. The exact number of people injured in the incident is unknown; The removal of the victims trapped in the means of transport is currently underway, ECU 911 reported. The emergency coordination center received a […]

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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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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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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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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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Imbabura Volcano: Two German hikers reported lost found safe

Two German tourists who became lost on Imbabura Mountain were rescued, by a multi-agency search force. The hikers, both 19-year-old women, were located this afternoon after a helicopter flew searched for the pair of 19-year-old women, were located by a helicopter. A medical evaluation, it determined their health as stable. One firefighter suffered a fracture […]

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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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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Victim of Bus Crash not allowed to leave hospital until bill paid

Eluniverso.com/(machine translated) Maura Bravo, 27, was discharged from the Luis Vernaza hospital in Guayaquil late Saturday afternoon, hours after the crash between two interprovincial transport busses Valencia and Zaracay, which left 2 dead and 26 wounded, but could not leave the hospital until she canceled(paid) the $ 381 charged by the hospital. This was stated […]

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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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Ecuador: 6.3 Quake felt across country, near Perdaneles sight of 2016 quake

From Eluniverso.com (machine translated) Earthquakes off the coast of Manabi, the strongest magnitude 6.3 Sismo de magnitud 6.3 con epicentro frente a las costas de Manabí Manta fright after quake Susto en Manta tras fuerte sismo Two movements of 4.1 reports the Geophysicist of Ecuador Dos movimientos de 4,1 reporta el Geofísico de Ecuador Quito […]

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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: 24 Dead, 39 Injured in Bus and Vehicle Accidents in Fifteen Days in Four Provinces

THE CARNAGE CONTINUES -24 DEAD 39 INJURED in bus and vehilce accidents over the past 15 DAYS Eluniverso.com reported that over the last fifteen days seven deaths and twelve injured in vehicle accidents. One passenger lost a limb (arm) in a bus accident while riding in cooperative San Cristóbal, in the border between Pichincha and […]

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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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Ecuador on alert for Foot and Mouth Disease after detection in Colombia

Víctor Gómez/ELUNIVERSO.COM Ecuador on alert for foot and mouth deisease after cases reported in COlombiavwaa8boj.jpg Ecuador will intensify the control of the sanitary guide of cattle mobilization, added the county director zone 1 of Agrocalidad. Sucumbíos – Ecuador has put itself on alert and takes preventive measures to avoid a possible contagion of foot-and-mouth disease […]

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Cotacachi, Ecuador: Dozens Injured in Inti Raymi Celebrations (Videos)

Videos of this past weekend of neighborhood fights between different factions in what many call the small tranquil village of Cotacachi, Ecuador. This time of year are the traditional Inti Raymi celebrations. There are numerous injuries. Celebrations and or fights will continue next weekend. SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – THIS IS ONE BOOK THAT […]

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Ecuador: Reventador Volcano Shows Increased Activity

Reventador Volcano Vistazo.com The Geophysical Institute (IG) of the National Polytechnic School warned today of a change in the behavior of the volcano Reventador, which for some months had a “high” activity. The IG said that since Thursday afternoon has recorded seismic tremors and pyroclastic flows (red rocks) that have raised emissions or clouds with […]

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Puembo, Ecuador: Video Shows Hit and Run Accident of Moped Driver

Riding around with Journeyman Jack in Puembo, Ecuador near the Quito airport Dashcam Footage Hit & Run SUN 25 JUL17 Puembo, Ecuador, a taxi zooms by Jack, and then a black SUV with no license plates zooms around Journeyman Jack’s vehicle, driving at imprudent speed in a secondary neighborhood road. The driver of the SUV […]

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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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Ecuador: Five Dead, at least 12 Injured in Horrific Bus Accident (Video)

vía Santo Domingo- Quevedo, Bus Accident Leaves Five Dead and Many injured, Bolivar Velasco/elcomercio.com (machine translated) reported the emergency units of ECU 911 in Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas , west of Ecuador , attended this Friday June 23, 2017 a traffic accident between an interprovincial transport bus and a vehicle . The road accident […]

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Reason Why Rains Persist over Areas of Ecuador

According to the Meteorological and Hydrological Forecasting and Alerts Department of the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (INAMHI), in its warning bulletin issued on Monday, June 19, the circulation of the wind in the lower levels of the troposphere, carries high moisture content Towards the northern and interior part of the Ecuadorian littoral with […]

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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: 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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Challuabamba (Cuenca Ecuador): U.S. expat Terry Schaefer missing

ALERT: MISSING EXPAT TERRY SCHAEFER: The following information was obtained from the wife of Terry Schaefer, both U.S. citizens and resident expats in Challuabamba,Ecuador. (INFORMATION ALSO POSTED ON FACEBOOK GROUP ECUADOR EMERGENCY) On June 12, 2017, at approximately 5:00 pm Virginia Schaefer noticed that her husband Terry Schaefer seemed to have left the house. They […]

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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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Ecuador: Man Loses Fingers in Explosion while trying to charge cellphone battery

eluniverso.com / machine translated – SANTO DOMINGO OF THE TSÁCHILAS. Elsita Valencia, the mother of the one affected by the explosion, said that her son was trying to charge his cell phone with a homemade tool. The battery was connected with improvised cables. Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas – A homemade alkaline battery burst in […]

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Ecuador: At least 30 people injured when pedestrian bridge collapses (video)

eluiverso.com reported that thirty people were injured when a pedestrian bridge collapsed in Tosagua Canton (Manabí Province). Approximately 150 people were on the suspension bridge watching a rafting event in the community of La Madera when the bridge seemed to buckle and 50 of the pedestrians tumbled into the river. Thirty people suffered injuries. Some […]

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Baños Ecuador: Man dies in bungee jumping accident

lahora.come.ec (machine translated) At approximately 1:00 pm today an accident was reported on the San Francisco Bridge in Baños de Agua Santa . Supposedly a young man of 23 years of age was practicing Bungee Jumping and the moment of launching of the bridge the rope was very long, reason why it was hit in […]

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Los Ríos, Ecuador: First case of baby with microcephaly from Zika virus

The one-week-old patient will be seen next week by specialist neurologists. Los Ríos, Ecuador lahora.com.ec / reported: Through a press conference, the director of Zone 5 of the Ministry of Public Health (MSP), Ricardo Beltrán, officially announced that there is in Quevedo the first case of a baby born with microcephaly associated with zika virus. […]

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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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Galapagos Islands: Catamaran Yacht Sinks, 24 people rescued

elcomercio.com reported that twenty-four people were rescued from a catamaran yacht that sank in the Galápagos. 15 passengers and 9 crew members from the Queen of Galápagos are reported to be safe and in good health. The event unfolded at on Friday June 9th, 2017 at 01:55 in the morning, the vessel had an emergency […]

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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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Ecuador: ECU 911 receives reports of damages after earthquake

metroecuador.com.ec The ECU 911 reported that it received consultations in several jurisdictions of the country where the earthquake was felt: In Machala five consultation calls, while in Samborondon three calls By: Metro Ecuador June 5, 2017 / machine translated Three houses in El Limo and Huacas, Puyango province, were affected by the earthquake of 6.2 […]

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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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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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San Pablo Lake Ecuador: Two Bodies Recovered, bad weather may have been factor in deaths

LAGO SAN PABLO ECUADOR – Bad weather may have contributed in victims being swept away. ecuadortv.ec (machine translated) On May 29, in the province of Imbabura, the Special Operations Group (GOE) managed to find two bodies on Lake San Pablo. After several hours, the National Police group was able to locate the two victims of […]

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Quito Ecuador: Contigency plans in place for upcoming fire season

ecuadortv.ec/Lautaro Andrade Castro (machine translated) / The Mayor of Quito, Mauricio Rodas , presented the afternoon of this Tuesday May 30 the plan of the Municipality to face the summer and drought season of this 2017. The city begins to enter the time of year when it does not rain and the heat And wind […]

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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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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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TV Anchor During Video of Earthquake

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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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Device-associated infection rates, mortality, length of stay and bacterial resistance in intensive care units in Ecuador

ECUADOR MEDICAL STUDY IN INTENSIVE CARE UNITS ncbi.nlm.nih.gov / wjbc/ Device-associated healthcare-acquired infections (DA-HAIs) are one of the main threats to the safety of patients, causing patient morbidity, mortality, excess costs and prolonged length of hospital stay (LOS), particularly in intensive care settings of limited-resource countries[1-3]. Abstract AIM To report the results of the International […]

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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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Ecuador: Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus outbreak

portafolio.co / The World Organization for Animal Health (OIE) reported an outbreak of the disease known as ‘Porcine reproductive and respiratory syndrome virus’ in the town of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, central Ecuador province. Because of the evil, said the entity, it was necessary to sacrifice the seven infected animals in the outbreak, presented […]

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Ecuador: At least 40 deaths due to floods and landslides

eluniverso.com (machine translated) As a result of a strong winter that sweeps most of the territory of Ecuador, a total of 40 people have died and more than 153,500 have been affected since the beginning of the year, it was reported Wednesday. The Secretariat for Risk Management said that of the total number of citizens […]

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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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Quito, Guayaquil Ecuador: Expected continued rains over next three days

eluniverso.com (machine translated)The rain that fell yesterday afternoon flooded sectors like Urdenor, in Guayaquil. The water level overcame the curbs. Sandra Miranda For the next few days in the Costa region, heavy rains are still expected in provinces like Guayas, Esmeraldas and Los Ríos, according to projections by the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology […]

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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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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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Ecuador: Coastal Alert for high waves, riptides through April 30th, 2017

eluniverso.com (machine translated) Since Wednesday the country is in conditions of maximum water, according to the Oceanographic Institute of the Navy (Inocar). This will be maintained until April 30. And it coincides, from today until May 2, with a period of waves that causes waves between 1.5 m in height and 2.5 m. Those who […]

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Ecuador: Police Issue Alert For Children Regarding Blue Whale Game

ELUNIVERSO.COM (machine translated) reported the Ecuadorian Police last night launched a campaign aimed at parents to prevent their children and teenagers from falling into what is known as the ‘Blue Whale’ game. “Remember that your life is not a game.” #NoJuegoLaBallenaAzul. “Speak,” wrote the police, hanging a warning in which he asks the parents 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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Ecuador: Train to Ibarra adjusts route due to track damage from rains

ECUADOR TOURIST TRAIN RAILROAD TRACK DAMAGED BY RAINS Elcomercio.com reported that the railroad line from Otavalo to Ibarra has been damaged due to heavy rain last week. Ground areas and a sewer line underneath the rail line collapsed. This has caused tourist operations to take passengers by bus from Otavalo to the San Roque station. […]

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Montañita Ecuador: Third Suspect in Murder of tourists ordered to remain in custody for trial

ELCOMERCIO.COM REPORTED (MACHINE TRANSLATED) A court in the province of Santa Elena ratified the pre-trial detention order for Juan Carlos P., on April 26, 2017, charged for the murder of Argentinean citizens Marina Menegazzo and María José Coni, reported the Attorney General’s Office ). The court dismissed an appeal from the defendant, whose arrest, on […]

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Two Quakes Shake Esmeraldas Ecuador

Two earthquakes were felt in the city of Esmeraldas this Thursday, April 27, 2017 ELCOMERCIO.COM / The inhabitants of the city of Esmeraldas were scared with two tremors recorded the morning of this Thursday, April 27, 2017. The earthquakes reached magnitudes of 4 and 3.7 degrees on the Richter scale. The first epicenter was at […]

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How Ecuador may follow Venezuela over the cliff, an expats viewpoint

pleasespikemydrink.com / Nick Vasey – (Opinion) Ecuador-death-by-government/ – one long-term resident’s personal evidential account of how Ecuador is likely following Venezuela over the cliff … and why Correa’s “robolucion” must be outed as the epic failure and corrupt rort it really is. There is always something awful and tragic about watching a perfectly good ship […]

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Ecuador: A year after a devastating Earthquake

International Fund for Agricultural Development/ Thousands of buildings including this one in Portoviejo, Ecuador, were destroyed in the April 2016 earthquake. The IFAD-supported Buen Vivir Rural Pogramme, run by the Ecuadorian Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Aquaculture and Fisheries (MAGAP), had been operating in Manabí since 2013. Shortly after the earthquake, farmers in the area were […]

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Ecuador: Seven Media Outlets Fined For Failing to Publish Article

bbc.com reported…Ecuador has fined seven media companies for not publishing a story that it deemed of public interest. Failed to publish a negative story about Presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso from the press in Argentina. The state’s media watchdog said the press had a duty to cover a story about the supposed offshore dealings of opposition […]

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Ecuador: 32 Deaths Reported During Winter Season, Weather Related

vistazo.com reported… More than 35,000 families affected and 32 deaths are the new winter damage balance in Ecuador, according to the Secretariat of Risk Management (SGR). In its latest report, dated April 21, the SGR indicated that 186 families are housed, 224 houses totally destroyed and another 32 thousand are structurally damaged. These figures correspond […]

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Ecuador: Report States Public Debt is at Legal Limit of Gross Domestic Product

ecuavisa.com reported the Ministry of Finance published this Friday, April 21, 2017, the public debt bulletin closing to March this year. The figures show that the balance of external debt is US $ 26.486 billion, while domestic debt increased to US $ 13.979 billion; Both amounts to 40,465 million dollars. For the vice president of […]

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Ecuadorian Journalist Files for Political Asylum in Peru

April 18, 2017–cpj.org reported Ecuadoran journalist Fernando Villavicencio, director of the news website Focus Ecuador and a critic of outgoing President Rafael Correa, today filed a petition for political asylum in Lima, Peru. A statement from the regional press group Instituto Prensa y Sociedad (IPYS) said the journalist, who fled to Lima after presidential elections […]

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Homicide Rate in Ecuador Continues Downward Trend in 2016

The homicide rate went from 6.44 to 5.69 per 100,000 inhabitants in the country April 21, 2017 ecuadorenvivo.com/machine translated – Homicides were reduced from 6.44 to 5.69 per 100,000 inhabitants between 2015 and 2016, from 1,048 to 941 cases, the Interior Ministry reported today. The portfolio indicated that the effectiveness in resolving violent deaths is […]

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Ecuador: TAME flights Guayaquil-Cuenca suspended for 60 days

eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported the governor of Azuay, Maria Augusta Muñoz, confirmed Thursday in an interview with La Voz del Tomebamba radio that the suspension of the route Guayaquil-Cuenca-Guayaquil, decided by TAME EP from April 17, will be for 60 days. The announcement was made, he said, following a conversation he had with TAME management. […]

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Peru: Galapagos Tortoises seized in route to Lima on bus

Nearly three dozen Galapagos tortoises considered vulnerable to extinction will return to Ecuador after being rescued in Peru from alleged traffickers, the Galapagos National Park said. Peruvian wildlife authorities found 29 small tortoises—two of them dead—in a cardboard box on a bus on its way from northern Peru to Lima. Officials made the discovery while […]

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Ecuador: False Report From President’s daughter criticizing the country, goes viral

False report of Rafael Correa’s daughter becomes viral metroecuador.com.ec (machine translated) reported that in social networks has circulated a false news of one of the daughters of Rafael Correa. The page truth360 published the content, without verification, and without being a means of communication and the news was viralized. At the moment, the page removed […]

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Owning or Possessing a Gun in Ecuador

Gun control defensa.gob.ec/(Machine Translated) The Ministry of National Defense, through the Arms Control Directorate of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces, monitors Import, export, marketing, storage, domestic trade and manufacture of firearms, ammunition, fireworks, gunpowder or all kinds of explosives, as well as raw materials for their manufacture. In addition, it controls the means […]

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Hostel Closed Down after death of teenager, fell from third floor under mysterious circumstances

They closed the hostel from which the teenager fell out of a third floor window. Guayaquil, Ecuador Tuesday, April 18, 2017 eluniverso.com (machine translated) Two days after a 16-year-old girl fell from a third floor of a hostel, this place was closed yesterday by the Guayas Intendance. The authorities indicated that the place did not […]

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Ecuador: Increase in tolls on Alóag – Santo Domingo route

Maria Victoria Espinosa/elcomercio.com reported with the opening of the new toll , located at kilometer 88 of the Alóag – Santo Domingo road, users started paying this April 17, 2017 a value that equals three tolls . For example, a light vehicle pays USD 1 at the Santo Domingo station and USD 2 at Alóag; […]

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Jujan Ecuador: Three dead, six wounded in bus crash on Easter in bus, vehicle crash

Jujan – Guayaqui eluniverso.com(machine translated) Three dead and six wounded left the afternoon of this Sunday the collision between an intercostal transport bus and a light truck, in the way Guayaquil-Jujan. The accident occurred in the area of ​​the population Tres Postes, a few kilometers from Jujan. The dead, including a child, were in the […]

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Ecuador: U.S. Expat Murdered, Died in Shootout with assailants

New information about the Friday night murder of expat David Senechalle indicates he died in a gun battle with his assailants. CUENCAHIGHLIFE.COM / Police reported that he was shot in the stomach when he attempted to resist three masked assailants at his home north of La Paz. Neighbors who arrived at the scene shortly after […]

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Quito Ecuador: Journalist from Chile Removed from restaurant, Correa Supporter

LevantateEcuador 15 hrs · FACEBOOK The “journalist” Chilean Patricio mery that defends the regime Correista, was forcibly removed from a restaurant business in Quito for the same customers, apparently no one wanted the presence of this communist fine peak El “periodista” chileno patricio mery que defiende al régimen correista, fue sacado a la fuerza de […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Through the Centuries one thing that has not changed, violence against women

Centuries pass, violence against women is maintained lasnoticiasdecuenca.es/Gorka Díez wrote: The News accedes to some violent episodes happened since the XVI century. According to the documentation of the Provincial Historical Archive, women and children, due to their greater vulnerability, have always been the main victims. In six centuries of history neither weapons nor types of […]

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U.S. Expat Murdered in Ecuador, victim of Home Invasion

FOUR ASSAILANTS ENTER HOME WITH FIREARMS, WIFE OF EXPAT, DOMESTIC AT HOME, ALARM ACTIVATED elcomercio.com (machine translated) reported An American expat was murdered Friday night, April 14, 2017, during an assault on his house located in the Ramos sector of the La Paz community of the Nabón canton in Azuay According to preliminary reports, 76-year-old […]

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Nabón, Ecuador: U.S. Expat Murdered

BREAKING: U.S. CITIZEN EXPAT MURDERED IN ECUADOR, THREE SHOTS TO THE ABDOMEN Following information from Twitter account below. From report at la voz del tomebamba At about 7:00am on APRIL 15, 2017, a Twitter account reported that a U.S. expat age 76, by the name of David (C) age 76, was killed with three shots […]

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Ecuador: Study shows Rains to decrease for remainder of April 17′

elcoemrcio.com reported that a govt group that studies the El Niño phenomenon says it expects that rains will slow for the rest of April, 2017. However, they believe precipitation is expected to be higher than normal for the rest of the rainy season. They also believe there will be scattered electrical storms for the central […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Guard at Gated Community detained, let burglars in

eluniverso.com (machine translated) A guard who worked on Saturday in this urbanization was arrested by the police. He did not check the car involved in the robbery. The gated community is located on the main road from Guayaquil to the coast. Diversity of jewelry valued at more than $ 200,000, carved silver Hindu silver – […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Cell Phone helps police track down alleged killer of woman

eltiempo.com.ec reported that according to law enforcement authorities a cell phone assisted them track down the alleged murderer of a Cuenca area woman. Rosa Regina Camas was murdered earlier this month in the Guangarcucho area. The assailant stole and used her cell phone. Police used triangulation techniques which determined the location of the phone which […]

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Guayas, Ecuador: Ten Most Recurrent Crimes, Robbery on top of list

The ten most recurrent crimes in Guayas At the top of the list is located the robbery with six modalities, mainly people. It emphasizes the psychological violence expreso.ec/Pamela Vera /reported: (machine translated) These are the ten crimes that concentrate 79% of the criminal incidence in the province of Guayas. The payroll was presented by the […]

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Manabi Ecuador: Eleven Cantons impacted by rains flooding over weekend

eluniverso.com reported: The number of families affected by heavy rains Saturday and yesterday has grown dramatically, said Susana Dueñas, head of the Department of Risk Management (SGR), arriving in Santa Ana, the most affected canton (50% of all families The province), the weekend, by the ravages of the storm. Dueñas arrived yesterday to deliver food. […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: At least two dead in landslide on Panamericana Highway, vehicles buried

A landslide on the Panamericana Norte avenue occurred in the Ucubamba sector in Cuenca, this Saturday, April 8, 2017. Photo: Courtesy / ECU 911 Estimates of the vehicles that could be involved are based on versions of witnesses who would have managed to get out of a van that was also buried. The upper part […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Number of violent deaths worries local authorities

elcomercio.com/Lineida Castillo reported the voice of Ricardo Baculima sounds sad and tired when he tells how his father-in-law was murdered. He found Baltazar Tacuri, 79, in a wooded ditch, face down with half his body burned. It was Monday April 3 and the news shocked the residents of the rural parish of San Joaquin, located […]

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