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Ecuador using Chinese surveillance technology to fight crime

Ecuador is fighting crime using Chinese surveillance technology
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South American country says network of security cameras has helped bring down the crime rate, according to Xinhua

Ecuador has introduced a security system using monitoring technology from China, including facial recognition, as it tries to bring down its crime rate and improve emergency management, according to state-run Xinhua news agency.

A network of cameras has been installed across the South American nation’s 24 provinces – keeping watch on its population of 16.4 million people – using a system known as the ECU911 Integrated Security Service, Xinhua reported.

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Used by the country’s police, armed forces and fire brigade, it went into operation in November 2016 and has an emergency response and monitoring system. Read Article

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Ecuador: Kayaker from Ireland dead after flash flood

19 YEARL OLD IRISHMAN DIES IN KAYAKING MISHAP AFTER FLASHFLOOD belfasttelegraph.co.uk / Alex McGourty, from Sligo, has been described by friends as an “absolute gentleman” and an “outstanding young man” who had “the world at his feet”. Mr McGourty died after getting into difficulty following a flash flood in the river Abanico, in the south […]

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Ecuador: Kayaker from Ireland dead after flash flood

19 YEAR OLD IRISHMAN DIES WHILE KAYAKING IN ECUADOR belfasttelegraph.co.uk Alex McGourty, from Sligo, has been described by friends as an “absolute gentleman” and an “outstanding young man” who had “the world at his feet”. Mr McGourty died after getting into difficulty following a flash flood in the river Abanico, in the south east of […]

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Ecuador: Woman and Man Asking for Donations for Illness, Appears to be Scam (Video)

In Santa Elena, a reporter reveals an alleged patient who asked for help in the street. The interviewer asks the couple if they need any help and if they have sought assistance from the mayor or other authorities. The politely and slowly get up and head down the road. SPEAK SPANISH LIKE AN ECUADORIAN – […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Couple from U.S. and Canada found dead, still waiting autopsy report

expreso.ec- 1-19-18 On Jauary 13, 2018, a couple from the U.S. and Canada arrived in Cuenca for a twelve day vacation. They rented a short term unit in a building located at Avenidas Doce de Abril and Jose Peralta, according to neighbors. On Wednesday January 17th, 2018, a tour guide arrived to pick the couple […]

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Manabi, Ecuador: Young Woman Victim of Extortion Attempt Via WhatsApp

lahora- machine translated Manabi.- The aggressions of which a 23-year-old woman was the victim, put a stop to her by going to the Prosecutor’s Office to denounce her victimizers. Luis P. and Dany F., aged 23 and 21, were arrested by the police during a raid on a house in the Tamarindos sector, in Portoviejo […]

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Ecuador: Flu Virus Kills Nine Since November

eltiempo.com.ec, EFE- Machine Translated Nine people have died in Ecuador so far this winter because of the flu, according to a report by the Ministry of Public Health, which records up to 289 cases of infection. “Since the beginning of the case presentation on November 19, 2017 and until January 13, 2018 have been reported […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Two U.S. Citizens found dead in Apartment

BREAKING STORY: January 17th, 2018, two U.S. Citizens/Expats found dead in apartment – Male 59 Cuban/American, Female age 56 from U.S. Under investigation, fiscal gave no opinion as to cause of death. Awaiting autopsy – apartment found intact. UPDATE TO THE DEATHS OF TWO TOURISTS FOUND DEAD IN CUENCA – UPDATE JANUARY 19 – READ […]

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Galapagos, Islands Ecuador: Lost U.S. Tourist Found Safe Via 911 Service

81 YEAR OLD TOURIST FROM U.S. FOUND SAFE, DEHYDRATED Lost tourist in Santa Cruz was located by coordination of the 911 ECU At around 4:43 pm on Saturday, January 13, a US citizen contacted the 9-1-1 emergency line to report that she was missing in the El Chato sector, on the upper part of Santa […]

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Ecuador: Video of Police Assaulting Suspect on the Ground

SAFETY AND SECURITY IN ECUADOR – THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ – 100 POINTS TO CONSIDER BEFORE MOVING OR RETIRING IN ECUADOR Radio Dinámica Ec Video of Police Assaulting Suspect on the Ground –  

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Corruption Within Ecuador’s 911 Emergency System? A Missing Report

elexpreso.ec (MACHINE TRANSLATED) It exists, but nobody finds it. The first version of the report DAAC-0058-2017 of the Comptroller General of the State, which determined criminal liability for overpricing in the construction of six headquarters of the ECU-911, does not appear. The document, published by EXPRESO in December, detailed the results of the examination conducted […]

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Ecuador: Drug Trafficking Statistics

IN RECENT TIMES AS MAY AS 10,000 IDIVIDUALS HAVE BEEN DETAINED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING OFFENSES / ECUADOR IS A MAJOR CORRIDOR FOR LOGISTICS IN THE DRUG TRADE expreso.ec (machine translated) Drug trafficking in its macro and micro variants has been installed in the country. There is no day when you do not realize the events […]

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Quito Ecuador: ALERT – Ultraviolet Radiation Index Very High Levels

ELCOMERCIO.COM / The morning and afternoon of this Sunday, January 7, 2018, high and extremely high rates of ultraviolet (UV) radiation were presented in Quito in the Inter-Andean alley, according to the National Institute of Meteorology and Hydrology (Inamhi) on twitter. CURRENT UV READINGS FOR QUITO THINKING OF MOVING OR RETIRING TO ECUADOR – THIS […]

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Vilcabamba, Ecuador: Canadian Tourist Viciously Attacked By Knife Wielding Tourist from Ireland

ATTEMPTED MURDER / ASSAULT WITH A SWITCHBLADE This first hand account of an alleged brutal attack on a tourist from Canada by another tourist from Northern Ireland is shared in the victims own words. ———————- “I am Sheryl MacDonald, a Canadian female tourist. I have been in Vilcabamba since mid November. On Friday December 22, […]

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Ambato, Ecuador: Grizzly scene of newborn being devoured by pack of dogs

lahora.com.ec (machine translated) Part of the skull of a baby, probably newborn, was found inside a private plot, where the dogs devoured the rest of his body. This shocking event was discovered at approximately 09:00 on Thursday by the owner of the place, located in the Jesús del Gran Poder district, of Miñarica Bajo, of […]

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Ecuador: Former President Correa to Return January 4th to fight “Treason”, “Particracy”

Lahora.com / (MACHINE TRANSLATED)Through his Twitter account, former president Rafael correa confirmed that he will return to Ecuador on January 4. “I am going to my homeland on January 4, to be with my comrades in this fight against treason and partycracy, even victory always!” He wrote in the social network. The morning of today […]

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Tourist from Argentina Victim of Brutal Beating while hiking in Vilcabamba, Ecuador

To many who have heard of Vilcabamba, Ecuador it is known as the “Valley of Longevity. However, to some expats from the U.S. and Canada, that are willing to talk, it also is known to have a dark side which is not often revealed to the outside world from this tiny hamlet in the Andes. […]

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Ecuador: Number of femicide cases up, women demand state of emergency

.Telesurtv.net – Women rights groups say that 2017 has been far more deadly for women than previous years and that an urgent action by the government is needed. Women advocacy organizations in Ecuador are calling on the government to declare a state of emergency to confront acts of violence against women in the country in […]

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Potential Crisis with thousands of Venezuelans fleeing and arriving daily in Ecuador

TELEAMAZONAS.COM (MACHINE TRANSLATED) The exodus of Venezuelans does not end on the Ecuadorian-Colombian border, with at least 2,000 migrants a day in recent weeks. Interprovincial transport increases the number of extra frequencies, to transfer migrants to different destinations in the country. Source: Teleamazonas.com SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – READ THIS BOOK

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Manabi, Ecuador: Increase of Leishmaniasis in 2017

SHARP INCREASE IN MANABI PROVINCE NOT JUST LOCALIZED IN RURAL BUT NOW URBAN AREAS Transmitted both by mosquito and sand fly population eldiario.ec (machine translated) The expert also noted that this year soared the number of cases in Manabí, which in 2015 registered 293 infected, while in 2016 totaled 236, however so far in 2017 […]

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One in Ten Ecuadorians Suffer from A Rare Disease, Challenges Medical System

DIAGNOSING AND TREATING RARE DISEASES IN ECUADOR A CHALLENGE FOR THE MEDICAL SYSTEM ELUNIVERSO.COM (MACHINE TRANSLATED) In Ecuador, more than 400 rare or infrequent diseases have been identified, so called because they have a low incidence, says geneticist Milton Jijón of the Galenix External Consultation Center in Quito. The problem lies in the difficulty of […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: U.S. Citizen Murdered by Gunman on Motorcycle

eluniverso.com reported that a US citizen was murdered by gunfire in south Guayaquil. Authorities identified the victim as 47-year-old David Jusino, who arrived in Ecuador on Saturday morning with his wife and daughters. The victim was shot that evening after playing soccer in Guasmo Sur. He was walking home and was several blocks from his […]

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Ecuador: Band of Home Burglars broken up operating in Four Provinces

GANG CONDUCTING HOME BURGLARIES DISMANTLED – OPERATING IN FOUR PROVINCES OF Pichincha, Azuay, El Oro and Loja During the operation, electrical appliances and cell phones were seized. LAHORA.COM.EC (MACHINE TRANSLATED) Crimes such as illicit association, robbery of people and robberies in homes through the modality of estruche are attributed to a criminal organization disarticulated during an […]

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Ecuador: Government plans to reduce deaths from traffic accidents

THE GOVERNMENT PLANS TO CUT THE NUMBER OF DEATHS IN HALF IN ECUADOR FROM TRAFFIC ACCIDENTS WITHIN TWO YEARS LAHORA.COM.EC reported 1,769 people have died in traffic accidents to date in Ecuador during 2017. Today, government officials have committed to lower fatalities by 50% on the roads within the next two years. They announced an […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Criminals Change Robbery Techniques

Many career criminals in Ecuador skillfully follow the U.S. Marine mantra of “adapt, overcome, improvise”. Almost without fail they seem to adjust to most measures by authorities to place criminals in check. For years, I have warned others that if you see two men on a motorcycle and especially without a license plate to up […]

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Ecuador: 39,000 plus individuals living with HIV

elcomercio.com – The International Day of Fight against AIDS is remembered today, December 1, 2017, as every year. In Ecuador , 39 224 people live with this disease, according to the Ministry of Health . In 1984, the first case was reported in the country. According to the Global Burden of Disease study, carried out […]

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Ecuador: Bus Drivers for Inter provincial destinations plan suspension of services today

Elcomercio.com reported bus drivers plan to suspend their activities from 00:00 to 18:00 (INTER-PROVINCIAL) ON Wed. Nov 29, 2017. They plan to protest changes in a land transport law. Those changes include the incorporation to the interprovincial public transport service of vans that carry passengers and parcels. That measure is scheduled to be discussed on […]

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Ecuador: Prosecutor to request former President Correa to be barred from leaving country

eldiario.ec / (machine translated) Geovanni Atarihuana, director of Popular Unity (UP), today presented a request to the General Prosecutor’s Office to resume investigations into four previous complaints against former President Rafael Correa. The objective, newspaper El Comercio reported, is for the Prosecutor’s Office to request precautionary measures against the former president and prohibit him from […]

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HE’S BACK. Former President Rafael Correa arrives in Ecuador, political feud continues with current Pres.

NATIONALPOST.COM reported that former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa returned home Saturday for the first time since leaving office as he gears up for a political fight against his hand-picked successor. A chaotic scene awaited Correa at the arrival terminal of Guayaquil’s airport, where police were called in as dozens of his supporters exchanged insults and […]

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Ecuador: Foreign Residents and Companies Obligated to report Monetary Assets Abroad

New obligation to report monetary assets abroad derechoen140caracteres.com/ registroficial.gob.ec November 20, 2017 by Gustavo Amadoren Tributario (machine translated) The Internal Revenue Service, through Resolution NAC-DGERCGC17-00000566 has established the obligation of natural persons and national or foreign companies resident in Ecuador, to report the monetary assets they maintain in foreign financial institutions, in the following cases: […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Two Women Ripoff Spa (Video)

  CUENCA ECUADOR – TWO THIEVES IN ACTION Thursday morning October 16th, 2017, two fairly well dressed women enter a spa. Watch how they greet the employee while one of the women distract the clerk and the other pulls a classic ripoff.  Source: La Voz del Tomebamba RELOCATION SERVICES TO ECUADOR – CONTACT JOURNEYMAN JACK

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Samborondón, Ecuador: Burglaries of residences in private communities

eluniverso.com – machine translated Members of the National Police and a private security company inspected the address in Camino del Río where a theft was recorded last Monday. Courtesy The theft of a computer in a house and at least ten attempts to rob in other houses, generated the reaction of the inhabitants of the […]

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Four Mexican Drug Cartels Have Presence in Ecuador

eluniverso.com / (machine translated) The cartels of Mexico conquer the drug trafficking market worldwide. The shipment of substances such as cocaine, heroin, methamphetamines and chemical precursors to 51 countries of the five continents, through alliances with criminals, positions them as the pioneers in monopolizing the routes and conquering their empire in several countries, including Ecuador […]

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Ecuador Corruption Network Exposed for Candidates to Gain Entrance to Police Academy

PROSECUTOR CHARGES NETWORK FOR CHARGING UP TO $13,000 TO GAIN ENTRANCE INTO THE NATIONAL POLICE ACADEMY lahora.com.ec (MACHINE TRANSLATED) The aspiring officers had to pay up to $ 13,000 to this network, according to the Prosecutor’s Office to gain entrance into the national police academy. 11 people, including doctors and other professionals of the National […]

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Carchi, Ecuador: Some interesting modalities of crime

Adapt, overcome, improvise is the famous Mantra of the U.S. Marines. Well, many criminals and criminal organizations seem to have the same phrase in their playbook. Ecuadorian criminals as well as their imported brethren from Colombia and beyond always seem to be changing their game plan.  The following criminal modalities are from an article in […]

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Naranjal, Ecuador: One Ton of Cocaine Seized, hidden under banana plantations

freshplaz.com/eluniverso.com – Ecuador: Authorities seize 1 ton of cocaine hidden underground in banana plantations Ecuador’s National Police and the National Anti-narcotics Directorate, through the Counter-Narcotics Intelligence Unit with European Coordination (UIACE), conducted the 178 Fortaleza Police Operation on the night of November 1, in which they arrested three citizens and seized a ton of cocaine. […]

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Former Expat in Ecuador pleads guilty to Assault Charges in U.S., sentenced to prison

Defendant fled the U.S. and was residing in Cuenca, Ecuador at the time he was detained. North Carolina: morganton.com – A Connelly Springs man who spent two years in Ecuador after firing a weapon into a Burke County home could spend up to 11 years in prison. Dean Allan Yancey, 63, pleaded guilty last week […]

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Disbarred Attorney from U.S. Convicted of plotting to fly cocaine from Ecuador

One of Casey Anthony’s former lawyers was convicted of cocaine trafficking in court on Friday. Drugs were destined for ultimate destination of the United States. dailymail.co.uk / Todd Macaluso was found guilty of an international cocaine distribution conspiracy after plotting to fly a plane-full of the drugs from Ecuador to Honduras, according to the New […]

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Ecuador: Anti-Narcotic Unit Ambushed near Colombia border in San Lorenzo

ELUNIVERSO.COM REPORTED (MACHINE TRANSLATED) With pistol, rifle and even grenade attacks, teams of the Mobile Anti-narcotics Special Group ( GEMA ) were ambushed on Thursday afternoon on the Cadena-Puerto Rico highway, in the border area of San Lorenzo , minutes from Colombia. According to the police report, while carrying out a “sweep” of reconnaissance to […]

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Guayaquil International Airport to Suspend Some Flight Operations Nov. 25, and Dec. 2, 2017

Event/Alert – flight operations in Guayaquil, Ecuador garda.com / alert – Guayaquil’s José Joaquín de Olmedo International Airport (GYE) will suspend operations between 08:00 (local time) and 17:00 on Saturday, November 25, and Saturday, December 2, in order to perform runway maintenance. Only helicopter operations will be permitted during these maintenance times. Flight disruptions may […]

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Ecuador: Woman Dies after Bee Attack

Pelileo – Eluniverso.com – from internet – machine translated Zoila Caizabanda (59 years old) suffered this Saturday from an attack of bee stings, in her house located in Chimbiato. His daughter, Carmen Caizabanda, witnessed the events. He said that his mother was taken to the hospital of the Garcia Moreno parish, Pelileo canton, Tungurahua province. […]

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Ecuador: Students and adults reported missing near Malqui Machay ruins, found safe

eluniverso.com / Wilson Pinto machine translated Ambato – The warning voice that eighteen people, fourteen students and four adults had gone missing, was given by a family mother after not knowing the whereabouts of her son when they went on an excursion to the ruins of Malqui Machay, between the limits of La Maná and […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Woman cuts man’s face after argument in historic center (video)

Anoche, tras riña mujer le cortó el rostro con estilete a su pareja en Centro Histórico. Hombre fue llevado a hospital y sospechosa detenida pic.twitter.com/RIYJXwgBNA — Ivan Velesaca (@cronicacuenca) October 25, 2017 Anoche, tras riña mujer le cortó el rostro con estilete a su pareja en Centro Histórico. Hombre fue llevado a hospital y sospechosa […]

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Cotopaxi, Ecuador: 15 cases of sexual abuse reported

lahora.com.ec reported In the province there have been 15 cases of sexual abuse of minors in the provincial prosecution, of which 10 are treated at the Nintinacazo type C Health Center in Cotopaxi. (latacunga) Jorge Rosero, Psychologist from the Latacunga Health District, said that since the beginning of the year to date there have been […]

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Salinas, Ecuador: Expat wakes up to thief trying to break into his residence

FROM POST ON SOCIAL MEDIA, NAME WITHHELD UNEDITED – Hello Salinas Friends, Just wanted to let you know so you can beware. Yesterday a thief climbed up my fence at 3am in San Lorenzo and he was searching for a way in on the backyard, luckily enough they stumbled upon some glass bottles and made […]

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Flu Reports Across Ecuador

ELCOMERCIO.COM – The Ministry of Public Health reports to date(middle of September) in 2017, there have been confirmed 206 reported cases of people with the AH3N2 flu virus. There have been seven reported deaths. Children under five years of age are the most impacted. And, Pichincha Province has had the most cases, with a total […]

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Ecuador: Report, conflict between Shuar tribe and govt. causing psychological damage

Signs of lasting trauma in people evicted to make way for giant mine in Ecuador theguardian.com / Kimberley Brown reported, battles with the government and army over land and mining rights has caused indigenous Shuar people long-term psychological damage, report says Months after they were evicted from their homes to make way for a mine, […]

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Gualaceo, Ecuador: Water quality problems due to mudslide, using reserve supplies

eltiempo.com.ec / The heavy rains that occurred during this weekend, caused turbidity in the San Francisco River, which caused that about 30,000 inhabitants remained without vital liquid during several hours of yesterday. This situation was caused because the stone material that rested on the river bed will be displaced and will cause turbidity in Capzha […]

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Ecuador: Results of 15 Year Study regarding suicide in Ecuador

ECUADOR RANKS ABOVE REGIONAL AVERAGE FOR INDIVIDUALS COMMITTING SUICIDE Data about suicide is still scarce in Latin America, especially in smaller countries like Ecuador. In the last 20 years just very few reports have partially described this phenomenon in the country The disease burden of suicide in Ecuador, a 15 years’ geodemographic cross-sectional study (2001–2015) […]

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Ecuador: Group of tourists missing in Amazon for ten days, found alive

elcomercio.com  (MACHINE TRANSLATED) reported – A group of tourists lost their way in the sector of the Verdeyacu river , in the Tena canton of Napo province, located in the Amazon of Ecuador . According to ECU 911 , people would have lost about 10 days. On Wednesday, October 11, 2017, at 10:45 am, the […]

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Nine Rescued off of tourist bridge in Guayaquil, Ecuador

Nine people were rescued from the Santay Island Bridge Ecuadortv.ec reported -the Guayaquil Fire Department rescued nine people who were on the bridge between Guayaquil and Santay Island, minutes after a boat collapsed part of the structure. The pedestrians, two of them minors, could not leave the bridge. The rescue team helped them down through […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Fishing Boat Crashes into Tourist Bridge, Collapses

A fishing boat hit this Thursday, October 12 against the wooden bridge of Santay Island, product of the mishap the platform of connection collapsed. According to ECU 911 no injured or deceased persons are reported. The bridge connected Guayaquil with the community of Santay Island. It has an extension of 860 meters in length by […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: What caused the Santay bridge to collapse?

Santay Island Bridge A fishing boat hit this Thursday, October 12 against the wooden bridge of Santay Island, product of the mishap the platform of connection collapsed. According to ECU 911 no injured or deceased persons are reported. The bridge connected Guayaquil with the community of Santay Island. It has an extension of 860 meters […]

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Ecuador: Bus Crash kills mother and daughter in truck on Riobamba-Ambato road(video)

SAFETY, HEALTH, SECURITY IN ECUADOR, THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ 1. Hoy, en la vía #Ambato #Riobamba, sector #Mocha, murió madre e hija que se movilizaban en esta camioneta. @mercurioec pic.twitter.com/8Nv4UQK9vz — Ivan Velesaca (@cronicacuenca) October 10, 2017

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Robbers assault passenger vehicle front of Malecon (Video)

Undated video shows three assailants at will assaulting a passenger vehicle with weapons on the main road in front of the famous tourist attraction Malecon 2000 in Guayaquil, Ecuador. SAFETY, HEALTH, SECURITY IN ECUADOR – THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ BY ANYONE VISITING OR MOVING TO ECUADOR  

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Urdesa Guayaquil Ecuador: Businessman robbed, murdered in cold blood by motorcyclists

eluniverso.com reported (Machine Translated) Martha Gonzalez lives in central Urdesa 30 years ago and yesterday from the portal of her house saw agents of the Violent Death Unit perform the skills to solve the crime of a man who after trying to arrest two individuals who had just raided his business , was shot in […]

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Ecuador: January 17 through August, 116 People Dead In Bus Accidents

eluniverso.com (machine translated) – MÉNDEZ, Morona Santiago. The bus that covered the route Zamora-Quito was overturned at 01:25 yesterday after losing track at the height of Canton Méndez. Eleven people were injured. Cuenca – A child under 6 died and five people were injured yesterday after a pickup truck hit the back of a bus. […]

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Manta, Ecuador: Expat dies in motorcycle accident, hit and run

eldiario.ec / A man of German nationality lost his life in Manta in a traffic accident registered in the round of “El Paraíso”. The event occurred on Saturday at 10:30 p.m. when Wolfgang Klapperich was to be digested at the El Palmar citadel on a motorcycle. The victim died after agonizing 10 hours in the […]

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Machala, Ecuador: Famous Iguanas of Parque Plaza Colón slaughtered with rat poison (video)

MACHALA ECUADOR – EXTERMINATION OF THE GRACIOUS IGUANA FROM A PARK Everyone who has visited Guayaquil, Ecuador wants to see the ancient Iguanas which grace an old park in the middle of this hot and humid port city. Machala, Ecuador also on the hot and humid side has invested millions of dollars in the once […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Video shows three thieves ripping off merchant

Cuenca Ecuador: Video shows three thieves working together to steal from a merchant not paying attention to what is going on. Event took place on 10 de Agosto in the commercial area. THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – BE BETTER PREPARED – READ THIS BOOK Ivan Velesaca Video muestra como 3 ciudadanos aprovechan descuido y […]

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Ecuador: 112 Women Murdered through September 17, 2017

Latacunga – Flor Pineda Bamba died at 00:30 yesterday because of an injury to the jugular, allegedly caused by his partner , in the streets Felix Valencia and Quijano, in the city of Latacunga. According to the police department of the uniformed New Circuit Vida, the crime would be a suspected femicide with the use […]

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Montanita Ecuador: Third murderer of young tourists from Argentina sentenced to 40 years prison

eluniverso.com (machine translated) reported Marina Menegazzo and María José Coni, the two young Argentine tourists who were murdered at the end of February 2016 in Montañita (Santa Elena). Archive After three days of hearing , the night of this Friday was sentenced to 40 years in jail to José Luis P., a subject that was […]

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Ecuador: Bus wreck in Otavalo probably due to speeding per preliminary report

ACCIDENT PROBABLY RESULT OF SPEEDING, BUS BRAND NEW, ROADS AND LIGHTING IN GOOD CONDITION eluniverso.com (machine translated)(Amparito Roser) They arrived in the morning of this Monday to remove the bodies in the morgue of Ibarra. The relatives of the people who died in the traffic accident registered on Sunday night in Otavalo came to the […]

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Ecuador: Another Bus Bites the Dust, 14 killed, 30 injured near Otavalo

news24.com / Ecuador is going to a period of numerous bus wrecks and continued carnage of dead. Thirteen people were killed and 28 injured when a bus overturned on a highway between the Ecuadorian capital Quito and the northern city of Ibarra, authorities said on Monday. The accident was at 8:00 PM local time. There […]

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Ecuador: Former President Correa disagrees with Pres. Moreno, may ask for constituent assembly

abc.es reported (machine translated) former President Rafael Correa has assured in Bogota that he does not rule out asking for a National Constituent Assembly in view of the situation that Ecuador is facing because of the public consultation that will be convened by the current president of the country, Lenin Moreno , whose content will […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Cause of Death for Dead American Expat still unknown

Prosecutor believes Expat died of natural causes but still waiting for autopsy report. elmercurio.com.ec reported (machine translated) Robert, a US citizen approximately age 75, was found dead inside the San Francisco building, located on Padre Aguirre and Presidente Córdoba streets. At about 8 am yesterday, agents of the National Police accompanied by experts in Criminalistics […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Prostitution, insecurity of concern to residents in parish El Vecino

elmercurio.com.ec / Prostitution and insecurity are aspects that concern the inhabitants of the parish El Vecino. In recent weeks they have met with the provincial authorities to put on the table proposals that help improve security in the 34 districts of the parish. Jorge Herrera, president of the parish El Vecino, said that the leaders […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: 75 Year-Old Expat Found Dead in Dental Office (Video)

BREAKING/DEVELOPING – Cronicacuenca, Radiotomebamba reports U.S. Expat found dead in dental office located at Padre Aguirre y Presidente Cordova in Cuenca —– Did not provide name, sex. Age 75. Body transferred by forensics group for autopsy. Ciudadano de nacionalidad estadounidense de unos (75) que fue encontrado muerto es llevado al Centro Forense. @mercurioec @tomebamba pic.twitter.com/2Hw4PJaBeU […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Authorities discover fake taxi, with seals, color of legal taxi

ecuavisa.com / In an operation of the National Police carried out in Guayaquil, in Samanes stage III, to which were added the transit agents of the ATM, a vehicle was detected that carried a stamp of the Municipal Transit Authority with the number 05525 and a sticker of the which attracted attention and after an […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: U.S. Citizen allegedly abducts two Colombian sex workers

Two sex workers allege they were victims of false imprisonment by U.S. citizen and threatened with a knife when they wanted to leave the American’s apartment. elmercurio.com.ec (machine translated) / Two sex workers of Colombian nationality, 20 and 21, were allegedly abducted by a man of U.S. nationality yesterday afternoon in the Condominios Del Ejido […]

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Ecuador: Missing woman found working in brothel, victim of forced prostitution

eltelegrafo.com.ec (machine translated) reported…The National Police of Ecuador, through the Unit Against the Crime of Trafficking in Persons and Trafficking of Migrants (Ucdtptm), carried out the operation “Fortaleza 89” through which four citizens of Ecuadorian nationality, allegedly engaged in the crime of forced prostitution. The operation took place in Guayaquil, on Thursday, starting at 10:00 […]

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Report states as much as 80 percent of crimes not reported in Ecuador

eltelegrafo.com.ec reported thefts, psychological violence, sexual abuse, physical violence and drug trafficking are the five most reported crimes in the province of Guayas. These figures are derived from the State Attorney General’s Office. However,numerous crimes are not reported to authorities. A study found that 80% of crimes in Ecuador go unreported. Other countries also have […]

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Quito, Ecuador: Double Murder in Hotel heist located in Historic Center (Aug. 17′)

Well Planned Heist – Double murder in a hotel in the Historic Center of Quito lahora / (machine translated) QUITO They had everything planned. Two criminals entered a historic downtown hotel to rob guests of many who were foreigners.. The buffoons waited until nightfall to attack the victims. They were willing to do everything in […]

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Volcano on Galapagos Islands erupts

mpnoticias.com.ec / GalapagosEC.- The volcano of the Fernandina Island is in full eruptive process. The Minister of Environment, Tarsicio Hail, has confirmed it through his Twitter account this Monday, September 4, 2017: “Last minute: The giant of Fernandina awakens … We monitor the development of this natural event.” The eruption, however, poses no threat because […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Crime of Opportunity still threat for expats, travelers

cuencahighlife.com /Martin Simmons The young man who recently moved to Cuenca from California described how thieves stole his cell phone and $100 in cash the first month he was in town. Late at night, there are places to be avoided. Hearing his story, a middle-aged woman from New Jersey, standing next to him at a […]

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Director of IESS claims sufficient medical drugs at hospital in Guayaquil, Ecuador

PATIENTS CLAIM THEY ARE TOLD THERE IS MEDICINE SHORTAGE AT Hospital Teodoro Maldonado Carbo Radiosucre – Full supply of medicines in the HTMC ensures the President of IESS Posted on September 1, 2017 by Press News After conducting a tour of the cellars and pharmacies of the Hospital Teodoro Maldonado Carbo, the President of the […]

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Babahoyo – Vinces Ecuador, bus attacked by armed assailants (video)

Armed criminals assault interprovincial bus that covered the route Babahoyo – Vinces / Some who have viewed this video believe the driver may have been involved with the assailants – notice bus slowing down and picking up passengers not at normal stop for an interprovincial bus. Video is Graphic (No SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR […]

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Ecuador: Bus Assaults Still threat, another one bites the dust route to Cuenca

BUS ON ZHUMIRAL-CUENCA ROUTE ASSAULTED BY ARMED THUGS (El Tiempo)  On Wednesday August 30th, 2017,  at 7:00 am. a Cooperativa Azuay bus was assaulted by armed thugs who feigned being passengers. Three of the so called passengers(robbers) then then allowed two more assailants on board the bus. One of the robbers fired his weapon into […]

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Ecuador: Cautionary tale of professional thieves targeting passengers on interprovincial buses

Despite all the security measures that have been put in place, travel on inter-provincial or long haul buses have security risks. Awareness is mandatory at all times including while getting on or off of a bus. The following story is an unedited version of a recent experience of an expat in Ecuador taking a trip […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Crime Wave of Dog Poisonings in neighborhood near San Marino Mall

Robberies in residential sector north of Guayaquil increased after dog poisoning Security ELUNIVERSO.COM (MACHINE TRANSLATED) This series of crimes intensified after they poisoned the pet of Milton, the past 2 of July. Similar crimes have been committed since that day. The whistleblower said his dog (German shepherd) was barking loudly and driving away the criminals. […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Woman Arrested on Metrovia for stealing cell phones

eluniverso.com (machine translated) The woman was arrested for stealing at a Metrovía station, in the Florida sector, in the north of Guayaquil. At the time of the arrest, the woman was found with three cell phones. This morning, members of the National Police captured a woman who was subtracting cell phones at a Metrovía station, […]

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Otavalo, Ecuador: 8 year old boy kidnapped for ransom, found safe in hostel

eluniverso.com /(machine translated) OTAVALO, Imbabura. The mother of the kidnapped child was reunited with him in the police units. Otavalo – Dennis, the 8-year-old boy who was kidnapped last Saturday in Otavalo (Imbabura), reunited with his family yesterday. The police rescued him and arrested one of the alleged kidnappers. The little boy enjoyed the last […]

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Colta, Ecuador: More than 20 Venezuelans injured in accident of tourist bus

More than 20 Venezuelans injured by bus accident in Colta eltelegrafo – reported: A traffic accident on a tourist bus was registered Monday afternoon at kilometer 5 of the Balbanera sector, in the Colta area, province of Chimborazo, reported the Integrated Security Service ECU 911. The alert was reported at 15:44. Three ambulances of the […]

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Sucre Manabí : Hepatitis A Outbreak

eldiario.ec / A health technician from District No. 4 arrived at the Sucre fiscal education unit on May 24 to talk about this disease to parents gathered in the courtyard of the entity. Álvaro Baquezea, the father of the family, indicated that they had been summoned to a meeting to talk to them about this […]

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Ecuador: Tourist Living Insurance Nightmare after severe injuries in bike accident

dailyrecord.co.uk/ A Scots cyclist badly injured in Ecuador has been left stranded by insurance red tape. Insurers have refused to meet 25-year-old Dylan Brown’s medical costs because doctors were told he may have taken drugs before the accident. And even though his family are confident that tests will prove he had not, they have been […]

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Ecuador: Road to Papallacta closed due to snow, cleaning in process

elcomercio.com (machine translated) A layer of approximately 6 centimeters of snow covered a part of the road that leads to Papallacta , this Friday, August 25, 2017. Interprovincial cars and buses were affected, at kilometer 20. At the moment it is closed by works of cleaning. ATENCIÓN | Vía Pifo-Papallacta cerrada por precaución. Mónica Valdiviezo, […]

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Esmeraldas Ecuador: Water Crisis, hundreds of thousands impacted

elcomercio.com (machine translated)The restoration of the drinking water system in Esmeraldas is uncertain. Until Thursday, August 25, 2017, in the afternoon, the technicians of the company EAPA-San Mateo were working on the construction of the bases to place a new pump, according to what had been foreseen. After these tasks, the plant must be tested […]

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Ecuador: Top Prosecutor to Present evidence of corruption against Vice President Glas

(Reuters)(US News and World Report -Daniel Tapa – Ecuador’s top prosecutor said on Monday he would present evidence of corruption against the country’s embattled vice president, who was stripped of his duties by a presidential decree that stopped short of firing him earlier this month. Vice President Jorge Glas was sidelined early this month by […]

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

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

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Playas Ecuador: Bus accident with van injures two, drivers arrested

eltelegrafo.com.ec /(machine translated) An accident occurred around 1 pm Sunday, about 800 meters from the entrance to General Villamil Playas. According to personnel from the Ecuador Transit Commission (CTE), the GST-1950 plate van transported a family to Playas and was hit in the back by the company’s GAZ-463 plate bus, disc 06, Trans. July 25th […]

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

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

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Cuenca Ecuador: Video of Motorcyclists Assaulting, Robbing Pedestrians

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

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Petroecuador claims no gas shortage despite rumors on social media

Despite saying no gas shortage, petroecuador leaves open possiblity of shutdown of one of the country’s refineries expreso.ec (machine translated Petroecuador says there will be no gas shortage The company denies a future without fuel, but leaves open the possibility of a planned stoppage in one of its three refineries. Although the statement is clear, […]

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Ecuador: Graphic Video of Knife Wielding Bus Robbers

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

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Sangay National Park, Ecuador: Six Hikers Missing

elcomercio.com / Search and rescue teams are looking for six hikers who have not been heard from in nearly a week.  They are believed to be somewhere in Sangay National Park. Specifically they were to be in the area known as Laguna Negra de Palitahua. Last contact with the group was on August 8.  Several […]

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Two Murders in Two Days in Portoviejo, Manabi Ecuador

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

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Oyacoto, Quito, Ecuador: Another Bus Accident injures at least six

At least six injured after Oyacoto toll accident eluniverso.com (machine translated) QUITO. In the zone of the toll of Oyacoto an accident was recorded today that was attended immediately by the firemen of the city. (Twitter Bomberos Quito) Enlarge QUITO. In the Oyacoto toll sector, five people were injured after the vehicle collision between two […]

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Ambato Ecuador: Taxi Drivers protest against photo radar

thenewspaper.com / The streets of Ambato, Ecuador were filled with taxi drivers protesting against photo radar on Monday, La Hora reported. Thousands showed up to march along Avenida Cevallos waving banners and signs. Read Article

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Ecuador: Young Tourist from UK tragically dies while white water rafting in Ecuador

By Sara Kamouni/thesun.co.uk SCHOOL TRIP TRAGEDY IN ECUADOR UK schoolboy, 17, dies after falling from an inflatable boat while white water rafting with classmates on trip to Ecuador Matthew Hitchman was on a month-long trek across the Andes A 17-year-old boy has died on a school trip to Ecuador after he fell from an inflatable […]

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How to identify counterfeit five dollar bills in Ecuador

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

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