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

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“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)

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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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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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Quito Ecuador: Some Road Closures due to Political marches

lahora.com.ec reported the Metropolitan Transit Agency informed the public that to reduce the impact on mobility by the marches comvocados by the citizens this April 7, several vehicular diversions will be made. These deviations will be implemented as they pass the two marches that will leave from the north to the height of the av. […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Three Vehicles Discovered to have the same license plate

TWO VEHICLES DETAINED WHEN IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT THE LICENSE PLATES HAD BEEN CLONED eluniverso.com reported two grey-colored Hyundai Matrix vehicles were stopped yesterday in the north and south of Guayaquil, for having the same number of plate, engine and chassis. Their current owners told police officers that they were surprised by the situation, as […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Passports, documents stolen from travel agency

TWO OF THE VICTIMS HAD U.S. VISAS IN THEIR PASSPORTS eluniverso.com reported three women reported in the Guajas Prosecution’s Flagau unit that their passports and other personal documents were stolen during an assault on Wednesday night at the Travel Agency office Explore It. The victims were scheduled to travel on a tour to the United […]

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Quito Ecuador breaks historical records for rainfall in March, 2017

elcomercio.com/Mayra Pacheco Editor The March rains will be part of the District’s historical records. The amount of rainwater accumulated in that month significantly exceeded the figures collected from 1987 to the current year. In Imaquito (north), Izobamba (south), and La Tola (Tumbaco) stations, last month’s rainfall hit historic figures, said Gonzalo Ontaneda, climatologist at the […]

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Ecuador: Police dismantle ring of kidnappers, extortionists operating in several provinces

KIDNAPPERS OPERATING IN Sucumbíos , Pichincha and Los Rios elcomercio.com/Andrés García Editor reported the dawn of this Thursday, April 6, the National Police executed the operation Libertad III , after which it captured the alleged members of an alleged criminal band called ‘ Comuneros de Liberación Nacional ‘. Diego Fuentes, Minister of the Interior Subrogant, […]

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Quito, Ecuador: Woman found dead inside suitcase

APPEARS WOMAN WAS BEATEN TO DEATH elcomercio.com/ Andrés García In the south of Quito there was a chilling finding in the hours of the night today At about 19:00 on Wednesday, April 5, in Camilo Orejuela Street , in the sector of the entrance to the Metropolitan Camal , the corpse was found of a […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Three Women Murdered in a Week

TWO OF THE WOMEN MURDERED WERE SHOT IN THE CHEST elcomercio.com reported that a woman was found murdered in the Cuenca area. Rosa Regina Camas was murdered last evening in a forested area (Guangarcucho) on her way home from work. Rosa was discovered by her son. One reporte stated that she had been shot in […]

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Ecuador: Money was motive in murder of U.S. Expat Jonathan Gilchrist

American was missing five months ago in Guayaquil. One woman revealed that Jonathan Gilchrist was under three layers of cement expreso.ec (machine translated) On October 19, 2016, it was the last time the American Jonathan Charles Gilchrist, 56, was seen by the guards of the condominium where he lived, in the canton Salinas (Santa Elena). […]

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Azuay Province: Missing young woman’s body found near river, arrest made

eltiempo.com.ec reported that searcher parties in Azuay Province found the body of Cristina Palacio. She has been missing since march 28th. Her remains were discovered amid debris on the banks of Paute River near a dam. , the young woman who had been missing since March 28. The body was located amid debris on the […]

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Ecuador: Two Expats killed when crushed by wave in Crucita

eldiario.ec reported that two foreigners died the night of this Saturday, April 1, 2017, after being hit by a wave in the parish of Crucita, De Portoviejo. The incident happened in the area adjacent to La Loma de Crucita, reported firefighters and members of the Police. The identity of the victims were not disclosed, but […]

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Ecuador: Protests Reported, Lasso calls on Supporters to take to the streets

LASSO ALLEGES FRAUD IN ELECTION bbc.com reported: A row has erupted over Ecuador’s presidential elections after early results projected victory for the incumbent party’s candidate. Results show former vice president Lenin Moreno of the Socialist Party has 51.12% of the vote, with just 4% of districts still waiting to be counted. But challenger Guillermo Lasso […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: Foul Odor Leads Police to Corpse of Missing U.S. Expat

EXPAT COMMUNITY IN SHOCK OVER FINDING OF DEAD U.S. CITIZEN Eluniverso.com reported that the body of Jonathan Gilchrist, a U.S. citizen was located in layers of cement at least two meters deep, according to the prosecutor (fiscal). A foul odor emanating from the residence in north Guayaquil prompted concern on the evening of March 29th, […]

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Ecuador: Body of U.S. Expat Jonathan Gilchrist found, buried in cement

THIS IS A DEVELOPING STORY/NOT ALL INFORMATION HAS BEEN NOT BEEN VERIFIED BODY OF U.S. CITIZEN / EXPAT DISCOVERED BURIED UNDER CONCRETE IN RESIDENCE / TWO DETAINED IN THE INVESTIGATION On January 17, 2017, Latinamericacurrentevents.com reported that U.S. citizen Jonathan Gilchrist, from Houston Texas. On January 12, 2017 Facebook Group “Ecuador Emergency” received a report […]

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Ecuador: Over 1100 traffic accidents Jan. / Feb 2017 across seven provinces

More than 1,000 accidents are registered in 7 provinces in first two months of 2017 121 DEATHS, 1,097 INJURED vistazo.com/ecuavisa.com /Between January and February 2017, 1,127 traffic accidents have been reported in seven provinces of the country, according to data from the Ecuador Transit Commission (CTE). The institution does this calculation in the areas where […]

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Los Ríos Ecuador: Five Security Guards Presumed Drugged with Escopolamine

lahora.com.ec (machine translated) reported Near a hacienda in San Carlos parish (Los Ríos) agents of the National Police found a van with five people who would have been presumed to be drugged with escopolamine. According to the police, they were workers of a security company and were in a state of unconsciousness. They were taken […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Rucu Pichincha Volcano Ecuador: Woman Mountain Climber found dead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Galapagos Islands: Two Missing Tourists Found Safe

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

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Jujan, Guayas Ecuador neighborhoods evacuated because of river overflowing

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

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

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

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Rains impacting homes and road blockages

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sucumbios, Ecuador: Yellow Fever case confirmed

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

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Salinas Ecuador: Two older women burglarize expats home

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

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Ecuador: New Strategy to Eradicate Country from Tuberculosis

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Heavy Rains Cause Damage Quito Ecuador

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

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Ecuador: At Least 12 Deaths Since January due to Rains

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

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Mafias use new scam in car sales in Ecuador

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

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

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

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

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

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Ecuador: 17 Violent Deaths Recorded Over Carnaval Weekend

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

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Manabí Ecuador – Orange Alert due to emergency situation from rains

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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