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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 operation of the Unit of Intelligence Antidelincuencial (UIAD).

To dismantle this criminal organization that would have been operating in Pichincha, Azuay, El Oro and Loja seven simultaneous raids were made in which six people were arrested, including the alleged ringleader, Andrés A., alias ‘Diegol’.

According to the police investigations, the man was in charge of recruiting people and planning the robberies. Previously, the others involved roamed the homes to know exactly the movements of the owners. Before committing robberies, they knew if the houses were inhabited or not and what property was most vulnerable.preference of this band was the houses alone, the antisocials also operated when the houses were with their owners inside.

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In these last cases, they gagged the victims and then locked them in rooms or bathrooms.

From the information gathered by the Police it was learned that the criminals had links in other provinces to commercialize the stolen objects. In the operations carried out by the UIAD, 49 domestic appliances were stored in houses that served as storage centers. The tools known as ‘goat legs’ were also put in evidence before the authorities.

The police found 39 cell phones that were allegedly stolen.

According to the institution, in addition to violating homes, suspects also engaged in the theft of people on public roads. Read Article

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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: Tourists can now obtain additional ninety days on tourist visa, additional fee

eltelegrafo.com.ec From December 1, 2017, foreign citizens will be able to access an extension of stay for three months. According to information disseminated by the Ministry of the Interior, interested parties may go to the offices of the Undersecretariat of Migration to initiate the respective procedure. The procedure can be carried out at any of […]

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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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Expats Recommend Book for Those Moving to or Living in Ecuador

Ecuador continues to be a popular living and retirement destination for many from the United States and Canada over the last ten years. It is one of the most beautiful countries on the planet. However, moving and living there is much different than spending a few weeks as a tourist and then returning home. 100 […]

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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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Reasons to Visit Quito, Ecuador in 2018

New reasons to love Latin America’s best preserved colonial city. CNTRAVELER.COM – Cloud-high in the Andes and hemmed in by the snow-capped peaks of two active volcanoes, few cities have as dramatic a setting as Quito. The Ecuadorian capital’s 16th-century Centro Histórico (Old Town) is not only the largest and best-preserved colonial center in Latin America, […]

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Ecuador: Ancient Inca Road System, World Heritage Site, has few visitors

ELCOMERCIO.COM   Qhapaq Ñan, the ancient Andean road system, was declared a World Heritage Site in 2014. But despite that declaration, few people visit it. One of the best-preserved parts of Qhapaq Ñan in Ecuador is in Chimborazo Province. Along a 15-kilometer stretch, you can see stone walls, lagoons and páramo vegetation. Visitors can horseback ride, […]

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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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6.2 Earthquake reported near Guayaquil Ecuador

Magnitude 6.2 Region Ecuador – Guayas Date time 2017/11/17 13:40:42 Location 2.38°S 80.03°W Depth 47.1 km Phases 95 Status M RMS 1.2 Azimuthal Gap: 46.1° AgencyID IGEPN   AROUND THE CLOCK COVERAGE IN ECUADOR OF EMERGENCY SITUATIONS – JOIN ECUADOR EMERGENCY ON FACEBOOK SAFETY, SECURITY, HEALTH IN ECUADOR – THIS BOOK IS MUST READ  

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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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GALAPAGOS ISLANDS: Be Prepared for Tourist Checks in 2018

ELUNIVERSO.COM / {machine translated} Galápagos will reinforce tourist checks next year to prevent them from staying or staying for more than the stipulated time. The controls will involve requiring national and foreign visitors to show their roundtrip air tickets and have reservations of the places where they will stay. The president of the Government Council […]

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Ecuador: Vice-President to face trial for Corruption Allegations

BBC.com – A judge in Ecuador has ordered that the country’s Vice-President, Jorge Glas, stand trial over corruption allegations. Mr Glas, who was arrested on 2 October, is the highest-ranking politician to be indicted in the massive Odebrecht corruption scandal. Prosecutors accuse Mr Glas of taking $13.5m (£10.2m) in bribes from the Brazilian construction giant, […]

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Ecuador enters new agreement to pay debt to Schlumberger

QUITO, Nov 15 (Reuters) – Ecuadorean state-owned oil firm Petroamazonas will sign an agreement this month to settle $300 million in unpaid bills from oil services company Schlumberger, an arrangement that includes a five-year financing deal, the Oil Ministry said on Wednesday. THINKING OF MOVING TO ECUADOR – THIS BOOK IS A MUST READ The […]

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Stomach Cancer Highest Number of Deaths for Women in Ecuador

ecuadorinmediato.com (2013) (machine translated) Quito is the city with the highest incidence of breast cancer in the country According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is one of the most frequent in women, however in Ecuador stomach cancer is the highest mortality, followed by cancer of the cervix. In 2011, according to official INEC […]

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Ecuador: 7,000 apply for porno film most failed to measure up, due to stage panic

EXTRA.EC (Machine Translated) The recruitment of porn actors in Ecuador woke up the manhood of more than one. The applications were massive. The mail of Francisco Cruzado, director of Spanish cinema that brought the idea to the national territory, by little and collapses. 7,000 applicants and counting. Were you among those who auditioned? According to […]

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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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Latacunga, Ecuador: Mama Negra Festival not to be missed (video)

Ecuador’s Colorful Past Comes to Life in Mama Negra Festival telesurtv.net / Standing under the shadow of the volcano, Cotopaxi, the city of Latacunga fills the streets celebrating 300 years of tradition in its largest and oldest festival. The Festival of Mama Negra is one of the oldest in the city of Latacunga and traces […]

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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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Ecuador: Anti-Press Campaign by Former President Correa, caused lasting damage to journalism

John Otisanti-cpj.org – press campaign carried out by Moreno’s predecessor, former President Rafael Correa, has caused lasting damage to journalism in Ecuador. Since taking office in May, Ecuadoran President Lenín Moreno has pledged to end a decade-long battle between the government and the media. But several reporters and editors with whom CPJ spoke said that […]

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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: Ruling Political Party Ousts President Moreno as chairman of PAIS Alliance

Ecuador’s ruling PAIS Alliance party has ousted Lenin Moreno over a lack of coordination of the president’s actions with the government’s plan and the alliance’s political project. MEXICO CITY (Sputnik) — Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno was ousted from his post as the chairman of the ruling PAIS Alliance party, the party announced on Wednesday. “The […]

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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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Ecuador: Public Media was a propagandist tool during Correa’s term in office

Public media was ‘expensive propaganda’ during Correa years, government says CuencaHighLife | Ecuador’s director of government-owned media lashed out Tuesday at the management of public newspapers and television stations during the Rafael Correa administration. Public media director Andres Michelena “What happened during the past 10 years is disgraceful,” said Andrés Michelena. “The public media was […]

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Ecuador’s attempt to extort Chevron begins to wind down (Opinion)

Michael I. Krauss , Contributor Law Prof. Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. I have described in detail, in numerous previous columns over several years, Ecuador’s corrupt efforts to almost $10 billion from Chevron Corp. for pollution damages allegedly caused by Texaco (whose interests were purchased by Chevron). Interested readers should consult these […]

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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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Ecuador Defends Oil Drilling in Yasuni National Park

YASUNI PARK, Ecuador (Reuters REPORTED) – The manager of state oil company Petroamazonas defended Ecuador’s plans to expand exploitation of major oil reserves in one of the world’s most species-diverse rainforests, saying it will ensure minimum environmental impact and use appropriate technology. The OPEC country is avidly seeking resources to revitalize an ailing economy, after […]

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Banos, Ecuador: Do you have the guts to walk across this bridge? I don’t

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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: Central Bank uses Gold Reserves to obtain credit abroad

EXTRA.EC (MACHINE TRANSLATED) The Central Bank of Ecuador (ECB) , through its website, confirmed yesterday afternoon that it activated a liquidity credit line that has been approved with one of its counterparts abroad for an amount of $ 200 million, month term and with an annual rate of 1.44%. For the activation of this credit, […]

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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: Former member of Transparency Secretariat alleges he was forced to stop investigations

16 FEB 2017 hispanopost.com – machine translated |MARÍA ALESIA SOSA, Miami Diego Vallejo, a former member of the Transparency Secretariat of Ecuador, denounced how his superiors forced him to stop corruption investigations, involving senior government officials of Rafael Correa. “Now Vice President Jorge Glas directly called my boss, now Minister Jose Serrano, to ask him […]

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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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Ecuador Mobile Phone Operators to tackle stolen phone problem, improve natural disaster response

GSMA We Care Ecuador: Mobile Operators Join Forces to Work on Natural Disaster Response and Tackle Handset Theft bnamericas.com / Ecuador’s mobile industry today launched the “We Care Ecuador” campaign, an initiative of the GSMA in Latin America to set up local actions that will help achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Operators […]

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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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Ecuador: President seeks to prevent unlimited presidential re-election

(Reuters) – Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno said on Monday he will seek to prevent unlimited presidential re-election via a referendum to change the constitution, potentially blocking former ally ex-president Rafael Correa from returning to power. Moreno in September called for the referendum amid a bitter political dispute with Correa over the country’s economic situation and […]

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Ecuador: U.N. study reveals high prevalence of physical, sexual, psychological violence against children

UN report on violence against children in Ecuador One study has revealed a high prevalence of physical, sexual and psychological violence in homes, schools and other places redaccionmedica.ec – machine translated – The United Nations (UN) Committee on the Rights of the Child (CRC) has criticized the high prevalence of sexual, physical and psychological violence […]

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Ecuador: President moves ahead for referendum

bloomberg.com / Stephan Kueffner October 2, 2017 President sends several questions to Constitutional Court Ex-president Correa charges Moreno seeks to block his return Ecuador President Lenin Moreno on Monday pushed ahead with his plan for a national referendum on amendments to the nation’s charter by proposing that the Constitutional Court review a set of questions […]

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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: Vice President embroiled in Odebrecht scandal

Jim Wyss/miamiherald.co – V.P of Ecuador – Glas has been hounded by corruption allegations since the Odebrecht scandal erupted last year. The Brazilian construction firm admitted in U.S. court that it had paid at least $785 million in bribes in more than a dozen countries to win construction contracts. According to those company officials, Glas […]

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Real Estate Sales/Rentals Salinas, Ecuador – Island Estates International

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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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Ecuador: Vice-President, uncle in custody awaiting corruption trial in connection to Odebrecht case

newsobserver.com / AP – Ecuador’s Vice President Jorge Glas was jailed Monday after the Supreme Court ordered his arrest while he is investigated for allegedly taking bribes from a Brazilian construction giant involved in a sprawling regional graft scandal. Police took Glas into custody at his residence in the city of Guayaquil and later transported […]

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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: The Attempt to shed itself of poverty

jacobinmag.com/Thea Riofrancos – In Ecuador, both left populism and anti-extractivism were forged in the crucible of anti-neoliberal struggles. In its drive to privatize and marketize social life, capital provoked a counter-movement that transcended defensive resistance and began to imagine a radically different world: communitarian, ecological, plurinational, democratic. This counter-movement drew its power from its unity […]

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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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Machala, Ecuador: “Rata Viva”! says customer of rat in large chain supermarket, yes a real one (Video)

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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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Company in Ecuador breeds rare frogs, trying to stop illegal pet trade

Ecuador is home to over 500 frog species and many face risks from the illegal pet trade. One company thinks it knows how to stop it. These Beautiful Frogs Are in Trouble—Can Selling Them Help? nationalgeographic.com / By Sarah Gibbens Conservationists in Ecuador have taken a controversial approach to fighting the country’s illegal frog trade—they’ve […]

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Ecuador has plenty of unharnessed oil potential, most of it under the Amazon forest

epmag.com /Ricardo Martinez Díaz – Ecuador is not typically the place people think of for booming oil production. Its output has remained stable over the past 10 years due to relatively stagnant exploration activity. But there is plenty of unharnessed potential, and the country’s new administration under President Lenín Moreno is hinting at taking advantage […]

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Montanita Ecuador: Alibi for one of defendants in murder of two tourists, bites the dust

.infobae.com (Machine Translated) Jose Luis Perez Castro (31) is one of the defendants of the double crime of María José Coni (22) and Marina Menegazzo (21) – the Mendocinean tourists who were murdered in the Ecuadorian town of Montañita – and that yesterday suffered a severe setback in full trial: one of the key witnesses […]

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Ecuador: President Moreno making efforts to dialogue with Indigenous groups

unpo.org / In July 2017, President Lenin Moreno met with CONAIE, the Federation of Indigenous Peoples of Ecuador. It had been 8 years since the dialogue between the national government and the indigenous movement had been suspended. Showing his commitment to re-establish the dialogue, President Moreno pledged to restore intercultural bilingual education and guaranteed the […]

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Ecuador: Foreign Ministry still aligned with former President’s position on free speech

.hrw.or / Unlike his predecessor Rafael Correa, President Lenin Moreno has, since taking office in May 2017, publicly endorsed respect for free speech and civil society. The Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs Ministry, however, appears to be adopting positions that are inconsistent with President Moreno’s public statements and seems to be still aligned with his predecessor’s open […]

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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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Ecuador: Expat from U.S. in early 20th Century contributed to building of country

While not in the numbers present in the 2000’s of expats moving to Ecuador, there have been those adventerous souls seeking adventure and profit long ago. Ecuador was such a market for an American named Evermont Hope Norton.  A native of Kentucy (b. 1873, he moved to Virginia for most of his education. After starting […]

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Ecuador: American taken into custody for investigation in kidnapping of two women

elciudadano.gob.ec / Cuenca (Azuay) (machine translated) – The afternoon of Tuesday, September 12, foreigner Jonathan Matthew P., 33, was detained by the National Police for investigations, for being involved in an alleged kidnapping of two women of Colombian nationality . The incident took place at 4:00 p.m., in the Pórtico del Ejido building, located on […]

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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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Ecuador: Military locates clandestine oil operation connected to national pipeline

eltelegrafo.com.ec / mcahine translated – An intelligence patrol of the Corps of Engineers of the Army revealed an underground underground installation in the Trans-Ecuadorian Pipeline System (SOTE) of the state-owned Petroecuador in Sucumbíos. The finding, which was detected 1 km from the Lumbaquí station in the canton of Gonzalo Pizarro, consisted of a hose with […]

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Ecuador: 2,402 criminal complaints filed a month by victims

eltelegrafo.com.ec / (machine translated) The most common crimes are micro-trafficking, theft and robbery. Prosecutor’s Office has 174 points of attention in the national territory, more than 40 prosecutors work in Quito and Guayaquil. Lorenzo was injured during a burglary outside his home. Some criminals beat him with the guns to steal the dump. The suspects […]

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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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Award Winning Blog on Life in Ecuador recommends book on living in Ecuador

BLOG: MY LIFE IN ECUADOR by EMILY BLOOMQUIST – Emily writes a fascinating blog about living in Ecuador with her husband. She recently received a Liebster Award  for the high quality of her writing and work. ——————- Wow! I received a blog award! What an honor to be nominated by author and editor Nick Wilford from […]

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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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Belarusian firm may have found new oil reservoir in Ecuador

eng.belta.by /  1 September (BelTA) – While building a new well in the Armadillo oil field in Ecuador, specialists of the Belarusian oil company Belorusneft secured free oil flow to the surface of up to 100 tonnes per day, the company’s press service told BelTA. According to the acquired data, the Belarusian specialists may have […]

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Posorja, Ecuador: Groundbreaking for billion dollar port

hellenicshippingnews.com / The President of Ecuador Lenín Moreno and DP World Group Chairman and CEO, Sultan Ahmed Bin Sulayem today performed a ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start of construction of the greenfield multi-purpose port project at Posorja, Ecuador. The ceremony follows the 50-year concession the company won last year from the Government of Ecuador […]

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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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Ecuador to start development of country’s first geothermal project

thinkgeoenergy.com / An important milestone for Ecuador’s energy market has been marked with the start of the development of the country’s first geothermal project at Chachimbiro. Drilling equipment has now been mobilized to the the project site. Therefore, in accordance with the schedule established with Mitsubishi Materials Techno Corp , a Japanese consultant contracted by […]

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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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Ecuador: Eucalyptus production zapping water supply from indigenous farmers

If you have spent any time in the Sierra, there is one smell that is unmistakable, that is of the Eucalyptus tree. A very strong poignant smell, the tree graces large tracks of the Sierra. They are not native to Ecuador and were originally imported back in the 1800’s at the bequest of former President García […]

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