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

eluniverso.com (machine translated)

Restricted substances are used in thefts of individuals

They blow a substance from a piece of paper, they give them a towel, they touch them, they apply some substance to them, like perfumes, or they give them some drink and minutes later they lose their will to act or the knowledge, the victims tell.

Some victims do not remember anything and when they wake up they are abandoned on the streets, without their belongings. Others report, in their complaints in the Office of the Prosecutor, that they advanced to the tellers and gave the keys to their credit and debit cards and other valuables. They say they felt ‘stunned’, without the strength to refuse what the antisocials asked.

But not in all cases do criminals use scopolamine to drug their victims and dispossess them of their belongings, say doctors consulted by this Journal. Sleeping agents, sleeping pills, marijuana, cocaine and other substances are also used by offenders to commit their misdeeds.

Victims are not only adults. There are also teenagers who have been doped or drugged, according to their parents, through deception and then have taken away their assets, such as cell phones and backpacks.

William Muñoz, Coordinator of Critical Areas of the public hospital Abel Gilbert, says that in the fortnight and at the end of the month they have a high incidence of care for people who arrive with effects of having been drugged with scopolamine and other substances.

According to the physician, only 100 mg of scopolamine (less than one pill powder) is needed to kill an adult and 10 mg to kill a child.

Disorientation, drowsiness, restless breathing are the most visible symptoms of an intoxication by this type of substances, he says, they become deadly when they compromise the respiratory and cardiac system, which leads to the death of the patient.

Benzodiazepines (psychotropic medications with sedative effects) and amphetamines (nervous system stimulants) are also used by criminals to commit different crimes, says Gray Ramirez, a senior chemist in the area of Police Criminalistics, where they conduct sample analyzes with drugs that Are sent by court order.

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Of the samples that arrive, 5% corresponds to benzodiazepines, which are mixed with drinks and other drugs, to induce sleep.

“Sometimes there are the guys in the clubs, they give them drinks with these substances, so they can rape or commit some crime,” Ramírez says.

And although in the country these drugs can only be sold with prescriptions, some people get them and use them to commit a crime, according to the specialist. (I)

Passenger drugged him
Informal taxi driver. It was in his black Chevrolet on the av. Narcisa de Jesús when two men asked for a race to Chimborazo and Cuenca. One of the passengers showed him a paper and soon lost consciousness. He does not remember anything. His car was taken away. (I)

I was waiting for the bus
Teen victim. He was waiting for the bus at 18:00 in the terminal and while a woman insisted on getting his attention, a man pushed her. He does not remember anymore. Another lady helped her, but she did not have the cell phone or $ 10. In the urine test came leftover drug. (I)

I was in restaurant
They gave him drink. A subject in apparent ethyl state began giving drinks to his friends. The complainant remembers that he took away his property and that he and two friends got into the car of the stranger, which was a woman. They took the cell phone, $ 400, credit cards. (I)

Cheated students
He asked for help. He showed them a cedula and told them to help him push the car. The 14-year-old gave him a ticket to go to the gas station. He then sent the 13-year-old to give him a key. They took their cell phones, backpacks and a ball. They felt nauseous, discomfort and dizziness.

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

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

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TAME Flight suspended, Quito – New York due to unscheduled maintenance

eluniverso.com / A group of passengers who planned to fly from Quito to New York in Tame complained Sunday morning about the suspension of the operation. “Solution”, “Solution”, shouted passengers in the hall of the airport Mariscal Sucre, in Tababela. Travelers were due to depart on the EQ550 flight scheduled for 01:20 this Sunday, bound […]

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Quito, Ecuador: History of Tramways

The Tramways of Q U I T O Ecuador BY Allen Morrison Ecuador’s capital city sprawls along a narrow valley at altitude 2,850 m (9,350 ft), about 20 km (12 mi) south of the Equator. It is one of the world’s highest capitals and was the last in South America to have rail transport. Quito […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: History of Tramways

Allen Morrison: Ecuador’s principal port and largest city (2000 population: 2 million) sprawls along the west bank of the Guayas River, about 20 miles from the Pacific Ocean [see area map]. At sea level and latitude 2° S, its climate is quite different from that of the country’s capital, Quito, up in the mountains at […]

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

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Cuenca Ecuador: Video of Motorcyclists Assaulting, Robbing Pedestrians

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Petroecuador claims no gas shortage despite rumors on social media

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

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Ecuador: Real Estate Tours in Southern Ecuador

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Ecuador: Experienced and Professional Relocation Services

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Ecuador: Graphic Video of Knife Wielding Bus Robbers

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: Ambulance carrynig three victims of accident, hit by another vehicle

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Sangay National Park, Ecuador: Six Hikers Missing

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

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Two Murders in Two Days in Portoviejo, Manabi Ecuador

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

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353 Ankle Bracelets in Use for monitoring criminal defendants in Ecuador

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Ambato Ecuador: Taxi Drivers protest against photo radar

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

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Travel Ecuador: Galapagos Islands

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Professional Ecuador Relocation Services: Journeyman Jack

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Travel to Quito Ecuador and environs

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German Firm Investing Substantial Dollars in Ecuador, primary focus tourism

(Prensa Latina) German’s investment opportunities in Ecuador are growing today, with the proposal of DSH (Deutsch Spanische Handelsgesellschaft) company to allocate $500 million USD to implement tourism projects in this South American country. During a meeting at the Presidential Palace with Head of State, Lenin Moreno, DHS president Claudio Chaques also expressed his company’s interest […]

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Ecuador: Middle of the World monument in wrong place

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Ecuador: President Moreno showing he is not puppet of Rafael Correa

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

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How to identify counterfeit five dollar bills in Ecuador

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Ecuador: Former President Criticizes Moreno over budget cuts

foxnews.com – The planned sale of a presidential jet in Ecuador has reignited a spat between the nation’s leader and his predecessor, political allies just months ago. Former President Rafael Correa lashed out at Lenin Moreno on Tuesday after his hand-picked successor said he would sell one of two presidential jets, luxury cars and other […]

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PHARMACEUTIAL ALERT ECUADOR: COUNTERFEIT MEDICINES FROM CHINA

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Ecuador and Iran to expand ties

ifpnews.com Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif and Cesar Navas, the Interior Minister of Ecuador and also the special envoy of the country’s president, have explored avenues for promoting Tehran-Quito bilateral ties. During the Friday meeting held in Tehran, Caesar Navas expressed his satisfaction of being in Iran, saying he is conveying the warm wishes […]

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Ecuador: Vice President Stripped of powers by President Moreno

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Ecuador: Vice-President openly disagrees with President Moreno’s measures

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Ecuador: Femicide Cases Up 60 Percent first seven months of 2017

eluniverso.com reported (machine translated) Interior Minister César Navas admitted yesterday at a press conference that in cases of femicide there has been a 60% increase compared to 2016, in the same period from January to July. “Until July 29 we have 70 cases, although certain commissions say different figures, but a team has been formed […]

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ECUADOR’S LEADING FAMILY BUSINESS GROUPS

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Expat from Ireland fought for Ecuador’s Independence, mysterious death

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Quito Ecuador: Tourist from Scotland in Intensive Care after cycling accident

dailyrecord.co.uk / A Glasgow man is in intensive care in a South American hospital after suffering a serious head injury in a bike accident. Dylan Brown, 25, from Dennistoun, needed an emergency operation after another tourist found him unconscious on a cycle route in Quito, Ecuador, two days ago. cycling  He was taken to three […]

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Ecuador: Statistics regarding femicide include 77% attackers use knives, strangulation

eluniverso.com – According to a study of judicial sentences of femicides occurred in 2015, presented by the Ecumenical Commission on Human Rights (Cedhu), 56% of cases in the country occur during night or dawn when little surveillance. Attacks of the perpetrators occur with the same percentage (56%) inside the houses and 43% of other cases […]

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Ecuador: public debt increases almost fourfold in ten years

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Nine Years Abroad in Ecuador Prison, Drug Trafficker from U.K. tells all

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Manabi, Ecuador: Authorities making efforts to curb clandestine theft of electricity

eldiario.ec (machine translated) 83 cases of energy theft have Jean Carlo Giler, commercial director of the (Cnel), warned that the objective is to detect those who have clandestine connections, reason why the strategic plan includes works coordinated with members of the Police and the prosecutor (Fiscalía). He explained that for detection they arrive at a […]

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Congresswoman in Ecuador talks about Rafael Correa, Dirty Campaign, etc, etc.

Ecuador: Congresswoman Mae Montaño Criticizes the Legacy of Rafael Correa PANAMPOST.COM – International observers, including the European Union, have criticized the Ecuadorian government for excessive use of state resources in its electoral campaigns. How did this affect the outcome of the election? What the government did was not only abusive and illegal, but also lacking […]

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Cuenca Ecuador: Underground pharmaceutical laboratory raided

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Venezuelans lining up at Ecuador Border seeking entrance

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Ecuador: Sex Trafficking of the Indigenous, seldom reported or discussed

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4.7 earthquake Manabi, Ecuador

4.7 magnitude earthquake in Manabí (EFE) .- A magnitude-4 earthquake was recorded today in the province of Manabí, southwest of Quito, without causing damage or casualties, the Geophysical Institute reported. According to this institution, the epicenter was the city of Calceta, in the canton Bolivar, to a depth of 13.20 kilometers. The tremors are frequent […]

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Ecuador: Landslide closes highway between Ambato – Guaranda

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Two IESS hospital parking areas to have increased security

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Bahía de Caráquez, Ecuador: Assailant of Woman Shot and Killed by Police

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Ecuador: Alleged Eruption of Reventador Volcano on social media false

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Ecuador: Alianza Pais political party capacity to govern has been reduced

Thea Riofrancos/jacobinmag.com Ecuador’s natural resources have both fueled reductions in inequality and obscured the need for deeper transformation. Although Lenin Moreno managed to win his election campaign, his left party and the party of former president Rafael Correa, Alianza Pais (AP), no longer enjoys a legislative supermajority and has lost several important elections at the […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: What was the city like before the gringo invasion

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World’s Largest Mining firm opens office in Ecuador – TARGET IS COPPER

David Stringer, Laura Millan Lombrana, and Stephan Kueffner BHP has opened office in Ecuador along with Newcrest, Hancock Value of nation’s mining sector could hit $7.9 billion by 2021BHP Billiton Ltd., the world’s biggest miner, has opened an office and is seeking to add staff in Ecuador as it advances a search for copper in […]

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Ecuador:18 Dead in two vehicle accidents

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Ecuador: Scammers on Facebook Offering Loans for One Percent

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

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

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Tungurahua Province Ecuador: So Far in 2017, 28 recorded suicides

elcomercio.com reported that to date in 2017, there have been reported 28 suicides in Tungurahua Province. A recent case involved a man who hung himself in the carpentrey shop where he worked. His wife had left him. The governor of Tungurahua, Juan DeHowitt and the Queen of Ambato, María Custode are restarting a suicide prevention […]

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

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Ecuador: Study shows Green Constitution Didn’t Stop Expansion of Oil or Mining under Correa’s leadership

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Ecuador halts construction of border wall with Peru

panampost.com/elena toledo – The Ecuadorian government informed Peru of its decision to halt the construction of a border wall that had strained diplomatic relations between the two countries. Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa made the announcement on the decision to stop the controversial construction project during her visit to Peru. “Ecuador‘s Foreign Ministry confirms […]

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Ecuador producing, selling rare frogs to keep them from poachers

trtworld.com / Ecuador firms sell rare frogs to save them from poachers To curb the lucrative illegal trade of amphibians captured in the wild, Ecuador is promoting an “ethical” bio trade of rare, colorful frogs and toads for the global pet market. Poachers in Ecuador have long known the hefty prices their country’s rare frogs […]

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Ecuador to increase oil output, ignore quota limits by OPEC

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

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

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

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U.S. expat arrested in Ecuador for IRS charges, established gofundme account

In January of 2017, former U.S. expat in Ecuador, Daryl Giesking established a gofund.com page attempting to raise $50,000. On July 13, 2017, Daryl Giesking was sentence to 2.5 years in Federal prison for submitting fraudulent income tax returns. He had hired an enrolled IRS agent in 2008, to prepare his 2007 taxes. He received […]

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Colorado Man Arrested in Ecuador for Income Tax Refund Scheme, Sentenced to Prison

Justice.gov – Sought More than $1 Million in Bogus Refunds; Funds Received Spent on Precious Metals and Coins, a Truck, Jewelry and Luxury Travel A Loveland, Colorado businessman, who owned a delicatessen franchise in Fort Collins, Colorado, was sentenced to serve 24 months in prison today for conspiring to file fraudulent claims for tax refunds, […]

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Ecuador: Shaman to be sentenced to Prison Term in Death of U.S. citizen, during Ayahuasca Ceremony

SHAMAN MIGUEL CHIRIAP RECEIVES SHORT PRISON TERM – GUILTY OF HOMICIDE FOR PROFESSIONAL MALPRACTICE IN THE DEATH OF AMERICAN LESLIE ALLISON DURING AYAHUASCA CEREMONY – PROSECUTOR APPEALING DECISION ON BEHALF OF VICTIM’S FATHER – COURT APPEARS TO HAVE MODIFIED CHARGES AGAINST MIGUEL CHIRIAP PROVIDING LESS TIME IN PRISON Leslie Allison from the United States died […]

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Ecuador: Outlook for 4G Broadband Networks

businesswire.com/ The report “Ecuador: Fiber Network Deployments Coupled with Investments in 4G Network Expansion to Support Telecom Growth” provides an executive-level overview of the telecommunications market in Ecuador today, with detailed forecasts of key indicators up to 2021. Broadband lines will grow moderately during 2016-2021, with the penetration of population to increase from 10.3% in […]

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Peru Recalls Ambassador from Ecuador in Row over Border Wall

voanews.com Peru has recalled its ambassador to Ecuador after Quito refused to stop building a wall along a canal separating the two, Peru’s Foreign Affairs Ministry said on Monday as both countries expressed concern over flood risks. Peru said construction of the concrete wall, part of an urban revival project, violates a peace treaty signed […]

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Galapagos Islands, Ecuador: After three years no resolution in the death of U.S. expat

Valerie de la Valdene, a world-class underwater photographer, died in the Galapagos in 2014. Authorities ruled it a suicide, but friends and family believe there’s more to the story. By Jim Wyss (Miami Herald) It has been three years since Valerie de la Valdene, a 47-year-old Palm Beach native and underwater film-maker, met an ugly […]

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Members of Sinaloa Cartel Detained in Cocaine Distribution Operation in Ecuador

ecuavisa.com/Machine Translated – In the operation denominated Sinaloa, authorities dismantled an extension of a Mexican cartel composed by a Colombian and 11 Mexicans. After the raids, carried out in various sectors of the province of Pichincha, 101 kilos of cocaine were seized, which narcos hid in cocoa seeds and then sent to North American markets. […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador City Buses Security Cameras Not Broadcasting in Real Time

eltiempo.com.ec reported the urban transport system of Cuenca, by operation topics, have a closed circuit recording, not broadcast in real time, by cost, which records for 15 days without interruption. This system was implemented to control evasion in the payment of fares and delinquency acts within the units. You can only see the recordings after […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Three Armed Men on Motorcycle Assault Small Store

eltiempo.com.ec / (machine translated) Three individuals who were mobilized on a motorcycle stormed a local located on Calle Tarquino Orellana and Camino Viejo in Baños, and after intimidating the owner with firearms they took money. According to police investigations the criminal act was committed at 21:50, when the antisocials targeted the owner of the business […]

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Cuenca, Ecuador: Two Colombians dead in murder, suicide

eltiempo.com.ec (machine translated) reported two Colombian citizens who died of gunfire during an incident on Saturday afternoon in Enrique Arízaga Avenue, Medio Ejido sector, will be repatriated to Colombia, once they comply with the corresponding legal procedures. The victims were identified as Jorge Enrique Quiceno Flores, 34, and Pablo Andrés Sandoval Londoño, 33. The necropsies […]

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Imbabura Volcano: Two German hikers reported lost found safe

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

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Anger against tourist posting pictures on social networks, touching animals on Galapagos Islands

METRO ECUADOR (MACHINE TRANSLATED) Anger on social networks for tourist who touched and kissed animals in Galápagos displaying pictures on instagram. In the account in Instagram of the tourist @welcomadventure have been published the images that have indignado to users of the networks in Ecuador. Through the social networks have circulated photographs of a Russian […]

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Rafael Correa former President of Ecuador loses slander suit against journalist

panampost.com/Karina Martín reported that journalist Martín Pallares has been found innocent of all charges made against him by Ecuador’s former President Rafael Correa. Pallares, a journalist with the website 4Pelagatos, had been accused of slander for an opinion piece he wrote about Correa’s connection to the Odebrecht scandal, in which officials took bribes from the […]

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Guayaquil, Ecuador: 60 Percent of Crimes Committed From Individuals on Motorcycles

The proposed ordinance would establish regulations on the purchase of motorcycles and a strategy for reviewing the Police. Eluniverso.com / Ángel Aguirre reported (machine translated) More than 60% of the crimes registered in Guayaquil are committed on motorcycles. Places, times and days when the cases are increasing were part of the diagnosis analyzed by the […]

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Ecuador: LATAM Airlines to begin new rates for domestic flights

eluniverso.com reoprted (machine translated) Latam Airlines, Latin America’s largest airline business, lists its new rates for domestic flights in Ecuador. This model was announced last year in Chile – seat of the airline – was the first country where it was applied . The new scheme of Latam is to offer options of passages between […]

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Former President Rafael Correa to Leave Ecuador for Belgium on July 10th

Rafael Correa States He May Run For Mayor of Guayaquil elunierso.com reported former President Rafael Correa presented results of his 10 years of government on the campus of La Prosperina de la Espol. Víctor Serrano The trip of former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa is already dated. This Monday revealed that this will be his […]

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Ecuador’s Medical System Recognized by United Nations

The South American country’s constitution guarantees free health care. telesurtv.net reported Public health care in Ecuador was internationally recognized as the most innovative and progressive in the world when they were awarded the United Nations Public Service Award. The prestigious award, presented on June 23, praised the South American country’s delivery of health services which […]

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

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

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Cuenca Ecuador: Gay expat victim of poisoning, robbery at his residence

The following information was submitted to Latinamericacurrentevents.com/ The name of the source and victim are not shared in this post. There is limited details to the event and LACE is attempting to obtain more information. The name of the victim’s home country also is not mentioned in order to protect his identity. On or about […]

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Ecuador may raise tariffs on 400 imported products

elcomercio.com (machine translated) reported that the Foreign Trade Minister Pablo Campana announced on June 29, 2017, that he plans to raise the tariff of 400 imported products as much as five percentage points. This decision has taken a number of businessmen by surprise. Of the 1,243 imported products under review after the safeguards were removed […]

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

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

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Guayaquil: Three Victims of Yellow Taxi Robberies in less than one hour

Victims of robberies in ‘yellow’ taxis Eluniverso.com (machine translated) On June 27, 2017, In less than an hour, three citizens were victims of crime while going in ‘yellow taxis’. The first case was registered at 20:30. Víctor A. told the prosecutor’s office that he was going to the airport where he works, when two armed […]

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Guayaquil Ecuador: 400 military troops put in service to patrol streets in effort to curb crime

eluniverso.com/Víctor Serrano reported (machine translated) The Marine Corps, Operational Group 2.4 Guayaquil prepared yesterday to leave to the control operations that began in the Guasmo. Víctor Serrano Marines began patrolling within a new strategy to curb crime. The Armada of Ecuador was the first branch of the Armed Forces. In jumping to the streets of […]

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

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

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Ecuador’s Greatest Conman Scams Swiss Tourists

Ecuador’s Greatest Conman Scams Swiss Tourists From the Upcoming Book ECUATROCITY by Nicholas Crowder. Scam artists exist around the world and Ecuador is no exception. One of the most unique scams happened back in 1980, in the port city of Guayaquil. A couple of tourists from Switzerland were amazed at the beautiful Moorish style clock […]

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Cuenca Ecuador, Victim of Unbridled Growth according to Architect

elmercurio.com.ec (Machine Translated) When planning the city lack philosophical order, says expert; Pleads For balance between ecology and human action. The growth of the city in the last years has occurred in an unbridled way and without a philosophical or “ecosfico” order (according to the ecosophy). There is only one economic order when doing business […]

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

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

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

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

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Ecuador: Reventador Volcano Shows Increased Activity

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

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Cuenca Ecuador: Illegal Banking Operation shutdown, some expats may be impacted

CUENCAHIGHLIFE.COM reported Hundreds of Cuenca investors, including some North American expats, may be victims of an illegal banking operation shut down over the weekend. Police began making arrests Friday and seized office equipment and vehicles Saturday belonging to MTCoin Banco del Futura (Bank of the Future) at the firm’s offices in Cuenca and Santa Isabel. […]

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

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

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Quito Ecuador: ” Get Out of Here” Yell Patrons in Restaurant at Former President Correa (Video)

FORMER PRESIDENT CORREA BOOTED OUT OF RESTAURANT AMID SHOUTS BY CUSTOMERS The former president Rafael Correa could not be attended in a restaurant, his presence generated the rejection of the attendees and had to leave the premises amid the cries of ‘Fuera (outside) Correa, outside’. Restaurant diners in quito restaurant forces President Correa to leave. […]

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Santa Elena Ecuador: Mayor Victim of Armed Robbery in Gated Community

extra.ec (machine translated) Six armed men entered at 03:00 today, Thursday, June 22 at the home of the mayor of Santa Elena, Dionicio Gonzabay Salinas , and assaulted him, according to a police report. Gonzabay told investigators that while he was resting with his wife, armed men entered the bedroom to intimidate and tie them; […]

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

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

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U.S. / Brazilian National Murdered in Ecuador (Feb. 2016), Suspected of Money Laundering

U.S. / Brazilian National Murdered in Ecuador Marcello Mello, age 46, lived in a suburban area of St. Louis, Missouri. In February of 2016, he was on a business trip to Guayaquil, Ecuador when things went terribly wrong. He was kidnapped along with a friend, taken to a vacant lot on February 19th, 2017 and […]

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Quito Ecuador: City wants to relocate sex workers from historic center

Daniel Romero/elcomercio.com (machine translated) – The Municipality has a new plan for the relocation of sex workers working in the Historic Center. The associations that represent them accepted the official proposal, but there is a problem: at least 10 neighborhoods oppose. In the dialogue tables, which since May 2017 coordinates the Ministry of Social Inclusion […]

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Reason Why Rains Persist over Areas of Ecuador

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

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