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The journalists' kidnapping has alarmed and unsettled Ecuador, with media saying it was the first such abduction in the country in three decades. According to the Ecuadoran military, the dissident group believed to be behind the abduction is led by a rebel called "Guacho", an Ecuadoran in his 30s who had ...
Two journalists and a driver from the Ecuadorean newspaper El Comercio were taken hostage three weeks ago by a holdout faction of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia while investigating a rise in drug-fueled violence along Ecuador's northern border. An emotional Moreno said ...

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said it was highly likely that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia were killed and gave their drug-running captors 12 hours to demonstrate otherwise before launching a major military strike against them.
Quito, 13 April (Argus) — Ecuador is securing its northern oil installations in anticipation of joint military action with Colombia to snuff out the alleged ... Following Moreno´s national address today, Ecuador´s armed forces and state-owned PetroEcuador management are meeting to expand security, ...
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Friday confirmed that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia had been killed, ... the leader of a holdout group of guerrillas from the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
"The Ecuadorean government and Colombian minister did not want to save the lives of the three detained; they did it with the military landing in various points near the ... "There have been no landings or special actions that are not known and coordinated with Ecuador's armed forces and police authorities.

Bogota (AFP) - Dissident Colombian rebels are believed to be holding hostage two Ecuadoran journalists and their driver who were abducted this week, the head of Ecuador's armed forces said Wednesday. General Alberto Mejia told RCN radio that "the head of this group is the terrorist known as 'Gaucho,' ...
The biggest attack on Ecuadoran security forces near the border with Colombia occured on January 27, when a car bomb explosion at a police facility wounded 28 soldiers and civilians. – AFP. Ecuador attributed the attack to Colombian former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas ...
The presidents of Ecuador and Colombia have condemned an attack on a border patrol Tuesday that killed three members of Ecuador's military. ... border integration zone that have so far resulted in the death of three members of the Ecuadorean armed forces," a communique sent on Wednesday stated.
The region borders Colombia's troubled Narino department. The biggest attack occurred on January 27, when a car bomb explosion at a police facility left 28 soldiers and civilians wounded. Ecuador attributed the attack to Colombian former FARC guerrillas working for Mexican drug cartels along the border ...
Conjuring the sacred labels of “cooperation” and “progress,” and filling the void left by traditional international lenders, China has paved its way into Ecuador's natural resources market. Regrettably, some of the country's richest reserves of oil and minerals are located right under the feet of its indigenous ...
Ecuador's military says three soldiers have been killed and seven others injured by a homemade explosive while they were patrolling the country's northern border with Colombia. The armed forces' statement doesn't say who was behind yesterday's ambush. But it follows a number of attacks and bombings ...
DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, says it plans investments this year of $1.4 billion, mainly in the United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, South ... Djibouti is already the site of a U.S. base that launches drone missions over Somalia and Yemen, as well as a Chinese military base and Japan's first ...
Ecuador has evinced interest in buying used fighter aircrafts and battleships from Qatar, Ecuador's Defence Minister Patricio Zambrano Restrepo said in ... Ecuadorian Armed Forces Commander Caeser Merizalde said he was highly impressed by the exhibits at Dimdex and high-level of participation by ...
Members of the PCE during a recent demonstration against U.S. military bases in Ecuador. | Photo: ... The Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) has pledged its support for Venezuela and the May 20 elections, urging the Ecuadorean government and the Organization of American States (OAS) to do the same.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as of mid-2016, Colombia is also the Latin American country that the most number of refugees living outside its borders: over 300,000, mainly in Venezuela and Ecuador. Forero and his editors picked the wrong country to compare with ...
A suspected drug chief known as the “Pablo Escobar of Ecuador” was extradited to the US on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office has announced. Washington Edison Prado tried unsuccessfully to prevent extradition by claiming membership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) ...

Military officials say they were shot with "artisanal ammunition." The Ecuadorean soldiers found themselves in a skirmish at the Colombian border in the province of Esmeraldas near the city of San Lorenzo along the Pacific coast on Sunday. According to the Ecuadorean armed forces, the attackers are ...
Following an annual bilateral security summit on February 14 and 15, military officials from Colombia and Ecuador announced a ramping up of joint aerial ... a leader of a dissident faction of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC).
After the attack on the San Lorenzo police station, specialists from PNE, PNC, and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation joined forces to conduct the investigation. “Military and police forces will be much more relentless in pursuing and fighting ELN,” announced Colombia's Minister of Defense Luis Carlos ...
However, the peace agreement signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, has not resulted in less violence. Recent reports show that so far over 200 social leaders have been killed since the agreements were signed in November 2016 as paramilitary groups take over territories ...
Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy to prevent extradition to Sweden, where he was accused of sexual aggression in August 2010. Fearing he would then be extradited to the U.S. to be tried for releasing U.S. diplomatic and military secrets on WikiLeaks, Ecuador decided to grant him political ...
A suspected drug chief known as the “Pablo Escobar of Ecuador” was extradited to the US on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office has announced. Washington Edison Prado tried unsuccessfully to prevent extradition by claiming membership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) ...
BOGOTA (AFP) - A drug kingpin dubbed Ecuador's Pablo Escobar who was under arrest in Colombia was extradited to the United States early Saturday (Feb 24), local officials said ... Prado tried to avoid extradition by claiming to be an ex-guerrilla with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC).
Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy to prevent extradition to Sweden, where he was accused of sexual aggression in August 2010. Fearing he would then be extradited to the U.S. to be tried for releasing U.S. diplomatic and military secrets on WikiLeaks, Ecuador decided to grant him political ...
Just a few decades ago, brutal military dictatorships ruled in Argentina, Chile and Uruguay, while Bolivia, Ecuador and Peru seesawed between democratic and authoritarian rule. Only a few years ago, the armed forces in Honduras arrested the democratically elected president in the middle of the night and ...
He joined the military — “I went in when I was 17 and came out when I was 37,” he said — and retired from Eglin Air Force Base in 1968. He has worked for the military in Tripoli, Libya, Ecuador and the Dominican Republic. After military service and work as a military advisor, he became a Realtor.
His Colombian counterpart Villegas agreed, pointing out the "very high level of cooperation, collaboration and dialogue between the military and police authorities.” Zambrano also thanked Colombia for its "support and solidarity" after the bomb attack in the city of San Lorenzo, Esmeraldas on January 27.
The military justice system is discriminatory, Tamimi's lawyer argued, because only Palestinians are subjected to it and deprived of protections that Israeli defendants enjoy. Israeli children, for instance, are interviewed by a probation officer, who must seek out alternatives to detention; Tamimi had no such ...
This is important because despite the setback on the referendum, Correa remains the single most popular political leader in Ecuador. ... Correa was also swept into power by the so-called “pink tide” of popular uprisings against military dictatorships in Latin America and the neoliberal Washington ...
The US strikes were carried out by manned and unmanned aircraft as well as a US High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS), two US military officials ... "We estimate more than 100 Syrian pro-regime forces were killed while engaging (Syrian Democratic Forces) and Coalition forces," a US military ...
Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno called Assange an “inherited problem” but said Ecuador had made a commitment “to continue protecting the life of Mr. ... He has said he feared Sweden would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over Wikileaks' publication of leaked U.S. military and ...
Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been holed up in the Ecuadorian embassy in London for almost six years, and there is no clear end to the saga after a court said a warrant for his arrest still stands. Westminster Magistrates' court upheld the UK arrest warrant, saying despite the fact that rape and ...
Assange fled to the Ecuadoran embassy in 2012 to avoid extradition to Sweden, where he faced accusations of rape and sexual assault. .... After unsuccessful appeals in the UK, Assange applied for political asylum with Ecuador in June 2012 and moved into the country's London embassy. In 2016, a UN ...
Colombia and Ecuador are on high alert after a recent wave of bombings killed and injured several people. The attacks set off alarms in the armed forces of both nations, which stepped up cooperation efforts to stop the terrorist onslaught. The Ecuadorean National Police, Colombian authorities, and the ...
Turkey's state-run news agency says a Turkish military convoy has been dispatched to establish an observation post in northwest Syria. The Anadolu Agency says the convoy reached a rural area in the western countryside of the province of Aleppo to establish Turkey's fourth post in Syria's largest rebel ...
His government opened talks with the ELN a year ago in Ecuador after reaching the peace agreement with the FARC, which has now disarmed and transformed itself into a political party. But the ELN, unlike the FARC, has a federated structure with autonomous military units, which experts say makes a ...
The bomb, which exploded January 27 in front of a police station in the strategic port town of San Lorenzo in Ecuador's coastal Esmeraldas province, injured 28, El Universo reported. Ecuador officials said the attack was carried out by dissidents from the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas ...
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought the Colombian government for more than 52 years, but demobilized after a 2016 peace deal. Though thousands of members handed over their arms, more than 1,000 are estimated to have refused, choosing to continue lucrative drug trafficking ...
The Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) fought the Colombian government for more than 52 years, but demobilized after a 2016 peace deal. Though thousands of members handed over their arms, more than 1,000 are estimated to have refused, choosing to continue lucrative drug trafficking ...
FILE - In this Aug. 10, 2017 file photo, Ecuador' President Lenin Moreno speaks during a military ceremony on Independence Day in Quito, Ecuador. Ecuador's president lashed out at WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Jan. 21, 2018 even as he contends his government is working behind the scenes to ...
A network of cameras has been installed across the South American nation's 24 provinces – keeping watch on its population of 16.4 million people – using a system known as the ECU911 Integrated Security Service, Xinhua reported. Used by the country's police, armed forces and fire brigade, it went into ...
QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa is leaving the political party that helped cement his rise to power in the latest ... Turnbull spoke while he and Abe visited a Japanese military training camp just outside Tokyo, where they viewed a PAC-3 missile interceptor and got inside ...
Peace talks with the terrorist organization were suspended following attacks on police stations in Colombia and Ecuador in the final week of January 2018. ... Through coordinated missions, the Colombian Military Forces captured 15 members of ELN so far in 2018—two were neutralized in one military ...
Following an annual bilateral security summit on February 14 and 15, military officials from Colombia and Ecuador announced a ramping up of joint aerial ... a leader of a dissident faction of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC).
Army commander Edison Narvaez says the soldiers were "patrolling Ecuador's border when they were surprise attacked by those guarding a coca plantation on Colombia's side." One of the Colombian shooters was captured and taken into custody for questioning. Ecuador's military officials haven't given ...
ReutersQUITO/LONDON (Reuters) — Ecuador has given citizenship to Julian Assange as part of its efforts to allow the WikiLeaks founder to leave the ... would hand him over to the United States to face prosecution over WikiLeaks' publication of thousands of classified military and diplomatic documents in ...
Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs Minister Maria Fernanda Espinosa speaks during a press conference in Quito, capital of Ecuador, on Jan. ... after it released thousands of confidential diplomatic cables showing U.S. manipulation of foreign governments and video footage of a U.S. military strike on civilians in Iraq ...
Staff at the Ecuador embassy in London grew tired of whiffing WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, who reportedly does not attend to his own personal ... have already prepared an indictment and made plans to extradite him for espionage after WikiLeaks dumped hundreds of classified military documents.
That was Taha Siddiqui, above, a reporter and frequent critic of Pakistan's military, who escaped an attack by a dozen men outside the capital, Islamabad. He escaped. But not everyone has. It has been open season on journalists in Pakistan for years now. Disappearances, extrajudicial killings, torture, ...


 

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