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The latest case of violence in the border was the kidnapping of an Ecuadorian couple, approximately on April 17. In a video sent to Ecuadorean authorities, one of the hostages spoke to the president. "Mr. President, they tell you to help us, to lend a hand, to avoid what happened to the journalists, we have ...
On 24 April 2018, the Ecuador Secretary Risk Management reported heavy rain affected 114 families in Pastaza Canton, Pastaza Province, Ecuador due ... media reported severe storm and high winds in several communities of the Jesus Mendez Municipality, Las Tunas Province, Cuba where 225 homes ...

The Ecuadorean decision comes amid a wave of attacks, kidnappings and murders of Ecuadorean citizens by dissidents from the former Colombian guerrilla ... Ecuador has beefed up security around its extensive oil installations in northern provinces to prevent possible attacks like those that have plagued ...
Authorities have named them as Oscar Efren Villacis and Katty Vanesa Valesco, hailing from the northwest of Ecuador. According to reports, they were travelling to the Ecuadorian province of Esmeraldas bordering Colombia. Navas said they were abducted either on Wednesday night or Thursday morning.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Apr 17, 2018 / 06:40 pm (ACI Prensa).- A new documentary film entitled “All or Nothing” tells the story of Sister Clare Crockett, a religious sister who died in the earthquake that took place in 2016 in Ecuador. The film which is available in Spanish, English and Italian, is “the true story of a sister who gave ...
The holdout faction of the FARC has been terrorizing residents along the border area, carrying out several attacks on Ecuadorean military targets in retaliation for Moreno's decision to combat drug gangs that have made the long-neglected area a major transit zone for Colombian-produced cocaine making ...

Ecuador President Lenin Moreno issued an ultimatum to Guacho, signalling how the rebel leader had “ten days to turn himself in” or otherwise he would “accompany our dear brothers in transit.” The bilateral talks are set to move from Quito to Esmeraldas, an Ecuadorian province bordering Colombia, ...
Ecuador deemed the bombing as a “terrorist attack,” and it linked to drug dealing networks hit by state security forces. Although the explosive devices are of a different fabrication, Cesar Navas, Interior Minister explained in an interview “we can't neither assert nor dismiss that this event is related to what ...
In Puyo, the capital of Pastaza –Ecuador's biggest Amazonian province–, Indigenous women from all over the Amazon region started off their own efforts ... Led by female Indigenous leaders from the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of the Ecuadorian Amazon (CONFENAIE), the main Indigenous ...
However, the Ecuadorian State did provide information before the Human Rights Committee in August 2016. It was noted that Ecuador judicialized four cases, although it “[regretted] not having received detailed information about the penal actions taken against those responsible for these 'treatments' and ...

GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador - The San Luis Gonzaga shelter in Guayaquil, Ecuador, provides free lodging and care for people with HIV, including children who lost ... To date, the shelter has cared for people from five provinces in Ecuador, as well as foreigners from El Salvador, Colombia, Peru and Venezuela.
MANTA, Ecuador -- Ecuadorean canned tuna, sardines and shrimp producer Negocios Industriales Real Nirsa has invested over $35 million in a new ... The automated plant -- in Posorja, about two hours south of Guayaquil, in the province of Guayas -- is the most modern in Ecuador for frozen, small ...
A recent proposal to increase the number of new banana plantations in the Ecuadorian province of El Oro (the main producer and exporter of this fruit) has ... According to, he added to this that the greater number of banana plantations in Ecuador would create a monoculture, which would ...
Colombia's President Juan Manuel Santos and Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno shake hands during the signing of two agreements to regulate ... 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 ...
Also inside the museum, at least when it's not “on tour,” is a life-sized replica of the mummy, which cost the local municipality $2,200. It serves as a stand-in for the real and far more fragile mummy at various exhibitions and educational viewings that occasionally take place throughout the Chimborazo Province of Ecuador.
Journalist Javier Ortega, photographer Paul Rivas, and driver Efrain Segarra were kidnapped by Oliver Sinisterra Front group on March 26 in Ecuador's northern border in Mataje, Esmeraldas province, while reporting on the increasing violence in the region for the daily El Comercio. The Colombian ...
They traveled to the Imbabura Province of Ecuador to work alongside the people of Tocagon and Gonzalez Suarez. In Tocagon, the group helped both financially and physically to finish the work of a community center. “We grouted tile floors and painted ceilings and walls, then assisted with the clean-up,” ...


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