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Ecuador’s Drug Seizures Point to Growing Domestic Drug Market

Ecuador's authorities announced they had seized more than $1.5 million of narcotics that were to be sold in Quito which may point to a growth in domestic drug...
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Mexican ‘Narco-Plane’ Crashes in Ecuador

A suspect plane carrying over $4 million in cash crashed in northwest Ecuador, killing two Mexican citizens on board, in an indication of the importance of the...
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Ecuador Arrests Alleged Leader of FARC’s 48th Front

Security forces captured an alleged leader of the FARC's 48th Front in northern Ecuador, an area that has long been a key center of logistics for the rebels'...
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Ecuador to Expand Military’s Role in Fighting Crime

Ecuador's government is planning to increase the armed forces' involvement in law enforcement, a move which, although a practical response to rising crime, could...
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Correa Vows to Pursue Colombian Rebels in Ecuador

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa yesterday admitted that Colombia’s largest rebel group could be operating within his country’s borders, vowing to confront them...
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El Salvador to Open US-Funded Wiretapping Center

A new US-sponsored wiretapping center will begin operations next month in El Salvador, aimed at stepping up efforts against crime in the...
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Organized Crime is Top Priority of Ecuador Military: Correa

Ecuador's president has called organized crime the number one target for the country's military, in a sign that he is planning to expand the force's internal...
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Ecuador’s Poppy Find Points to Growing Heroin Production

Ecuador destroyed some 411,000 poppy plants in a central province, in another indication that heroin production could be on the rise in the Andean...
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‘Colombian Rastrojos Dominate Ecuador Drug Trade’

Colombian drug gang the Rastrojos may now control almost all the drug trafficking routes in Ecuador, shipping their product to Mexican groups like the Zetas and the...