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Colombia Cartel Laundered European Profits Through Ecuador

Colombia's Norte del Valle drug cartel has been laundering money through a network in Ecuador, according to the Ecuadorian...
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Africa-Bound Cocaine Seized in Ecuador

Police in Ecuador announced the seizure of 400 kilograms of cocaine bound for West...
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Tanks Roam Streets of Ecuador Island in Security Sweep

A crime sweep carried out by the Ecuadorean military in a coastal town is the latest sign of the military assuming duties more typically handled by the...
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Ecuador the ‘UN of Crime’ and Venezuela the ‘Refuge of Terrorism’?

The arrest of a suspected member of the Russian mafia in Ecuador has prompted a U.S. official to describe it as the "United Nations" of organized crime, while...
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Center for International Media Assistance: Confronting the News – The State of Independent Media in Latin America

A report by the Center for International Media Assistance and the National Endowment for Democracy on the state of independent media in Latin America. Conducted via...
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Ecuador: Another Record Year for Cocaine Seizures?

Recent massive cocaine seizures in Ecuador are an indication of the country's increased importance as a trans-shipment hub for drug...
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Captured FARC Guerrilla Linked to Sinaloa Cartel

An alleged leader of the FARC guerrilla group, arrested in Ecuador on Monday, was an important link between the rebels and Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel, according to...
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Ecuador Captures Alleged FARC Commander ‘Danilo’

An alleged commander of the 48th Front of Colombian guerrilla group the FARC was captured in Quito by Ecuadorian security...
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Ecuador Port Sees Piracy Boom

Ecuador's port city Guayaquil is among the world's biggest sites for selling pirate merchandise, raising concerns that the burgeoning industry could be...