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Colombian Drug Boss Arrested in Ecuador

Ecuador has arrested a Colombian drug lord from a little known but very rich gang, Cordillera. Loosely translated as the "Mountain Range," the gang is dedicated...
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Cable Invokes Fear of FARC Links with Ecuador

A recently released WikiLeaks cable sheds light on the distrust between President Correa and the U.S., caused in part by FARC links to Ecuador's political...
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The Changing Face of Security Cooperation in the Andes

After Ecuador and the U.S. dismissed each others’ ambassadors last week, the future of diplomatic relations between the two countries looks bleak once again. This...
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Ecuador Cable Incriminates High-Ranking Police, Government Officials

After Ecuador's sudden dismissal of U.S. ambassador in Quito, something of a diplomatic crisis has developed between the two countries. A careful analysis of the...
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International Assessment and Strategy Center: Ecuador at Risk – Drugs, Thugs, Guerrillas, and the Citizens’ Revolution

The report, published January 2010, is by Douglas Farah and Glenn R. Simpson, senior fellows at the International Assessment and Strategy Center (IASC). It looks at...
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Sinaloa Cartel Spells Trouble for Ecuador

Ecuador’s capture of nine alleged Sinaloa Cartel operatives, and the brutal murder of a policeman investigating the Mexican criminal group, could be signs of...
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Refugee Council USA: Living on the Edge – Colombian Refugees in Panama and Ecuador

This report by the Refugee Council USA, a coalition of NGOs, focuses on the situation of the many Colombian refugees in Ecuador and Panama. As part of the...
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WikiLeaks on the Chavez-Correa-FARC connection

According to a new cable released by WikiLeaks via El Espectador, the government of former Colombian President Alvaro Uribe planned to leak...
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Ecuador Busts Alleged FARC Firearms Factory

Last Wednesday Ecuador dismantled a weapons factory in Quito allegedly supplying arms to the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias...