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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...
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UN: Ecuador Threatened by Mafia-Style Homicides

According to a new investigation by the United Nations, killings committed by contracted assassins are on the rise in Ecuador. The phenomenon is just the latest...
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Ecuador Soldiers Caught with 200 ‘FARC Uniforms’

Ecuador's police arrested three soldiers carrying 200 camouflage uniforms, which they suspected were intended for Colombian guerrilla group the...
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Ecuador Cracks Down on Illegal Gold Mines

Ecuador's military carried out a operation to shut down illegal goldmines in the northwest of the country, close to the border with...