Ex-Ecuadorian Minister Jorge Pareja Yannuzzelli

Oil Company Corruption Scandal Threatens Ecuador’s Political Elite

Interpol has joined the hunt for a former Ecuadorian government minister and head of its state oil company, who is on the run from a corruption scandal that echoes...
Ecuador looks to cut its security presence along the Colombia border

Is Ecuador Drawdown on Colombia Border Premature?

Ecuador is looking to drastically reduce its military presence along its northern border following the signing of a peace deal between the Colombian government and...
Ecuadoran security forces inspect a suspected FARC encampment

FARC Dissidents Forming Criminal Groups in Ecuador: Reports

Recent reports suggest that dissident members of Colombia's main guerrilla group have begun forming new criminal structures in Ecuador, raising the possibility that...
Ecuador police raid alleged illegal gold network

Ecuador Emerges as Trafficking Hub for Peru’s Illegal Gold

An investigation in Ecuador has revealed how the country has become a major transit hub for illegal Peruvian gold exported to the United States, an evolution...

DEA Praises Ecuador for Increasing Drug Seizures

The US Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently presented an award to Ecuador’s Interior Ministry in recognition of the country’s drug interdiction...

Ecuador: 300 Fishermen Arrested for Drug Trafficking in 3 Years

An estimated 300 Ecuadorian fishermen have been arrested on drug trafficking charges by foreign authorities in the last three years, highlighting the country's role...
Galo Chiriboga Zambrano, Ecuador's Attorney General (middle)

Ecuador Soccer Officials Accused of Money Laundering

Ecuador has announced its intent to prosecute several soccer officials on money laundering charges, the latest domino to fall after a 2015 US indictment of FIFA...

Why Did Ecuador Toughen Up Drug Laws?

Ecuador's Congress approved tougher penalties for small-time drug traffickers, an about-face from a more liberal policy which may have been prompted by the...
Ecuador Police Commander Diego Mejia is sworn in

Ecuador Shifts Security Focus to Microtrafficking

Ecuador's authorities say they are shifting their security focus to curbing neighborhood level drug peddling, raising questions about the priorities of a country...