Tag: Ecuador

Noboa says repatriated prisoners “will not re-enter Ecuador”

Noboa says repatriated prisoners “will not re-enter Ecuador”

According to the National Institute of Statistics and Censuses (INEC), the country’s prison population stands at 31,321 people across the 36 custodial centers that exist nationwide. Of that total, 3,245 prisoners are foreignersthe majority (2,900) men, according to the latest prison census compiled by INEC. Ecuador’s prison system has been in deep crisis for about […]

The largest drug seizure in the country’s history is destroyed in Ecuador

The largest drug seizure in the country’s history is destroyed in Ecuador

Ecuador’s record seizure, with an estimated value of approx billion dollars on international markets, It will be destroyed using the encapsulation technique, which involves grinding cocaine and mixing it with cement, sand and other elements until its properties are neutralized. The process to eliminate the 21.5 tons of cocaine will take approximately eleven hours, with […]

Preventive prison in Ecuador for 3 Colombians held in a semi-submersible vehicle

Preventive prison in Ecuador for 3 Colombians held in a semi-submersible vehicle

The Ecuadorian justice system on Sunday ordered preventive detention for three Colombian citizens arrested during an operation off the coast of Esmeraldas province (border with Colombia), during which a semi-submersible boat containing more than three tons of cocaine was found. The Public Prosecution Service reported on its social network account X that it had filed […]

More than 2,300 arrests in Ecuador in ten days of “internal armed conflict”

More than 2,300 arrests in Ecuador in ten days of “internal armed conflict”

A total of 2,369 people were arrested in Ecuador in the first ten days after the government declared an “internal armed conflict” against organized crime, with 158 arrested for alleged terrorism. The figure comes from a report by the Government of Ecuador published on Friday on the police and military operations carried out on the […]

They arrest two suspects involved in the murder of an Ecuadorian prosecutor

They arrest two suspects involved in the murder of an Ecuadorian prosecutor

Ecuadorian police have arrested two people allegedly linked to the murder of prosecutor César Suárez, who acted in the case of the attack on a television channel by an armed commando and followed cases related to drug trafficking, terrorism and organized crime. “We have arrested two suspects involved in the murder of prosecutor César Suárez […]

Drug traffickers kill a judge and plunge Ecuador back into chaos

Drug traffickers kill a judge and plunge Ecuador back into chaos

César Suárez, the Ecuadorian public prosecutor who was investigating the attack by a group of drug traffickers on the TC Televisión television studios last Tuesday, January 9, was shot dead. The event, as reported by local media, led to the declaration of internal armed conflict by President Daniel Noboa. The officer was shot while driving […]

Ecuador: The prosecutor who investigated the attack on TC Television’s headquarters is murdered

Ecuador: The prosecutor who investigated the attack on TC Television’s headquarters is murdered

On one of the main roads Guayaquil was murdered on prosecutor Cesar Suarezwho had done research into thearmed attack on TC Television channel on January 9, in the context of the wave of violence Ecuador. Also read: The United States Attorney’s Office is seeking 30 years in prison against Clíver Alcalá The officer was shot […]

More than a thousand arrests in Ecuador after six days of ‘internal armed conflict’

More than a thousand arrests in Ecuador after six days of ‘internal armed conflict’

During those riots, dozens of prisoners escaped, including Fabricio Colón Pico, who is considered one of the leaders of the gang ‘Los Lobos’ and is accused of planning an attack on the Attorney General, Diana Salazar, and before those episodes he did the same. José Adolfo Macías Villamar himself, better known as ‘Fito’, the leader […]

Indigenous peoples and unions reject Noboa’s proposal to increase VAT

Indigenous peoples and unions reject Noboa’s proposal to increase VAT

The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Conaie) and a subsidiary of the union United Workers’ Front (FUT), the two main social organizations in Ecuador, agreed this Friday to oppose the executive’s proposal and recommended collecting taxes from the wealthy sectors of society. Conaie assured in a statement that the increase in VAT The measures suggested by […]

Ecuador adopts measures for foreigners arriving from Colombia and Peru

Ecuador adopts measures for foreigners arriving from Colombia and Peru

He Government of Ecuadorr announced this Thursday that it will require the presentation of criminal record certificates for foreigners arriving through its borders Colombia or Peruas the emergency continues following this week’s wave of violence caused by organized crime. Read: Deportation of prisoners from Ecuador will be a response to due process: Peru The Ministry […]

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