Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson October 28, 2019 Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno today.  Secretary Pompeo assured him of the United States’ continued support for his commitment to democratic practices, and for economic reforms to ... Read More»

Call for Proposals- U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2020

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS: December 15,  2019, 11:59 p.m.. The U.S. Embassy in Ecuador and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2020 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Fund was established to help countries to preserve ... Read More»

United States Response to Protests in Ecuador

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY MICHAEL R. POMPEO October 11, 2019 United States Response to Protests in Ecuador The United States supports President Moreno and the Government of Ecuador’s efforts to institutionalize democratic practices and implement needed economic reforms.  We are aware and monitoring claims of external actor involvement in these demonstrations.  We recognize the difficult decisions ... Read More»

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan Leads U.S. Delegation to Ministerial-level Meeting of Rio Treaty

Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan led the U.S. delegation to a ministerial-level meeting of the Rio Treaty on September 23 in New York, NY, convened by the state parties.  This meeting discussed regional next steps to address the worsening crisis in Venezuela; the previous time the OAS convened this meeting was to discuss ... Read More»

Remarks at the Meeting of Consultation of Ministers of Foreign Affairs

REMARKS JOHN J. SULLIVAN, DEPUTY SECRETARY OF STATE NEW YORK, NY SEPTEMBER 23, 2019 Good afternoon. Thank you, Mr. President, Vice-Presidents, and delegates. Today’s meeting of Western Hemisphere democratic countries marks a turning point for the horrific crisis in Venezuela. Your presence here sends a resounding message that freedom and democracy are values our nations cherish, dictators and tyrants will face accountability ... Read More»

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – September 25, 2019

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – September 25, 2019 – September 25, 2019  The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Consulate will offer notarial services and accept passport applications in the City of Cuenca on Wednesday, September 25, 2019. Where:            ... Read More»

STATEMENT BY SECRETARY POMPEO

Ecuador’s National Day August 9, 2019 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend congratulations to the people of Ecuador on the 210th anniversary of your country’s First Call for Independence. As illustrated by my constructive meeting with President Lenin Moreno during my recent visit to Guayaquil, the relationship between the United States ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity 2019 – 2020

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY QUITO PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity  Funding Opportunity Title:             U.S. Embassy Quito and U.S. Consulate Guayaquil, Public Affairs Sections (PAS) Annual Program Statement Funding Opportunity Number:      PAS-SEC-FY19-01 Deadline for Applications:               Rolling deadline CFDA Number:                                19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Maximum for Each Award:            $50,000 ... Read More»

Social Security Individual Consultations in Cuenca and Guayaquil

Social Security Individual Consultations in Cuenca and Guayaquil   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Cuenca and Guayaquil to offer individual consultations by appointment for beneficiaries of Social Security and other federal benefit programs.   CUENCA Abraham Lincoln Center, Calle Borrero ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito

Message for U.S. Citizens – Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito   Location:  U.S. Embassy Quito – Avigirias Av E12-170 and Eloy Alfaro Av. Quito, Ecuador Event:   Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito. The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Regional Federal Benefits Office in Santo ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo and Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno at a Press Availability

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release  REMARKS July 20, 2019 Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo And Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno At a Press Availability July 20, 2019 Hilton Hotel Guayaquil, Ecuador SECRETARY POMPEO:  Great.  Gracias.  Thank you.  Mr. President, it’s an honor for me to be here in Ecuador ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Puerto Rico, Argentina, Ecuador, Mexico, El Salvador, and Florida

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release Statement by Morgan Ortagus, Spokesperson July 16, 2019 Secretary Pompeo’s Travel to Puerto Rico, Argentina,  Ecuador, Mexico, El Salvador, and Florida Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo will travel to Buenos Aires, Argentina; Guayaquil, Ecuador; Mexico City, Mexico; and San Salvador, El Salvador July ... Read More»

Comfort Arrives in Manta for First Medical Mission

MANTA, Ecuador – The hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) arrived in Manta, Ecuador for the first mission stop of the 2019 deployment, June 26. While in Manta, U.S. service members and medical professionals will work alongside partner and host nation medical professionals to provide much-needed medical assistance in communities with urgent health care needs, ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE U.S. EMBASSY QUITO PUBLIC AFFAIRS SECTION Notice of Funding Opportunity Funding Opportunity Title:  South American Regional Tech Camp: Tech Tools for media and civil society to fight corruption Funding Opportunity Number:  PAS-SEC-FY19-01 Date Opened: May 20, 2019 Deadline for Applications: June 20, 2019 CFDA Number:  19.040 – Public Diplomacy Programs Maximum for ... Read More»

Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue Joint Statement

Embassy Quito Press Release May 22, 2019 BILATERAL EXPANDED POLITICAL DIALOGUE JOINT STATEMENT Following the visit of the Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence, to Ecuador in June 2018, the Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue between Ecuador and the United States of America took place at the headquarters of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and ... Read More»

Fact Sheet on New Cooperation Agreements between the United States and Ecuador

New Cooperation Agreements between the United States and Ecuador   During the May 22-23 visit of Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale to Ecuador, the United States and Ecuador agreed to expanded cooperation to advance mutual interests in democracy, prosperity, and security. Cultural Patrimony Agreement: The United States and Ecuador signed a memorandum of ... Read More»

USTDA Reopens in Ecuador

USTDA Reopens in Ecuador ARLINGTON, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency announced the reopening of its program in Ecuador to support priority infrastructure projects in the transportation, energy, telecommunications and water sectors, as well as increase export opportunities for U.S. companies. USTDA has not been active in the country since 2005. “This ... Read More»

Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Ecuador

For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE May 21, 2019 Under Secretary for Political Affairs David Hale Travels to Ecuador Under Secretary David Hale will travel to Ecuador May 22-23 to strengthen our growing bilateral partnership.  He will meet with President Lenin Moreno and Minister of Foreign Affairs Jose Valencia and launch the new Bilateral Political Dialogue ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Participation in a Press Availability Following MoU Signing with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia Amor

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 15, 2019 REMARKS USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Participation in a Press Availability Following MoU Signing with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister José Valencia Amores May 15, 2019 Ministry of Foreign Affairs Quito, Ecuador FOREIGN MINISTER VALENCIA: (In Spanish) MODERATOR: (In Spanish) ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to the Republic of Ecuador

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 15, 2019 READOUT USAID Administrator Mark Green’s Visit to the Republic of Ecuador The following is attributable to Acting Spokesperson Tom Babington: U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green visited Quito, Ecuador May 14-15, 2019.  The Administrator met with ... Read More»

Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito

Location:  U.S. Embassy Quito Avigirias Av E12-170 and Eloy Alfaro Av Quito, Ecuador Event:   Social Security Individual Consultations in Quito. The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Regional Federal Benefits Office in San Jose, Costa Rica, will visit Quito to assist beneficiaries with specific questions regarding ... Read More»

United States and the Republic of Ecuador Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Development in Ecuador

UNITED STATES AGENCY FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 15, 2019 PRESS RELEASE United States and the Republic of Ecuador Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Advance Development in Ecuador U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Honorable José Valencia, ... Read More»

USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to Latin America and the Caribbean

United States Agency for International Development Office of Press Relations For Immediate Release May 8, 2019 Media Advisory USAID Administrator Mark Green Travels to Latin America and the Caribbean U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) Administrator Mark Green will travel to Trinidad and Tobago, Saint Lucia, Colombia, Ecuador, and Panamá May 9-15, 2019.  On this ... Read More»

Remarks Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo

Remarks Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo On U.S. Latin American Policy   April 12, 2012 Casa Piedra Vitacura, Chile **UNEDITED/DRAFT** GUAZZOTTI: Good afternoon. On behalf of the Chilean North American Chamber of Commerce, AmCham Chile, I would like to welcome you all to this important event in honor of the visit of the Secretary ... Read More»

United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson MEDIA NOTE April 10, 2019 United States Provides Additional Humanitarian Aid to Venezuelans Who Have Fled Their Country Today, Vice President Pence announced that the United States is providing nearly $61 million in additional humanitarian assistance to support the regional response for the 3.4 million Venezuelans who ... Read More»

Notice of Funding Opportunity

U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Division of International Conservation International Affairs Latin America Regional Program Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number:15.640 Funding Opportunity Number: F19AS00097 Submission Deadline: 23:59 PM ET 12 April 2019 Description: USFWS will support local, national and transnational activities to reduce removal of wildlife and plants (including timber) from natural ecosystems ... Read More»

Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (March 28, 2019)

Location: Sangay Volcano, Morona Santiago Province, Ecuador. Event:  According to the Geophysical Institute of the National Polytechnic School, there is increased volcanic activity at Sangay volcano.  The Ecuadorian Ministry of Tourism recommends that visitors do not hike up to the crater or approach the high areas of the volcano. Actions to Take: Avoid the area near ... Read More»

State Department Launches the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs

March 6, 2019 Today, the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) launched the Academy for Women Entrepreneurs (AWE), a new initiative supporting women entrepreneurs around the world. The Academy, in support of the White House-led Women’s Global Development and Prosperity Initiative, will equip women with the practical skills needed to ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Newsletter

We are pleased to present the recent issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: 2018: Advancing U.S. Goals for Mutual Gain USNS Comfort Visits Ecuador An Interview with Ambassador Todd Chapman Join the American Liaison Network What’s New for U.S. Citizens? Enroll in STEP 2018 By The Numbers American Citizen Services Consular Mission Ecuador Newsletter Winter 2019 (PDF – 2.044 ... Read More»

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo At the Organization of American States

Remarks Michael R. Pompeo Secretary of State Organization of American States Washington, DC January 24, 2019 SECRETARY POMPEO: Thank you very much. The United States is a friend of Venezuela and of the Venezuelan people. We have watched Venezuelans suffer for far too long. We know what they know, that the tyranny of the now ... Read More»

Statement from President Donald J. Trump Recognizing Venezuelan National Assembly President Juan Guaido as the Interim President of Venezuela

Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 23, 2019 Today, I am officially recognizing the President of the Venezuelan National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the Interim President of Venezuela.  In its role as the only legitimate branch of government duly elected by the Venezuelan people, the National Assembly invoked the country’s constitution to ... Read More»

Recognition of Juan Guaido as Venezuela’s interim President

Statement by Secretary POMPEO January 23, 2019 The United States recognizes Juan Guaido as the new interim President of Venezuela, and strongly supports his courageous decision to assume that role pursuant to Article 233 of Venezuela’s constitution and supported by the National Assembly, in restoring democracy to Venezuela. As President Trump said, “The people of ... Read More»

Special Advisor for Children’s Issues visits Ecuador

Special Advisor Suzanne Lawrence of the U.S. Department of State’s Office of Children’s Issues visited Ecuador this week to strengthen the operation of the Hague Abduction Convention between the United States and Ecuador. The 1980 Hague Convention on the Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, which has been in force between the United States and ... Read More»

Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Human Rights Day

U.S. Department of State Office of the Spokesperson  Statement by Secretary Pompeo on Human Rights Day December 10, 2018 Seventy years ago, the UN General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Emerging from a world war that shocked humanity with its cruelty, the sovereign nations of the world united to specify those rights that are ... Read More»

Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia and Finance Minister Richard Martinez

November 27, 2018 The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:‎ Secretary Pompeo met on November 26 with Ecuadorian Foreign Minister Jose Valencia and Finance Minister Richard Martinez. They reaffirmed their commitment to expand bilateral cooperation on a number of political and economic issues, including through the recently relaunched U.S.-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council. Secretary ... Read More»

Sailors Aboard Wayne E. Meyer Conduct Fisheries Patrol Exercise with U.S. Coast Guard, Ecuadorian Navy

U.S. Navy Story by Littoral Combat Group One Public Affairs PACIFIC OCEAN (NNS) – Sailors assigned to USS Wayne E. Meyer (DDG 108) conducted a fisheries patrol exercise with the U.S. Coast Guard and Ecuadorian naval assets in the Pacific Ocean on Nov. 22, 2018. The ship, along with an embarked U.S. Coast Guard Law ... Read More»

Joint Statement of the United States-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council

On November 15, the United States and Ecuador held the second meeting of the United States-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council (TIC). The meeting reflects the interest of both countries in re-engaging and deepening trade and investment ties, and comes after a gap of nine years since the prior meeting. Representatives of both countries discussed a ... Read More»

Call for Proposals – U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2019

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS:  Monday, November 26, 2018, 5:00 p.m. The U.S. Embassy Quito and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2019 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Fund was established to help countries to ... Read More»

Hospital ship to depart Norfolk Oct. 11 for Enduring Promise mission in Latin America

MIAMI – The U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort (T-AH 20) is scheduled to depart Naval Station Norfolk, Va., Oct. 11 en route to South America and Central America where it will conduct an 11-week medical assistance mission working closely with host-nation health and government partners in Ecuador, Peru, Colombia, and Honduras. The purpose of ... Read More»

Message for Department of Defense Retirees and Eligible Family Members Enrolled in TRICARE

Please direct all questions or comments to DAOQuito@state.gov *** Event:   The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the International SOS and TRICARE Area Office – Latin America and Canada will visit Quito to provide information and address any issues or concerns regarding the TRICARE Overseas program. Who: TRICARE Overseas beneficiaries When:  October ... Read More»

Patriot Day 2018, a Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

On Patriot Day, we honor the memories of the nearly 3,000 precious lives we lost on September 11, 2001, and of every hero who has given their life since that day to protect our safety and our freedom.  We come together, today, to recall this timeless truth:  When America is united, no force on Earth can break ... Read More»

Peace Corps Director Visits Ecuador

Peace Corps Director Jody Olsen completed a visit to Ecuador this week. She met with Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno  and with Fander Falconi, Minister of Education to discuss further cooperation efforts with Peace Corps Ecuador.  Director Olsen also delivered remarks at a conference for Peace Corps County Directors from the Inter-America and Pacific region and ... Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks: Ecuador National Day

Press Statement Michael R. Pompeo, Secretary of State Washington, DC, August 9, 2018 On behalf of the Government of the United States, I extend congratulations to the people of Ecuador on the anniversary of the first call to independence on August 10, 1809, which sparked the independence movement in Latin America 209 years ago. Since we ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Newsletter

Estamos gustosos de presentar la edición más reciente del Boletín de Noticias de la Sección de Servicios para Ciudadanos Estadounidenses (ACS). Esta edición contamos con los siguientes artículos (en inglés): Notes from the Consul General Lessons from the 2016 Earthquake Ecuadorian Response to Crises What to Expect From the Embassy During a Crisis Crisis Preparedness ... Read More»

Correcting the Record: Erroneous Allegations Claiming U.S. Threats towards the Ecuadorian Government

July 13, 2018 Correcting the Record: Erroneous Allegations Claiming U.S. Threats towards the Ecuadorian Government Recent news reports included erroneous allegations about supposed threats and pressures made by U.S. government officials during bilateral discussions with Ecuadorian government officials about a resolution on breastfeeding at the World Health Assembly in Geneva in May 2018. These allegations ... Read More»

Joint Communique: Official Visit Of The Vice President Of The United States Of America, Michael Pence, To Ecuador

JUNE, 27-28, 2018 The President of the Republic of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno Garcés, welcomed to Ecuador the Vice President of the United States of America, Mike Pence, who conducted an official visit June 27 – 28, 2018.  Both leaders noted with satisfaction the strong bilateral relationship in areas of mutual interest, including the economy, development, ... Read More»

Fact Sheet on Cooperation between the United States and Ecuador

During the June 27-28 visit of Vice President Mike Pence to Ecuador, the United States and Ecuador committed to expanded cooperation to advance mutual interests in democracy, prosperity, and security. Support for Venezuelan Migrants: The United States announced $8.1 million in new funding to the International Organization for Migration for assistance to Venezuelans in the ... Read More»

Remarks by Vice President Pence and President Lenin Moreno of the Republic Of Ecuador in Joint Press Statements

Palacio Carondelet Quito, Ecuador VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: Well, President Moreno, and to the First Lady, to all the distinguished members of your government thank you for the gracious welcome that you have shown to me and my wife Karen on our very first visit to Ecuador. We were honored to join you at last night’s ... Read More»

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

Natural Disaster Alert – U. S. Mission Ecuador (26 June 2018)   Location:  Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Event:  According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, on June 26, 2018 the Sierra Negra Volcano began erupting.  Rural area habitants have been evacuated to Puerto Villamil as a precaution.  The Ecuadorian Geographic Institute has advised ... Read More»

DAS Nancy Jackson’s Remarks to Commemorate World Refugee Day

Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Department of State’s Bureau of Populations, Refugees, and Migration Nancy Jackson’s Remarks at the Ecuadorian National Assembly to Commemorate World Refugee Day. Thank you National Assembly President Cabezas, UNHCR Country Representative Martin, distinguished guests. Good morning. This is my second visit to this beautiful country. It is a pleasure and ... Read More»

Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Brazil and Ecuador

“Vice President Mike Pence will travel to Brazil and Ecuador at the end of June to strengthen regional security with our allies in the hemisphere threatened by the deepening humanitarian, political, diplomatic, and economic crisis caused by gross misrule of Venezuela by the Maduro Regime. The Vice President will reaffirm President Trump’s unwavering commitment to ... Read More»

Readout Of Vice President Mike Pence’s Call With President Of Ecuador Lenin Moreno

Vice President Mike Pence spoke today with President Lenin Moreno of Ecuador to discuss opportunities to reinvigorate the bilateral relationship between the United States and Ecuador. Amidst the General Assembly meeting of the Organization of American States, the two leaders discussed the on-going humanitarian and economic disaster in Venezuela, and the need to work together ... Read More»

Statement from the President on the Confirmation of Mike Pompeo as Secretary of State

I am pleased with the Senate’s confirmation of Mike Pompeo to serve as our country’s top diplomat. Having a patriot of Mike’s immense talent, energy, and intellect leading the Department of State will be an incredible asset for our country at this critical time in history. He will always put the interests of America first. ... Read More»

Days of Remembrance of Victims of the Holocaust, 2018 – A Proclamation by the President of the United States of America

On Yom HaShoah, or Holocaust Remembrance Day, and during this week of remembrance, we reflect on one of the darkest periods in the history of the world and honor the victims of Nazi persecution.  This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, when the imprisoned Polish Jews mounted a courageous and extraordinary ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens March 16, 2018 Location: City of Borbón, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador Event: An improvised explosive device detonated at an Ecuadorian naval station in Borbón, Ecuador on March 16, 2018. Initial reports state there were no injuries or deaths, but significant damage to the facility. This is in Esmeralda ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Passport Execution Fee to Increase by $10.00 on April 2, 2018

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Message for U.S. Citizens Passport Execution Fee to Increase by $10.00 on April 2, 2018 March 16, 2018 Important notice:  Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35 for U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form, including first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, ... Read More»

Passport Execution Fees Increase

Effective April 2, 2018, the passport execution fee will increase from $25 to $35.  The $10 execution fee increase applies to U.S. passport applicants using the DS-11 form including: first-time applicants over age 16, children under age 16, and applicants who reapply after reporting their previous passport lost or stolen. Customers applying with the DS-11 ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.go

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Message for U.S. Citizens Primary Elections Begin This Month – Register and request your absentee ballots for all 2018 elections now at FVAP.gov March 9, 2018 Location: Ecuador Event: This year the entire House of Representatives and a third of the U.S. Senate are up for election. Don’t miss your opportunity to vote ... Read More»

Secretary’s Remarks: Annual Observance of International Women’s Day

As we commemorate International Women’s Day on March 8th, the United States renews our steadfast commitment to addressing inequalities between women and men at home and abroad and reaffirms the importance of advancing the status of women and girls globally. We will continue to implement measures to strengthen the economic empowerment of women and girls ... Read More»

Under Secretary Shannon’s Travel to Ecuador, Colombia, and Chile

Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs Thomas A. Shannon, Jr. will travel to Ecuador, Colombia, and Chile February 25-March 3.  The Under Secretary will underscore long-standing U.S. support for bilateral priorities and reaffirm U.S. engagement to promote a safe, prosperous, and democratic hemisphere. In Quito, Ecuador on February 25-27, Under Secretary Shannon will meet ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Schedule Change for U.S. Passport Pick-Up and Appointment-Free Renewals for Adults

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Message for U.S. Citizens Schedule Change for U.S. Passport Pick-Up and Appointment-Free Renewals for Adults (starting March 1st, 2018) February 21, 2018 To better serve U.S. citizens in the Guayaquil consular district, the American Citizen Services Unit will institute new hours for U.S. passport pick-up and appointment-free renewals (form DS-82), beginning March ... Read More»

Attacks in Colombia and Ecuador

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC January 29, 2018 The United States strongly condemns the attacks against police that took place in Colombia and Ecuador this past weekend. We ‎mourn all those who lost their lives in these cowardly acts and our thoughts are with the families of the deceased and those injured. ... Read More»

Upcoming Event Alert – U. S. Mission Ecuador

Upcoming Event Alert – U. S. Mission Ecuador (January 29, 2018) Location:  Coastal locations in the following provinces in Ecuador: Esmeraldas Manabí Santa Elena Guayas Galapagos Event:  On Wednesday, January 31, 2018, the Ecuadorian Secretariat of Risk Management will conduct a tsunami evacuation drill in the coastal areas of five provinces.  Sirens will indicate the ... Read More»

Secretary Tillerson to Travel to Austin, Mexico City, Bariloche, Buenos Aires, Lima, Bogotá, and Kingston

STATEMENT BY HEATHER NAUERT, SPOKESPERSON January 26, 2018 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Austin, Texas, and then to Mexico City, Mexico;  Bariloche and Buenos Aires, Argentina; Lima, Perú; Bogotá, Colombia; and Kingston, Jamaica on February 1-7.  The Secretary will engage with regional partners to promote a safe, prosperous, energy secure, and democratic ... Read More»

Natural Disaster Alert – U.S. Mission Ecuador

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Alert for U.S. Citizens: Galapagos region January 16, 2018   Location: Sierra Negra Volcano, Isabela Island, Galapagos, Ecuador Event: According to the Ecuadorian Geographic Institute, greater seismic activity near the Sierra Negra Volcano indicates that an eruption may occur in the near future. The Ecuadorian Geographic Institute has advised visitors to ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens: Improvements to Safety and Security Information

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Message for U.S. Citizens Improvements to Safety and Security Information January 5, 2018 On Wednesday, January 10, 2018, the Department of State will make changes to our safety and security information to make it easier to find, understand, and use. Travel Advisories will replace Travel Warnings and Travel Alerts. Every country will ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Holiday Season Safety and Security Reminder

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens Holiday Season Safety and Security Reminder December 22, 2017 As holiday celebrations in Ecuador are beginning, so too is the seasonal surge in crime. The threat of street crime (e.g. purse snatchings, pickpockets) is higher in areas where there are large crowds, and U.S. citizens are strongly ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in the area of Avenida Naciones Unidas and Rio Amazonas

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Protests in the area of Avenida Naciones Unidas and Rio Amazonas December 13, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned of protests in the area of Avenida Naciones Unidas and Rio Amazonas in Quito. The Embassy advises U.S. citizens to avoid the area for the rest of the ... Read More»

Call for Proposals – U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2018

DEADLINE FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSALS:  Friday, January 5, 2018, 5:00 p.m. The U.S. Embassy Quito and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2018 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Fund was established to help countries to ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential demonstrations at Alianza PAIS (AP) headquarters on Shyris Avenue

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential demonstrations at Alianza PAIS (AP) headquarters on Shyris Avenue November 28, 2017 Police have closed Shyris Avenue between Portugal Street and Holanda Street because of potential demonstrations at Alianza PAIS (AP) headquarters and these street closings may be extended if circumstances warrant. The atmosphere is politically ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat at the Unidad de Transparencia y Lucha Contra la Corrupcion

The U.S. Embassy has learned of a confirmed bomb threat at the “Unidad de Transparencia y Lucha Contra la Corrupcion” located at Patria Avenue and 9 de Octubre, two blocks west of the Hilton Colon hotel in Quito.  All U.S. citizens are advised to stay away from the area for the remainder of the day. ... Read More»

New Entry Period for Diversity Visa Program DV-2019

Due to technical issues, the registration period for DV-2019 is being restarted, and all entries made prior to October 18, 2017, will need to be resubmitted for the entrant to be considered. We regret the inconvenience to Diversity Visa entrants. In order to ensure fairness and protect the integrity of the process for all those ... Read More»

Expat Information Fair in Cuenca

October 18, 2017   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that it will take part in an informational fair designed for foreign residents in Cuenca on October 18, 2017. The External Relations Office of the Municipality of Cuenca will be hosting an information fair for the expat community.  The fair’s aim ... Read More»

Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat Unicornio Shopping Center, Quito

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Emergency Message for U.S. Citizens: Bomb Threat Unicornio Shopping Center, Quito October 2, 2017 The U.S. Embassy has learned of a confirmed bomb threat to the Unicornio Shopping Center in Quito. According to police contacts, the shopping center has been evacuated and is being searched by Ecuadorian authorities. All U.S. citizens are ... Read More»

Honoring the Victims of the Tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada

By the President of the United States of America A Proclamation Our Nation is heartbroken.  We mourn with all whose loved ones were murdered and injured in last night’s horrible tragedy in Las Vegas, Nevada.  As we grieve, we pray that God may provide comfort and relief to all those suffering. As a mark of ... Read More»

Proclamation, National Hispanic Heritage Month 2017

During National Hispanic Heritage Month, we celebrate the accomplishments of Hispanic Americans who have helped shape our great Nation.  We are grateful for the many contributions Hispanic American men and women make to our society and the vibrancy they weave into our American culture. From America’s earliest days, Hispanic Americans have played a prominent and ... Read More»

Concurso CreaTuHeroe

¿Quieres asistir a ComicCon Ecuador como un superhéroe? Entonces esta es tu oportunidad. Participa en nuestro Concurso #CreaTuHeroe, y gánate dos entradas VIP para ComicCon y conoce al famoso ilustrador estadounidense de comics Bernard Chang. Participar es fácil, solo debes enviarnos una dibujo con tu héroe original, junto a su nombre y descripción de sus ... Read More»

Message from Secretary Tillerson

Statement by Secretary TILLERSON August 10, 2017 On behalf of the United States, best wishes to the Ecuadorian people on the anniversary of the First Cry for Independence. Since we established bilateral relations 169 years ago, our nations have enjoyed deep and growing ties. We have stood with the Ecuadorian people during trying times, and ... Read More»

Venezuela’s Illegitimate National Constituent Assembly

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC August 3, 2017 The United States considers the Venezuelan National Constituent Assembly the illegitimate product of a flawed process designed by the Maduro dictatorship to further its assault on democracy. The process was rigged from the start, from the irregular manner in which the election was decreed ... Read More»

Defending Democracy in Venezuela

Press Statement Heather Nauert Department Spokesperson Washington, DC July 30, 2017 The United States condemns the elections imposed on July 30 for the National Constituent Assembly, which is designed to replace the legitimately elected National Assembly and undermine the Venezuelan people’s right to self-determination. The United States stands by the people of Venezuela, and their ... Read More»

American Citizen Services Newsletter

We are pleased to present the inaugural issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: Information about Passports, Photos, Taxes Zika Information Sheet Travel Alerts/Warnings Quito U.S. Citizen Services Guayaquil U.S. Citizen Services American Citizen Services Consular Mission Ecuador Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 1  (PDF – 539 KB) Read More»

United States Mission in Ecuador Commemorates World Refugee Day

On June 20, in recognition of World Refugee Day, Ambassador Todd C. Chapman met with Catholic Relief Services (CRS), the Scalabrinian Mission in Quito, and a group of Colombian refugees to reaffirm the U.S. Mission to Ecuador’s commitment to aiding refugees and vulnerable populations.  Ecuador receives thousands of refugees from countries such as Colombia each ... Read More»

2017 Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month

In recognition of LGBTI Month, the Department of State affirms its solidarity with the human rights defenders and civil society organizations working around the world to uphold the fundamental freedoms of LGBTI persons to live with dignity and freedom. We also recognize that LGBTI persons continue to face the threat of violence and discrimination. Violence ... Read More»

President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Ecuador

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 23, 2017 President Donald J. Trump Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Ecuador to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Lenín Moreno President Donald J. Trump today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to attend the Presidential Inauguration of His Excellency ... Read More»

Statement as delivered by Michele Roulbet, Universal Periodic Review 27th Session

Geneva, May 1, 2017 Thank you Mr. Vice President. The United States welcomes the Ecuadorian delegation. The United States also remains concerned about the lack of judicial independence caused by executive branch pressure on the judiciary. Bearing in mind these concerns, we make the following recommendations: Promote the exercise of freedom of expression without undue ... Read More»

World Press Freedom Day

Today, on World Press Freedom Day, we reaffirm our commitment to promoting the fundamental principles of a free press around the world. We honor those men and women who work tirelessly, often at great personal risk, to tell the stories we would not otherwise hear. They are the guardians of democratic values and ideals. Read More»

Venezuela: Maduro Government Must Stop Silencing Opposition Voices

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson ________________________________ For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON April 10, 2017 The United States views with grave concern the Venezuelan government’s actions to bar Miranda State Governor Henrique Capriles—a prominent, democratically-elected member of Venezuela’s political opposition and former presidential candidate—from participating in the country’s public ... Read More»

Social Security Information Sessions and Individual Consultations in Cotacachi and Quito on April 24-25, 2017

Federal Benefits/Social Security Town Hall Meetings The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Quito and Cotacachi to offer general information sessions and individual consultations for beneficiaries of Social Security and other federal benefits programs. General Information Sessions The Regional Federal Benefits Officer will ... Read More»

Social Security Information Sessions and Individual Consultations in Guayaquil and Cuenca on April 19-20, 2017

Social Security Information Sessions and Individual Consultations in Guayaquil and Cuenca   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Office will visit Guayaquil and Cuenca to offer general information sessions and individual consultations for beneficiaries of Social Security and other federal benefits programs. General Information ... Read More»

Immigrant Visa and American Citizen Services Information Session

Immigrant Visa and American Citizen Services Information Session Consular representatives from the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil will host an information session explaining the process how U.S. citizens and Legal Permanent Residents can petition family members (spouses, children, parents and siblings) for immigration to the United States and to inform the local community of the ... Read More»

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – April 21, 2017

AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – April 21, 2017   The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil is pleased to announce that representatives from the Consulate will offer notarial services, accept passport applications, and deliver completed passports in the city of Cuenca on Friday, April 21, 2017. Where:            Abraham Lincoln Center Calle ... Read More»

Congratulations to Ecuador’s President-Elect Lenin Moreno

For Immediate Release STATEMENT BY MARK TONER, ACTING SPOKESPERSON April 6, 2017 Congratulations to Ecuador’s President-Elect Lenin Moreno The United States congratulates the people of Ecuador on taking part in the second-round Presidential elections on April 2.  We also congratulate Lenin Moreno of the Alianza Pais party on his victory. However, we do note the concerns ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Election-Related Violence

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Potential for Election-Related Violence March 31, 2017 The Ecuadorian presidential election will be held on April 2 and may create the potential for violent protests. As a precautionary measure, the U.S. Embassy recommends all U.S. citizens avoid the area near the Consejo Nacional Electoral (CNE) in Quito ... Read More»

Venezuelan Supreme Court Decision Greatly Undermines Democratic Institutions

The United States condemns the Venezuelan Supreme Court’s March 29 decision to usurp the powers of the democratically elected National Assembly. This rupture of democratic and constitutional norms greatly damages Venezuela’s democratic institutions and denies the Venezuelan people the right to shape their country’s future through their elected representatives. We consider it a serious setback ... Read More»

Release of U.S. Department of State 2016 Human Rights Reports

On March 3, the U.S. Department of State published the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — the Human Rights Reports — which describe the status of internationally recognized human rights in nearly every country around the world, including those rights reflected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  You can read the full ... Read More»

Statement By Mark Toner, Acting Spokesperson (February 23, 2017)

Ecuador’s First Round of Elections The United States congratulates Ecuadorian voters on their participation in national elections on February 19.  The Ecuadorian National Council (CNE) has announced that a second round of voting for president will be held April 2. We applaud the efforts of the CNE, and the work of international observation missions.  We ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update Insel Air

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Update Insel Air February 7, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that, effective immediately, U.S. government personnel under Chief of Mission authority in Ecuador are prohibited from using Curaçao-based Insel Air for official travel. This message is an update to a February 3, 2017, security ... Read More»

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air

Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Insel Air February 3, 2017 This message is to inform U.S. citizens that U.S. Consulate General Curaçao has temporarily prohibited U.S. Consulate Curacao personnel from flying on Insel Air.  The Consulate adopted this policy following an internal review of safety-related considerations. You are receiving this message because Insel Air also ... Read More»

Extended State of Emergency in Morona Santiago

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Extended State of Emergency in Morona Santiago January 26, 2017 The Government of Ecuador declared a 30-day state of emergency for the province of Morona Santiago on December 14, 2016. On January 12, the government extended the state of emergency for an additional 30 days. We recommend U.S. citizens avoid unnecessary travel ... Read More»

The Inaugural Address by President Donald J. Trump

As Prepared for Delivery – Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you. We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will ... Read More»

State of Emergency in Morona Santiago

U.S. Mission, Ecuador State of Emergency in Morona Santiago December 23, 2016 The Government of Ecuador declared a state of emergency for the province of Morona Santiago on December 14, 2016.  We recommend U.S. citizens avoid unnecessary travel to this province until the state of emergency is lifted. Demonstrations and other potentially violent acts have ... Read More»

Holiday Safety

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Holiday Safety December 21, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Quito and U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil would like to remind U.S. citizens that as holiday celebrations in Ecuador are beginning, so too is the seasonal surge in crime.  The threat of street crime (e.g. purse snatchings, pickpockets) is higher in areas where ... Read More»

Call for Proposals for U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation 2017

The U.S. Embassy Quito and the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) of the U.S. Department of State are pleased to announce the 2017 call for proposals for the U.S. Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP). The Fund was established to help countries to preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other ... Read More»

Statement by the Press Secretary

From the White House residence, the President phoned Donald Trump to congratulate him on his victory early this morning. The President also called Secretary Clinton and expressed admiration for the strong campaign she waged throughout the country.    The President will make a statement on Wednesday at the White House to discuss the election results ... Read More»

U.S. Delegation to Habitat III

The U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III) in Quito, Ecuador, October 17-20 will be led by Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, with Ambassador Nancy Stetson, Special Representative for Habitat III serving as Deputy Head of Delegation. Urbanization is a ... Read More»

Hurricane Matthew: Information for U.S. Citizens

Hurricane Matthew, categorized by the National Hurricane Center as a major hurricane with sustained winds of over 110 mph, has passed directly over or near Cuba, Haiti, and The Bahamas. Further information about Hurricane Matthew is available from the  National Hurricane Center . The Bahamas:  The U.S. Embassy in Nassau is closed Wednesday, October 5, through Friday, October 7.  However, the embassy ... Read More»

Demonstrations in Ecuador on August 25, 2016

U.S. Mission, Ecuador Security Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstrations in Ecuador on August 25, 2016   U.S. Mission Ecuador informs U.S. citizens living and traveling in Ecuador that on Thursday, August 25, 2016, demonstrations are planned throughout Ecuador.  We recommend U.S. citizens avoid areas where protests are planned.  You should expect transportation delays and detours ... Read More»

Message for U.S. Citizens – Telephone Outage July 23, 2016

Embassy’s telephone switchboard will be taken offline on Saturday, July 23 from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in order to perform maintenance and upgrades. All Embassy telephone lines will be down including the local telephone service. The U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil will not be affected. U.S. citizens with emergencies should call 099-788-3222 (011-593-99-788-3222 ... Read More»

Telephone Outage July 23, 2016

Message for U.S. Citizens Telephone Outage July 23, 2016 July 22, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Quito would like to inform U.S. citizens throughout Ecuadorthat the Embassy’s telephone switch will be taken offline on Saturday, July 23 from approximately 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. in order to perform maintenance and upgrades.  All Embassy telephone lines will ... Read More»

Emergency Assistance

The United States has provided millions in humanitarian assistance to help Ecuador in recovery efforts from the April 16 earthquake. This includes support for a USAID airlift of relief supplies, as well as for humanitarian programs that are providing safe drinking water, improved sanitation, hygiene kits, and other supplies to communities affected by the earthquake. ... Read More»

Registration opens for Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

Calling young entrepreneurs to participate in the “Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)” sponsored by the U.S. State Department. The program seeks 250 young entrepreneurs from Latin America and the Caribbean for a professional training program to take place in October-November 2016.  To register visit https://ylai.state.gov/ Selected participants will have the opportunity to join the ... Read More»

Assistant Secretary Bond Travelled to Ecuador

Assistant Secretary for Consular Affairs Michele Thoren Bond travelled  to Ecuador May 16-19 to review consular operations at the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil. In Quito, Assistant Secretary Bond met with senior Ecuadorian officials to discuss cooperation on international parental child abductions and efforts to strengthen people-to-people ties. En ... Read More»

Cultural Diversity Exchange Program 2016

On May 15, eight university students travelled to Las Cruces, New Mexico, to participate in a Cultural Diversity exchange program sponsored by the Embassy in cooperation with San Francisco University in Quito. The eight-week program offers the students the opportunity to learn English in an intensive course at the New Mexico State University while living ... Read More»

Current Report on U.S. Assistance to Ecuador Following April 16 Earthquake

Humanitarian and technical assistance to the Ecuadorian people is a priority for the U.S. Mission to Ecuador.  This support will continue throughout the second phase of reconstruction. To date, the United States has provided more than $4 million in humanitarian assistance to help the people of Ecuador. This includes more than 80 tons of supplies ... Read More»

The U.S. sends mobile equipment for air traffic control to Manta

In close coordination with the authorities of the Ecuadorian government, the United States Department of Defense and the Office for Foreign Disaster Assistance (OFDA) delivered on April 26 a mobile equipment for air traffic control (ATC) of Eloy Alfaro International Airport in Manta. The provisional equipment and four experts arrive on a flight from the ... Read More»

Response of the United States Government to the Humanitarian Emergency in Ecuador

In close cooperation with the Ecuadorian government an aircraft arrived on April 24 in Quito bringing in emergency humanitarian relief managed by the Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance Abroad(OFDA) of USAID. More than 80 tons of emergency supplies were delivered directly to the Ecuadorian Red Cross. The technical team sent by USAID identified the urgent ... Read More»

Update on April 16 earthquake

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Update on April 16 earthquake April 22, 2016 The U.S. Mission in Ecuador remains committed to assisting U.S. citizens in the aftermath of the April 16 earthquake, and sent a consular assistance team to Manabí this week to locate U.S. citizens needing assistance.  Please contact us at EcuadorEmergencyUSC@state.gov if you need assistance, ... Read More»

Update on April 16 earthquake

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Update on April 16 earthquake April 19, 2016 The U.S. Mission in Ecuador remains committed to assisting U.S. citizens in the aftermath of the April 16 earthquake.  We have sent a Consular Assistance Team to Manabí to provide consular assistance to U.S. citizens, including accounting for U.S. citizens in the area, helping ... Read More»

Urgent Message regarding April 16 Earthquake

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Urgent message regarding April 16 earthquake April 17, 2016 We express our condolences on the tragic loss of life resulting from the April 16 earthquake in Ecuador, and our thoughts go out to all those affected. We are closely monitoring the situation and remain in close contact with Ecuadorian authorities. We recommend ... Read More»

URGENT: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake

Security Message for U.S. Citizens URGENT: 7.8 Magnitude Earthquake April 16, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Quito would like to inform U.S. citizens throughout Ecuador that a 7.8 magnitude earthquake occurred at 1858 in northern Ecuador. Some local damage to buildings and possibly to bridges and roadways has been reported in Quito and Guayaquil. Cell phone ... Read More»

Ambassador Todd Chapman Presents Credentials to Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas

On April 14, Ambassador Todd Chapman presented his credentials to Ecuadorian Vice President Jorge Glas in a morning ceremony at Palacio de Carondolet.  The formal act took place in the Presidents’ Room. After the credentialing ceremony concluded, the Ambassador issued the following statement: I am delighted to have this opportunity to meet with Vice President ... Read More»

Under Secretary of State Rose Gottemoeller Reinforces U.S.-Ecuador Partnership during Visit to Quito

On April 13, the Under Secretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller visited Quito for a series of events and activities that reinforced the U.S.-Ecuador bilateral partnership. During a speech on nuclear security and nonproliferation at the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, the Under Secretary emphasized the importance of international cooperation ... Read More»

Release of U.S. Department of State 2015 Human Rights Reports

On April 13, the U.S. Department of State published the annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices — the Human Rights Reports — which describe the status of internationally recognized human rights in countries around the world, including those rights reflected in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  You can read the full reports at  www.state.gov ... Read More»

The U.S. Market Opens to Fresh Ecuadorian Raspberries and Blackberries

The Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) of the United States Department of Agriculture is pleased to announce that it has amended its regulations on fruits and vegetables and announced today that it will allow the importation of blackberries (Rubus glaucus Benth) and raspberries (Rubus idaeus Linnaeus) from Ecuador to United States mainland starting ... Read More»

Collaborative Governance & Citizen Participation Program

In a program sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Quito, in cooperation with the General Consulate in Guayaquil, the U.S. Collaborative Governance and Citizen’s Participation expert, Cristina Rodriguez, held workshops in Duran, Guayaquil, and Ambato in order to share experiences surrounding the best practices in municipal government, in fundraising, and in innovative ways to provide ... Read More»

SelectUSA Investment Summit 2016

The Business Unit of the Embassy announce the opening of registration for SelectUSA’s Investment Summit to take place in Washington, D.C., June 19 to 21, 2016. If you represent a company and are considering starting operations or expanding, SelectUSA’s can help you find the answers you need efficiently, saving you time and money. You will ... Read More»

Updated CDC Zika Guidance

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Updated CDC Zika Guidance March 24, 2016 The U.S. Embassy in Ecuador informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a revised travel notice for Ecuador regarding the Zika virus . Travel to elevations higher than 2,000 m (6,500 ft) above sea level is considered to have minimal likelihood ... Read More»

2015 Youth Ambassadors Present Projects & Will Lead Change

Thirteen students who participated in the “Youth Ambassadors 2015” program presented the results of their community projects and had the opportunity to meet the new Ambassador of the United States, Todd Chapman. These outstanding young people shared their experiences, their challenges, and the achievements of their individual projects aimed at benefiting their communities. Workshops and ... Read More»

Child Exploitation Cyber Training

The Embassy’s office of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), in coordination with the government of Ecuador, is hosting a Child Exploitation Cyber Training event March 7 to 10 in Quito. The seminar, supported by Child Rescue Coalition (CRC) and the U.S. State Department, will allow CRC trainers to share their knowledge and experience with approximately 30 ... Read More»

Ambassador Chapman Inaugurates the Renovated Library in the “Abraham Lincoln” Center in Cuenca

Ambassador Todd Chapman assisted in the inauguration of the North American –Ecuadorian Center’s “Abraham Lincoln” library in Cuenca. This space had been previously inaugurated in 1957 to serve as a cultural rendezvous point between Americans and Ecuadorians. The North American-Ecuadorian Center offers English courses for students of all ages and also puts on multiple cultural ... Read More»

English camp in Mindo

Students of the College Horizons program and the English Access program (from five different provinces) participated in an English immersion camp. Participants from Santo Domingo, Manabi, Esmeraldas, Guayas and Loja spent three nights and four days in Mindo in order to strengthen their English skills. Eleven professors, 22 volunteers from Cuerpo de Paz, and one ... Read More»

Crime Advisory

Security Message for U.S. Citizens Crime Advisory March 1, 2016 In light of recent media reports regarding the robbery and murder of two foreign tourists in Montañita, a beach popular with tourists, the U.S. Embassy in Quito and U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil would like to remind U.S. citizens of the critical crime threat present in Ecuador. The ... Read More»

Ambassador Todd Chapman presented copies of his credentials

On February 17, Ambassador Todd Chapman presented copies of his credentials to Ricardo Patiño at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Human Mobility of Ecuador in a ceremony that took place in the afternoon. Ambassador Chapman was delighted to have the opportunity to meet with the Minister of Foreign Affairs. He thanked Patiño for the ... Read More»

Ambassador Chapman Arrived in the Country

On Friday, January 29th, Ambassador Designate Todd C. Chapman arrived in Ecuador. The diplomat was confirmed by the U.S. Senate on December 9, 2015 and will start his official activities once he submits his credentials to the Ecuadorian government. During the weekend, Ambassador Chapman and his wife had the opportunity to tour some of the ... Read More»

Runa LLC in Ecuador a Finalist for Corporate Excellence Award

U.S. mission in Ecuador congratulates Runa LLC on being a finalist for the 2015 Secretary of State’s Award for Corporate Excellence The Secretary of State has awarded the ACE each year since 1999, in order to recognize American companies that are leaders in responsible business conduct worldwide.  Each of these companies is making an important ... Read More»

Graduation of English Access Microscholarship Program

On January 23, 45 students from Manta, Portoviejo, and Santo Domingo graduated from one of the English Access Microscholarship Programs that the U.S. Embassy sponsors throughout Ecuador. The U.S. Consul General, Patricia Fietz, attended the ceremony and congratulated the students on their effort and commitment to learn a second language.  After two years of education ... Read More»

Zika Virus Advisory

Safety Message for U.S. Citizens Zika Virus Advisory January 15, 2016 The U.S. Mission in Ecuador informs U.S. citizens that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) is upgrading its advisories regarding the Zika Virus . For general information about Zika, please visit the CDC website . To obtain Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) travel notices, call the CDC at 1-800-CDCINFO (1-800-232-4636) ... Read More»

2015 Christmas Choir Festival

The American Corner located in the Municipal Library Gonzalez Suarez, 1st floor of Centro Cultural Metropolitano (Garcia Moreno 887 y Espejo) will host the 7th annual festival of Christmas Choirs on Thursday, December 10, at 09:30. Choirs from seven educational institutions (Lethbridge International School, Saint Patrick School, Escuela Concentración Deportiva de Pichincha, Unidad Educativa Particular Bilingüe ... Read More»

“In Your Own Handwriting,” An Artistic Performance by Suzanne Lacy

The Embassy, along with Fundacion Museos de la Ciudad (FMC) and Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito, organized “In Your Own Handwriting, Dialogues in the Arena”. The artistic performance was directed by Suzanne Lacy to mark the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women 2015. Suzanne Lacy is an American artist, educator, and ... Read More»

Concerts by Award-Winning Blues Guitarist in Riobamba, Guayaquil, and Quito

The U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil have publicly invited people to attend to the following free concerts, featuring Chicago blues guitarist Lurrie Bell, sponsored by the Quito Blues Festival 2015, la Casa de la Cultura Núcleo del Chimborazo and el Centro Ecuatoriano Norteamericano de Guayaquil: Riobamba: Tuesday, August 4th, 19h00, ... Read More»

Enhancements to Consular Services in Quito and Guayaquil

The Consular Section of the Embassy in Quito and the US General Consulate in Guayaquil, in order to enhance our customer’s experience, have made several improvements to our processes.  These include expanding the interview waiver program for non-immigrant visas, and offering a more efficient process.  As of July 6: Applicant will not be required to ... Read More»

Instructions on New Visa Renewal Process via DHL

The Consular Section of the Embassy in Quito and the US General Consulate in Guayaquil, in order to enhance our customer’s experience, have made several improvements to our processes. These include expanding the interview waiver for non-immigrant visas, and offering a more efficient process. As of July 6: Applicant will not be required to be ... Read More»
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