Bipartisan delegation of U.S. Senators visited Quito

Bipartisan delegation of U.S. Senators visited Quito to meet with President Guillermo Lasso, other members of the Ecuadorian government, National Assembly leaders, and members of the business community and civil society The delegation was in Quito to discuss environment, economic, security, narcotrafficking, and migration issue Quito, July 7, 2021. A bipartisan delegation of U.S. Senators, …

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United States and Ecuador Sign Agreement on Special Investigative Units within Ecuador’s Judicial Police

Quito, April 27, 2021– Today, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick and Ecuador’s Minister of Government Gabriel Martinez signed an agreement that will create two specially trained units within the Ecuadorian Judicial Police, one in Quito and one in Guayaquil, which are expected to be operative by the end of this year.  These units will work with the U.S. Mission …

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U.S. Ambassador Meets with Candidates for Ecuador’s Presidency

Quito, March 29, 2021– U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick met separately over the past week with both candidates for the presidency of Ecuador, Andrés Arauz (UNES) and Guillermo Lasso (CREO).  The meetings provided opportunities to exchange views on the challenges facing both the United States and Ecuador, as well as to discuss potential …

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United States Announces Increased B1/B2 Visa Validity for Ecuadorians

Standard Visas for Business & Tourism Will Be Valid for 10 Years   Quito, March 26, 2021—The period of validity for new U.S. tourist and business visas (categories B1 and B2) issued to Ecuadorian applicants will increase from five years to 10 years, effective April 8th.  U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick made the announcement today when meeting with Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs Manuel Antonio Mejía Dalmau.  This achievement, which will benefit hundreds of thousands of …

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Statement by Amb. Fitzpatrick on Ecuador’s Election

On behalf of the United States, I congratulate the people of Ecuador for exercising that most sacred democratic right of voting for their leaders, especially during this global pandemic.  Our appreciation as well to all the public servants and volunteers who made this election possible.  While this first result appears to be close, particularly in …

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Statement by U.S. Ambassador Michael J. Fitzpatrick

The events that occurred yesterday in Washington should remind us of the importance of respect for the rule of law and institutions, as well as the value of democracy, which is the only mechanism that enables a society to address its ills and solve its problems peacefully, institutionally, and transparently. Early this morning, the Congress …

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The United States Strengthens Its Vital Collaboration with Ecuador in the Battle Against COVID-19 on Multiple Fronts

USAID delivers additional 200 ventilators to the Ministry of Public Health, as the U.S. Embassy announces historic material and financial assistance in other areas Quito, August 05, 2020. Delivering on President Trump’s pledge to President Moreno and the Ecuadorian people,  the United States today delivered 200 latest-generation ventilators and supporting equipment to help Ecuador respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and save lives.  At a ceremony at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Ambassador Michael J. Fitzpatrick presented the donation …

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Ecuador and International Organization for Migration Launch Anti-Human Trafficking Action Plan with U.S. Support

Quito, December 18, 2019—To fight the global and regional challenge of human trafficking, Ecuador launched its Anti-TIP National Action Plan (2019-2030), funded with contributions from the United States Department of State, on December 18.  Minister of Government María Paula Romo, International Organization for Migration (IOM) Chief of Mission, José Iván Dávalos, and U.S. Ambassador to …

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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 …

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