United States and Ecuador update Trade and Investment Council Agreement with New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

12/08/2020 Today, the United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, and Ecuador Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment, and Fisheries, Iván Ontaneda, signed a new Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency.  This Protocol updates the U.S.- Ecuador Trade and Investment Council Agreement (TIC) with four new annexes comprising state-of-the-art provisions on Customs Administration and Trade Facilitation, …

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Observance of International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE NOVEMBER 25, 2020 Around the world, violence against women harms not only millions of women and girls every year, but also their communities and families.  Violence against women, whether in the workforce, the home, a school environment, or as a result of conflict or crisis, is never acceptable.  The United States recognizes the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Returning Ballots for Georgia U.S. Senate Special Runoff on January 5, 2021

Message for U.S. Citizens November 18, 2020 Returning Ballots for Georgia U.S. Senate Special Runoff on January 5, 2021 Georgia voters living in Ecuador can drop off their absentee ballot at the U.S. Embassy in Quito or Consulate General in Guayaquil for the two U.S. Senate Special Runoff elections.  More information about voting in Georgia …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Two Weeks Until Election Day – Alternative Ways to Return Your Ballot…Fast

Message for U.S. Citizens October 19, 2020 Two Weeks Until Election Day Alternative Ways to Return Your Ballot…Fast With only two weeks remaining before the November 3 Election Day, the U.S. Embassy in Quito and Consulate General in Guayaquil strongly recommend that you return your ballot electronically (by email, fax, or internet) if your state …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By

Message for U.S. Citizens September 28, 2020 Don’t Let the Elections Pass You By If you plan to vote in the November 2020 election it is important to ACT NOW!  Don’t wait, return your voted ballot right away!  Remember U.S. embassies and consulates are not polling places; same-day in-person voting is not available outside the …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Returning your Ballot for the November 3 Elections

Message for U.S. Citizens September 3, 2020 Returning your Ballot for the November 3 Elections You now have less than 60 days until Election Day: November 3, 2020.  We recommend overseas voters return their ballots 45 days before their state’s deadline to give ample time for the ballot to reach the United States. You may submit …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Vote from Abroad and Voting Q&A on Facebook Live

Message for U.S. Citizens August 21, 2020 Vote from Abroad and Voting Q&A on Facebook Live The United States will hold General Elections on November 3, 2020.  There is still time to register to vote in your home state and then apply to vote by absentee ballot.  Absentee ballot application deadlines vary from a few days to …

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Ecuador’s National Day

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 10, 2020 On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send warm greetings to the Ecuadorian people as you celebrate the 211th anniversary of your declaration of independence. Even as Ecuador confronts the impact of COVID-19 on its people and economy, it remains a steadfast partner of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: Updated Economic Impact Payments (EIP) Delivery Options

Message for U.S. Citizens August 4, 2020 Updated Economic Impact Payments (EIP) Delivery Options The U.S. Embassy in Quito has received several Economic Impact Payments, also known as “stimulus checks,” authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), for recipients residing in Ecuador. If you received notification from the Internal Revenue …

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

June 28th – 2018 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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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“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 …

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