The United States and Ecuador signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance a modern, sustainable, and equitable transportation system in Quito

The United States will support Quito in converting its fleet of diesel vehicles to clean electric vehicles. Additionally, it will provide technical assistance for the development of a Universal Access Plan for users of the public electric buses. Quito, February 21, 2024. The United States and Ecuador signed a Memorandum of Understanding today to formalize collaboration …

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Treasury Sanctions Ecuador’s Notorious Los Choneros Gang and Its Leader

February 7, 2024 WASHINGTON — Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) sanctioned one of Ecuador’s most violent gangs, Los Choneros, and its leader, José Adolfo Macías Villamar (also known by the alias “Fito”), pursuant to counter narcotics authorities. OFAC’s action follows a steep rise in violence in Ecuador attributed to the …

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Missing Social Security payments

Did not receive your February Social Security payment? If you did not receive your February payment, your benefits have been suspended because we did not receive your Foreign Enforcement Questionnaire. To reinstate the benefits, you must take the following actions: If you receive payments in your own name, complete  form SSA-7162 (PDF 1.2Mb). If you receive payments …

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Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Robinson Travels to Ecuador

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE February 5, 2024 Assistant Secretary for International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Robinson travels to Ecuador Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) Todd D. Robinson will travel to Ecuador on February 7-9 to highlight the …

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Funding Opportunity: Julia Taft Refugee Fund 2024

The U.S. Mission in Ecuador, in collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), is pleased to welcome proposals for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund.  Proposals may be submitted by non-governmental organizations working in refugee protection and assistance in Ecuador.  The Julia Taft Refugee Fund is meant to meet one-time, low-cost gaps …

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Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Christopher Dodd and a U.S. delegation will visit Ecuador to strengthen security cooperation

U.S. Army General Laura Richardson, and Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Bureau of Counternarcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Christopher Landberg, are part of the U.S. delegation that will visit the country.   Quito, January 21, 2024.  Special Presidential Advisor for the Americas Christopher Dodd will lead a U.S. Government delegation that will visit Ecuador between …

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SERVICIOS PARA CIUDADANOS ESTADOUNIDENSES Y CHARLA EN LA CIUDAD DE CUENCA – 5 -6 de Diciembre del 2023

El Consulado General de los Estados Unidos en Guayaquil se complace en anunciar que representantes del Consulado ofrecerán servicios notariales, aceptarán solicitudes de pasaporte y darán una charla junto con el Cónsul General, el Ministerio de Turismo y el Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores en la Ciudad de Cuenca el 5 – 6 de diciembre de …

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The U.S. Ambassador’s Fund for the Preservation of the Cultural Heritage opens its call for proposals for 2024    

The Fund is aimed at preservation and restoration projects of tangible and intangible cultural property with budgets between $10,000 and $500,000. This year, priority will be given to cultural heritage proposals with a focus on national or regional security.  The deadline for submitting proposals is December 29, 2023.  Quito, November 6, 2023.  The Government of …

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Announcement of Safe Mobility Office in Ecuador

MEDIA NOTE OFFICE OF THE SPOKESPERSON OCTOBER 19, 2023 The United States is pleased to partner with Ecuador to establish Safe Mobility Offices (SMOs) in Ecuador. These offices, once fully operational in the coming weeks, will assist and guide migrants and refugees toward authorized channels of lawful migration. This pioneering initiative, with offices already in …

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DHS Announces Family Reunification Parole Process for Ecuador

Release Date: October 18, 2023 Biden-Harris Administration continues strategy to provide lawful pathways and reduce dangerous irregular migration WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) today announced a new  family reunification parole process  for certain nationals of Ecuador, advancing the Biden-Harris Administration’s effective strategy to combine expanded lawful pathways and strengthened enforcement to reduce irregular migration. The Family …

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Statement by the Ambassador on the Preliminary Results of the Elections

Quito, October 16, 2023.  We congratulate Daniel Noboa on his election as the next President of Ecuador and underscore the commitment of Ecuadorians to democracy during this electoral process. The United States will continue to cooperate with President Lasso’s government during the transition phase. We look forward to working with the incoming administration of Daniel …

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Statement by the U.S. Diplomatic Mission regarding the Organized Crime Rewards Program

Given the requests for information from the media regarding the U.S. Government support in the investigation of the assassination of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio, the Embassy of the United States hereby informs the public that: The assassination of any presidential candidate undermines the rule of law and the ability of voters to choose their leaders …

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United States to Resume Removals of Venezuelans Who Do Not Have a Legal Basis to Remain in the United States to Venezuela

Release Date: October 5, 2023 WASHINGTON – In keeping with our commitment to enforce our immigration laws, and to continue strengthening the consequences for those who cross our border unlawfully, the United States is announcing today that it will resume direct repatriations of Venezuelan nationals who cross our border unlawfully and do not establish a legal …

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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN VILCABAMBA AND LOJA – October 25 and 26, 2023

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 Vilcabamba on October 25, 2023, and in Loja on October 26, 2023. VILCABAMBA Where:           Charlito’s Jose David Toledo and Luis Fernando De La Vega, Vilcabamba When:             Wednesday, October 25, …

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The U.S. Government invested $1.6 million in the renovation of the Shushufindi Hospital in Sucumbíos

This investment facilitated the renovation of the electrical system and the replacement of the hospital’s air conditioning system.  Quito, October 3, 2023.  The U.S. Government, in conjunction with Ecuadorian authorities, celebrated the completion of the renovation of the electrical system and the replacement of the air conditioning system at the Shushufindi Basic Hospital in Sucumbíos. …

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U.S. Government Announces New Commitments for Development Projects in Ecuador

During the “Democracy Delivers” event in New York, representatives of the United States Government announced new commitments of more than $13 million for development projects in Ecuador.  New York, September 20, 2023. As a complement to the UN General Assembly, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), held an …

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Development Assistance Agreement between Ecuador and the United States allocates more than $40 million

This investment by the U.S. Government will directly benefit community development projects in Ecuador implemented by non-governmental organizations and the private sector.  Quito, September 15, 2023. The United States and Ecuador celebrated the approval of more than $40 million in additional funding today under the Development Objective Agreement (DOAG), signed in 2020 by both countries. …

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The United States invites students seeking undergraduate and graduate programs to the EducationUSA Fair

The fair will be held in Quito on Saturday, September 16 at PUCE, and in Guayaquil on Monday, September 18 at the Universidad Católica de Santiago de Guayaquil.  Quito, September 13, 2023. The U.S. Government invites high school students, college students, and all those interested in applying to undergraduate and graduate programs in the United …

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The U.S. Embassy will provide $123,000 in funding for the preservation of Cerro de Hojas Jaboncillo in Manabí

The project, presented by the ConservarteEcuador Foundation, will receive funding to restore water wells, stairways, walls, and archaeological assets, in order to protect the vestiges of a pre-Columbian culture.      Quito, August 30, 2023.  The United States Government, through its Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Heritage Preservation (AFCP) program, continues to support projects to preserve …

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U.S. Social Security Administration – Federal Benefits Services Visit to Ecuador – September 11-15, 2023

Event: The U.S. Mission in Ecuador is pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Quito from September 11-15, 2023, to offer services for beneficiaries and to answer questions regarding U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. Locations: Please note that appointments are required. Guayaquil – U.S. Consulate General, Calle Santa Ana y Av. José Rodríguez Bonin Monday, …

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U.S. and Ecuador Extend Cooperation Agreement in Counternarcotics, Law Enforcement, and Justice Sector Cooperation

In a signing ceremony at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, U.S. and Ecuadorian officials formally extended cooperation for the next 10 years. Quito, August 16.  The United States and Ecuador today formally extended and expanded cooperation on strengthening the capacity of law enforcement and the justice sector to combat transnational organized crime and bolster security …

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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – September 6 and 7, 2023

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 September 6 and 7, 2023. Where: Abraham Lincoln Center Calle Borrero 5-18 y Honorato Vásquez Cuenca When: Wednesday, September 6, 2023, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM …

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The United States delivered $3.1 million of military, communication and infrastructure equipment to the Ecuadorian Army and Navy

This delivery of equipment and infrastructure, through U.S. Southern Command, will support maritime interdiction operations along the northern border and associated Amazonian waterways.  Orellana, August 3, 2023. Representatives of the United States Embassy in Ecuador delivered $3.1 million of support to units of the Ecuadorian Armed Forces during their visit yesterday to El Coca, in …

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The United States promotes leadership in young people from vulnerable sectors of Ecuador through baseball

  The objective of the “Pitching for Change” program is to promote leadership, respect for diversity, and provide participants with tools to contribute positively to their communities. Quito, August 3, 2023. The United States Mission in Ecuador implemented its “Pitching for Change” program, an initiative that seeks to promote inclusion, leadership, and cultural exchange through …

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The United States Supports Ecuador’s Economic Development

Scott Nathan, Executive Director of the DFC, visited Ecuador to meet with government officials, current and potential partners, and private sector executives. Ecuador is the largest DFC market in the Western Hemisphere, with $1.7 billion currently invested.  Quito, August 2, 2023. Scott Nathan, Executive Director of the United States International Development Finance Corporation (DFC), along …

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Alert: State of Emergency in three locations

Location: Manabí province, Los Rios province, and Duran City in Guayas province Event: Transnational criminal groups and local gangs carried out a series of violent crimes across Manabi province, Los Rios province and Duran city in Guayas province during the weekend of July 22nd, including the assassination of Manta Mayor Agustin Intriago and professional athlete …

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The United States and Ecuador agreed on a strategy to strengthen security collaboration 

This cooperation agreement establishes a roadmap to implement security and defense capacity development projects based on the priority determined by both governments and does not include a specific economic allocation.  Washington D.C., July 20, 2023. The United States and Ecuador signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) yesterday at the headquarters of the United States Department of …

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The United States announced a contribution for sustainable fishing and conservation of sharks and rays in Ecuadorian waters

The Habla Tiburón project will apply effective fisheries management to ensure the viability of shark and ray species through a combination of strategies including economic benefits and incentives to local communities.  Galapagos, June 28, 2023. The United States Government announced its support yesterday to address illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing of sharks and rays in …

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The United States works with indigenous communities in Ecuador to strengthen systems of risk managementand prevention 

The GIRA program will benefit Chachi communities, with a population of approximately  23,000 people living in Esmeraldas, and some 50,000 people who live in Orellana and Sucumbíos.  Puyo, June 26, 2023. The United States Government launched the Indigenous Governance against Risks and Threats (GIRA) program to support indigenous nationalities to strengthen their capacity of risk prevention and …

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U.S. Government celebrated the Fulbright Scholarship award ceremony

At the ceremony, 19 fellows from the class of 2023 were awarded scholarships in a wide range of academic disciplines.  Quito, June 9, 2023. The U.S. Government, through its flagship international educational exchange program, held the Fulbright scholarship award ceremony yesterday, in which 19 scholarships were awarded to Ecuadorian professionals with a wide range of …

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The United States extends development cooperation with Ecuador and launches initiative to conserve the Amazon

Both countries extended the Development Assistance Agreement, and launched the SELVA project today, which focuses on the conservation of the Ecuadorian Amazon.  Quito, June 7, 2023.  The United States and Ecuador celebrated two major advances in pursuing their shared national development interests today, jointly agreeing to extend and continue bilateral collaboration within the framework of …

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The United States and Ecuador celebrated the Smithsonian Museum’s repatriation of ancestral remains to three indigenous communities in Ecuador

Quito, May 30, 2023.  The United States and Ecuador celebrated the repatriation of ancestral remains from the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) to three indigenous communities in Manabí, Esmeraldas and Pichincha. The National Institute of Cultural Heritage (INPC) registered the arrival of the ancestral remains in Ecuador during an official ceremony.   The ancestral …

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Declaration by the U.S. Ambassador on the current political situation in Ecuador

Quito, May 17, 2023 The U.S. Government respects the internal and constitutional processes of Ecuador. We will continue to work with the constitutional government, civil society, the private sector, and the Ecuadorian people to address our shared challenges and goals such as democracy, security, inclusive economic development, and environmental protection. The bilateral relationship between the …

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The U.S. Government announced the financial closure of the largest debt exchange for marine conservation in the Galapagos Islands

In addition, last week, the United States allocated $150 million for the expansion and modernization of the shipping container port of Puerto Bolívar in El Oro.  Quito, May 9, 2023. The Government of the United States, through the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) in cooperation with the Inter-American Development Bank, Credit Suisse, Oceans Finance …

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The U.S. Embassy launches new program to support women business leaders

With $2M in funding, the program will scale up the businesses of women from traditionally marginalized communities, through business training, mentoring, and access to a community of business networks.  Quito, May 5, 2023. The United States Embassy in Ecuador today launches the Economic Reactivation for Women and SMEs (PODER) program that will support women entrepreneurs, …

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U.S. Government Celebrates Environmental Protection on Earth Day

The United States has invested more than $50 million in new environmental programs in Ecuador since 2022.   Quito, April 21, 2023. In recognition of the 53rd Earth Day tomorrow, the Government of the United States will celebrate the collaboration of environmental conservation in Ecuador under the international slogan “Invest in our planet.” Environmental conservation …

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The United States Aids Disaster Victims in Ecuador

The tools donated to the Risk Management Secretariat (SNGRE) will provide assistance to those affected by the earthquake and floods in El Oro and Guayas. Guayaquil, April 14, 2023. The Government of the United States delivered tools to the Risk Management Secretariat (SNGRE) to support the Ecuadorian government’s efforts to provide assistance mainly to the …

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The U.S. Government donated five protective bomb suits to the National Police, valued at $245,000

The suits are highly protective against explosions, shockwaves, shrapnel, impact, heat, and fire.  Guayaquil, April 5, 2023. The U.S. Government donated five protective bomb suits valued at $245,000 to the National Police today. The suits, classified as level eight and level nine, are highly protective against explosions, shockwaves, shrapnel, impact, heat, and fire.  The suits …

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Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield to Visit Ecuador and Meet with President Lasso

  The U.S. Representative to the United Nations will also meet with members of civil society and other members of the Ecuadorian government to discuss the multilateral priorities shared by the two countries.   Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, will travel to Ecuador and Costa Rica March 29-31. During her trip, she …

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Delegation of U.S. Congressional Representatives visited Quito and met with President Lasso

The delegation of eight representatives, two Democrats and six Republicans, also met with other members of the Ecuadorian government to discuss bilateral trade. Quito, March 16, 2023.  A bipartisan delegation of eight U.S. Representatives from the U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee, led by Representative Jason Smith (Republican-Missouri), visited Quito. The delegation also …

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Ecuador Joins USTDA’s Global Procurement Initiative

Arlington, VA – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency welcomed Ecuador as its 16th partner under the Global Procurement Initiative (GPI). Under this partnership, USTDA will support the development of high-quality infrastructure in Ecuador by funding best value training and technical assistance for the country’s public procurement officials. The GPI program will be carried out in …

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U.S. Embassy Invites English Teachers from Public Schools to Apply to the Ecuador Habla Inglés Program

The seventh open call for applications for Ecuador Habla Inglés will be open until April 9.   Quito, March 10, 2023.  The U.S. Government invites English teachers from public schools across the country to apply to the Ecuador Habla Inglés program.  The objective of the program is to train and strengthen the skills of English teachers …

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The United States Reaffirms Commitment to Gender Equality on Women’s Day

As part of the commemoration of Women’s Month, the program “Providing Opportunities for Women’s Economic Advancement” (POWER) is open for new applications until March 31.    Quito, March 8, 2023. On Women’s Day, the United States Government highlights and reaffirms its commitment to inclusion and equity. Unleashing the talent of women and girls in all …

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The U.S. Government provided the Geophysical Institute volcanic surveillance equipment to monitor the Cotopaxi Volcano

The equipment, valued at approximately $190,000, will be installed on the near and outer sides of the Cotopaxi Volcano.  Quito, May 2, 2023.  The U.S. Government invested approximately $190,000 in volcanic monitoring equipment to monitor the Cotopaxi Volcano. In an official ceremony, Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Ambassador of the United States in Ecuador, donated the following …

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Ambassador’s Statement

Ambassador’s Statement One-year Anniversary of Russia’s War Against the People of Ukraine Today, marks one year since Russia launched its unprovoked, premeditated, and unjustified full-scale war against Ukraine. The people of Ukraine have displayed incredible courage and determination to defend their freedom, while standing up for global democratic values. The United States and our allies …

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U.S. Government organized workshop on preventing illicit trafficking of cultural property

Quito, February 17, 2023. The Government of the United States, in collaboration with the Government of Ecuador and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ), organized the “First Workshop on the Prevention of Illicit Trafficking of Cultural Property,” which took place Monday, February 13 to Friday, February 17 on the USFQ campus.    The workshop reached …

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U.S. Government Announces New Higher Education Partnerships between the U.S. and Ecuador

Three Ecuadorian universities won the 100K Strong in the Americas Innovation Fund grant.   Quito, February 15, 2023. The U.S. Government and Partners of the Americas announced three winning grant applications from U.S. and Ecuadorian higher education institutions and training programs. The winners were selected from an open call for applications for the Andean community, and …

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Security Alert – U. S. Consulate General Guayaquil

Location: Nationwide, Ecuador Event: The Ecuadorian National Police received 35 reports of kidnapping for ransom in 2022. Most of those reports originated from Guayas and Manabí provinces. Kidnapping for ransom involves perpetrators keeping their victims against their will until a ransom is paid. Actions to Take: · Be aware of your surroundings. · Maintain a …

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FACT SHEET: Biden-⁠Harris Administration Advances Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity

Newly announced initial partners represent about 90 percent of the Western Hemisphere’s GDP January 27, 2023, White House Briefing Room. At the opening ceremony of the Summit of the Americas, President Biden announced the Americas Partnership for Economic Prosperity (Americas Partnership), a historic new initiative to drive the hemisphere’s economic growth, tackle the core issues …

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Funding Opportunity: Julia Taft Refugee Fund 2023 

The U.S. Mission in Ecuador, in collaboration with the U.S. State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), is pleased to welcome proposals for the Julia Taft Refugee Fund.  Proposals may be submitted by non-governmental organizations working in refugee protection and assistance in Ecuador.  The Julia Taft Refugee Fund is meant to meet one-time, low-cost gaps …

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DHS Continues to Prepare for End of Title 42; Announces New Border Enforcement Measures and Additional Safe and Orderly Processes

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Release Date: January 5, 2023 WASHINGTON – The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) continues to prepare for the end of the Title 42 public health order, which is currently the subject of multiple court orders, and a return to processing all noncitizens under the Department’s Title 8 immigration authorities. To …

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Youth Ambassadors, a U.S. cultural exchange program, celebrated 15 years in Ecuador

In addition to the celebration of the 15th anniversary, the 2022 Youth Ambassadors graduated and presented results from the projects they have implemented in their communities.  Quito, December 28, 2022. The U.S. Department of State’s Youth Ambassadors cultural exchange program celebrated its 15th anniversary in Ecuador. The program, aimed at outstanding high school students from …

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Government of Ecuador Regularization Process

Event: The Ecuadorian government introduced the first phase of its registration and regularization program for Venezuelan citizens on September 1. This first phase allows Venezuelan citizens without migratory status who entered Ecuador at an official immigration control point to regularize their status and obtain a visa to remain in Ecuador for two years. The program …

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Readout of President Biden’s meeting with President Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador

December 19, 2022 – From the White House Briefing Room President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. met today with President Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador at the White House to discuss deepening the economic and security partnership between the United States and Ecuador.  The leaders discussed strengthening regional economic integration through the bilateral Trade and Investment Council Agreement, as well as the Americas Partnership …

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Readout of Secretary Alejandro N. Mayorkas Trip to Quito, Ecuador

  Release Date: December 10, 2022 QUITO – Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas visited Ecuador’s capital Quito from December 7th through 8th to meet with senior government counterparts and deepen our partnership on critical issues including strengthening cybersecurity, fighting transnational criminal organizations, combatting the movement of illegal narcotics through our hemisphere, and reducing irregular migration. President …

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Statement by White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the Visit of President Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador

December 16, 2022 President Biden looks forward to welcoming President Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador to the White House on December 19, 2022. Special Presidential Advisor Chris Dodd recently met with President Lasso and delivered President Biden’s invitation to meet at the White House. The visit provides an opportunity for the Presidents to consult on a range …

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Detailed information about ACS services

Do you need detailed information about American Citizen Services? Check out the GSS ACS Information website ( https://usacs-info.com/en-ec/ ). You will find detailed information about how to apply for a passport, transmitting your U.S. citizenship, what documents you can notarize, and more. You can also contact us by phone: Quito +593-2-382-0600 Guayaquil +593-4-380-5540 +593-4-390-2550 United States +1-703-249-4669

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Secretary Mayorkas to Travel to Ecuador and Colombia

WASHINGTON – From December 7th through 10th, Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro N. Mayorkas will travel to Quito, Ecuador and Bogotá, Colombia to meet with senior government counterparts, Department and other U.S. government personnel, and members of civil society. Secretary Mayorkas’s visits follow the U.S.-hosted Summit of the Americas in June and the multinational endorsement …

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U.S. Social Security Administration – Regional Federal Benefits Unit December 5-9, 2022 – Visit to Ecuador

Event: The U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil are pleased to announce that representatives from the Regional Federal Benefits Unit will visit Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Quito from December 5-9 to offer services for beneficiaries or individuals with questions regarding U.S. Social Security and other federal benefits. Locations: Please note that …

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U.S. Government Trained National Police and Prosecutors in Post-Explosion Investigations

The objective was to provide basic techniques to investigate crime scenes where an explosive device detonated.   Quito, November 18, 2022.  The Government of the United States held two trainings on post-explosion investigations in Guayaquil for select Ecuadorian National Police officers and prosecutors, in coordination with the International Affairs and Cooperation Department of the Attorney General’s …

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A group of artists from the United States will inaugurate the Loja Festival of Performing Arts today

The U.S. Government funded the participation of 12 American artists from Manual Cinema, who will perform a version of Frankenstein. Loja, November 17, 2022. The United States is the guest of honor for the seventh edition of the Loja International Festival of Performing Arts 2022 (FIAVL) which begins today with the performance of an innovative …

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Joint Statement of the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release MEDIA NOTE November 16, 2022 Joint Statement of the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador. Begin Text: Ecuador and the United States of …

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U.S. Department of State Under Secretary for Political Affairs to Visit Quito

Under Secretary Victoria Nuland will lead an Expanded Bilateral Political Dialogue meeting with President Lasso and Foreign Minister Holguin and will sign the Open Skies Agreement.   Quito, November 15, 2022. Victoria Nuland, Under Secretary for Political Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, will visit Quito tomorrow, where she will lead an Expanded Bilateral Political …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador

Locations:  Guayaquil, Santo Domingo de los Tsáchilas, Esmeraldas, and Duran  Event:  Since the early-morning hours of November 1, transnational criminal groups and local gangs have attacked several government and public venues in Guayaquil, Esmeraldas, Santo Domingo, and Duran.  Criminals have conducted attacks on multiple police stations and gas stations, a bus station, and a medical facility.  Five Ecuadorian …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador

Location: Guayaquil and Esmeraldas Event:  The Government of Ecuador declared November 1 a 30-day State of Emergency for Guayas and Esmeraldas provinces in response to ongoing coordinated attacks by transnational criminal groups and local gangs.  The order permits the government to increase police presence in the affected provinces and imposes a daily 9:00 pm curfew …

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Security Alert – U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil, Ecuador

Location:  Guayaquil and Esmeraldas Event:  Transnational criminal groups and local gangs carried out a series of violent crimes across Guayaquil and Esmeraldas during overnight hours of November 1, including the assassination of two police officers and the attempted assassination of two others.  Assailants detonated explosives in at least eleven locations, indiscriminately targeting public locations in both cities.  …

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U.S. Government celebrates the swearing-in of Peace Corps Volunteers in Ecuador  

The16 volunteers, of which eight are in the Youth and Family Development program and eight in the Health and Wellness program, will be in the country for two years.  Quito, October 27, 2022 – The U.S. Government celebrated the swearing-in of 16 Peace Corps volunteers in Ecuador yesterday, eight of whom are in the Youth …

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A delegation of U.S. senators visits Ecuador

A delegation of five senators, two Democrats and three Republicans, will meet with President Lasso, other members of the Ecuadorian government, and members of civil society. Quito, October 19, 2022. A delegation of five U.S. senators, led by Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey), Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, visits Quito and the …

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DHS Announces New Migration Enforcement Process for Venezuelans

Release Date: October 12, 2022 Venezuelans who seek to enter the U.S. illegally will be returned to Mexico; New lawful pathway created for some Venezuelans WASHINGTON – Today, as part of the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing work to build a fair, orderly, and secure immigration system, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is announcing joint actions …

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The Community Solutions Program 2023 Open Call

The Community Solutions Program (CSP) is a year-long professional leadership development program for people who are working to improve their communities by addressing issues related to the environment, peace and conflict resolution, transparency and accountability, and women and gender. Community leaders will be selected to participate in the program that includes:  Four-month fellowship in the …

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Diversity Visa Program 2024

From October 5 to November 8, 2022, Ecuadorians can apply to the Diversity Visa Program, that makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas between all eligible countries. There is no fee to enter. Ecuadorian citizens are again eligible to participate in the Diversity Visa program for 2024. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available up to …

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Remarks: General Laura Richardson, Commander of U.S. Southern Command at South American Defense Conference, SOUTHDEC

SOUTHDEC 2022 opening remarks: General Laura Richardson September 14th, 2022 (As prepared for delivery) Buenos dias! Bom gia! Goedemorgen! And Good Morning! Ambassador Baki, Minister Lara, LTG Proano, thank you for welcoming us to your beautiful country for this year’s South American Defense Conference, SOUTHDEC. It’s such an honor, and a pleasure, to be here …

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General Laura Richardson, Commander of U.S. Southern Command, visits Ecuador

Quito, September 9, 2022.  General Laura Richardson, Commander of the U.S. Southern Command (Southcom), will visit Ecuador next week for bilateral and regional meetings on security cooperation in the context of the South American Defense Conference (SOUTHDEC), which this year will be organized by Ecuador.  The main objective of SOUTHDEC is to promote dialogue among …

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN – Ecuador’s Independence Day

On behalf of the Government of the United States and the American people, I send warm greetings as you celebrate the 213th anniversary of your declaration of independence. The United States proudly stands with Ecuador, a democratic leader in our hemisphere.  Our bilateral relationship grew over the past year as we worked closely to strengthen …

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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – August 30 and 31, 2022

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 Tuesday, August 30 and Wednesday, August 31, 2022 Where: Abraham Lincoln Center Calle Borrero 5-18 y Honorato Vásquez Cuenca When: Tuesday, August 30, 2022, 1:00 PM …

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The United States Government presents a virtual platform to document and protect the cultural legacy of Ingapirca and Pumapungo in Ecuador 

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Health Alert – Monkeypox

Location: Countrywide Event: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has issued a Level 2 Travel Health Notice for Monkeypox in Multiple Countries. The World Health Organization has determined the multi-country outbreak of monkeypox is a Public Health Emergency of International Concern (click here to view the WHO’s determination). The Ecuadorian Ministry of …

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U.S. Social Security Administration – Regional Federal Benefits Unit Visit to Quito, Cuenca & Guayaquil August 29th to September 2nd, 2022

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Worldwide Caution: Al-Qa’ida Leader’s Death

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Statement in honor of the 4th of July

Today marks the 246th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the United States. On this day, we celebrate with family and friends the founding of a pluralistic yet united democratic society. Throughout this journey, the United States has experienced the benefits and challenges of democracy, like many other nations. The current challenges to democracy …

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Delegation of U.S. Congressional Representatives visits Quito

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Ambassador Statement Regarding 7031(c) Designation of Abdalá Jaime Bucaram Ortiz

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Designation of Former Ecuadorian President Bucaram for Involvement in Significant Corruption

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FACT SHEET: Joined by Allies and Partners, the United States Imposes Devastating Costs on Russia

The White House February 24, 2022  Russia to Face Massive Costs from its Isolation from the Global Financial and Trade System and Cutting-Edge Technology Today, the United States, along with Allies and partners, is imposing severe and immediate economic costs on Russia in response to Putin’s war of choice against Ukraine. Today’s actions include sweeping …

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

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Julia Taft Refugee Fund 2022

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The United States Supports Ecuador in the Global Fight Against the Climate Change

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Ambassador Statement Regarding Anti-Corruption and Rule of Law Cooperation

Corruption threatens the stability of countries and the security of their citizens. Corruption prevents economic growth, undermines human rights and democracy, and destroys trust in the judiciary and other public institutions.  Corruption facilitates transnational crime and undermines citizen safety.  No one country can fight these issues alone – however, we can succeed in making our people safer …

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Diversity Visa Program 2023

From October 6 to November 9, 2021, Ecuadorians can apply to the Diversity Visa Program that makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas between all eligible countries. There is no fee to enter. Ecuadorian citizens are again eligible to participate in the Diversity Visa program for 2023. The Diversity Immigrant Visa Program makes available up …

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U.S. Delegation Travels to Ecuador for Build Back Better World (B3W) Program Listening Tour

The delegation also participated in the signing of a $150 million loan by the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) with Ecuador’s Produbanco, benefitting small and medium enterprises and women entrepreneurs.    Quito, September 28, 2021. As part of the United States of America’s contributions to the G7’s Build Back Better World initiative, highlighted by President Biden …

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The United States and Ecuador sign a regional information sharing agreement to combat narcotrafficking

Quito, September 14, 2021. Admiral Craig S. Faller, Commander, U.S. Southern Command, visited Ecuador today to sign the Cooperative Situational Information Integration System (CSII), a regional information-sharing memorandum of understanding to combat narcotrafficking by facilitating the timely sharing of suspected illicit trafficking activities. The memorandum of understanding will help increase Ecuadorian security and also supports …

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United States Obligates Nearly $6 Million in Additional Funds to Further Binational Law Enforcement and Judicial Sector Cooperation with Ecuador

  Quito, August 27, 2021 – The U.S. Department of State today announced the allocation of $5.8 million in additional funds for use by the U.S. Embassy in Ecuador for its cooperation with Ecuadorian justice sector and law enforcement authorities to counter transnational crime and narcotics trafficking. The financial support was officially recognized in a ceremony …

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U.S. and Ecuador Mark Entry into Force of Protocols Relating to Trade Rules and Transparency

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STATEMENT BY SECRETARY ANTONY J. BLINKEN – Ecuador’s National Day

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 212th anniversary of your declaration of independence. The United States commends the people of Ecuador for their transparent, free, and fair elections, the bedrock of our shared democratic values.  Last May, President Biden affirmed our commitment …

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Specialists from the United States Army Corps of Engineers completed a technical visit to the Coca Codo Sinclair hydroelectric plant

One of the objectives of this visit was to strengthen scientific collaboration between the United States and Ecuador. The technical advice will be used to inform decisions to mitigate the regressive erosion of the Coca River. Quito, August 2, 2021. A delegation of specialists from the United States Army Corps of Engineers last week made …

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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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First shipment of one million doses of the Pfizer vaccine donated by the Government of the United States to Ecuador arrived

The second shipment, with the other one million doses, will arrive in three weeks. Quito, July 1, 2021. The Government of the United States is donating two million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ecuador. The first shipment of one million vaccines arrived today, and the second shipment will arrive in three weeks. This …

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Joint Statement from the U.S. Mission in Ecuador and the Government of Ecuador

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Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing

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Readout of a Meeting Between Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield and Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso

The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the UN Spokesperson Olivia Dalton: This morning, Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield met with Ecuador President Guillermo Lasso at the presidential palace. It was President Lasso’s first bilateral meeting following his inauguration yesterday. Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield congratulated President Lasso on his inauguration after a transparent, free, and fair election, and …

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President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Ecuador to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Guillermo Lasso Mendoza

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 19, 2021 President Biden Announces Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Ecuador to Attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Guillermo Lasso Mendoza President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. today announced the designation of a Presidential Delegation to the Republic of Ecuador to attend the Inauguration of His Excellency Guillermo Lasso Mendoza on …

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Diversity Visa Program 2022

Beginning May 8, 2021, Ecuadorians who applied for the Diversity Visa Program 2022 (DV-2022) will be able to verify if their entrance was selected. Each year, the diversity visa program makes available up to 55,000 diversity visas, among all of the eligible countries.   Quito, May 8, 2021 Beginning May 8, 2021, DV-2022 entrants will …

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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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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Ecuadorian President-Elect Lasso

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price: Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke with Ecuadorian President-elect Guillermo Lasso today.  Secretary Blinken congratulated President-elect Lasso for his recent election and the Ecuadorian people for conducting free and fair elections in this challenging pandemic environment.  The Secretary and the President-elect discussed strengthening the already vibrant cooperative bilateral …

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Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken: Congratulations to Ecuador’s President-Elect Guillermo Lasso

On behalf of the people of the United States, I congratulate Guillermo Lasso on his election as the next President of Ecuador. We also extend our congratulations to the Ecuadorian people for exercising their right to select their leadership, especially during these uniquely challenging times. Our partnership with Ecuador is based on our fundamental values, …

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Elections in the Western Hemisphere

ANTONY J. BLINKEN, SECRETARY OF STATE On behalf of the people of the United States, I wish the citizens of Bolivia, Ecuador, and Peru successful elections on April 11 that are fair, free, accessible, and peaceful.  As we strive to protect and strengthen democracies, we must recognize that free and fair elections for all citizens are only one step in the …

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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 from Ambassador Fitzpatrick on the Ecuadorian Electoral Campaign

The United States congratulates presidential candidates Andrés Arauz and Guillermo Lasso, who are to participate in Ecuador’s run-off election.  Ecuador’s democratic institutions have confirmed the results of the first-round election in accordance with their constitutional responsibilities and the country’s laws.​  We also recognize the campaign run by Yaku Pérez and those who supported that historic effort, as well …

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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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Message for U.S. Citizens – U.S. Embassy Quito – Renew your Passport via DHL

Message to U.S. Citizens U.S. Embassy Quito – Renew your Passport via DHL January 27, 2021 The U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate in Guayaquil are now accepting routine passport renewal applications via private courier (DHL).  We encourage you to take advantage of this process if you are eligible to renew your passport …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Special Election in Louisiana’s 2nd and 5th Congressional Districts

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DFC and the Government of Ecuador Sign Framework Agreement to Support Development, Private Sector Investment

U.S. International Development Finance Corporation (DFC) Chief Executive Officer Adam Boehler  today joined officials from the Republic of Ecuador, including President Lenin Moreno and  Minster of Finance Mauricio Pozo, to sign a framework agreement to support private sector investment in Ecuador. Under the agreement, the DFC will aim to provide financing for future projects that will …

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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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Third Bilateral Consular and Migration Dialogue

JOINT STATEMENT United States and Ecuador Convene Third Bilateral Consular and Migration Dialogue December 11, 2020 The United States and Ecuador convened the third Bilateral Consular and Migration Dialogue on December 11, 2020, in accordance with the June 2018 commitment between Ecuador’s President Lenín Moreno and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence to expand bilateral dialogue …

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CLARIFYING THE AVAILABILTY OF VISA APPOINTMENTS

Due to the effects of the pandemic, the U.S. Mission to Ecuador is currently unable to process most routine, non-immigrant visa applications, including those for first time B (tourist) visa applications. However, our consular sections are processing nonimmigrant visa renewals and emergency appointments, and the Consulate General in Guayaquil continues to process a limited number …

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

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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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Joint Statement of the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE  Office of the Spokesperson  MEDIA NOTE November 13, 2020  Joint Statement of the U.S.-Ecuador Bilateral Expanded Political Dialogue  The text of the following statement was released by the Governments of the United States of America and the Republic of Ecuador.   Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo welcomed Foreign Minister Luis Gallegos; Minister …

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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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USTDA Supports Ecuador’s Power Grid Control Center

Quito, Ecuador – Today, the U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a technical assistance grant to Ecuador’s National Electricity Operator (CENACE) that will enhance the real-time management of the country’s electricity grid and improve the stability and reliability of its power supply network. “Ecuador has ambitious plans to expand its transmission network and interconnections with Colombia …

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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: American Citizen Services Newsletter

Message for U.S. Citizens September 2, 2020 American Citizen Services Newsletter We are pleased to present the September 2020 issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: President Moreno’s White House Visit A Message from Ambassador Michael J. Fitzpatrick Voting from Overseas COVID-19: How to Stay Safe and Ecuador Border …

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American Citizen Services Newsletter

We are pleased to present the September 2020 issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: President Moreno’s White House Visit A Message from Ambassador Michael J. Fitzpatrick Voting From Overseas COVID-19: How to Stay Safe and Ecuador Border Closings 2020 New Entry Requirements for International Visitors to Ecuador Anti-Fraud …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – ALERT: Updated Entry and Exit Requirements for Ecuador 8/21/2020

Message for U.S. Citizens August 21, 2020 ALERT : Updated Entry and Exit Requirements for Ecuador 8/21/2020 COVID-19 Information Last updated: 08/21/20 Country-Specific Information: Ecuador has confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in all 24 provinces. On August 6, the U.S. Department of State removed the Global Health Advisory Level 4. Ecuador is now listed as …

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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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FACT SHEET: Humanitarian and Health Assistance from the United States to Ecuador In Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

FACT SHEET   Humanitarian and Health Assistance from the United States to Ecuador In Response to the COVID-19 Crisis  (Updated February 22, 2021) “This support demonstrates the strong commitment of the United States to the well-being of the Ecuadorian people and especially to its health system in facing this unprecedented crisis, which affects us all.”  — Ambassador Michael J. Fitzpatrick  As part of the comprehensive and supportive response …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – ALERT: Updated Entry and Exit Requirements for Ecuador 8/17/2020

Message for U.S. Citizens August 17, 2020 ALERT: Updated Entry and Exit Requirements for Ecuador – 8/17/2020 COVID-19 Information Last updated: 08/17/20 Country-Specific Information: Ecuador has confirmed positive cases of COVID-19 in all 24 provinces. On August 6, the U.S. Department of State removed the Global Health Advisory Level 4. Ecuador is now listed as …

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Statement on the Use of Fraudulent Diplomatic Identifications

Statement on the Use of Fraudulent Diplomatic Identifications The Embassy is aware of the use of fraudulent diplomatic IDs in Ecuador, falsely representing individuals as being employed by the U.S. Government. The Embassy is also aware of a number of Embassy personnel having been stopped while driving in Quito in recent months; in several of …

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Message for U.S. Citizens – Travel Advisory: Ecuador – Level 3 Reconsider Travel

Message for U.S. Citizens August 6, 2020 Travel Advisory: Ecuador – Level 3 Reconsider Travel Travel Advisory – August 6 Ecuador – Level 3 Reconsider travel to Ecuador due to COVID-19. Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime. Read the Department of State’s COVID-19 page before you plan any international travel. The Centers for Disease …

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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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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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On China’s Predatory Fishing Practices in the Galápagos

MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE AUGUST 2, 2020 The People’s Republic of China subsidizes the world’s largest commercial fishing fleet, which routinely violates the sovereign rights and jurisdiction of coastal states, fishes without permission, and overfishes licensing agreements. Given this unfortunate record of illegal, unreported, and unregulated fishing, rule-breaking, and willful environmental degradation, it is more important than ever that the international community …

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United States Provides Ventilators to Saves Lives in Ecuador in Response to COVID-19 Crisis

Quito, 04 July 2020.  The United States Government, through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), donated a first shipment of 50 brand-new, state-of-the-art ventilators to Ecuador to assist its fight against COVID-19.  The donation, which arrived at Quito’s Mariscal Sucre International Airport July 3rd, delivers on President Trump’s offer to President Lenin Moreno of these critically …

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Message for U.S. Citizen: Economic Impact Payments (EIP)

Message for U.S. Citizens June 20, 2020 Economic Impact Payments (EIP) 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 Service (IRS) indicating …

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U.S. Ambassador Announces $31 Million in New Assistance to Migrants and Refugees in Ecuador on World Refugee Day

To commemorate World Refugee Day, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to helping migrants, refugees, and host communities Quito, June 20, 2020–On the occasion of World Refugee Day, U.S. Ambassador to Ecuador Michael J. Fitzpatrick reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to protecting and assisting migrants and refugees worldwide. The United States …

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Helping Ecuador Respond to COVID-19

Helping Ecuador Respond to COVID-19 Ecuador is confronting the COVID-19 pandemic with support from national and international public and non-profit organizations, the private sector, and private individuals.  For those interested in learning more about organizations helping Ecuador respond to this public health emergency, the U.S. Embassy in Quito provides the following illustrative list for informational …

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Read-Out from White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere

“Today, President Donald J. Trump spoke with President Lenín Moreno of the Republic of Ecuador to discuss ways their governments can cooperate closely to respond to the COVID-19 crisis. President Trump offered to provide critical resources that will assist the Government of Ecuador’s healthcare system deliver life-saving services to its citizens. President Trump also expressed …

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Department of State’s Global Effort to Bring Americans Home

Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson The Department of State is rising to meet the historic challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, every day, all over the world. We have no higher duty than to protect American citizens, and have launched an unprecedented global effort to bring home our citizens from every corner of the globe. As …

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Department of State’s Global Effort to Bring Americans Home

Department of State’s Global Effort to Bring Americans Home Morgan Ortagus, Department Spokesperson The Department of State is rising to meet the historic challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, every day, all over the world. We have no higher duty than to protect American citizens, and have launched an unprecedented global effort to bring home our citizens from every corner of the globe. As …

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2020 NATIONAL YOUTH SCIENCE CAMP

The U.S. Embassy and Consulate in Ecuador are pleased to announce the 2020 National Youth Science Camp (NYSCamp) offered to Ecuadorian high school students.  The NYSCamp will be held at a facility located in the Monongahela National Forest near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia.  The NYSCamp will take place from Monday, June …

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United States Bolsters Ties with Ecuador; Improves Prosperity, Security, and Democracy

Fact Sheet February 12, 2020 United States Bolsters Ties with Ecuador; Improves Prosperity, Security, and Democracy President Donald J. Trump and President Lenin Moreno took great strides to expand the growing positive bilateral relationship at their meeting on February 12, 2020.  They agreed to joint measures to strengthen economic, security, and cultural ties to ensure …

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Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the President of the Republic of Ecuador

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2020 Joint Statement from the President of the United States and the President of the Republic of Ecuador   Today, President Donald J. Trump met with the President of the Republic of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, signaling the historic turn in bilateral ties between our two …

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Remarks by President Trump and President Moreno of the Republic of Ecuador Before Bilateral Meeting

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 12, 2020 Oval Office 2:42 P.M. EST PRESIDENT TRUMP:  Well, thank you very much.  It’s great to be with the President of Ecuador — and it’s one of the most beautiful countries in the world — and perhaps equally as important, and maybe even more importantly, …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits Services Guayaquil

Message for U.S. Citizens February 12, 2020 U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits Services in Guayaquil on March 6, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Regional Federal Benefits Office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will visit Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil to assist beneficiaries …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits Services Cuenca

Message for U.S. Citizens February 12, 2020 U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits Services in Cuenca on March 4 & 5, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Regional Federal Benefits Office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will visit Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil to …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits Services Quito

Message for U.S. Citizens February 12, 2020 U.S. Social Security and other Federal Benefits Services in Quito on March 2 & 3, 2020 The U.S. Embassy in Quito is pleased to announce that representatives from the Social Security Administration’s Regional Federal Benefits Office in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, will visit Quito, Cuenca, and Guayaquil to …

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Statement from the Press Secretary

Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE February 7, 2020 Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the Visit of His Excellency Lenin Moreno Garcés, President of the Republic of Ecuador President Donald J. Trump and First Lady Melania Trump will welcome President Lenin Moreno Garcés and First Lady Rocio González de Moreno of the …

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American Citizen Services Newsletter

We are pleased to present the January 2020 issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: Secretary of State’s Visit A New Year Message from Ambassador Michael J. Fitzpatrick Ecuador Destino Seguro Security Campaign Quito’s American Liaison Network 2019 Funeral Home Town Hall Ecuador Civil Unrest Galapagos Outreach Trip Hague …

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Message for U.S. Citizens: American Citizen Services Newsletter

Message for U.S. Citizens January 16, 2020 American Citizen Services Newsletter Location:  U.S. Embassy Quito and U.S. Consulate General Guayaquil Event:   Consular Mission Ecuador Newsletter. We are pleased to present the latest issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter.  You can access the newsletter here , or at our website, ec.usembassy.gov .  Please pass this newsletter on to any …

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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – January 29, 2020

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, January 29, 2020. Where: Abraham Lincoln Center Calle Borrero 5-18 y Honorato Vásquez Cuenca When: Wednesday, January 29, 2020, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, by …

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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF VILCABAMBA – JANUARY 16, 2020

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 Vilcabamba on Thursday, January 16, 2020. Where: Charlitos Diego Vaca de la Vega and Jose Toledo Vilcabamba When: Thursday, January 16, 2020, 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM, by …

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Statement by the Department of Defense

U.S. Department of Defense January 2, 2020 At the direction of the President, the U.S. military has taken decisive defensive action to protect U.S. personnel abroad by killing Qasem Soleimani, the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Quds Force, a U.S.-designated Foreign Terrorist Organization. General Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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Travel Advisory: The Department of State Updated its Travel Advisory for Ecuador

Travel Advisory October 9, 2019 Ecuador – Level 2: Exercise Increased Caution Exercise increased caution in Ecuador due to crime and civil unrest. Some areas have increased risk. Read the entire Travel Advisory. Demonstrations and road blockades continue throughout the country and are expected to continue in the coming weeks. There are reports of associated …

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Notice about routine services at the U.S. Embassy Quito on October 9, 2019

On Wednesday, October 9, Embassy Quito and Consulate Guayaquil will be closed for all visa and routine U.S. citizen services. The Embassy and Consulate Consular Sections will be open for emergency U.S. citizen services only. If you had a visa appointment for October 9, please check your email for instructions on how to reschedule.

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Notice about routine services at the U.S. Embassy Quito on October 4, 2019

On Friday, October 4, Embassy Quito will be closed for all visa and routine U.S. citizen services. The Consular Section will be open for emergency U.S. citizen services only. If you had a visa appointment for October 4 please check your email for instructions on how to reschedule.

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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 …

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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:            …

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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 …

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American Citizen Services Newsletter

We are pleased to present the recent issue of the American Citizen Services (ACS) Newsletter. Articles in this issue include: July 4th Celebration The Embassy and Consulate Welcome Ambassador Fitzpatrick Emergency Preparedness CLVs Needed: Please Volunteer USNS comfort visits Ecuador Meet the Guayaquil ACS Team Meet the Quito ACS Team Passport renewal by DHL American Citizen Services Consular Mission Ecuador Newsletter – Summer 2019

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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: …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs visited Ecuador

On August 5, Michael J. Fitzpatrick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Western Hemisphere Affairs visited Ecuador as part of a regional tour.  He is in charge of issues related to the Andean region, Brazil and the Southern Cone. During his stay, he met with authorities from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Interior and …

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Deputy Coordinator of the Office of International Information Programs visits Ecuador

The Deputy Coordinator of the Office of International Information Programs, Doctor Jonathan Henick, visited Guayaquil, Cuenca, and Quito from July 24 to 26, 2016. Dr. Henick’s visit, part of a tour through South America, marked the highest level visit from the Department’s Office of Public Diplomacy since 2010. Dr. Henick works to develop communication programs …

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U.S. Mission Launches New Web Platform

The Mission of the United States in Ecuador is pleased to announce the launch of our new web platform: https://ec.usembassy.gov (English version) and https://ec.usembassy.gov/es (Spanish version). This redesigned platform offers all information relating to the U.S. Embassy in Quito and the U.S. Consulate General in Guayaquil in one place.  With a modern, intuitive, and mobile-friendly design, the …

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United States Earthquake Assistance Reaches $5.45 million

Two months after a magnitude 7.8 earthquake struck Ecuador, the U.S. Mission in Ecuador continues to support humanitarian programs to help recovering communities.  This week, the USAID Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance announced four new grants that will be implemented by international organizations, in coordination with Ecuadorian authorities.  With this new funding, the total U.S. …

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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. …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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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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, …

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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 …

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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 …

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