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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AMERICAN CITIZEN SERVICES IN THE CITY OF CUENCA – October 19, 2017

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 Thursday, October 19, 2017. Where: Abraham Lincoln Center Calle Borrero 5-18 y Honorato Vásquez Cuenca When: Thursday, October 19, 2017, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM, by appointment ...
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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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Registration opens for Young Leaders of the Americas Initiative (YLAI)

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