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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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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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. 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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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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Two women guest speakers from NASA to participate at the “Space taking care of the world” conference in Ambato

The U.S. Embassy, through the U.S. Speaker program, connected the NASA experts with the Ambato branch of Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador for their participation at the Conference.  Quito, October 17, 2022.  Rosa Avalos-Warren and Sandra Cauffman, two American women experts at NASA, will collaborate and participate as speakers in a presentation on “Space taking …

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The Government of the United States increases assistance to Ecuador by almost $20 million

With this renewal, the United States increases its investment in development projects in Ecuador. Quito, August 30, 2022.  The U.S. Government today increased its investment to support the implementation of development projects in Ecuador by $19.8 million. Representatives of the U.S. Government signed an amendment to the Development Objective Agreement with the Government of Ecuador …

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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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U.S. Embassy invites entrepreneurs to a workshop on how to boost businesses

Innovation expert Cam Houser will be in Quito From September 21-23, as part of the U.S. Speaker Program.  Quito, September 20, 2022.  The U.S. Embassy in Ecuador invites entrepreneurs to register by tomorrow, September 21, for a workshop on innovation and how to build a post-pandemic business. This talk is part of the U.S. Speaker …

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The U.S. Government delivered military equipment to the Ecuadorian Army

Equipment valued at $730,000 delivered to the Jungle Brigade 19 “Napo” of the Ecuadorian Army, which is located in a high-risk area.  Quito, September 16, 2022.  The Government of the United States delivered military equipment valued at $730,000 to the 19th Jungle Brigade “Napo” of the Ecuadorian Army, in the province of Orellana. Among the …

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

This regional project encourages greater protection of cultural heritage.   Quito, August 8, 2022. The United States Government presented the grand opening of the “Touring the Qhapaq Ñan – the Andean Road System” virtual tours, a regional project that encourages greater protection of cultural heritage along the Andean roadways, by telling the stories of people and …

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Delegation of U.S. Congressional Representatives visits Quito

The delegation discussed bilateral relations and strengthening democratic institutions. Quito, April 11, 2022. A delegation of U.S. Members of Congress from the House Democracy Partnership, led by Representatives Robin Kelly (D-IL), Ted Lieu (D-CA), and Terri Sewell (D-AL) visited Quito. The Members of Congress discussed bilateral relations and strengthening democratic institutions with President Guillermo Lasso …

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

Ecuador is part of the Andean Region ICT Infrastructure Project Opportunities Guide, which highlights 24 information and communications technology infrastructure projects valued at more than $3.3 billion in Colombia, Ecuador, and Peru.  Quito, November 9, 2021. In recognition of the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference ‘COP26,’ the U.S. government is pleased to highlight U.S. …

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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

U.S. and Ecuador Mark Entry into Force of Protocols Relating to Trade Rules and Transparency Quito, August 12, 2021– Today, representatives of the United States and Ecuador marked the entry into force of the Protocol to the Trade and Investment Council Agreement Between the Government of the United States of America and the Government of the Republic …

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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

The Government United States will donate 2 million doses of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine to Ecuador. The first delivery will arrive this week. This direct donation is a testament to the strong relations between the United States and Ecuador. The donation is part of the Biden-Harris Administrations’ efforts to support international vaccination efforts to save …

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Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing

FACT SHEET: Biden-Harris Administration Unveils Strategy for Global Vaccine Sharing, Announcing Allocation Plan for the First 25 Million Doses to be Shared Globally As we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic at home and work to end the pandemic worldwide, President Biden has promised that the United States will be an arsenal of vaccines for …

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

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

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United States and Ecuador Sign New Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency

The United States Trade Representative, Robert Lighthizer, and Ecuador Minister of Production, Foreign Trade, Investment, and Fisheries, Iván Ontaneda, are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Protocol on Trade Rules and Transparency. This agreement is the latest concrete result of the close relationship between Ecuador and the United States under the leadership of …

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

Office of the United States Trade Representative Joint Statement of the United States-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council 11/19/2020 On November 10, the United States and Ecuador held the third meeting of the United States-Ecuador Trade and Investment Council (TIC). The U.S. delegation was led by Deputy U.S. Trade Representative, Ambassador Michael Nemelka, and the Ecuadorian …

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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