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Security Alert: Travel Advisory Update and Suspension of Routine Consular Operations in Quito

Date:  June 22, 2022 Location:  Nationwide Event: The Department of State elevated the travel advisory for Ecuador on June 22 to  Level 3 (Reconsider Travel ) due to civil unrest and crime.  Demonstrations in the City of Quito continue to grow in size and intensity, with some reports of violence.  The State of Emergency for six provinces remains in place, with a ...
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Alert: Expanded State of Emergency

Date:  June 21, 2022 Location:  Nationwide Event:  The Government of Ecuador issued executive order 459 June 20, which expands the State of Emergency to six provinces:  Chimborazo, Tungaruhua, Cotopaxi, Pichincha, Pastaza, and Imbabura provinces.  Large numbers of demonstrators are now in the City of Quito, and there have been some reports of violence.  The government’s order permits the armed ...
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Alert: State of Emergency

Date:  June 18, 2022 Location:  Nationwide Event:  The Government of Ecuador issued executive order 455 June 17 and declared a 30-day State of Emergency in Pichincha, Cotopaxi, and Imbabura provinces.  The order permits the armed forces and police to take actions necessary to maintain public order and suspends the right of assembly in public spaces for groups infringing on ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice and State of Emergency

Date:  June 17, 2022   Location:  Nationwide  Event:  The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) continues to lead demonstrations nationwide. CONAIE leadership announced that demonstrators will move towards Quito over the June 18-19 weekend.  The Government of Ecuador responded by declaring a State of Emergency in Pichincha, Cotopaxi, and Imbabura provinces starting midnigh June 17. Demonstrators continue to block roads around the country, ...
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Message to U.S. Citizens: Demonstration Notice

Location:  Nationwide Event:  The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) continues to lead demonstrations nationwide.  Demonstrators have blocked multiple roads around the country, both in cities and rural areas.  There are also reports of violence in some areas, including on Avenida 6 de Diciembre in Quito where demonstrators have reportedly vandalized police cars, started fires, ...
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