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

Date:  September 14, 2021 Location:  Guayaquil (south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue) Event:  Transnational criminal groups and local gangs operating in Guayaquil have recently carried out a series of violent crimes in the region south of Portete de Tarquí Avenue, to include several murders and targeted assassinations, armed robberies, and assaults.   As a result of the increased violence, U.S. Embassy and ...
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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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Message for U.S. Citizens: Ecuador Updates Entry Requirements for Galapagos

Message for U.S. Citizens Ecuador Updates Entry Requirements for Galapagos August 26, 2021 Effective September 1, 2021, all foreign travelers age 16 and older who are not residents of Ecuador must present the following when entering the Galapagos Islands: A negative RT-PCR test taken a maximum of 72 hours prior to travel, counting from the ...
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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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