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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 ... Read More»

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, ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador (August 17, 2023)

Location:   Ecuador Event:  Elections for the presidency, all members of the legislature, and a referendum on extractive activities in Ecuador will be held on Sunday, August 20, 2023.  President Lasso declared a nationwide State of Exception — which allows the military to support police operations and limits the freedom of assembly — following the August 9 Quito assassination of ... Read More»

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 ... Read More»

Security Alert – U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Location:   Ecuador Event:  Following the assassination of Presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio in Quito on August 09, 2023, President Lasso issued a decree declaring a two-month State of Emergency.  The National Electoral Commission (CNE) has confirmed that the elections scheduled for August 20, 2023, will not be suspended.  U.S. Embassy and Consulate services are not affected. During this time, ... Read More»