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Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Message for U.S. Citizens Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador October 29, 2021 Date: October 29, 2021 Location: Pichincha Volcano Event: The Embassy has received reports of armed robberies taking place on Pichincha Volcano hiking trails. The most recent incident took place near the Bear Cave area trail leading to the Rucu Pichincha summit. Please ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador October 26, 2021 Date: October 26, 2021 Location: Nationwide Event: The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (CONAIE) and several social organizations are planning political demonstrations nationwide beginning October 26 in response to the government decision to freeze fuel prices. The Embassy has received reports of demonstrators ...
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Security Alert: 60-Day State of Exception

Message for U.S. Citizens Security Alert: U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador October 22, 2021 Date: October 21, 2021 Location: Nationwide Event: Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso ordered a 60-day State of Exception  beginning on October 18 in response to increasing criminal activity in parts of the country.  The decree gives Ecuadorian officials the authority to mobilize the armed forces in ...
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Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador

Message for U.S. Citizens Demonstration Alert: U.S. Embassy Quito, Ecuador October 20, 2021 Date: October 20, 2021 Location: El Arbolito Park and Presidential Palace, Quito Event: Political demonstrations are expected to take place on October 20, 2021, in support of the current Ecuadorian government. The demonstrations will start at El Arbolito Park in Quito, continue ...
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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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