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Statement in honor of the 4th of July

Today marks the 246th anniversary of the declaration of independence of the United States. On this day, we celebrate with family and friends the founding of a pluralistic yet united democratic society. Throughout this journey, the United States has experienced the benefits and challenges of democracy, like many other nations. The current challenges to democracy ...
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Alert: Agreement Reached to End Protests and Roadblocks

Date:  June 30, 2022 Location:  Nationwide Event:  The Government of Ecuador and indigenous groups signed an  agreement  on June 30 bringing an end to 18 days of nationwide demonstrations and roadblocks and lifting the State of Emergency for four provinces.  Both sides agreed to a 90-day dialogue mediated by Ecuador’s Episcopal Conference to ensure agreement implementation and to negotiate unresolved ...
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Alert: State of Emergency Lifted in Six Provinces, Quito Curfew Rescinded

Date:  June 27, 2022 Location:  Nationwide Event:  On June 25, the Government of Ecuador lifted the State of Emergency that had been in effect in the provinces of Chimborazo, Tungaruhua, Cotopaxi, Pichincha, Pastaza, and Imbabura.  The Government also rescinded the curfew for the city of Quito.  However, the situation across the country remains volatile and unpredictable.  There are still reports of both ...
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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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