Daniel Noboa sworn in as Ecuador's president, inheriting the leadership of a country on edge

Noboa’s term will run only through May 2025, which is what remains of former President Guillermo Lasso's tenure.

published on : 24th November 2023

Like Escobar, Ecuador's drug lords build private, illegal zoos filled with exotic, trafficked animals

"Having an animal is a status symbol... It demonstrates an individual's rank within a network" of organized crime, an official for the US-based Wildlife Conservation Society told AFP.

published on : 20th October 2023

Daniel Noboa, heir to banana fortune, wins Ecuador’s presidential runoff election

Violence erupted in Ecuador three years ago with a rise in criminal activity linked to cocaine trafficking. In August, presidential candidate and anti-corruption crusader Villavicencio was killed.

published on : 16th October 2023

Six Columbian suspects in Ecuador presidential candidate assassination killed in prison

The SNAI prisons authority announced that "an event occurred" in the Guayas 1 prison in Guayaquil "resulting in six dead people."

published on : 7th October 2023

Car bomb explosions and hostage-taking inside prisons underscore Ecuador's fragile security

Authorities said the brazen actions were the response of criminal groups to the relocation of various inmates and other measures taken by the country's corrections system.

published on : 1st September 2023

Ecuador: Political leader killed less than a week after presidential candidate's assassination

Thousands of people have been killed over the past three years in Ecuador as the country has transformed into a major drug trafficking hub and cartel-aided local gangs battle for control.

published on : 15th August 2023

Chelsea agree British record £115 mn fee for Caicedo: reports

The 21-year-old Ecuador international had also been a target for Premier League rivals Liverpool, who on Friday agreed a reported record £110 million fee with Brighton.

published on : 14th August 2023

Ecuador's presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio shot dead at campaign event

Villavicencio was one of the most critical voices against corruption, especially during the 2007-2017 government of President Rafael Correa.

published on : 10th August 2023

'Dead' Ecuador woman who was found alive in coffin dies in intensive care: Report

A technical committee has been formed to review how the hospital issues death certificates, the country’s ministry of health said.

published on : 18th June 2023

More than 500 people evacuated after Ecuador floods

Authorities evacuated around 500 people by boat and another 30 by helicopter, the Risk Management Secretariat said.

published on : 5th June 2023
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