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The journalists' kidnapping has alarmed and unsettled Ecuador, with media saying it was the first such abduction in the country in three decades. According to the Ecuadoran military, the dissident group believed to be behind the abduction is led by a rebel called "Guacho", an Ecuadoran in his 30s who had ...
Two journalists and a driver from the Ecuadorean newspaper El Comercio were taken hostage three weeks ago by a holdout faction of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia while investigating a rise in drug-fueled violence along Ecuador's northern border. An emotional Moreno said ...

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno said it was highly likely that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia were killed and gave their drug-running captors 12 hours to demonstrate otherwise before launching a major military strike against them.
Quito, 13 April (Argus) — Ecuador is securing its northern oil installations in anticipation of joint military action with Colombia to snuff out the alleged ... Following Moreno´s national address today, Ecuador´s armed forces and state-owned PetroEcuador management are meeting to expand security, ...
Ecuador's President Lenin Moreno on Friday confirmed that three press workers kidnapped along the conflictive border with Colombia had been killed, ... the leader of a holdout group of guerrillas from the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia that claimed responsibility for the kidnapping.
"The Ecuadorean government and Colombian minister did not want to save the lives of the three detained; they did it with the military landing in various points near the ... "There have been no landings or special actions that are not known and coordinated with Ecuador's armed forces and police authorities.

Bogota (AFP) - Dissident Colombian rebels are believed to be holding hostage two Ecuadoran journalists and their driver who were abducted this week, the head of Ecuador's armed forces said Wednesday. General Alberto Mejia told RCN radio that "the head of this group is the terrorist known as 'Gaucho,' ...
The biggest attack on Ecuadoran security forces near the border with Colombia occured on January 27, when a car bomb explosion at a police facility wounded 28 soldiers and civilians. – AFP. Ecuador attributed the attack to Colombian former Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC) guerrillas ...
The presidents of Ecuador and Colombia have condemned an attack on a border patrol Tuesday that killed three members of Ecuador's military. ... border integration zone that have so far resulted in the death of three members of the Ecuadorean armed forces," a communique sent on Wednesday stated.
The region borders Colombia's troubled Narino department. The biggest attack occurred on January 27, when a car bomb explosion at a police facility left 28 soldiers and civilians wounded. Ecuador attributed the attack to Colombian former FARC guerrillas working for Mexican drug cartels along the border ...
Conjuring the sacred labels of “cooperation” and “progress,” and filling the void left by traditional international lenders, China has paved its way into Ecuador's natural resources market. Regrettably, some of the country's richest reserves of oil and minerals are located right under the feet of its indigenous ...
Ecuador's military says three soldiers have been killed and seven others injured by a homemade explosive while they were patrolling the country's northern border with Colombia. The armed forces' statement doesn't say who was behind yesterday's ambush. But it follows a number of attacks and bombings ...
DP World, one of the world's largest port operators, says it plans investments this year of $1.4 billion, mainly in the United Arab Emirates, Ecuador, South ... Djibouti is already the site of a U.S. base that launches drone missions over Somalia and Yemen, as well as a Chinese military base and Japan's first ...
Ecuador has evinced interest in buying used fighter aircrafts and battleships from Qatar, Ecuador's Defence Minister Patricio Zambrano Restrepo said in ... Ecuadorian Armed Forces Commander Caeser Merizalde said he was highly impressed by the exhibits at Dimdex and high-level of participation by ...
Members of the PCE during a recent demonstration against U.S. military bases in Ecuador. | Photo: ... The Communist Party of Ecuador (PCE) has pledged its support for Venezuela and the May 20 elections, urging the Ecuadorean government and the Organization of American States (OAS) to do the same.
According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, as of mid-2016, Colombia is also the Latin American country that the most number of refugees living outside its borders: over 300,000, mainly in Venezuela and Ecuador. Forero and his editors picked the wrong country to compare with ...
A suspected drug chief known as the “Pablo Escobar of Ecuador” was extradited to the US on Saturday, Colombia's chief prosecutor's office has announced. Washington Edison Prado tried unsuccessfully to prevent extradition by claiming membership of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Farc) ...

Military officials say they were shot with "artisanal ammunition." The Ecuadorean soldiers found themselves in a skirmish at the Colombian border in the province of Esmeraldas near the city of San Lorenzo along the Pacific coast on Sunday. According to the Ecuadorean armed forces, the attackers are ...
Following an annual bilateral security summit on February 14 and 15, military officials from Colombia and Ecuador announced a ramping up of joint aerial ... a leader of a dissident faction of the demobilized Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias de Colombia – FARC).
After the attack on the San Lorenzo police station, specialists from PNE, PNC, and the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation joined forces to conduct the investigation. “Military and police forces will be much more relentless in pursuing and fighting ELN,” announced Colombia's Minister of Defense Luis Carlos ...
However, the peace agreement signed with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, has not resulted in less violence. Recent reports show that so far over 200 social leaders have been killed since the agreements were signed in November 2016 as paramilitary groups take over territories ...
Assange took refuge in the Ecuadorean embassy to prevent extradition to Sweden, where he was accused of sexual aggression in August 2010. Fearing he would then be extradited to the U.S. to be tried for releasing U.S. diplomatic and military secrets on WikiLeaks, Ecuador decided to grant him political ...


 

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