April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere

Acting Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs led a special briefing on developments in the Americas that touched on a number of topics, including the coronavirus crisis in Ecuador, a political crisis in Guyana, increased pressure on Maduro in Venezuela, and the concerning authoritarian actions of President Bekele in El Salvador. MR BROWN:  … Continue reading April 24, 2020: Briefing on Developments in the Western Hemisphere

Ofensiva Contra Minería Ilegal No Acabará Con Fiebre Del Oro En Ecuador

Este artículo fue escrito por James Bargent y Mayra Alejandra Bonilla y originalmente publicado por Insight Crime en julio 16, 2019. Se reproduce aquí bajo CC BY-NC 3.0. Miles de efectivos de la policía y el ejército han sido desplegados en todo el distrito de Buenos Aires, al norte de Ecuador, en un intento por controlar el auge de … Continue reading Ofensiva Contra Minería Ilegal No Acabará Con Fiebre Del Oro En Ecuador

Ecuador Looks to Attract International Investment in Oil, Gas Sector

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Ecuador is hoping to attract $800 million in oil and gas investments from foreign companies, according to Reuters. Companies are bidding on four oil fields in the Amazon region and one natural gas field off the coast of Guayaquil. Auctions for the fields are expected to be completed this summer. The price of oil fell … Continue reading Ecuador Looks to Attract International Investment in Oil, Gas Sector

Judge Denies “Extention and Clariffication” Appeal by Jorge Glas

The National Court of Justice has denied an appeal for clarification and extension by Vice President Jorge Glas's defense attorney, reports El Universo. Jorge Glas served as Minister of Strategic Sectors from 2010 to 2012 under President Rafael Correa. Glas was tapped to be Correa’s running mate and has served as Vice President since 2013. … Continue reading Judge Denies “Extention and Clariffication” Appeal by Jorge Glas

Nuevo Informe Identifica al Vicepresidente Ecuatoriano y Otros Dos como Jefes de un Esquema Criminal

Un nuevo informe de 12 páginas de la Unidad de Investigación de Apoyar a la Fiscalía presenta nueva evidencia en la investigación de corrupción de Odebrecht en Ecuador. El informe describe al vicepresidente Jorge Glas, al excontralor Carlos Pólit, y al brasileño José Conceição Santos como los tres jefes de un plan criminal de asociación … Continue reading Nuevo Informe Identifica al Vicepresidente Ecuatoriano y Otros Dos como Jefes de un Esquema Criminal