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Montevideo, February 29th 2024 - 14:32 UTC

Tag: Daniel Noboa

  • Friday, February 9th 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Ecuadorean councilwoman shot dead

    Authorities believe Carnero was killed by hitmen

    Ecuador's so-called “internal armed conflict” added a victim to its list of fatalities late Wednesday when 29-year-old Councilwoman Diana Carnero from the coastal municipality of Naranjal was shot dead in what is believed to be a murder-for-hire case.

  • Thursday, January 25th 2024 - 10:31 UTC

    Spain expresses its support to Daniel Noboa against violence in Ecuador

    Ecuador must “show the world how things are improving,” Noboa told King Felipe VI and Prime Minister Sánchez in Madrid

    Ecuador's President Daniel Noboa admitted Wednesday in Madrid that it was very hard for him to leave his country amid the current wave of violence by drug-trafficking gangs but insisted it was necessary “to face the world” at the same time. The South American leader's words came during the opening of the Fitur 2024 tourism fair in the Spanish capital.

  • Wednesday, January 24th 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Ecuador eases curfew severity as violence gradually subsides

    A total of 3,052 people have been arrested since violence started escalating this month

    Ecuadorean President Daniel Noboa Tuesday decreed a one-hour reduction to the curfew after the number of daily homicides was reported to have fallen from 27 to 11 nationwide in a country under a state of emergency following drug-trafficking gang revolts.

  • Tuesday, January 23rd 2024 - 11:10 UTC

    Curfew extended as Ecuador “winning battle” against organized crime

    Noboa pledged not to rest until all police and military personnel are properly equipped

    Ecuadorean President Daniel Noboa Monday announced a 30-day extension to the curfew from 11:00 pm to 5:00 am decreed on Jan. 8 when a wave of violence erupted nationwide as notorious prison inmates escaped unleashing riots at several corrections facilities and other attacks by drug-trafficking gangs that resulted in over 2,000 arrests.

  • Monday, January 22nd 2024 - 10:52 UTC

    Ecuador: 40 arrested for seizing hospital

    Ecuador has become a logistic center in the trafficking chain of illicit substances, said Noboa.

    Ecuadorean authorities arrested 40 gang members this past weekend after they tried to seize the José Cevallos Ruiz hospital in Yaguachi, in the province of Guayas province, killing one person and taking several hostages as one of their comrades was being treated.

  • Tuesday, January 16th 2024 - 11:17 UTC

    Ecuador: 48 prison inmates escape, only 5 recaptured

    One prisoner died during the incidents at the Esmeraldas jailhouse

    Only five of the 48 prison inmates that escaped Monday from the Esmeraldas jailhouse were recaptured later in the day according to sources from Ecuadorean President Daniel Noboa's administration quoted by local media.

  • Monday, January 15th 2024 - 10:06 UTC

    Ecuador: Authorities regain control of prisons, free hostages

    One casualty was recorded in the Machala prison, where on Friday night there was a shootout. Photo: José Jácome / EFE

    Ecuador's forces retook control of all the country's prisons and freed some 150 corrections officers who were being held hostage by the rioting inmates, it was reported this past weekend. However, one guard was killed during a shootout in the operation.

  • Saturday, January 13th 2024 - 10:51 UTC

    Ecuador accepts military help from Argentina and the US

    It “is not the moment to say no out of ego or vanity,” Noboa insisted

    Ecuador's President Daniel Noboa Friday said his government would be accepting the military cooperation offered by Argentina and the United States among other countries because the situation did not allow for egos to stand in the way.

  • Thursday, January 11th 2024 - 10:49 UTC

    Ecuador's President promises to be tougher than previous administrations

    Noboa also asked Petro to take care of the nearly 1,500 Colombian inmates in Ecuadorean jails

    Ecuadorean President Daniel Noboa underlined Wednesday that “we are at war and I will not give in.” He made those remarks one day after multiple uprisings by drug trafficking groups particularly in Quito and Guayaquil resulted in at least 18 deaths and over 300 arrests, in addition to the people wounded, for which the head of state declared an “internal armed conflict” against terrorist organizations believed to be 20,000 strong.

  • Wednesday, January 10th 2024 - 10:54 UTC

    Peru reinforces Ecuadorean border controls

    Otárola announced that “the entire northern border of the country will be declared in emergency.”

    The Peruvian government of President Dina Boluarte Tuesday ordered the deployment of troops and law enforcement forces to the 1,500-kilometer-long border with Ecuador to prevent the violent uprising of drug-trafficking gangs from crossing over, it was reported in Lima.

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