Pardons and deportations granted to reduce overcrowding at Ecuador's jails Government of Ecuador have decreed a series of pardons and extraditions of prison inmates in a move aimed at reducing overcrowding at detention facilities following a series of deadly riots this year which has cost over 230 lives, it was announced.Add your comment!
The Presidents of Colombia (Iván Duque) and Ecuador (Guillermo Lasso), Sunday agreed to reopen the borders between the two countries as of Dec. 1 after they were closed in March 2020, due to COVID-19 restrictions.Add your comment!
The Government of Ecuador has renewed the state of exception for an additional 30 days. The measure had first been adopted Oct. 18 due to a security crisis.
Groups of native Ecuadorians Wednesday staged their second straight day of protests against the government of conservative President Guillermo Lasso barely six months into his term in office.
Authorities of Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador and Peru Thursday announced things would be simplified for the temporary entry of private vehicles belonging to nationals of these countries, grouped under the so-called Andean Community (CAN).
Ecuador's President Guillermo Lasso Monday declared a state of exception for 60 days to set in place military checkpoints to stop criminal activity linked to drug consumption and trafficking.
A Brazilian Navy training sailship Monday ran into a mobile pedestrian bridge across the Guayas River, in Guayaquil, Ecuador and nearly sank while performing training manoeuvres.
Current Presidents Sebastián Piñera of Chile, Guillermo Lasso of Ecuador and Luis Abinader of the Dominican Republic were listed on the so-called “Pandora Papers” among the world leaders and celebrities who have money saved in tax havens, according to the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ).
The Government of Ecuador is considering the possibility of granting over 2,000 pardons to cut down on the country's jail population after this week's riot in a Guayaquil detention facility which resulted in 118 deaths.
Ecuador's police was still fighting to control a jailhouse in Guayaquil after a riot by inmates led to clashes that have so far resulted in 118 deaths in what turned out to be one of Latin America's worst prison massacres.