The United States recommends its citizens not to travel to Ecuador in the face of protests and organized crime


The State Department of The United States issued a warning to all your citizens to avoid traveling to Ecuador due to civil unrest, in the context of strong protests in the country, and organized crime.

Thus, he warned his citizens not to travel to the country, since there are transnational criminal groups in Carchi, Sucumbíos and north of Esmeraldaswho have killed local citizens, in addition to carrying out bomb attacks against the Army and law enforcement.

He also recalled that there are organized crime groups and gangs that operate in Guayaquil, where violent crimes have been carried out in the region south of Portete de Taequí Avenue, with murders, armed robberies and assaults.

In this sense, the State Department reported that “it has a limited capacity” to assist US citizens in these areas without the permission of the Embassy Security Office.

On the other hand, the State Department told its population that the ongoing demonstrations in the country “may cause the closure of local roads and main highways, often without prior notice or estimated reopening times.”

Thus, these road closures also “can significantly reduce access to public transport and airports and can interrupt travel both within and between cities” in Ecuador.

On Monday night a protester died after falling from a great height in the mobilizations of the national strike, an indefinite strike called by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE) that adds its tenth day this Wednesday. (EuropePress)

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