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Ecuador: Ecuador Opposes Outpost in American War on Drugs

Mon, 12 May 2008 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 12 May 2008 - Ecuador - The scene at the Manta Ray Cafe, a mess hall here at the most prominent American military outpost in South America, suggests all is normal. A television tuned to Fox Sports beams in a golf tournament. Ecuadorean contractors serve sloppy Joes near refrigerators bulging with Dr Pepper and Gatorade. Air Force personnel in jumpsuits preparing to board an Awacs surveillance plane leaf through dog-eared paperbacks.

Ecuador: US Base With Vital Role In Drug War Facing Closure

Sun, 18 Feb 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Miami Herald, 18 Feb 2007 - As Anti-U.S. Sentiment Grows Stronger In Ecuador, A Small U.S. Coastal Base Crucial To The Drug War Faces Near-Certain Closure MANTA, Ecuador - The U.S. military's lone outpost in South America is a modest affair -- some 220 Americans share space with a local air force wing and an international airport. They are allowed no more than eight planes at a time.

Ecuador: Troubled US Presence On Ecuador Coast

Tue, 06 Feb 2007 08:00:00 GMT

San Jose Mercury News, 06 Feb 2007 - The U.S. military's lone outpost in South America is a modest affair - some 220 Americans share space with a local air force wing and an international airport. They are allowed no more than eight planes at a time. But these surveillance planes play a vital role in keeping Andean cocaine and heroin from reaching the United States and are responsible for about 60 percent of drug interdiction in the eastern Pacific.

Ecuador: Ecuador's Divided Loyalties

Mon, 15 Jan 2007 08:00:00 GMT

Los Angeles Times, 15 Jan 2007 - Both Fighter and Front in the Drug War, It Chafes at U.S. Presence on Its Soil. MANTA, ECUADOR -- The United States is battling a dangerous new front in its South American drug war -- just as a protege of anti-American leader Hugo Chavez comes to power in Ecuador vowing to shut down a U.S. base dedicated to narcotics surveillance.

Ecuador: Rumsfeld Calls For Unity In Fighting Drug Trafficking

Wed, 17 Nov 2004 08:00:00 GMT

Watertown Daily Times, 17 Nov 2004 - QUITO, Ecuador - U.S. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld said Tuesday that Latin American counties must work together to counter drug trafficking and international terrorism. Rumsfeld, in South America for a conference of Western Hemisphere defense ministers, told reporters that he hopes to strengthen regional security agreements in the Americas aimed at stopping narcotics and terrorist organizations.

Ecuador: Year-Old Government On Rocks

Tue, 16 Dec 2003 08:00:00 GMT

Miami Herald, 16 Dec 2003 - Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez Is Largely Considered Inept And Has Seen His Popularity Sink Since Being Accused Of Accepting Drug Money QUITO - Allegations last month that President Lucio Gutierrez' electoral campaign received $30,000 from a suspected drug trafficker has shaken a year-old government already mired in complaints of political ineptitude.

Ecuador: Wire: Ecuador Foreign Min Criticizes Colombian

Wed, 16 Jul 2003 07:00:00 GMT

Associated Press, 16 Jul 2003 - QUITO - Colombia's effort to eradicate drugs in the border area is damaging Ecuadorean crops, rivers, soil and people's health, Foreign Minister Nina Pacari said Wednesday. "(Colombian) fumigation has caused serious damage," she said, adding that Colombia has failed to respect a 2002 agreement that created a six-mile buffer zone in the border area.

Ecuador: Camping Out

Fri, 29 Mar 2002 08:00:00 GMT

In These Times Magazine, 29 Mar 2002 - Plan Colombia, Globalization Stir Unrest In Ecuador. Hundreds of indigenous people, environmentalists and activists set up a "Permanent International Camp for Social Justice and Dignity of the Peoples" in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, in mid-March to protest the effects of Plan Colombia and globalization on the small Andean nation.

Ecuador: 3 Tons Of Cocaine Seized In Ecuador

Thu, 25 Oct 2001 07:00:00 GMT

The Herald-Sun, 25 Oct 2001 - GUAYAQUIL, Ecuador -- Authorities seized three tons of unrefined, pure cocaine in an abandoned warehouse in the biggest drug bust in Ecuador since 1994, police said Wednesday. The cocaine was found Tuesday night in an industrial area outside this coastal city, 165 miles southeast of the capital Quito, a police statement said.