Former militaries are concerned by the reforms to the Social Security Law of the Armed Forces

The homologation of the retirement pensions in the Social Security Institute of the Armed Forces (ISSFA for its Spanish acronym), staff reductions, the participation of the Armed Forces in internal security and the imputation of alleged crimes against humanity are issues that...

Cargo ship “La Floreana” ran aground in the Galapagos Islands

The cargo ship ‘La Floreana’ ran aground early today in front of Puerto Ayora, in the Bahía Naufragio locality, at Galapagos Islands, said the Armed Forces through their twitter account. The boat carrying groceries, gas cylinders, tanks with various products, cars and...

Correa to Armed Forces: “the ISSFA will not disappear!”

With an energetic speech of clarification President Rafael Correa made to the Armed Forces about the future of their social insurance and their restructuring, the heroic deeds of Cenepa war of 1995 were reminded. In the same way Correa expressed gratitude to commanders who were...

Former President Gutierrez called for unity in the Armed Forces

The former president and retired Colonel Lucio Gutierrez remembered on January 21, the 15th anniversary of the Sociedad Patriótica Party (PSP for its Spanish acronym), and made a call to the unity of civilian and military to fight democratically and recover, from his point of...

President Correa: “Ecuador already changed and its Armed Forces can not be beyond regulation”

  President Rafael Correa chaired on January 20 the ceremony of replacement of the current former Commander of the Navy, Luis Jaramillo, and appointment of his successor in office, Luis Santiago Chávez. He also took the opportunity for addressing to opposition politicians...

Former chief of the Armed Forces reveals situations about the 30-S

The former head of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces, General Ernesto González, said on January 13 that it was President Rafael Correa himself who ordered his rescue from the hospital of the National Police, on September30, 2010 (30-S), day of the police uprising. These...

Armed Forces will reduce imports of equipment this year

The Armed Forces indicated they will restrict the purchase of equipment involving imports. The budget provisions for 2015 exceeds $ 207 million; of which $ 54’777.655 (the highest number) will be used for the housing construction for military personnel with family and the...

Law opens possibility of putting an end to the armed conflict in Colombia

A law, enacted this week in Colombia, opens the way to countersign this year an eventual agreement for the end of the armed conflict, of over more than 5 decades, providing a tool that delineates in time the talks with the guerrillas, analysts said. Standard 1745, signed on...