Armed Forces would along work with National Police against crime

Last Wednesday in an interview with Channel Teleamazonas the Ecuador defense minister Fernando Cordero, identified organized crime involved in drug trafficking and cyber attacks as new threats facing Ecuador, which is why he presented his support on the constitutional amendment...

Ecuador will have a 47% reduction of its military posts by the year 2017

On Wednesday, the defense minister, Maria Fernanda Espinosa, presented the press with the “new operational design” of the Armed Forces including the relocation of military points, the progressive reduction in manpower and equipment procurement in order to...

Restructuring of the Armed Forces will include applicant’s reduction

President Rafael Correa announced that the restructuring of the Armed Forces shall be done in a technical form and the number of applicants to the military schools will be reduced by a 50% annually. The changes involve a new system to perform military service in six months, an...

Luis Garzón assumes command of the Armed Forces

President Rafael Correa yesterday signed the Executive Order 301, in which he designated the Major General, Luis Anibal Garzón Narváez, as head of the Joint Command of the Armed Forces (Comaco) for the next two years. Garzon replaces the Air Force General, Leonardo Barreiro, who...
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Reforms for public safety agencies were received in the Assembly

To create new security, standardize and strengthen the Customs Surveillance Unit, the Transit Commission of Ecuador, the prison guards and the Forest Guard, is the objective of Book IV of the Code for Security Institutions, proposed by the Ministry of Security Coordination. The...
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Army takes up case on promotions

General Jorge Pena, recently appointed commander of the Army, on a breakfast with representatives of the media, revealed that the resolution adopted by the Supreme Council of Generals and Admirals of the Armed Forces, in the sense of not positively qualifying the promotion of...

President Correa Urges the Military to take to the Streets to Fight Delinquency

Yesterday, President Rafael Correa took advantage of the inauguration ceremony of the new military leadership to endorse the provision of the Ecuadorian government that demands the armed forces to take to the streets to fight delinquency and organized crime. The new chief of...