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insightcrime.org – Ecuador Criminal Gangs Show Military-Style Training: Police

Date: Dec 5, 2011

Discussion of security issues in Ecuador, the country where the Chevron Ecuador trial has taken place:

Quito’s police chief has warned that the Ecuadorian security forces may be involved in organized crime, noting that the professionalism of some attacks carried out in the city suggest that criminal gangs have had military-style training. … Ecuador has shown signs of becoming a new hotspot for transnational organized crime in recent years. Transnational criminal gangs from Colombia and Mexico are thought to be increasing their presence in the country, prompting a U.S. drug official to refer to country as the “UN of organized crime” in July.

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