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Former Ecuador vice president hospitalised but stable, prisons agency says

Quito, Ecuador Reuters Ecuador’s detained former Vice President Jorge Glas was taken to hospital on Monday after he fell ill at a prison in Guayaquil, prison authorities said, just hours after his lawyers complained they had been unable to contact him. Glas, already twice convicted of corruption and now facing fresh charges, was arrested on […]

Mexico welcomes home Ecuador embassy staff after armed raid

Mexico City, Mexico Reuters Mexico welcomed the return of its Ecuador embassy personnel on Sunday, two days after police raided the facility in an act that triggered an abrupt diplomatic break while provoking global shock and condemnation of the South American nation. Ecuadorean police and soldiers forced their way into Mexico’s embassy in Quito late […]

Mexico suspends relations with Ecuador after arrest of ex-VP

Quito, Ecuador/Mexico City, Mexico Reuters Ecuadorean authorities arrested former Vice President Jorge Glas on Friday evening, seizing him from the Mexican embassy and prompting Mexico to suspend bilateral relations. Glas, convicted twice for corruption, had been holed up in the embassy in Quito since seeking political asylum in December, a request Mexico granted earlier on […]