Topic: Jay Bergman
Mexican and Colombian criminal groups could start battling for control of drug trafficking routes in Ecuador, something that could further threaten the country's precarious security situation.
The Ecuadorean Constitution calls for 'universal citizenship,' granting free mobility – with or without a passport. But lax regulations are raising fears of easy access for terrorists or organized crime.
The arrest of a suspected Russian mafioso in Ecuador highlights the increasing presence in the country of international organized crime, says guest blogger Elyssa Pachico.
Officials nabbed Daniel Rendón Wednesday. Colombia has used extradition and technology to make headway against drug lords.