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Rubio, Colleagues Issue Bipartisan Statement in Support of Ecuador

Jan 12, 2024 | Comunicados de prensa, Press Releases

Ecuador, a strong U.S. ally and partner, is currently confronting a wave of violence from gangs and cartels throughout the nation. 

U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Tim Kaine (D-VA), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rick Scott (R-FL) issued a bipartisan statement in support of the Ecuadorian people and government. 

  • “The horrific attacks against the people of Ecuador have shown the world the violent nature of the vile armed groups in the country. This week’s wave of violence has terrorized an entire nation and is a stark reminder that security, stability, and rule of law are not guaranteed and require persistent attention.
  • “While Ecuador faces the significant challenge of confronting criminal drug cartels, who seek to destroy their nation’s stability, the U.S. stands unequivocally with our ally Ecuador in efforts to ensure perpetrators are held accountable.”

Flashback…. Earlier this week, Rubio spoke with NTN24 about the ongoing security challenges in Ecuador. He highlighted that extradition to the U.S. “is a powerful tool and is something that the [Ecuadorian people] should consider.

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