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EMBASSY APPLAUDS INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL ACTION TASK FORCE’S PRAISE FOR ECUADOR’S ADVANCES AGAINST MONEY LAUNDERING

September 17th, 2012

The Embassy of Ecuador in the United States applauds the positive assessment made by leading international and regional financial regulators regarding Ecuador’s progress in tackling money laundering and terrorist financing.

During a visit to Quito this week to meet with Ecuador’s Justice Commission of the National Assembly, the President of the International Financial Action Task Force of South America (GAFISUD) Tamara Agnic Martinez noted that Ecuador “has advanced dramatically in legislative reform to prevent and fight against money laundering and terrorist financing.”

Martinez noted that both GAFISUD and the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) have recognized the efforts and advances made by Ecuador in these issues, while noting that continued work is still needed on these fronts.

“Ecuador has demonstrated a willingness to constantly move forward on these issues and to catch up with international standards, which will benefit not only the country but the region,” added Martinez.

LETTER OF CONDOLENCE TO THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE FOR THE TRAGIC EVENTS OCURRED AT LIBYA

September 13th, 2012

 

EMBASSY OF ECUADOR

Washington D.C.

 

No. 4- 2-  110   /12

 

The Embassy of Ecuador to the United States of America presents its profound regret and heartfelt sorrow to the U.S. Department of State for the tragic developments last night at the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, that took the life of four American diplomats.

 

The Embassy of Ecuador to the United States of America condemns the use of force and violence as a way of protest, and the attack to the U.S. Diplomatic offices.

 

The Embassy of Ecuador to the United States of America avails itself of this opportunity to renew to the U.S. Department of State, the assurances of its highest consideration.

OCT 6 & 7: LA CASA DEL RITMO, A FILM ABOUT LOS AMIGOS INVISIBLES

September 12th, 2012

AFI LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Sat, Oct 6, 9:30; Sun, Oct 7, 9:30

AFI SILVER THEATRE AND CULTURAL CENTER
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

Venezuela’s innovative, chart-topping acid jazz/disco-funk combo have entertained audiences the world over during their 20+ years of music-making, collecting a bevy of Latin Grammys along the way. The story of how these five friends from Caracas came together and caught their big break is equally entertaining. Javier Andrade’s engaging documentary, combining candid bandmember interviews with performance footage from a sold-out March 2011 performance at New York’s Highline Ballroom, will delight the band’s longtime fans and is sure to make new ones. Official Selection, 2012 Miami Film Festival.

Buy Tickets here: http://www.afi.com/silver/films/2012/v9i4/lacasadelritmo.aspx

DIR Javier Andrade; PROD Catalina Kulczar-Marin. Ecuador/US, 2012, color, 98 min. In English and Spanish with English subtitles.

SEP 24 & 26: PESCADOR (FISHERMAN)

September 12th, 2012

AFI LATIN AMERICAN FILM FESTIVAL
Mon, Sep 24, 9:45; Wed, Sep 26, 9:30

AFI SILVER THEATRE AND CULTURAL CENTER
8633 Colesville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910

When a shipment of cocaine washes ashore in a sleepy fishing village on the coast of Ecuador, starry-eyed, bumbling Blanquito sees an opportunity to escape to the big city of Guayaquil. Desperate to sell his product, he teams up with Colombian beauty Lorna, who sees her own opportunity in the naïve Blanquito. The two hit the road together, scamming their way across the country and finding themselves increasingly in over their heads. The latest film from acclaimed Ecuadorian filmmaker Sebastián Cordero (CRÓNICAS, RAGE) finds him adeptly exploring new ground. Official Selection, 2011 San Sebastian Film Festival; 2012 Miami Film Festival.

Buy Tickets here: http://www.afi.com/silver/films/2012/v9i4/fisherman.aspx

DIR/SCR/PROD Sebastián Cordero; SCR Juan Fernando Andrade, based on his novel; PROD Alejandro Arango, Lisandra I. Rivera. Ecuador/Colombia, 2011, color, 97 min. In Spanish with English subtitles.

INVITACION PARA EMPADRONARSE

September 10th, 2012

 

La Embajada del Ecuador en Washington D.C., invita a la comunidad ecuatoriana en Estados Unidos a empadronarse y registrar su cambio de domicilio electoral a fin de que puedan participar en las próximas elecciones generales que tendrán lugar el 17 de febrero de 2013.  

Con tal fin, se recuerda a los ciudadanos ecuatorianos que deberán acudir al Consulado ecuatoriano más cercano con su cédula de ciudadanía o pasaporte, hasta el 21 se septiembre del año en curso a fin de llenar el formulario correspondiente.  

Cabe aclarar que los Consulado no están autorizados por el Consejo Nacional Electoral a  receptar dichos formularios por vía electrónica.