Ecuador and United States Sign Agreements on Cyber-security and Prevention of Money Laundering
12 febrero 2020

On February 12, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and U.S. President Donald Trump signed an agreement to set up a Special Unit to Fight Corruption and Money Laundering in Ecuador. This Unit will be composed of officials from the Attorney General’s Office, the Money Laundering Unit and the Ecuadorian Government. 

Moreno’s objective is to build bridges for collaboration and information exchange to work on the investigation and location of capital diverted to tax havens as a result of illegal acts. 

One of the agreements signed is the creation of a Criminal Intelligence Centre with the support, technology and advice of US agencies, as the U.S. government will also provide technology and equipment specializing in cyber security.