The RSO Offices in Quito and Guayaquil are closely following announcements that the Government of Ecuador and protest organizers reached a tentative agreement October 13 to end strikes.
Overall, a sense of calm has returned to Ecuador. The U.S. Embassy urges U.S. citizens to continue monitoring the situation via public media and to remain vigilant to demonstrations that may reoccur with little to no warning. A list of Embassy Quito vetted local news sources is included at the end of this message.
Traffic is largely normal in Quito, as well as in many cities and provinces, and clean up efforts to remove debris continue. Continue to monitor local media for road closures (http://ECU911.gob.ec/consulta-de-vias/). Restrictions previously placed on inter-provincial and inter-city travel have been lifted.
Mariscal Sucre International Airport is open, although scheduled flights may still be impacted. Please check with airlines to confirm availability and/or check Quito airport’s website for flight cancellations (http://aeropuertoquito.aero/en/). If you choose to travel to the airport we recommend you exercise caution due to the possibility of debris on some roads and increased traffic. We urge you to monitor http://ECU911.gob.ec/consulta-de-vias/ for changes to road conditions.
The U.S. Embassy will continue to monitor the progress of negotiations, and we ask that all U.S. citizens remain vigilant. Embassy personnel are advised to restock on food, water, fuel, and any necessary medications. Conditions can change quickly, and we urge all OSAC members to keep an eye on official announcements on the OSAC webpage, U.S. Embassy Quito webpage, and at travel.state.gov.
You can reach RSO Quito directly by email at DS_RSO_Quito@state.gov. In addition, the OSAC desk officers in DC are available at OSACWHA@state.gov should you have questions.
Top Ecuadorian TV and Radio News Programs
Television News Programs
GAMAVISION, ECUADORTV (Channel 2 and Channel 7) Weekdays
· 06h00 – 06h55 TelediarioEC: Carla Larrea and Vanessa Hervas
· 06h55 – 08h00 Primera Impresión: Sofia Troya
· 13h00 – 14h00 TelediarioEC: Carla Larrea and Estefania Prexl
· 20h00 – 21h00 TelediarioEC: Fabricio Cevallos and Maria del Carmen Álvarez
TELEAMAZONAS (Channel 4) Weekdays
· 06h00 – 06h55 Comunidad: Gisella Bayona
· 06h55 – 07h45 Los Desayunos de 24 Horas: Janeth Hinostroza
· 07h45 – 08h30 Comunidad: Gisella Bayona
· 13h00 – 14h00 Noticiero 24 Horas: Gisella Bayona
· 20h00 – 21h00 Noticiero 24 horas: Milton Perez
· 21h00 – 22h00 Día a Día: Rodrigo Proano (Sunday)
· 22h00 – 22h00 24 Horas Dominical: Jorge Paredes (Sunday)
ECUAVISA (Channel 8) Weekdays
· 06h55 – 08h00 Contacto Directo: Alfredo Pinoargote and Estefani Espín
· 13h00 – 14h00 Televistazo Central: Gabriela Baer, Maria Isabel Lebed, and Pedro Jimenez
· 19h00 – 20h00 Televistazo: Alfonso Espinosa de los Monteros and Teresa Arboleda
· 10h30 – 11h30 Politicamente Correcto: Carlos Rojas (Sundays)
· 22H00 – 22h30 Televistazo Dominical: Maria Isabel Carmigniani (Sundays)
· 23h30 – 22h30 Vision 360: Tania Tinoco, Anchor (Sundays)
Radio News Programs
Radio Quito 90.9 AM and 760 FM Weekdays
· 06h00 – 09h00 Miguel Rivadeneira and Gonzalo Ruíz
Radio FM Mundo 98.1 FM Weekdays
· 06h00 – 07h00 Carolina Espinosa and Johanna Cañizares
· 18h00 – 19h30 Freddy Paredes and Patricia Terán
Online media outlets (special programming and livestreaming Sundays)