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Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno, speaks during a meeting with the media, at the Government Palace, in Quito, Ecuador, on Oct. 4, 2017, where announced that a mission of the International Monetary Fund will visit the country. EPA-EFE/Jose Jacome

Jorge Glas entered a Quito prison on Monday after Ecuador's top court accepted a request from the Attorney General's Office that the vice president be placed in preventive detention pending a possible indictment on corrruption charges related to Odebrecht.

US vice president arrives in Colombia at start of Latin American tour

 08/14/2017 - 04:39
Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos (L) shaking hands with US Vice President Mike Pence at the Guests House in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, 13 August 2017. Pence arrived in Cartagena as the first stop of his Latin American tour. EPA/Cesar Carrion/COLOMBIAN PRESIDENCY

At a joint press conference with President Santos, Pence also took the occasion to condemn the violent incident on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, describing it as a tragedy, in which three people were killed and more than 20 wounded during a march by white supremacists.

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