Ecuador’s tourism minister calls for ‘human rights’ in Ecuador’s war on tourism

Ecuador’s Tourism Ministry has announced it will ask lawmakers to establish a commission to investigate allegations of corruption and human rights violations by the government.

The move came after a series of recent high-profile cases in which foreigners were killed while in Ecuador, including two tourists killed in a shootout with police in the western city of Cusco.

The two foreigners were reportedly on vacation with their father, a police officer.

A group of former diplomats, including former Foreign Minister Juan Carlos Quiroz, have said they were tortured by security forces.