So, here’s the latest scoop: Ecuadorian police, following orders from President Noboa, made headlines by storming the Mexican Embassy in Quito to nab former Vice-President Glas, a relic from the Correa administration four presidents ago.

Now, Glas has a bit of a rap sheet, having been convicted in not one, but two corruption cases some years back. He was doing time behind bars until a shady judge let him off the hook, prompting him to seek refuge in Mexico.

Now, there’s a whole tangled web of history and politics surrounding this mess, but here’s the gist: President Noboa felt the need to make a statement, loud and clear, that no one can dodge the long arm of the law.

Opinions in Ecuador are split. Some folks think Noboa did the right thing, while others see it as a risky political move. Many are sweating over the potential fallout on the international stage, from sanctions to economic repercussions.

Now, I get where Noboa’s coming from, but I’m still scratching my head trying to find a solid justification for crossing international boundaries like that.

Guess we’ll just have to wait and see how history judges this bold move of storming a foreign embassy.

However, in the grand scheme of politics, being a foreign resident often leaves us feeling powerless because there’s little we can do about it. Expats are sidelined from voting or participating in political affairs altogether. While it may impact factors like local violence and living expenses at times, I doubt this particular incident will have much bearing on that.

The issues between México and Ecuador will likely find resolution in international courts. Life goes on.