John Merino


Age: 42


Summary: decorated Air Force colonel in charge of security for Ecuador's President Rafael Correa who worked tirelessly for the government and coordinated operations for the Union of South American Nations during the recent inauguration ceremony for Correa's second term.



Cause of Death: Complications from swine flu


Born: circa 1967


Died: September 6, 2009


Location: Quito, Ecuador