The history of the Isaias family from its origins. His arrival to Ecuador from Lebanon more than a century ago, the beginnings of a legacy full of success as the Isaias Group, its most prosperous times led by Roberto and William Isaías Dassum, the sadly famous bankruptcy of Filanbanco, and the active political persecution suffered by these brothers.

The saga of the Isaias family began in Ecuador

The saga of the Isaias family began in Ecuador

A century ago, a humble Lebanese was preparing to travel to Brazil in search of work in the hope of generating wealth and opportunities in soils far from his homeland. On his journey he...

Roberto Isaias: The longest case of political persecution in the continent

Roberto Isaias: The longest case of political persecution in the continent

Roberto Isaias is an entrepreneur with a long tradition in the financial industry of Ecuador. His international notoriety is due to the fact that he, along with his brother William Isaias, are the longest case of...

Mandate 13 and the struggle for justice of the Isaias brothers

Mandate 13 and the struggle for justice of the Isaias brothers

In the face of the Mandate 13 promoted by the former president Rafael Correa, Roberto Isaias and William Isaias have turned to international courts where the truth is emerging.

The justice system of the United States ruled...

The Isaias brothers, a force behind the Cuban community

The Isaias brothers, a force behind the Cuban community

History is a series of unforeseen consequences. That’s certainly the prologue to how the family of a young Lebanese man who arrived in Ecuador in the early 1900s ultimately fostered an economic boom by the diaspora...

Political and economic crisis in Ecuador caused the bankruptcy of Filanbanco

Political and economic crisis in Ecuador caused the bankruptcy of Filanbanco

Key factors in the Filanbanco case

The international banking debacle at the end of the last century, the so-called Cenepa war (between Peru and Ecuador), the energy crisis and the El Niño phenomenon prevented Filanbanco from remaining...

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