Ecuador lowers death toll from prison violence to 62

Ecuador lowers death toll from prison violence to 62

By Alexandra Valencia and Yury Garcia QUITO/GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) – Ecuadorean authorities on Tuesday lowered the death toll to 62 from violence at the Penitenciaria del Litoral prison over the weekend, but said areas of the facility remain out of their control....
Ecuador to use military, mediation to end prison violence

Ecuador to use military, mediation to end prison violence

By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) -Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso on Monday announced a plan to pacify prisons including with involvement of the military, as part of steps to tackle a wave of violence which has left scores of prisoners dead. Fighting...
Ecuador identifying bodies of 68 killed in latest prison violence

Ecuador identifying bodies of 68 killed in latest prison violence

By Alexandra Valencia and Yury Garcia QUITO/GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) – Ecuador’s government said on Sunday it was moving ahead with identifying the bodies of 68 people killed the day before during violence at the Penitenciaria del Litoral prison. The...
Ecuador prison violence leaves at least 68 dead, dozens injured

Ecuador prison violence leaves at least 68 dead, dozens injured

By Alexandra Valencia and Yury Garcia GUAYAQUIL (Reuters) – At least 68 prisoners were killed and more than two dozen injured in overnight violence at Ecuador’s Penitenciaria del Litoral prison, the government said on Saturday, in what officials...