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...