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Ecuadorians enjoy World Cup amid violence

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Ecuadorians enjoy World Cup amid violence

Quito, Nov 26 (Prensa Latina) The joy felt in Ecuador today due to the favorable results of its soccer team in the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 seems to overshadow the existing situation of insecurity.

Everyone is apparently focused on enjoying the performance of “La Tri” in this sports event, where the national team beat the hosts and tied with the Netherlands, something that many Ecuadorians still do not believe.

While there have been no reports of prison riots or attacks by organized crime gangs in the last week, concerns persist about insecurity on the streets.

On Wednesday, Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso decided to reduce curfew hours in the three provinces where violence broke out in early November taking into account a drop in the number of crimes.

The president decreed that in Guayas, Esmeraldas and Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas the curfew will not begin at 23:00 hours, but at 01:00 and will last until 05:00, although the state of emergency will remain in force until December 16 in those territories.

In addition, the government announced a new system on Tuesday to monitor the 36 prisons in the country, after 11 massacres in the last two years in which over 400 inmates were killed.

The system, which cost 1.2 million dollars, has artificial intelligence and facial recognition cameras to immediately alert and prevent possible disturbances in the prisons, according to the Presidential Communication Secretariat.

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