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Wave of violence in Ecuador targets political figures

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Quito, Jul 24 (Prensa Latina) Political figures have been targeted by the wave of violence that is affecting Ecuador, mainly in the campaign period or in office.

Attacks against authorities and candidates are becoming more and more frequent in Ecuador, especially in the coastal provinces where the main criminal gangs operating in Ecuador are based.

The last victim was the mayor of the city of Manta, Agustín Intriago, shot to death yesterday afternoon while he was participating in the delivery of works in a neighborhood of that city in the province of Manabí.

Intriago’s death shook the political scene here as the new attack against an official occurred almost a month after the shooting of councilor Jairo Olaya, from the city of Esmeraldas, and the attack suffered by the mayor of the city of Durán, in the province of Guayas, Luis Chonillo. Both members of the Citizen Revolution (RC) movement.

By the way, the candidates for the Presidency of the Republic rejected the assassination and demanded security and justice for all.

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