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Virtual classes available in Ecuador due to wave of violence

Quito, Jan 9 (Prensa Latina) The Ecuadorian Ministry of Education on Tuesday ordered virtual classes for educational centers near prisons, due to the wave of violence unleashed here.

In the last few hours, there have been explosions, car bombs, burned vehicles, kidnapped police officer, and prison breaks, among other acts of vandalism in Ecuador, although for the moment, there is no official balance of what happened.

Among the inmates who escaped from a prison in Riobamba is Fabricio Colon Pico, arrested last Friday after he tried to kill Diana Salazar, Attorney General of the State.

Meanwhile, the president of the National Court of Justice, Ivan Saquicela, told Notimundo radio station that a device exploded near his home.

On the other hand, in Esmeraldas, cars were set on fire, while in the city of Machala, three police officers were kidnapped.