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How Ecuador became a narco state

16 January 2024

4:30 PM

16 January 2024

4:30 PM

Ecuador was once spared the worst of the narco-warfare and insurgencies that have plagued Latin America. No longer. The storming last week of a TV station in Guayaquil by gun-brandishing thugs showed how no one, and nowhere, is safe from the narco gangs who rule the streets.

The latest chaos was unleashed after a major crime lord escaped from prison. José

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