Police and soldiers prepare to enter El Inca prison where riots began, in Quito, Ecuador, Monday, Jan. 8, 2024.
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Foreign nationals from organized crime groups are suspected in the assassination of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio. The shooting has caused shock and raised concerns about rising violence in the country.
Presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was shot and killed at a political rally in Ecuador, sparking concerns about rising violence and drug trafficking in the country.
Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was shot and killed at a political rally, sparking concerns over rising violence and drug trafficking in the country. President Guillermo Lasso vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice, suggesting organized crime was involved. Other candidates demanded action and expressed their outrage over the assassination.