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Ecuador declares state of emergency in three provinces over drug violence


Ecuadoran President Guillermo Lasso announced on April 29 he had decreed a state of emergency for two months in three provinces with the highest registered levels of violence due to drug trafficking.

  • Hurriyet

“I have declared a state of exception in the (coastal) provinces of Guayas, Manabi and Esmeraldas, effective from midnight tonight,” he said in a speech broadcast by state media.

Under the state of emergency, he had ordered the mobilization of 4,000 police and 5,000 military personnel to the provinces.

curfew will also be enforced between 11:00 pm and 5:00 am for certain areas, such as the town of Duran, located near the…

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