Ecuador’s deadly prison riots show no signs of slowing
France24 says after another bloody year in Ecuador’s interminable cycle of prison violence, authorities appear no closer to taking control.
The latest sordid massacre saw 20 inmates killed — some mutilated — last Sunday in the El Turi penitentiary in the southern city of Cuenca.
It was the fifth such mass murder in a prison riot since February 2021.
The government blames these horrors on drug gangs taking over prisons, but some experts claim authorities simply do not care about those caught up in the violence.
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