Ecuador is experiencing a crisis of violence that has already left 13 people dead after the leader of the country’s main gang escaped from prison last Sunday (7). This Wednesday (10), President Daniel Noboa announced measures to face the crisis in the country’s prison system, which is experiencing overcrowding and riots.
Bomb attacks, kidnappings of police officers and invasions by armed men led to the closure of stores, the suspension of hospital services and the suspension of working hours in public buildings.
On Tuesday (9), Noboa had signed a decree recognizing that the country is facing an “internal armed conflict” and ordered actions to “neutralize” criminal groups. The Armed Forces patrol the streets of Quito, and at least 70 people suspected of involvement in criminal actions were arrested in the country.
This Thursday (11), Café da Manhã talks about the civil war in Ecuador: how violence and organized crime have taken on the current proportions, what social and economic factors contribute to this crisis and how this conflict relates to others in the Latin America.
The episode interviews Marcela Franzoni, researcher at the Center for International Studies and Analysis at Unesp and the Observatory of Regionalism and professor of International Relations at the Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo.
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Café da Manhã is published from Monday to Friday, always at the beginning of the day. The episode is presented by journalists Gabriela Mayer and Magê Flores, produced by Carolina Moraes, Laila Mouallem and Victor Lacombe. Sound editing is by Thomé Granemann.