Shooting in Broad Daylight ☀️ Ecuadorian prosecutor Cesar Suarez was assassinated in Guayaquil, shot at least 20 times in a daylight attack linked to organized crime
Investigation of TV Station Assault 📺 Suarez was investigating the on-air assault at a TV station, where employees were held hostage by gunmen with explosives
Ecuador turning into a new Mexico 🇪🇨➡️🇲🇽 Drug violence is shifting from Mexico to Ecuador, this happened in the 90's as well, from Columbia to Mexico. What we see happening right now is a new heavy weight country in the global drug traffic.
Government Response 🚨 Attorney General Diana Salazar acknowledged the attack, emphasizing a strong stance against organized crime, and heightened security measures
Evidence and Aftermath 🕵️ Suarez's vehicle was found riddled with bullet holes; he had mentioned not usually having police protection
Broader Wave of Violence 🌊 Ecuador faces a surge in organized crime-related violence, including kidnappings and attacks in various cities, resulting in numerous deaths