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Four dead and eight injured left a new massacre in Ecuador

The incident took place on Monday night, when several armed individuals opened fire on a group of people who were on a sports field in that coastal city.

A new massacre in the city of Manta, in the Ecuadorian province of Manabí, left four people dead and eight injured, the agency reported. Prensa Latina citing the police of that country.

The incident took place on Monday night, when several armed individuals opened fire on a group of people who were on a sports field in that coastal city.

According to police authorities, the event is attributed to disputes between criminal gangs.

Added to these crimes is that last Friday criminal groups murdered Claudia Martínez, director of Citizen Security and Territorial Control of the Portoviejo municipality, also in the province of Manabí.

It is important to highlight that, in contrast, the president of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, said last week in an interview with an international media outlet that homicides in the Andean country have been reduced by more than 40 percent since he assumed power in November. of 2023.

In the midst of these numbers, for citizens the reality is much more complex, since shootings and murders persist in the country despite the declaration of internal armed conflict, states of exception and soldiers in the streets.

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