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Why did Ecuador descend into chaos? The gangs declared war on the country's president

Why did Ecuador descend into chaos?  The gangs declared war on the country's president

the Ecuadorthe small Latin American country is experiencing some of the bloodiest days in its modern history with Cartel To preach war to president From the country.

The small country in northeastern Latin America literally exists war With members 22 cartel The country to launch naval attacks on Universities, television networks and even prisons Responding with war to the country's president who announced early Tuesday morning (1/9) that Ecuador will remain in a state of emergency for the next 60 days in order to reduce drug trafficking from the country's streets.

Actually her boss Ecuador As it began Sign the relevant decree This enables the country's military and special anti-narcotics forces to move forward with the liquidation of gangs operating in the country, which has a population of about 18 million.

In this specific decree, the President of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, For the first time in the country's history, he equated cartels with… terrorist organizations, Exempting prosecuting authorities from the obligation to issue a warrant and other procedures that have hitherto applied to drug traffickers.

the Noboa He who took office last November had pledged to overcome all legal and judicial restrictions in order to suppress the cartels and the huge problem of violence and deaths that they cause at their core.

Noboa is the son of the richest man in Ecuador and one of its richest men latin america. The fact that he cannot be corrupted through financing or bribery has made him hated by the gangs, not only in his country but also in neighboring Colombia since before the elections.

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Today is what he experiences Ecuador It is more than just an “internal armed conflict” as the country's president described it, but rather a general war between guerrilla armies and local authorities. Noboa set his sole goal during his term as the final elimination of both the organizations and their members and on this basis was the first baron imprisoned in the local cartels, Adolfo Macias who recently escaped from a maximum security prison where he was serving a sentence of more than 35 years.

Masia, the head of the country's largest Choneros cartel which takes its name from the town of Chone in Manabi province, had “no will” to see the country's new incorruptible president carry out his plans on him. Also known by the nickname problem Target took over the reins of the cartel in 2020, and three days ago he disappeared from the prison, which the Ecuadorian authorities spent more than $20 million to transform into his own fortress.

With Vito wanted, members of all the cartels in the country, according to police and gang sources from Colombia, decided to take up arms and transform the largest region in the decade. 80 When the money didn't go, the “pen” went…