Home » Articles » News

Ecuador's president declares 60-day state of emergency over rising crime | Inquirer News...

Ecuador's president declares 60-day state of emergency over rising crime | Inquirer News
"A soldier of the armed forces checks a resident after Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso declared a 60-day state of emergency over rising crime in Guayaquil, Ecuador, October 19, 2021. REUTERS/Maria Fernanda Landin
QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso late on Monday declared a state of emergency in the Andean country as part of a crackdown on the consumption and trafficking of drugs.
Lasso, a conservative who took office in May, said the move was a response to rising homicide figures nationwide and other crimes related to narcotic seizures, which total 147 tons so far this year.
ADVERTISEMENT

“In the streets of Ecuador there is only one enemy: drug trafficking,” Lasso said in a television broadcast. “When drug trafficking grows so do assassinations and homicides, robberies of homes, vehicles, goods, and people.”
“Our military and police forces will be felt strongly in the streets,” he said.FEATURED STORIES
NEWSINFO
Roque bares Sara Duterte’s last-minute appeal for him to run for Senate

NEWSINFO
‘Saving’ Manila Bay: Dolomite beach, wetlands drowning in wastes

NEWSINFO
Bongbong, family attend China embassy’s photo wall ribbon-cutting event

The 60-day state of emergency will allow the military to join drug and arms confiscation operations in nine of the country’s 24 provinces, including Guayas, home to major city Guayaquil, Lasso said. Patrols will take place 24 hours a day.
In the rest of the country, police will increase patrols and control efforts in public places.

Recommended videosPowered by AnyClip1/7North Korea says US overreacting over missile testRead More



854









Video Player is loading.Play VideoUnmuteDuration /Current Time Playback Speed Settings1xLoaded: 0%Remaining Time - FullscreenPlayUp NextThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Playback Speed0.25x0.5x1x Normal1.5x2xReplay the listPowered by AnyClip Privacy Policy

TOP ARTICLES







































North Korea says US overreacting over missile test
NOW PLAYING
UP NEXT





Ethiopia hits Tigray's capital with third airstrike
NOW PLAYING
UP NEXT





Isko Moreno promises to cut tax on fuel, electricity by 50%
NOW PLAYING
UP NEXT





WATCH: OCEAN PARK SA MANILA, BUKAS NA | CHONA YU
NOW PLAYING
UP NEXT





WATCH: MGA MAGSASAKA, UMAARAY NA SA SMUGGLING NG GULAY NA GALING CHINA | CHONA YU
NOW PLAYING
UP NEXT





WATCH: MGA MAGSASAKA, SUMUGOD SA MENDIOLA | CHONA YU
NOW PLAYING
UP NEXT





Atienza: Makabayan endorses Pacquiao
NOW PLAYING
UP NEXT



North Korea says US overreacting over missile test





More than 70% of violent deaths in the province of Guayas are “in some way” related to drug trafficking, Lasso said.
Violent deaths have also risen within prisons. Last month 119 people were killed in disturbances in a prison in Guayaquil, which the government has blamed on fighting between drug gangs.
Lasso said he would sponsor legislation to support security forces in efforts to combat crime and create an entity to defend officers prosecuted for “simply doing their duty.”
“This government will pardon all those who have been unjustly convicted for doing their job,” the president said, asking judges to “guarantee peace and order, not impunity and crime.”
/MUF
.inline_ffff input { width: 70%!important; }
.bypro {
float: right;
width: 71%;
text-align: center;
margin-top: -12px;
margin-right: 15px;
clear: both;
color: #5C5C5C;
font-size: 8px!important;
line-height: 9px!important;

}
.lfform-inquirer-horizontal h2 {
font-weight: bold !important;
font-family: mallory !important;
}
@media only screen and (min-width: 360px) and (max-width: 767px) {
.lfform-inquirer-horizontal #myForm3 {
width: 100%;
display: flex;
flex-wrap: wrap;
justify-content: center;
}
.lfform-inquirer img {
width: 100% !important;
margin: 0 !important;
}
.bypro {
margin-top: 10px;
}
.lfform-inquirer-horizontal input[type=""email""] {

width: 100% !important;
}
.lfform-inquirer-horizontal input[type=""submit""], .lfform-inquirer-horizontal input[type=""button""] {

width: 100% !important;
}
}

.formv4 {
width: 100%!important;
max-width: 100%;
margin: 15px 0;
}
.formv4 input[type=""email""] {
font-weight: bold;
float: left;
-webkit-appearance: none;
margin: 0!important;
width: 70% !important;
}
.formv4 input[type=""submit""] {
font-weight: bold;
width: 28% !important;
padding: 3%;
float: left;
-webkit-appearance: none;
}
.formv4 #myForm3 {
width: 100%;
display: flex;
flex-wrap: wrap;
justify-content: space-between;
}
.formv4 .bypro {
width:100%;
font-family: 'noto serif';
float: unset;
clear: both;
color: #333333;
font-size: 11px!important;

line-height: 1 !important;
margin: 10px 3px;
text-align:left;
}
.formv4 a, .formv4 a:visited, .formv4 a:hover {
color: #0b72b5 !important;
text-decoration: none; !important;
}

.formv4 h2 {
font-weight: bold !important;
text-align: left;
font-family: mallory !important;
color: #333333 !important;
margin:5px 0 !important;
padding: 0 !important;
}
.formv4 p {
width: 100%;
text-align: left;
color: #5A5A5A !important;
font-family: 'noto serif' !important;
font-size: 14px !important;
margin: 0 !important;
line-height: 1.6em !important;
margin-bottom: 15px !important;
padding: 0 !important;
}

@media only screen and (min-width: 360px) and (max-width: 767px) {
.formv4 h2 {

font-size: 16px !important;
}
.formv4 .bypro {
font-size: 12px!important;
margin: 5px 5px;
}
.formv4 input[type=""email""] {

width: 100% !important;
}
.formv4 input[type=""submit""] {
width: 100% !important;
margin: 10px 0;
}
.formv4 {
width: 95%!important;
max-width: 95%;
margin: 20px auto;
}
}

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

#inqplus-article2 {
width: 100%;
height: 250px;
margin: 20px auto;
background-color: #a5b8c5;
display: flex;
flex-wrap: wrap;
justify-content: space-between;
align-items: flex-start;
}
#inqplus-cta-wrap {
width: 50%;
height: 250px;
background-image: url(/single2017/images/inqplus-sub/inqplus-cta-bg1.png);
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-size: cover;
}
#inqplus-cta2 {
width: 89%;
height: auto;
margin: 35px auto 0;
}
#inqplus-cta2 img {
width: 100%;
}
#newsletter-cta-wrap {
width: 50%;
height: 250px;
background-image: url(/single2017/images/inqplus-sub/newsletter-bg1.png);
position: relative;
background-repeat: no-repeat;
background-size: cover;
}
#newsletter-cta2 {
width: 95%;
position: absolute;
bottom: -4px;
z-index: 1;
}
#newsletter-cta2 img {
width: 100%;
}
#inqplus-nl-sub2 {
width: 65%!important;
display: flex;
font-size: 0;
box-sizing: border-box;
z-index: 2;
position: absolute;
bottom: 10px;
right: 10px;
}
#inqplus-nl-sub2 form {
width: 100%!important;
}
.sub-input2 {
width: 70%!important;
height: 25px!important;
border: 0!important;
padding: 5px 0 5px 10px!important;
margin: 0!important;
box-sizing: border-box!important;
border-radius:0;
-webkit-appearance:none;
}
.sub-btn2 {
width: 30%!important;
height: 25px!important;
border: 0!important;
padding: 0!important;
margin: 0!important;
background-color: #004a87!important;
color: #f5f5f5!important;
text-transform: uppercase!important;
border-radius:0;
-webkit-appearance:none;
}
/* 414px */
@media only screen and (min-width: 414px) and (max-width: 599px){
#inqplus-article2 {
width: 98%;
height: auto;
}

#inqplus-cta-wrap {
width: 100%;
height: auto;
}

#newsletter-cta-wrap {
width: 100%;
}

#newsletter-cta2 img {
width: 90%;
}

}

/* 320px */
@media only screen and (min-width: 320px) and (max-width: 413px){
#inqplus-article2 {
width: 98%;
height: auto;
}

#inqplus-cta-wrap {
width: 100%;
}

#newsletter-cta-wrap {
width: 100%;
}

}

Read Next

Senate panel: Pharmally, gov’t execs in ‘grand conspiracy’

window._taboola = window._taboola || [];
_taboola.push({
mode: 'thumbnails-d',
container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails-desktop',
placement: 'Below Article Thumbnails - newsinfo',
target_type: 'mix'
});


window._taboola = window._taboola || [];
_taboola.push({
mode: 'thumbnails-e',
container: 'taboola-below-article-thumbnails-mobile',
placement: 'Below Article Thumbnails - newsinfo',
target_type: 'mix'
});

EDITORS' PICK

Delivering delight against all odds

DOJ drug war review: Killer cops had it easy

US FDA clears Moderna, J&J COVID-19 boosters, backs use of different vaccine for boost

Next level mobile photography within reach with vivo X70 co-engineered with ZEISS

Pagasa: Fair weather on Thursday; cooler days coming

Leaked: A 60x Zoom and all-new Helio G96 mean a complete overhaul for TECNO Mobile’s new CAMON 18 series

MOST READ

Drilon: Tax and then ban Chinese firm in pandemic funds mess

‘Saving’ Manila Bay: Dolomite beach, wetlands drowning in wastes

US FDA clears Moderna, J&J COVID-19 boosters, backs use of different vaccine for boost

Villar scolds DENR over ‘scant’ funding proposal for protected areas

Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

View comments"
 

Please support us in writing articles like this by sharing this post

Share this post to your Facebook, Twitter, Blog, or any social media site. In this way, we will be motivated to write articles you like.

--- NOTICE ---
If you want to use this article or any of the content of this website, please credit our website (www.affordablecebu.com) and mention the source link (URL) of the content, images, videos or other media of our website.

"Ecuador's president declares 60-day state of emergency over rising crime | Inquirer News" was written by Mary under the News category. It has been read 46 times and generated 0 comments. The article was created on and updated on 16 November 2021.
Total comments : 0