Ecuador prison violence
US troops will return to Ecuador, decades after removal by Correa

Daniel Noboa is carrying to term plans to bring US troops back to Ecuador over a month after he declared an internal armed conflict against drug trafficking groups

Two weeks out from Ecuador’s runoff election, candidates debate on key issues

Leftist lawyer Luisa González and businessman Daniel Noboa outlined their government plans, debating on the matters of economy, security, social policies and political issues

Director of Ecuador’s penitentiary system resigns amid increasing prison crisis

The resignation of Guillermo Rodríguez from the SNAI comes a week after the last prison massacre, which claimed the lives of 31 inmates in the Litoral Penitentiary in Guayaquil city

Crisis in Ecuador following spurt of violence and rumors of a government deal with gangs

The announcement of a peace agreement among criminal gangs came days after a prison riot at the Litoral Penitentiary in Guayaquil claimed the lives of 31 inmates, and the murder of the mayor of the city of Manta, which forced the Lasso government to declare two states of emergency in two days

Daily Round-up | US president pardons federal convictions for marijuana possession & other stories

In today’s episode, we take a look at US President Joe Biden’s pardon for those convicted of marijuana possession, another migrant boat tragedy off the Greek coast, the plight of children in flood-hit Pakistan, and the UN expressing concern over prison violence in Ecuador