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Ecuador prison clash leaves at least 15 dead, 20 injured

Oct. 03, 2022 23:20 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — A clash between inmates armed with guns and knives inside the Latacunga prison in central Ecuador on Monday left at least 15 people dead and 20 injured, authorities said. Officials attributed the fighting to national and international drug trafficking groups...

Another riot in Ecuadorian prison leaves 13 inmates dead

Jul. 18, 2022 19:53 PM EDT

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — At least 13 inmates were killed in a riot at an Ecuadorian prison, officials said Monday, more than two months after a clash between rival gangs left 44 dead in the same lockup. The penitentiary system said on its Twitter account the riot took place in the...