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Escalating violent deaths in Santa Elena tied to organized crime, microtrafficking, and a battle for territory

Published on December 11, 2023
Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn In a troubling surge, the province of Santa Elena, Ecuador, has witnessed an alarming 88% increase in violent deaths this year, reaching a staggering 220 murders by December 6, 2023. The new provincial Police commander, Colonel Jaime Ruales, attributes this shocking rise to the prevalence of microtrafficking, a menacing issue intensifying […]

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