Ecuador president declares state of emergency over drug violence

Published October 19, 2021, 9:58 AM

by Agence-France-Presse

QUITO, Ecuador — Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso on Monday declared a state of emergency in the country grappling with a surge in drug-related violence, and ordered the mobilization of police and military in the streets.

AFP/ MANILA BULLETIN


“Starting immediately, our Armed Forces and police will be felt with force in the streets because we are decreeing a state of emergency throughout the national territory,” said the president in a speech broadcast by the state channel EcuadorTV.
 
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