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Suspects in Killing of Ecuadorian Presidential Candidate Found Dead in Prison

HeadlineOct 09, 2023

In Ecuador, six suspects accused of being involved in the August murder of presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio have been killed in prison. The six men, who were all Colombian, were being detained in the city of Guayaquil after their arrest two months ago. They were all alleged members of a drug trafficking group. Villavicencio was running on an anti-corruption platform and was critical of organized crime and its ties with the Ecuadorian government. This comes just days before voters take to the polls this Sunday for the presidential runoff between leftist Luisa González and wealthy businessman Daniel Noboa.

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