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May 11, 2024 at 8:45 PM

8 people were killed in a shooting attack at a bar in Ecuador, local police say

Police say eight people have been killed in a shooting attack on a birthday party in a bar in Ecuador, which has suffered an escalating wave of gang-fueled violence
May 11, 2024 at 8:45 PM
5 months ago

More than 100 prison guards held hostage in Ecuador amid state of emergency

The incident at TC Televisión, a state-owned network, came amid widespread chaos and violence after President Daniel Noboa declared a countrywide state of emergency.
5 months ago
Members of the Armed Forces patrol a street during an operation to protect civil security in Quito, on Jan. 10, 2024.
5 months ago

Ecuadorian president says country is “at war” amid massive violence

ABC News’ Matt Rivers has the details on violence sweeping across Ecuador that stemmed from an apparent prison escape of an alleged drug gang leader.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Ecuadorian president says country is “at war” amid massive violence
5 months ago

Armed gunmen stormed TV station in Ecuador amid unrest

Ecuador's president declared a state of emergency Monday amid a wave of violence, mostly gang-related. Armed and masked gunmen stormed a TV station during a live broadcast Tuesday.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Armed gunmen stormed TV station in Ecuador amid unrest
5 months ago

US Airlines cancel flights to Ecuador

The move follows a wave of armed attacks in the South American nation, including one on a television studio during a live broadcast. ABC News’ Rhiannon Ally.
5 months ago
VIDEO:  US Airlines cancel flights to Ecuador
5 months ago

Gunmen storm Ecuador TV station after president declares state of emergency

The incident at TC Televisión, a state-owned network, came amid widespread chaos and violence after President Daniel Noboa declared a countrywide state of emergency.
5 months ago
An Ecuadorean police squad enters the premises of Ecuador's TC television channel after unidentified gunmen burst into the state-owned television studio live on air on Jan. 9, 2024, in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
5 months ago

Armed men broke onto set of public television channel in Ecuador as it broadcast live

Ecuador’s national police chief later announced that authorities had arrested all the masked intruders. No one was killed in the attack.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Armed men broke onto set of public television channel in Ecuador as it broadcast live
5 months ago

Armed men take over TV station in Ecuador

The takeover came after the leader of a notorious criminal gang disappeared from jail.
5 months ago
VIDEO: Armed men take over TV station in Ecuador
10 months ago

Presidential candidate assassinated in Ecuador, 1 suspect dead and 6 arrested

Fernando Villavicencio, a presidential candidate in Ecuador, was assassinated at the end of a campaign rally in Quito on Wednesday.
10 months ago
Presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio speaks during a campaign event at a school minutes before he was shot to death outside the same school in Quito, Ecuador, Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2023.
10 months ago

Ecuador declares state of emergency after presidential candidate is killed

ABC News’ Matt Rivers explains the latest after Fernando Villavicencio was assassinated at a campaign event in Ecuador.
10 months ago
VIDEO: Ecuador declares state of emergency after presidential candidate is killed
10 months ago

Presidential candidate assassinated in Ecuador

Fernando Villavicencio, a presidential candidate in Ecuador, was assassinated at the end of a campaign rally in Quito on Wednesday.
10 months ago
Fernando Villavicencio, a presidential candidate in Ecuador, was assassinated at the end of a campaign rally in Quito on Wednesday.
3 years ago

Dozens killed in prison riots in Ecuador as gangs battle for control, officials say

At least 79 inmates have died in riots at four prisons across Ecuador, authorities said.
3 years ago
A woman reacts outside a prison where inmates were killed during a riot that the government described as a concerted action by criminal organizations, in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Feb. 23, 2021.