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At least 50 inmates dead in Ecuador prison riots

At least 50 inmates died on Tuesday and several were injured in riots at three jails in Ecuador, where rival gangs frequently clash in overcrowded prisons.The national police said on Twitter the death toll stood at “more than 50” prisoners after unrest at facilities in the provinces of Guayas, Azuay and Cotopaxi.Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno, also on Twitter, attributed the riots to “criminal organisations” engaged in “simultaneous acts of violence in several prisons”.The authorities, he…


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