Youngest Mayor of Ecuador and Collaborator Killed in Shooting

Tragic Death of Ecuador’s Youngest Mayor in Escalating Wave of Political Violence: The Urgent Need for Increased Protection Measures

On a Sunday, the youngest mayor of Ecuador, Brigitte García, and one of her collaborators were tragically murdered in a vehicle with gunshot wounds. This incident is part of an escalating wave of political violence in Ecuador, which is currently under a state of exception declared by the government.

García, who took office in May as part of the Citizen Revolution movement led by former president Rafael Correa, expressed his shock and sadness over her death on social media. The authorities are yet to determine the motive or identify the perpetrators of the crime. However, it is reported that the mayor had not requested police protection and did not have a security detail.

The government of Ecuador condemned the murder and pledged to do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice. The Association of Municipalities of Ecuador highlighted that at least 35 mayors have been threatened, emphasizing the urgent need for increased protection measures for public officials. This tragic event is not an isolated incident as Ecuador has seen multiple assassinations of political figures in recent years.

Another mayor and a presidential candidate were killed in recent years, reflecting the growing violence and instability in the country. President Daniel Noboa declared a state of emergency following a series of violent events, including the escape of a drug trafficking boss from prison. The government is working with law enforcement agencies to ensure a swift investigation and bring those responsible to justice.

In conclusion, Ecuador’s political climate is becoming increasingly volatile as it grapples with rising political violence. While efforts are being made to bring those responsible for these heinous crimes to justice, there is still much work to be done to ensure that public officials are adequately protected from harm.

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