November 13, 2021
The death toll from a massive riot that turned into a massacre at a large prison in Ecuador has risen to 68, according to the authorities. The deadly violence was reportedly sparked by a gang rivalry.
The riot broke out on Friday night at the Litoral Penitentiary – a large prison near the town of Guayaquil. The prison is known to house inmates from the infamous Los Choneros gang that allegedly has links to Mexico’s powerful Sinaloa cartel.