In Guayaquil, police present to the press images of men accused of attacking a television station on Tuesday. Until the intervention of the police, journalists and employees had been taken hostage, but no one was injured during this event.
The United States, the European Union, Brazil, Colombia, Chile and even Venezuela have rejected this violence.
The secretary UN General Antonio Guterres is very alarmed by the deterioration of the situation in Ecuador, his spokesperson Stéphane Dujarric said on Wednesday.
France and Russia have advised their nationals against traveling to the country and Peru has declared a state of emergency along its border.
Security forces, for their part, have broadcast images of their interventions since Sunday in various penitentiaries, showing hundreds of detainees in their underwear, hands on their heads and lying unceremoniously on the ground.
These images recall the communication of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele, credited with having restored, thanks to his war against gangs, security in his country, at the cost of restricting the rights of detainees according to defense organizations human rights.
Ecuador, once a haven of peace, is ravaged by violence after becoming the main point of departure ;export of cocaine produced in neighboring Peru and Colombia.
Assassinations there increased by 800% between 2018 and 2023, from 6 to 46 per 100,000 inhabitants. In 2023, 7,800 homicides were recorded and 220 tons of drugs seized.