Jan 28, 2024

Ecuador’s Gang Purge and America’s Migrant Crisis

Why the U.S. has a stake in President Daniel Noboa’s struggle against crime and corruption.
Ecuador’s Gang Purge and America’s Migrant Crisis

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Written by Erin Spellman

What’s happening: Ecuador’s President, Daniel Noboa, is taking action against cocaine-fueled gang violence. Drug lord José Adolfo Macías Villamar’s escape from prison and subsequent wave of violence triggered swift military action.

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