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Ecuador: Presidential Candidate Killed

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio waves an Ecuadorian flag during a campaign event at a school before he was shot to death outside the same school in Quito, Ecuador, August 9, 2023. © 2023 Reuters/Karen Toro (Washington D.C.) – The killing of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio is a blow to Ecuador’s democracy and underscores a violence crisis in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. On August 9, 2023, an assailant shot and killed Villavicencio as he was leaving a campaign event in Quito, the country’s capital, in advance of the…

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