On July 24, 2023, the President decreed a State of Emergency for 60 days in the provinces of Manabí, Los Ríos and Guayas (Durán), following the murder of the Mayor of Manta.
The Constitutional Court should rule in the next few days on the relevance of the decree
Bellow, what you need to know:
In the Canton, there is a 55% increase in violent deaths compared to the same period of the previous year.
The province registers an increase in the number of homicides; so far this year, there have been more than 90% of cases compared to the total for 2022. Thirty percent (30%) of these cases are concentrated in the district of Manta.
The province registers a significant increase in violent deaths.
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