How Ecuador’s drug gangs turned a Guayaquil jail right into a battleground | EUROtoday

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It was the deadliest jail riot in Ecuador’s historical past. On a single day in September 2021, at the very least 120 individuals had been killed in clashes between rival gangs on the Guayaquil penitentiary. The bloodletting was an early signal of the rising energy of the nation’s gangs and a warning in regards to the type of excessive violence they might unleash. One inmate, Phoenix, noticed the jail battle unfold. Phoenix requested to be recognized solely by his nickname due to security issues.