Ecuador Presidential Candidate Villavicencio Assassinated

Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was assassinated during a campaign event.

The killing took place in Quito amid a surge in violence attributed to drug traffickers.

About 30 shots were fired during the event, and footage showed chaos and gunfire.

Lasso announced a national state of emergency, three days of mourning

The incident is believed to be an attempt to sabotage the upcoming election.

Six individuals were arrested in connection with the crime during raids in Quito.

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