The presidential candidate was gunned down at a political rally. He was one of the most outspoken politicians against the cartels and political corruption.
Fernando Villavicencio was killed as he left a campaign event, as cartel-related violence explodes in once-peaceful Ecuador.
Local media reported that the man was targeted by a local extortion gang after either he or the business he worked for refused to pay them.
The FCC is using its new powers to ask from the maximum fine from an Ecuadorian pirate radio station that's run for more than 15 years.
The massive seizure in the port of Guayaquil, Ecuador was found in a single shipping container of bananas.
René Salinas Ramos says the legal change is an attempt to gain full custody of his daughters, because Ecuadoran law favors mothers in custody battles.
The latest killing is part of the brazen violence that has plagued the nation as it has grown as a regional drug-trafficking hub.
Outbreaks of violence have become common in the country's penitentiary system, and is often connected to rival gangs.
The macabre scene mimics a tactic used by cartels in Mexico's drug war.
The latest gang massacre brings the death toll in Ecuador's prisons to more than 300 this year.
Assassinations have doubled from January through August 2021 compared to the same period in 2020.