Young Mayor of Ecuador Brutally Murdered in a Wave of Political Violence: The Shocking Truth

Youngest Mayor of Ecuador and Collaborator Killed in Shooting

In a tragic turn of events, 27-year-old Brigitte García, the youngest mayor of Ecuador, was brutally murdered along with one of her collaborators on a Sunday. This incident is just one part of a wave of escalating political violence in Ecuador, which is currently under a state of exception declared by the government.

The mayor of San Vicente and her communications assistant were found dead in a vehicle, both with gunshot wounds, according to the local police report. Garcia, who took office in May as a member of the Citizen Revolution movement led by former president Rafael Correa, was known for her passionate advocacy for social justice and equality. Correa expressed his shock and sadness over Garcia’s death on social media and called for an end to political violence in the country.

The authorities have yet to determine the motive or identify the perpetrators of the crime. The police commander of Manabí confirmed that Garcia had not requested police protection and did not have a security detail. This tragic event is not an isolated incident as Ecuador has seen multiple assassinations of political figures in recent years.

The government of Ecuador condemned the murder and pledged to do everything possible to bring the perpetrators to justice. The Association of Municipalities of Ecuador reported that at least 35 mayors have been threatened, highlighting the urgent need for increased protection measures for public officials. President Daniel Noboa declared a state of emergency following a series of violent events including the escape of a drug trafficking boss from prison. The government is working with law enforcement agencies to ensure a swift investigation and bring those responsible to justice.

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