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Opposition Deputy Assassinated in Ecuador

LADB Article ID: 54400
Category/Department: Ecuador
Date: 1999-02-26
By: LADB Staff

The assassination of an Ecuadoran legislator and two aides near the Congress has rocked the country. The police have arrested three suspects and implicated right-wing Colombian paramilitary groups, while the party of the slain deputy accuses people within the government. The killing has also heightened concern that political violence is increasing in Ecuador.

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