The South American nation of Ecuador appears to be in a state of meltdown, experiencing its worst security crisis in decades. A general state of lawlessness has seemed to dominate the nation since the end of the pandemic, with homicide rates rising, violent prison riots dominating national headlines, rising inflation, and growing nationwide protests.
This is not business as usual in Ecuador. These issues and their corresponding statistics have skyrocketed since the pandemic, making a bad situation worse. As the strain in politics, economies, and societies worsens around the globe, the people of Ecuador are feeling the pinch.
Our guest on today’s episode is Daniel Felipe Ruis Rozo. Daniel is an Intelligence Analyst at the Counter Terrorism Group. Daniel will walk us through the current status in Ecuador, how we got here and what efforts are being made to manage and halt the chaos.