Ecuador police, military enter Guayaquil jail amid violence

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By Alexandra Valencia QUITO (Reuters) – A police and military operation to enter a jail in the southern Ecuadorean city of Guayaquil amid disturbances mobilized more than a thousand personnel, officials said on Saturday. The Regional Guayas jail is located next to the Penitenciaria del Litoral prison, where 118 inmates were killed in the country’s worst-ever prison violence earlier this week. Ecuador is suffering a wave of violence at its prisons, which house some 39,000 people, with officials blaming battles for control between criminal groups. Prison violence also killed 79 people in Februar…

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