Brigitte García, the Youngest Mayor in Ecuador is Killed in a Political Violence Wave

Youngest Mayor of Ecuador and Collaborator Killed in Shooting

A wave of political violence is sweeping through Ecuador, with the tragic murder of Brigitte García, the youngest mayor in the country at just 27 years old. This incident occurred on a Sunday and claimed the life of one of her collaborators as well. The mayor of San Vicente and her communications assistant were found dead in a vehicle, both with gunshot wounds, according to local police reports.

García was a member of the Citizen Revolution movement led by former president Rafael Correa, who expressed his shock and sadness over her death on social media. The authorities have yet to determine the motive or identify the perpetrators of the crime. The police commander of Manabí confirmed that the mayor had not requested police protection and did not have a security detail.

The government of Ecuador strongly condemned the murder and pledged to do everything possible to bring those responsible 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. This tragic event is not an isolated incident as Ecuador has seen multiple assassinations of political figures in recent years.

In addition to García’s murder, another mayor and a presidential candidate were killed in recent years, reflecting the growing violence and instability in the country. President Daniel Noboa declared a state of emergency following a series of violent events, including the escape

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