Dozens of Inmates Die in Ecuador Prison Riot

At least 68 inmates were killed and 25 injured at a prison in Ecuador’s coastal city of Guayaquil, the attorney general’s office said Saturday, as President Guillermo Lasso’s government grappled with growing violence.

The latest bloodshed began Friday evening at the notorious Litoral prison, where officials described a “complete massacre” in which imprisoned gang members broke down walls and burned mattresses to smoke out inmates in a rival pavilion, and then attacked them with knives.