QUITO: Ecuadorean President Guillermo Lasso on Tuesday (Aug 8) named a brand new director for the nation’s jail company, SNAI, following renewed violence in one of many nation’s most violent prisons.
Lasso has commonly declared states of emergency in prisons as he tries to deal with violence that has surged since 2021, claiming the lives of at the least 400 prisoners.
The most recent 60-day emergency declaration started in late July, after violence at Guayaquil’s Penitenciaria del Litoral.
Luis Ordonez, a retired soldier and intelligence knowledgeable, will exchange Guillermo Rodriguez because the jail head, Lasso’s press workplace stated in a press release. Rodriguez resigned final week amid criticism that he didn’t make varied enhancements to the jail system.
Ordonez is the sixth director of the company in Lasso’s two-year tenure. An early presidential election to determine Lasso’s successor will happen on Aug 20.