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Ecuador says at least 22 inmates die in two prison riots

Firefighters arrive outside the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary where several inmates were killed and police officers injured during a riot, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon

Firefighters arrive outside the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary where several inmates were killed and police officers injured during a riot, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon

Firefighters arrive outside the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary where several inmates were killed and police officers injured during a riot, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon
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A woman reacts while standing with others outside the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary after several inmates were killed in a riot, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon

A woman reacts while standing with others outside the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary after several inmates were killed in a riot, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon

A woman reacts while standing with others outside the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary after several inmates were killed in a riot, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon
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A spokesperson of the National Service for the Comprehensive Care of Adults Deprived of their Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI) talks to family members after several inmates were killed during a riot at the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon

A spokesperson of the National Service for the Comprehensive Care of Adults Deprived of their Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI) talks to family members after several inmates were killed during a riot at the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary, in...more

A spokesperson of the National Service for the Comprehensive Care of Adults Deprived of their Liberty and Adolescent Offenders (SNAI) talks to family members after several inmates were killed during a riot at the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon
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Family members pray while waiting for information on their loved ones after several inmates were killed in a riot at the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon

Family members pray while waiting for information on their loved ones after several inmates were killed in a riot at the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon

Family members pray while waiting for information on their loved ones after several inmates were killed in a riot at the Cotopaxi No 1 penitentiary, in Latacunga, Ecuador July 22, 2021. REUTERS/Johanna Alarcon
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