Pascuales Ecuador: residents live in fear

Posted on August 3, 2014 • Filed under: Crime, Ecuador, TRAVEL

Insecurity in the main road of Easter has become common in various segments, match its inhabitants. An example is the intersection with calle 11, nine blocks after the place where Jeomaira was injured. “They know get two armed types, cross to the victims; and while one says it, the other steals the bike or things,”says a witness.

Other dangerous sectors are Guamote Paquisha, Barrio Lindo, Los Tamarindos, the dairy (down the street leaving via perimeter). In these places, merchants and residents have been victims of crime. Also the students, who on occasions have been threatened with death for refusing to sell drugs at their campuses. Little denounced by fear of reprisals.
“Here the people send to study in children to other schools, out of Easter. Smokers expect them outside of schools,”said a resident of the coop. Assad Bucaram.
The shootings, mostly at night, also alarmed the inhabitants of Easter. In previous January two schoolboys were riddled with bullets in the coop. Assad Bucaram. In the same sector were murdered father and son last November, apparently by stealing a cell phone.


“Hands up, not shout anything or you know” was the phrase that María heard before they removed a cell phone when I went home last month by the alleys of Guamote sector.

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