Posted: Thursday, August 10, 2023. 2:05 pm CST.
By Zoila Palma Gonzalez: Today, White House national security spokesperson, John Kirby said that the assassination of Ecuadorian presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio was shocking and horrific.
Kirby said that the United States hopes the perpetrators will be held accountable.
“It’s very shocking, It’s heartbreaking for him and for his family, for his supporters. And I’m sure that all of Ecuador is grieving right now,” Kirby stated.
Villavicencio was a vocal critic of corruption and organized crime.
He was murdered during a campaign rally in Quito on Wednesday.
According to Reuters, President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency in Ecuador following the attack.
“We obviously hope that there’ll be a full, complete and transparent investigation into this and that the perpetrators are held properly accountable,” Kirby added.
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