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Violence in Ecuador, Chile and Mexico could be related- Dallas Morning News

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It has been a violent season in Latin America: Protests in Ecuador led the government to back down on reducing subsidies for gas and diesel. In Chile, the convulsion is still ongoing even after the government reduced subway fare in Santiago that had triggered the protests. In Culiacán, México, the Sinaloa Cartel made an impressive show of force and rescued Ovidio Guzmán, El Chapo’s son, from the custody of Mexican authorities. And now, Bolivia is facing a national strike after contested elections.

What if I tell you all these events are related?

Let’s begin with Ecuador, my home country, where social protests are common, but the level of violence has been highly unusual.

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