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Last month, Ecuador's president, Daniel Noboa, declared a 60-day state of emergency in the country following several episodes of violence: gang members invading a TV station, university students fleeing to safety, uprisings in several prisons, gunfire, and burning vehicles. Ecuador went from being one of the most peaceful countries in Latin America to one of the most violent in the region, with a homicide rate that has increased by almost 500% in recent years. What is at the root of this security crisis? How did Ecuador's organized criminal groups become so influential? In this international webinar, scholars and activists discuss these issues, analyzing both Ecuador's internal context and implications of regional shifts for the country. They will also discuss the political, economic, and social challenges that lie ahead. Webinar in Spanish with simultaneous subtitle captions available in English.