Lasso's trip to Orlando, U.S., "for personal reasons," was scheduled from November 2 to 6. The President said through his official Twitter account: "I canceled the planned trip due to the critical moment our country is going through. " In this regard, he said, "We will face this crisis with tough measures within the law."
Likewise, the General Secretariat of Communication of the Presidency said in a statement, "The Head of State will continue to lead the frontal fight against the threat posed to the country by drug trafficking and organized gangs."
The provinces of Esmeraldas and Guayas, in the coastal region, are considered the most violent in the country. In the cities of Esmeraldas and Guayaquil, there were car explosions, detonations in gas stations and police killings.
Cancelé el viaje planificado debido al momento crítico que vive nuestro país. Estamos reunidos para tomar acciones inmediatas en Guayaquil y Esmeraldas. Enfrentaremos esta crisis con medidas duras dentro de la ley. pic.twitter.com/QomH2T9yHM