Ecuador’s president confirms deaths of kidnapped journalists
President Lenin Moreno on Friday confirmed that three press workers kidnapped along Ecuador’s border with Colombia had been killed, opening the door to a military strike against their captors.
Moreno spoke after a 12-hour deadline ended with the captors failing to demonstrate the hostages were still alive.
He said troops would soon be deployed to the area where the employees of El Comercio newspaper were last seen nearly three weeks ago.
From staff and wire reports