.Quito, Ecuador
Coffins for the bodies of inmates killed in a riot at the Litoral penitentiary sit on a truck out side the morgue in Guayaquil, Ecuador. (Photo credit: AP)

  • The prison riot left more than 79 injured and at least six were decapitated
  • An official said that country is home to some 39,000 inmates
  • To maintain order, 3,600 police and military reinforcements have been sent to prisons

.Quito, Ecuador
A relative of an inmate awaits news outside the Litoral Penitentiary in Guayaquil, Ecuador, Wednesday. (Photo credit: AP)

  • Authorities are calling this the worst penitentiary massacre in Ecuador's history
  • President Guillermo Lasso decreed a state of emergency in Ecuador's prison system
  • “It is regrettable that the prisons are being turned into territories for power disputes by criminal gangs," he said

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.Tokyo, Japan
The entire route accumulated a staggering 4,865 metres of climbing. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Ecuador's Richard Carapaz won Olympic gold in the men's cycling road race
  • It was only Ecuador's second-ever gold at the Olympics
  • Slovenia's Tadej Pogacar had to be content with bronze

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.Galápagos Islands, Ecuador
The 730-km-long marine superhighway deep in the Pacific Ocean is vital for marine life. (Photo credit: Representational/Unsplash)

  • The 730-km marine highway is located between Galapagos Islands and Cocos Island
  • Populations of several migratory species move along this 'swim-way', many of which are endangered
  • Ecuador and Costa Rica are considering coming up with policies to protect the swim-way

Lionel Messi scored one goal and created two others Ecuador on Saturday. (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Argentina beat Ecuador 3-0 in Goiania on Saturday
  • It has reached Copa America semi-finals
  • Brazil beat Chile 1-0 on Friday  to reach semi-final against Peru

.Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Ecuador came out fighting in the second half. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@LaTri)

  • Ecuador held Brazil for a 1-1 draw on Sunday
  • Angel Mena got the equaliser for Ecuador in the 53rd minute
  • Brazil's 10-match winning streak came to an end

.Goiânia, State of Goiás, Brazil
Ecuador next face pace-setter Brazil on Sunday, when Peru will play Venezuela. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@CopaAmerica)

  • Ecuador and Peru drew 2-2 on Wednesday in their group match
  • Ecuador took the early lead from an own goal
  • Andre Carillo netted the equalizer in the 54th minute for Peru

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