Letter: Killing is a wake-up call for Britain’s ties with Ecuador

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Ecuador's Political Violence


The killing of Ecuadorean presidential candidate Fernando Villavicencio by gunmen allegedly belonging to organised crime should be a matter of concern for British politicians and business people (Report, August 11). ... The tragic assassination serves as a reminder that the UK cannot solely focus on bilateral prosperity without support to policy areas that carry significant implications for democratic governance in the Americas.