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Ecuador is in a state of emergency due to the energy crisis

The country has declared a state of emergency, for the second time since November, when the president of Ecuador, Daniel Noboa, took office. The previous one was in January, in order to allow better coordination between the military and the police to fight crime. Earlier in the week, President Noboa had launched emergency measures to tackle the energy crisis, including planned blackouts. The state of emergency, as reported by the Athens News Agency citing Reuters, will this time last for 60 days. During this time, army and police forces will be deployed to guard the country's energy infrastructure, according to the presidential decree. Due to the drought, due in part to the El Niño weather phenomenon, levels in the hydroelectric dams that produce most of Ecuador's power have dropped significantly.
Source: News Beast

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