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Ecuador Threatens 'Strong Hand' Against Rebels After Confirming Triple Murder

Militants formerly associated with FARC abducted a trio of press workers three weeks ago in the Colombia border region. Now, Ecuador says the workers are dead — and officials are vowing retaliation.

Three weeks after Colombian militants abducted a trio of Ecuadorean press workers, the president of Ecuador, Lenín Moreno, has confirmed what many in the country had feared: Reporter Javier Ortega, photographer Paúl Rivas and driver Efraín Segarra have been killed by a dissident faction of the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, known as FARC.

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