Ecuador President Daniel Noboa declared an “internal armed conflict" amid a surge of killings and other crimes tied to drug trafficking.
At least 10,000 farmers lived in the dense network of settlements in Ecuador around 2,000 years ago.
The president issued a decree declaring that the South American country had entered an “internal armed conflict.”
The cinnamon, which originated from a plant in Ecuador, had lead levels more than 2,000 times higher than a maximum level proposed by the FDA, officials said.
A suspect has died from injuries sustained during a shootout, the attorney general's office said.
A 76-year-old woman who had been declared dead and surprised her relatives by knocking on her coffin during her wake has died after seven days in intensive care.
The U.S. Geological Survey reported an earthquake with a magnitude of 6.7 in Ecuador's coastal Guayas region.
Killing the endangered animal, which was once considered a delicacy, carries a three-year prison sentence. More than a dozen have been hunted since 2020.
A cloud of gas and ash from Wolf Volcano rose to 3,793 meters (12,444 feet) above sea level following the eruption that began shortly before midnight Wednesday local time.
Authorities said that two groups were trying to gain “criminal leadership within the detention centers” and 800 police officers have been helping to regain control.