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Sunday, 24 August 2014
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY : AFRO-ECUADORIAN " JAIME HURTADO GONZALEZ " WAS AN ECUADORIAN POLITICIAN OF AFRICAN DESCENT ALIONED WITH THE DEMOCRATIC PEOPLES MOVEMENT (DPM) A DEPUTY IN THE ECUADORIAN PARLIAMENT : GOES INTO THE " HALL OF BLACK HEROES "
BLACK SOCIAL HISTORY Jaime Hurtado González (7 February 1937, Malimpia, Esmeraldas province, Ecuador - 17 February 1999, Quito, Ecuador) was an Ecuadorian politician of African descent aligned with the Democratic People's Movement (DPM), a deputy in the Ecuadorian parliament, and at the time of his death was standing for election to the Ecuadorian presidency.
Sources loyal to the DPM state that Hurtado, his nephew, and his bodyguard were shot to death at 13:20 local time in a public place a short distance away from well-guarded government buildings. The assassins got away unhindered in a car. Allegations have been made that implicate then-president Jamil Mahuad in the event.
One of the suspected assassins, Christian Steven Ponce, had fled Ecuador shortly after being arrested, and was caught in upstate New York in February 2007 when he was driving a car while not wearing a seat belt.