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La Gata

Age 40
7 Aug 2019
Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas (Ecuador)
Strangled

La Gata
La Gata [photo: www.facebook.com]

La Gata's body was found in her home by family members on Wednesday 7th August. She had been strangled.

A trans woman known as La Gata died in the province of Santo Domingo de los Tsachilas, bringing to eight the number of deaths (for murder or violent death) of trans people in Ecuador since the beginning of the year. A worrying fact, if we consider that, last year, there was only one case of murder in the country.

The death of La Gata came just two days after the discovery of the corpse of Karla Fernanda Silva, poisoned in the province of Cotopaxi after taking diet pills. The drugs are suspected to have contained Racumin rat poison.

https://www.reuters.com/article/ecuador-lgbt-violence-idUSL2N254197

https://www.news18.com/news/world/murder-of-trans-woman-sparks-fears-of-rising-anti-lgbt-violence-in-ecuador-2263963.html

http://www.gaynews.it/2019/08/09/ecuador-due-donne-trans-uccise-settimana-rodriguez-zambrano-colpa-discorsi-odio-lgbt-omofobia/

https://www.vistazo.com/seccion/pais/actualidad-nacional/colectivo-lgbti-denuncia-crimen-homofobico-en-santo-domingo

https://ww2.elmercurio.com.ec/2019/08/08/colectivo-lgbti-denuncia-un-nuevo-asesinato-de-una-persona-trans-en-ecuador/

https://www.twitter.com/GayNewsItaly/status/1159705592283435010

Report added: 11 Aug 2019. Last updated: 20 Aug 2019

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