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Ecuadorean president mobbed and surrounded by protesting rank and file police

Thursday, September 30th 2010 - 19:55 UTC
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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa said he is the target of a coup attempt after police and soldiers protesting wage cuts assaulted him Thursday during a demonstration in the capital Quito. The mutinous forces also cut air traffic at the capital’s main airport. Read full article

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  • Think

    An unhealthy flatulence from the “Beast” in an unexpected moment and place……..
    24 hours from now Correa will be in total control again and the Ecuadorian (and South American) people will be one reminder richer about who our true friends and enemies are……….

    Sep 30th, 2010 - 08:20 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Beef

    I thought we had moved beyond the age of the friend and foe dichotomy. Either way I hope the democratically elected president remains in power and these police realise it is their job to serve the people and not themselves!

    Sep 30th, 2010 - 09:42 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Fred

    It seems like it was just a demonstration that gone wrong. Ecuador seems to be improving its democracy. It's not expected a coup anymore. At least, that's what I hope and desire for Ecuador.

    Sep 30th, 2010 - 11:56 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Hoytred

    A continent full of banana republics !

    Oct 01st, 2010 - 03:35 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Forgetit87

    The Ecuadorian situation has to do with a police revolt - not with friction with landowners. The “banana republic” term, as such, doesn't fit that country.

    Oct 01st, 2010 - 05:37 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • CheGuevara

    Don't think Hoytred was using his brain when he vomited that remark.

    Oct 01st, 2010 - 05:39 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Think

    Two details......

    USA did not repudiate the “Episode” nor did it issue any official statement denouncing it…..

    CNN offered ample “Camera Time” yesterday to a “tall, blonde good looking, English speaking, opposition woman politician” accusing Correa of using violence against the Ecuadorian people and making him responsible for this popular uprising…

    Rest my case

    Oct 01st, 2010 - 08:01 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Mike

    If Hugo is one his side he's obviously a crook.
    And...

    “ignored congressional objections to his plan to increase the state's control over universities and local budgets”

    ...proves he's a Chavez-wannabe

    Throw him out.

    Oct 01st, 2010 - 04:16 pm - Link - Report abuse 0

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