Obama Administration Should Oppose Any Attempted Coup in Ecuador: CEPR Co-Director + Eva Golinger: Coup D’état in Ecuador

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September 30, 2010

For Immediate Release: September 30, 2010
Contact: Dan Beeton, 202-239-1460

Washington, D.C. – There are currently reports of a possible attempted coup d’etat underway in Ecuador. There have been violent protests by police and some elements of the military, reports that President Correa has been injured, and reports that the air force has closed down a number of airports.

The Organization of American States will convene an emergency meeting at 2:30 Eastern Standard Time in Washington D.C., to consider the situation.

Mark Weisbrot, Co-Director of the Center For Economic and Policy Research, called upon President Obama to state unequivocally that the United States will not recognize any government other than the democratically elected government of President Rafael Correa.

Weisbrot noted that the White House statement of June 28, 2009,  in response to the military coup in Honduras, did not make any such assertion, and in fact did not even condemn the coup.

“These types of statements are very important, in that the people who are trying to overthrow a democratic government are looking for signs of whether a coup government will be recognized by the United States. The first White House statement last year in response to the Honduran military coup sent the wrong signal at a crucial moment.”

At the Summit of the Americas in Trinidad in April 2009, President Obama stated: “I just want to make absolutely clear that I am absolutely opposed and condemn any efforts at violent overthrows of democratically elected governments, wherever it happens in the hemisphere.

“This is an important time for President Obama to live up to this commitment,” said Weisbrot.

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Coup D’état in Ecuador — Breaking News

RTAmerica | September 30, 2010

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa says police forces and other sectors prepared a coup attempt. He was hospitalized because of injuries sustained during an attack by police with tear gas. Eva Golinger says the coup is in fact currently taking place and the attempt was a success. Police and military forces are not letting members of President Correa’s government into a military hospital that he was brought to. The police are protesting a law that would take away their benefits.


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10 thoughts on “Obama Administration Should Oppose Any Attempted Coup in Ecuador: CEPR Co-Director + Eva Golinger: Coup D’état in Ecuador

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  2. I have over much thought come to the conclusion these bastards that are part of the worlds largest Empire, have it all, no one can really touch them. My thoughts on the dodgy CNN reporting poking fun at Foreign Statesmen are that their actions are not driven by Greed as I previously thought but more likely Sadistic Intent. Like Ming The Merciless ‘Clitus I’m bored, what plaything can you offer me today?’ It’s all a big game to them and they revel in others destruction. :X

    • Thanks for your comment, Aron. I replaced the link to the video you suggested as I had already collected it in my vodpod acct, but decided not to post it as it was extreme propaganda. So, for those who wish to see the extreme propaganda on US corporate-owned and operated media, click the link.

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  7. It is likely that Obama will not condemn the Coup because the group behind it is probably connected with the CIA!

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