Ecuador President Defiant After Failed Coup + Ecuador troops rescue President Correa

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Wilpert: Right-wing forces use recession, President Correa’s faltering popularity to launch failed coup

Gregory Wilpert is a sociologist, freelance journalist, editor of Venezuelanalysis.com, and author of the recently published book, Changing Venezuela by Taking Power.

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Ecuador’s president defiant over abduction

AlJazeeraEnglish | September 30, 2010

Ecuador’s president has emerged defiant on Friday hours after being rescued by the military, which stormed a hospital in the city of Quito where he was taken hostage by rebellious members of the country’s police force.

The policemen were protesting for better wages and working conditions before they abducted Rafael Correa while he was being treated for exposure to tear gas.

Correa issued a warning against the hostage takers for what he called a threat to the country’s democracy.

Zeina Awad reports.

[October 1, 2010]

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Ecuador troops rescue president Correa – no comment

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Ecuador Chaos: Video of fierce riots as outraged cops attempt coup

RussiaToday | October 01, 2010

Soldiers in Ecuador have rescued President Rafael Correa from a police hospital where he was being held by force. The troops opened fire on dissident law enforcement officers. A state of emergency has been declared in the country following police protests against new government austerity measures, which would cut their benefits. Officers blocked roads and took control of the capital’s airport. At least one person has been killed and dozens injured in the clashes. The President has accused the opposition and security forces of a coup attempt. The military declared its loyalty to Correa, but asked for the controversial law that sparked the protests to be reviewed.

Correa speaking at 01:50 – “Comrades, If you want to kill the president, here he is! Kill me! Kill the health system, kill our values, kill the fight for freedom!”

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President Correa rescued as Ecuador capital Quito turns to battleground

RussiaToday | October 01, 2010

Soldiers in Ecuador have rescued President Rafael Correa from a police hospital where he was being held by force. The troops opened fire on dissident law enforcement officers. A state of emergency has been declared in the country following police protests against new government austerity measures, which would cut their benefits. Eva Golinger, an expert on Latin America, says the uprising may not have been spontaneous. She claims the revolt is strongly backed by business and political elements both inside and outside Ecuador.

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