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Latino Daily News

Sunday October 10, 2010

State of Emergency Extended Indefinitely in Ecuador

Ecuador’s military will continue to be in charge of providing security internally and externally indefinitely announced President Rafael Correa.  The original state of emergency was imposed on September 30th when insurgent police held the President captive and caused nationwide chaos with their protests.  The protests were the result of a reduction in promotional benefits.

The military, which is said to be on Correa side, rescued the President from the hospital where he was being treated for injuries sustained by the rioting police that assaulted him. 

The President called it an attempted coup.  The country has mostly returned to normal with most airports open and most road blockades removed.  Correa’s administration continues to arrest those they believe to be the masterminds.