Friday, October 01, 2010

Crisis in Ecuador

Guardian: Ecuador's president attacked by police

CNN is saying that Ecuador's government is "teetering on the edge of collapse" but I wonder if that's premature if Correa is as popular as he seems and the military is on his side, against the rebellious police units.

Naomi Klein says this is a good source of live info(in Spanish) regarding the situation in Ecuador:

from Wikipedia's entry on Rafael Correa:

In his inaugural address on 15 January[2007], Correa stated his belief that part of Ecuador's external debt is illegitimate, because it was contracted by military regimes. He also denounced the "so-called Washington Consensus." Correa threatened to default on Ecuador's foreign debt, and to suspend review of the country's economy by the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund

Makes you wonder.

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