UPDATE on the ECUADORIAN COUP

30 Sep

I’ve been watching the news all night and in the last hour the military has been in an intense firefight with the police, rushing up to the hospital where President Correa was held against his will. The military rescued the president and he escaped in a truck (allegedly) but the fighting has continued, displayed live across news outlets in Argentina. At least one soldier was shot one live TV and possibly killed. Scores of soldiers in squads have advanced on the hospital where they continue to battle the police. Meanwhile, supporters of Correa march in his favor and other cities seem quiet in Ecuador.

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2 Responses to “UPDATE on the ECUADORIAN COUP”

  1. Nick Wolfson October 1, 2010 at 12:18 am #

    Thanks very much Jon Brandt and @Acarlton, for your up-to-the-second updates on Ecuador emergency. I was forwarding them like mad to friends residing in Ecuador, and to Ecuador-involved friends around the globe. Terrific resource!

    • Jon October 1, 2010 at 8:27 am #

      Thanks Nick! I’m glad that you were able to follow along and keep your friends informed with what we were seeing. It doesn’t seem like media in the U.S. was giving the incident much attention.

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