October 10th, 2010
08:30 AM ET

Ecuador extends state of emergency

Soldiers patrol the streets of Quito.

Ecuador has extended a state of emergency imposed in the capital after the president was attacked by police in a day of protests that paralyzed the country in September.

Authorities extended the decree in Quito indefinitely Saturday, a day after it was scheduled to end. It mobilizes the military to be in charge of securing the country instead of the police.

The extension comes after President Rafael Correa was attacked by police on September 30. Troops rescued Correa in a dramatic shootout with officers at a hospital, where Correa said he was held for more than 10 hours. FULL STORY

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  1. termlimits

    I saw an episode of "House Hunters International" the other day featuring someone buying their vacation home in Ecuador. They were lovin every minute of it. People need to remember these 3rd world countries can go from semi democracies to dictatorships in a heart beat. Mexico and south can be extremely dangerous.

    October 10, 2010 at 8:56 am | Report abuse |
  2. phil

    As dangerous as south-central LA ?

    October 10, 2010 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
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  3. osiris zapata

    How about east ny, brooklyn? Its sad how americans call other nations under developed, thirld world countries. Best doctors are not in the US...but Cuba, thats "third world" Cuba. Ecuador is a rich country in that, ecuador has oil reserves, gold and that commodity that americans love, cocaine.

    October 10, 2010 at 12:22 pm | Report abuse |
  4. osiris zapata

    So grow up "term limits", ecuador is no different than your beloved US. One more thing most of the unrest in latin american countries are supported and funded by your american government

    October 10, 2010 at 12:24 pm | Report abuse |
  5. phil

    @osiris zapata....is your S/N derived from the Bush/Zapata oilfield corp. former Pres. Clinton went to work for after the people of Arkansas refused to re-elect him as governor?

    October 10, 2010 at 6:14 pm | Report abuse |
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