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'Coup' drama plunges Ecuador into uncertainty

BBC News - As dramatic scenes of Ecuador's President Rafael Correa being tear-gassed by his own police force made headlines all over the world, parallels were immediately drawn with last year's upheaval in Honduras, where the military ousted then-President Manuel Zelaya.

This was supported by Mr Correa's own declarations, after he was rescued from a police hospital where he was trapped for 12 hours.

"This was an attempted coup, an attempt to destabilise the government, which failed thanks to the Ecuadorean people," he said from his presidential palace, in front of a jubilant crowd. Read more.


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