30 September 2010

i can't read spanish

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So I have to rely on what passes for coverage these days on al Jazeera, the troops freed him from the—US-backed—coup attempt and I have seen him addressing his nation, safe....
Foreign leaders condemn riots in Ecuador

Foreign leaders and international organizations expressed their support for the president of Ecuador and condemned violent police protests which left at least one person dead.

Police officers of the Latin American state took to the streets on Thursday a day after the parliament passed a controversial bill to end their bonuses and other benefits. At least one person was killed and dozens injured in the protests, including the country's foreign minister, who was hospitalized with a gunshot wound to the head.

President Rafael Correa was also taken to hospital after a tear gas attack and was unable to leave the building, surrounded by an angry crowd, until recently. An operation to release him took about half an hour. About 500 servicemen took part and at least 12 of them were injured.

Correa was taken to the presidential palace, where he delivered a speech to his supporters from a balcony.

A weeklong state of emergency was declared in the country. Media reported of violence and looting in the capital Quito and other cities.

Colombia and Peru, sealed their borders with Ecuador, Argentina's C5N TV said.

"I talked to the president of Peru and we have decided to close the border with Ecuador to demonstrate political support to President Correa," Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos said.

The press office of UN Secretary General issued a statement to express concern about the situation in Ecuador.

"The Secretary-General is deeply concerned about developments today in Ecuador, including reported acts of insubordination by some members of the police and military," the statement reads, adding that the UN head urges all the parties "to intensify efforts to resolve the current crisis peacefully, within the rule of law."

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said in a statement her country "deplores violence and lawlessness and we express our full support for President Rafael Correa, and the institutions of democratic government in that country."

"We urge all Ecuadorians to come together and to work within the framework of Ecuador's democratic institutions to reach a rapid and peaceful restoration of order," she added.
About verbatim from her script after she set the Honduran Coup in motion last year....
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, who is Correa's main ally, condemned the protests and called on the country's military not to support protestors. He also urged Latin America's largest international organizations, ALBA and UNASUR, to be "on alert."

"There is a coup attempt against President Correa. I alert the people of the Bolivarian alliance! I ask the UNASUR peoples to be on alert! Long live Correa!" Chavez posted on his Twitter account.

Spain's EFE news agency reported that UNASUR leaders would convene for an emergency meeting in Buenos Aires to discuss situation in Ecuador.

The Organization of American States (OAS) unanimously passed a resolution in support of Correa and his government.

The government of Spain said it "strongly condemned any constitutional violations" and "reiterated its support for the legitimate government and democratic institutions of Ecuador."

Cuban foreign minister Bruno Rodriguez read a declaration from the Cuban Government, which says that Havana "fully backs the legitimate and constitutional government of President Rafael Correa and supports the Ecuadorian people that are mobilizing to rescue their president."

"We hold the chief of the Armed Forces of Ecuador responsible for the physical integrity of President Correa. They must guarantee him full freedom of movement and exercise of his duties," Cuban News Agency ACN quoted the statement as saying.

Argentina's Foreign Ministry said in a press release that its government "categorically rejects the revolt of military forces and police that put in jeopardy the democratic institutions of Ecuador."

"Latin America doesn't accept attacks against democracy and attempts to mock the will of the people manifested at the ballot boxes," the statement reads.

The turmoil in the OPEC member has already led to an increase in global oil prices.

MOSCOW, October 1 (RIA Novosti)
RIA Novosti's Ecuador coup page....


Let's send our spokesmodel to go talk to the Ecuadoran police, eh?


UNASUR held an emergency meeting in Buenos Aires, seven presidents of South American countries were in attendance, and they have made a statement that from now on any coup in South America will be met with borders closed to neighboring countries, trade and energy deliveries halted... no more of this shit. The meeting just broke up an hour ago and there's nothing to link for you yet.


Listening to the suddenly listless pundits at al Jazeera is creeping me out. They come on and mouth platitudes about a "tradition" of coups in Ecuador... as though it's a quirky Ecuadoran prob. Has there ever been a coup south of us that was not our doing? I can't seem to call one to mind.... Don't you think it's PSYCHOTIC that news outlets don't ever mention OUR tradition of overthrowing South and Central American governments? A vague allusion to it?



I used a translator:
The presidents of UNASUR require trial and condemnation of the coup in Ecuador
(AFP) - 29 minutes ago

BUENOS AIRES - The presidents of the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR) called on Friday to be judged and condemned those responsible for what they described as attempted coup in Ecuador, in a statement from the summit of leaders of the bloc.

UNASUR requires that "the perpetrators of the coup in Ecuador are tried and convicted," said the final statement of the extraordinary summit that was held in Argentina's capital, read by the Argentine Foreign Minister, Hector Timerman.

The South American bloc further noted that their governments "will not tolerate and will reject any new challenge to institutional authority" and said that if "new breaks", measures as closing the border, the trade suspension , air traffic and the provision of energy. "
Good enough for government work....



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  1. Read about it yesterday. Mayhap I shoulda pitched a fit here, but I was freaking about Correa and I think we've reached the point where we deserve it.

  2. al Jazeera has slowly been taken over by pbs have you noticed? I read a few middle eastern sites and last yr I pointed it out to them what had happened because they sure noticed it. We can thank king g for this. I'm glad the Army stayed true and the other countries aren't going to roll over.

    Ya free xrays, I wonder if they send you a copy for your Doctor to look at. Who say we don't have free health care here in Amerika.

  3. AJ was reporting last night that the UNASUR emergency summit was called by Argentina, but, no, it was called by the supposed dumb indian, Evo Morales, on the moment, held in Argentina and attended by a total of seven currently serving presidents, including the new guy in Colombia.

    I was much heartened by this, and glad AJ straightened this out quite a bit today, but of course it does not ultimately mean there is this strong a unity in South America, and it CERTAINLY doesn't mean we will stop plaguing them.

    I had NOT noticed it being PBS taking over AJ, but that would account for all the in depth documentaries about Third World countries. I really HAVE noticed how bad PBS has gotten in recent years.

    This is fascism.

    Even those we most expect to buck it will knuckle under when monetary or physical threats become too great.


  4. it does not ultimately mean there is this strong a unity in South America, and it CERTAINLY doesn't mean we will stop plaguing them.

    The stronger the unity, the worse the plague!

  5. ...until, of course, it becomes unbreakable....


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