Thursday, September 30, 2010

National police lead Ecuador coup attempt

In  an alleged attempted coup d'├ętat, Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa was taken hostage in a hospital by police officers as part of a series of protests against cuts to the benefits of public service workers that were part of a financial austerity package.
  • Twitter sources @incakolanews and @BinaBecker provided low-by blow coverage in English.
  • Cobertura Digital provides a list of Twitter sources Reporting on the Equador Crisis in Spaninsh.

Ramirez looks at how Ecuador bloggers have tried to make sense of the event in its aftermath.  In a concise post, Rick B provides some background information that may raise questions.