WikiBrief: Prelude to an attempted coup in Ecuador

Posted on December 18, 2010 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics

A declassified U.S. diplomatic cable reveals the plans of Lucio Gutierrez, former president of Ecuador, to return to the country after being run out of office as president in 2005. Gutierrez asked a U.S. diplomat present at a dinner hosted by a Colombian politician to ensure his safety upon returning to Ecuador. He mentioned his intention to run again for president in the October 2006 elections (subsequently won by current president, Rafael Correa). Read Article

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