Ecuador, Latin America: Week in Review

104 Police Officers In Ecuador Fined For Last Year’s Uprising Against Correa

July 6, 2011 By Staff

Today in Latin America

Top Story — A total of 104 police officers in Ecuador were given fines of up to $5,000 for misusing public funds during last year’s uprising against President Rafael Correa. A report by the Andes news agency said that of those fined, 99 officers will pay $ 2,640, and five officers will pay fines up to $ 5,280. All have 30 days to present rebuttal evidence. The uprising against Correa occurred last September when Ecuador’s president was assaulted and then held at a hospital for hours. The turmoil that day left eight dead and over 240 injured.

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