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QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador was under a state of siege Friday, with the military in charge of public order after rescuing President Rafael Correa from a hospital where he had been surrounded, roughed up and tear gassed by rebellious police.

QUITO, Ecuador - Ecuador's security minister says at least one person is dead and six have been injured during protests by hundreds of police against a law that would cut their benefits.

QUITO - Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa claimed Thursday a police mutiny that was causing chaos in the South American country was an attempted coup.

QUITO, Ecuador - Hundreds of police angry over a law that would cut their benefits plunged this oil-exporting country into chaos Thursday, roughing up and tear-gassing the president, shutting down airports and blocking highways in a nationwide strike.
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