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Both President Correa and ecuadorean Army emerged strengthened from failed police uprising.

Ecuador: President Correa speaks to supporters after the police uprising.

Both emerged strengthened by the failed coup d`etat in Ecuador.

Correa asked and was rescued by the Army of Ecuador. If not, Correa could have been killed by sectors of the ecuadorean police. That action proved that the Army can be a tool to sustain democracy and Constitution in Latin America.

Until now, many leftists in latin America has been critical towards the Army, calling it as the “armed wing of oligarcs and imperialism”. But what happened in Ecuador proves that other forces in society are able to make a coup dat, like f.e. the police.  The Army can be, as it was proven in Ecuador, the last resort of democracy for its survival.

On the other hand, ecuadorean President Rafael Correa may use last week’s failed police uprising to consolidate his power and deepen planned changes that will expand his control over South America’s seventh-biggest economy.

The government, which wants to change at least 31 laws, including industrial, financial, labour, water and land regulations, had been emboldened by public support for the President during the chaos that swept the nation, central bank chief Diego Borja said.

“This gives us much more energy to deepen changes,” Mr Borja said in an interview on state television. “Now we can really move the citizens’ revolution forward on all fronts.”

Mr Correa was greeted by cheering crowds and cries of “Viva Ecuador” outside the presidential palace after security forces whisked him out of a Quito hospital that police demonstrating against wage cuts had laid siege to.

The gunfight between the security forces and police, as well as related violence across the country, left at least five dead and 197 injured, the newspaper El Universo said.

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