The almanac

UPI Almanac for Sunday, April 21, 2013.
By United Press International

The almanac

UPI Almanac for Saturday, April 21, 2012.
By United Press International
Ecuadorian president wins election handily

Ecuadorian president wins election handily

QUITO, Ecuador, April 27 (UPI) -- Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has become that country's first president to win re-election in 37 years.

Former president of Ecuador arrested

QUITO, Ecuador, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- The former president of Ecuador was arrested Friday as he returned from exile.

Exiled Gutierrez wants to return home

QUITO, Ecuador, Oct. 14 (UPI) -- Former Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez said he wants to return home and regain power after being ousted earlier this year.

Ecuador ex-leader gets Colombia asylum

BOGOTA, Oct. 5 (UPI) -- Ecuador's former President Lucio Gutierrez has been granted political asylum in Colombia. A spokesman for Colombia's Foreign Ministry said Tuesday that three of the former leader's companions also had been granted asylum.

Ex-Ecuadorian pres. wants Colombian asylum

BOGOTA, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Former Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez has been granted temporary asylum in Colombia, El Tiempo newspaper reported on Thursday.

Ecuador: Ex-president wanted by officials

QUITO, Ecuador, June 21 (UPI) -- Ecuadorian officials in the province of Pichincha, home of the capital, said Tuesday they were charging the ex-president with "disturbing public order."

Ecuador's ex-president to file appeal

QUITO, Ecuador, May 8 (UPI) -- Former Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez has decided to file an appeal to the Organization of American States regarding his dismissal.

Ecuador sacks Gutierrez appointees

QUITO, Ecuador, April 27 (UPI) -- Ecuadorian lawmakers have fired all state officials who were appointed by the nation's former president, ETV Telerama reported Wednesday.

Ecuador's ex-leader arrives in Brasilia

BRASILIA, Brazil, April 25 (UPI) -- Deposed Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez has arrived in the Brazilian capital with his wife and daughters to begin a life in exile.

Brazil picks up Ecuador's ex-president

QUITO, Ecuador, April 24 (UPI) -- A Brazilian plane picked up deposed Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez Sunday and flew him to the western Brazilian city of Porto Velho.

Ecuador: Brazil can pick up president

QUITO, Ecuador, April 23 (UPI) -- Ecuador gave a Brazilian plane permission to land Saturday to pick up deposed President Lucio Gutierrez, O Globo reported.

Ecuador: Ex-president's fate uncertain

QUITO, Ecuador, April 22 (UPI) -- The fate of former Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez was uncertain Friday as some officials called for his arrest and others said he's free to leave.

Brazil grants asylum to Gutierrez

QUITO, Ecuador, April 21 (UPI) -- Brazil has granted asylum to former Ecuadorian President Lucio Gutierrez, O Globo TV reported Thursday.
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Lucio Gutierrez

Lucio Edwin Gutiérrez Borbúa (born March 23, 1957) served as President of Ecuador from January 15, 2003 to April 20, 2005.

Gutiérrez was prominent in a popular uprising that replaced President Jamil Mahuad for three hours in January 2000. Mahuad was forced to abandon office after demonstrations in Quito by thousands of indigenous Ecuadorians protested Mahuad government's support of neo-liberal economic policies, particularly proposed dollarization plans. Instead of ordering to disperse the protesters, then Col. Gutiérrez and the army stood aside and let them take over the national parliament. Under pressure from the United States, and lacking support from the indigenous movement, the Junta was dissolved by General Carlos Mendoza and the Congress named then Vice President Gustavo Noboa as president of the country. The armed forces jailed Gutiérrez for six months, but he was discharged, and faced no criminal prosecution despite the fact he was a direct participant in the "coup d'état" that broke the democratic regime of Ecuador.

Gutiérrez ran for President in 2002 as the candidate of the January 21 Patriotic Society Party (PSP), named for the date of the 2000 protest, and the Pachakutik Movement, on a platform of fighting corruption and reversing neoliberal economic reforms. He defeated banana magnate and the wealthiest man in Ecuador Álvaro Noboa in the second round with 55% of the popular vote, through a partnership with the leftist and indigenous movement parties, MPD and Pachacutik, respectively.

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