The Ecuadorian Ministry of the Interior revealed the rioters intended to place an ambush to President Rafael Correa when he left escorted the hospital where he was retained, and reported that the head of the rebel regiment resigned to his position.
The members of the panel emphasized the attitude of a people that before removed three corrupt presidents, and now it consolidates Rafael Correa´s leadership and his model of government.
The Ecuadorian government, who did not stop working in spite of the attempt of coup d'etat, acted fast and connected to a network all the TV stations with the state Television, to defend the constitutional order and to face the police riot.
In the Round Table Tv program they evaluated the attempts of some rightist sectors to take Ecuador TV´s facilities, that were headed by Pablo Guerrero, a man close to the former president Lucio Gutiérrez.
From Quito, Cristian Salas, correspondent of TeleSur, took part by phone in the panel, who commented that there is already calm in the capital of Ecuador, where the military guard the Presidential Palace.
He explained Correa´s government ordered the emergency situation fo rfive days and now they predicted some changes in the presidential cabinet. The journalist said the resignation of the Police Commander, Freddy Martínez, was the first of those changes.
Alert in Latin America
We cannot let them to steal from us the possibility of getting the independence and freedom of our peoples, Argentine journalist Stella Calloni asserted to the Round Table Tv program.
When talking by phone from Buenos Aires to comment the events in Ecuador, she said the police rebellion concealed one of the coup d'etats Washington needs to assure its back yard.
She emphasized the agile steps of the countries from UNASUR to reject the riot, while the OAS was paralyzed again and without any capacity for reaction. Calloni also pointed out the bravery of the Ecuadorian president, whose action, she said, was dissuasive.
She remembered that the Ecuadorian people has removed the 3 previous presidents from power for having betrayed the popular mandate. Now Correa has given a tremendous example to the rest of Latin America, the Argentine journalist emphasized in the Round Table.