Ecuador: Tensions flare as hundreds mob fmr president Correa upon return

The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa landed in the city of Guayaquil to scores of supporters and detractors mobbing him, in the early hours of Saturday. Tensions flared as the crowds clashed both inside and outside the Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport as Correa returned to the country for the first time since stepping down in April after a decade in power. Police were... Еще forced to disperse the crowds using teargas. Ecuador has been thrown into political crisis as a legal battle to remove President Lenin Moreno from office and replace him with Foreign Minister Ricard Patino failed, with the Electoral Court to decide on the fate of the leadership. Correa, who has been living in wife's home country of Belgium since July, frequently lambasts his successor for shifting the government to the right and 'betraying' the PAIS Alliance's leftist principles.

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