Ecuador: Violent scenes as former president returns home

Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa’s return to Ecuador was met with violent scenes at Guayaquil Airport on Saturday. Supporters and opponents of Correa and his Citizens’ Revolution clashed inside the international arrivals hall. Footage shows another former President, Abdala Bucaram with a bloody nose. Police fired tear gas inside the building to disperse the crowd. Correa has... Еще lived in Belgium, his wife's country of birth, since completing his third term. According to local reports, he disembarked from the plane at a private gate and was greeted by a select group of supporters. Correa has returned to Ecuador to direct a campaign against his designated successor President Lenín Moreno who he accuses of betraying the Citizens’ Revolution by implementing a right-wing government programme.

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