Over in Ecuador, Rafael Correa Claims Ecuador Coup Attempt After Scuffling With Police, who are upset about his cutting their salaries
Ecuador President Rafael Correa said he is the target of a coup attempt after police and soldiers protesting wage cuts assaulted him during a demonstration in Quito.
“We’re faced with a permanent conspiracy,” Correa, holed up in a hospital surrounded by demonstrators, said in a telephone interview with Radio Publica after protesters hurled water at him and burnt tires outside the presidential palace.
A conspiracy in his own folly. (h/t Vlad)
An inflexible job market and a popped property bubble have left Spain with little choice but to make painful cutbacks. As part of an ongoing in-depth series on the European financial crisis, WSJ’s Andy Jordan and Joe Parkinson report from the Iberian peninsula.