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February 10, 1997 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Rosalia Arteaga became interim president of Ecuador under a compromise reached Sunday to end a political crisis that saw three people claiming the right to lead this Andean nation. Under a formula worked out with Congress and the military, Arteaga will lead the nation for about a week while constitutional reforms are passed to clarify presidential succession. Her successor will serve until new presidential elections are held and the winner begins a four-year term Aug. 10, 1998.
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May 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Ecuador's top military commanders have offered to resign, four months after the high command refused to put down an abortive rebellion that toppled the president, officials said. Gen. Telmo Sandoval, head of the joint chiefs of staff, Vice Adm. Enrique Monteverde, head of the navy, and air force Gen. Ricardo Irgoyen presented their resignations Monday. The military-backed uprising Jan. 21 led to the ouster of President Jamil Mahuad, who was succeeded by Gustavo Noboa.
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August 7, 1988
Human error and bad weather caused a plane crash in June that killed 10 members of the Ecuadorean air force high command and an Israeli military attache, a report by the Ecuadorean air force said. Ecuador's air force chief, Angel Augusto Flores, and Israeli military attache Shabtay Ben Shoa were among those killed when the plane crashed into a mountain June 3 as it was preparing to land at the Quito airport.
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January 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Ecuadorean authorities have arrested four colonels and 12 lieutenant colonels and detained hundreds of other officers for their alleged roles in the uprising that led to President Jamil Mahuad's overthrow, officials said. Gen. Telmo Sandoval, who ascended to armed forces commander in last week's power shuffle, confirmed the arrests of Cols. Lucio Gutierrez, Fausto Cobo, Gustavo Lalama and Jorge Brito.
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May 10, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Ecuador's top military commanders have offered to resign, four months after the high command refused to put down an abortive rebellion that toppled the president, officials said. Gen. Telmo Sandoval, head of the joint chiefs of staff, Vice Adm. Enrique Monteverde, head of the navy, and air force Gen. Ricardo Irgoyen presented their resignations Monday. The military-backed uprising Jan. 21 led to the ouster of President Jamil Mahuad, who was succeeded by Gustavo Noboa.
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January 18, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
President Leon Febres Cordero said Saturday that the renegade air force troops who took him captive kicked, punched, insulted and threatened "to take me out and shoot me" until he agreed to free his chief military rival from prison. In a dramatic recounting of his 12-hour captivity Friday, after two of his bodyguards died in a shoot-out, the president said he defied the rebels to kill him, then signed an amnesty for retired air force Gen.
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January 17, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
Air force troopers seized President Leon Febres Cordero in a bloody uprising Friday but released him 12 hours later in exchange for the freedom of a jailed rebel general. Newspapers reported at least two men killed and eight others wounded during the abduction at the country's largest air base as about 20 rebel paratroopers opened fire on the civilian president and his 10 bodyguards as they arrived for a ceremony. The president was not seriously hurt.
NEWS
July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
A military court on Tuesday handed prison sentences to 58 air force commandos who took part in the 11-hour kidnaping of President Leon Febres Cordero last January. Thirty-six others were acquitted. Febres Cordero was released unharmed after he signed a pardon for retired air force Gen. Frank Vargas Pazzos, the commandos' former leader. Two presidential bodyguards were killed in the Jan. 16 abduction.
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January 22, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The Ecuadorean air force Wednesday disbanded the paratroop commando unit that kidnaped President Luis Febres Cordero last week, and the attorney general launched a criminal investigation of the unit's 150 members. The actions were taken despite the president's written pledge, as a condition for his release, that there would be no disciplinary or legal action against the rebels.
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January 19, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The cashiered air force commander who was freed from prison in exchange for Ecuador's kidnaped president has left a military base here and gone into hiding because he fears for his safety, his brothers said Sunday. Retired Gen. Frank Vargas Pazos abandoned the Taura air base in a jeep with an unidentified woman companion and two rebel air force corporals Saturday afternoon, the base commander said.
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February 10, 1997 | JUANITA DARLING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Vice President Rosalia Arteaga became interim president of Ecuador under a compromise reached Sunday to end a political crisis that saw three people claiming the right to lead this Andean nation. Under a formula worked out with Congress and the military, Arteaga will lead the nation for about a week while constitutional reforms are passed to clarify presidential succession. Her successor will serve until new presidential elections are held and the winner begins a four-year term Aug. 10, 1998.
NEWS
August 7, 1988
Human error and bad weather caused a plane crash in June that killed 10 members of the Ecuadorean air force high command and an Israeli military attache, a report by the Ecuadorean air force said. Ecuador's air force chief, Angel Augusto Flores, and Israeli military attache Shabtay Ben Shoa were among those killed when the plane crashed into a mountain June 3 as it was preparing to land at the Quito airport.
NEWS
July 22, 1987 | Associated Press
A military court on Tuesday handed prison sentences to 58 air force commandos who took part in the 11-hour kidnaping of President Leon Febres Cordero last January. Thirty-six others were acquitted. Febres Cordero was released unharmed after he signed a pardon for retired air force Gen. Frank Vargas Pazzos, the commandos' former leader. Two presidential bodyguards were killed in the Jan. 16 abduction.
NEWS
January 22, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The Ecuadorean air force Wednesday disbanded the paratroop commando unit that kidnaped President Luis Febres Cordero last week, and the attorney general launched a criminal investigation of the unit's 150 members. The actions were taken despite the president's written pledge, as a condition for his release, that there would be no disciplinary or legal action against the rebels.
NEWS
January 19, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
The cashiered air force commander who was freed from prison in exchange for Ecuador's kidnaped president has left a military base here and gone into hiding because he fears for his safety, his brothers said Sunday. Retired Gen. Frank Vargas Pazos abandoned the Taura air base in a jeep with an unidentified woman companion and two rebel air force corporals Saturday afternoon, the base commander said.
NEWS
January 18, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
President Leon Febres Cordero said Saturday that the renegade air force troops who took him captive kicked, punched, insulted and threatened "to take me out and shoot me" until he agreed to free his chief military rival from prison. In a dramatic recounting of his 12-hour captivity Friday, after two of his bodyguards died in a shoot-out, the president said he defied the rebels to kill him, then signed an amnesty for retired air force Gen.
NEWS
January 28, 2000 | From Times Wire Reports
Ecuadorean authorities have arrested four colonels and 12 lieutenant colonels and detained hundreds of other officers for their alleged roles in the uprising that led to President Jamil Mahuad's overthrow, officials said. Gen. Telmo Sandoval, who ascended to armed forces commander in last week's power shuffle, confirmed the arrests of Cols. Lucio Gutierrez, Fausto Cobo, Gustavo Lalama and Jorge Brito.
NEWS
January 17, 1987 | RICHARD BOUDREAUX, Times Staff Writer
Air force troopers seized President Leon Febres Cordero in a bloody uprising Friday but released him 12 hours later in exchange for the freedom of a jailed rebel general. Newspapers reported at least two men killed and eight others wounded during the abduction at the country's largest air base as about 20 rebel paratroopers opened fire on the civilian president and his 10 bodyguards as they arrived for a ceremony. The president was not seriously hurt.
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