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April 21, 2005 | Hector Tobar and Orlando Perez, Special to The Times
President Lucio Gutierrez was forced from power Wednesday when Congress voted to oust him from office and Ecuador's military said it would no longer support him after days of increasingly violent and massive protests against his rule. Gathering in a makeshift meeting room in the capital as thousands of anti-government protesters fought police outside, a special session of Congress made up mostly of opposition legislators voted 60 to 0 to remove Gutierrez.
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October 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Ousted Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez said he was renouncing his asylum in Colombia and would return to his country, where he faces arrest, and attempt to regain power. Lawmakers removed him from office in April amid protests fueled by allegations that he meddled with the courts in a move to amass power. Gutierrez's popularity suffered after he instituted austerity measures, including cuts in food subsidies and cooking fuel, to satisfy international lenders.
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October 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Colombia granted political asylum to former Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez, who has said he faces treason charges in his homeland, a Colombian official said. Gutierrez, ousted from office in April amid street protests, went to Bogota on Sept. 21 from the Peruvian capital of Lima, where he had been living in exile.
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October 5, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Colombia granted political asylum to former Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez, who has said he faces treason charges in his homeland, a Colombian official said. Gutierrez, ousted from office in April amid street protests, went to Bogota on Sept. 21 from the Peruvian capital of Lima, where he had been living in exile.
WORLD
October 14, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Ousted Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez said he was renouncing his asylum in Colombia and would return to his country, where he faces arrest, and attempt to regain power. Lawmakers removed him from office in April amid protests fueled by allegations that he meddled with the courts in a move to amass power. Gutierrez's popularity suffered after he instituted austerity measures, including cuts in food subsidies and cooking fuel, to satisfy international lenders.
OPINION
December 1, 2002
Before, it happened in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Last week, Ecuadorean voters too -- dissatisfied with their political establishment and traditional political parties -- elected an outsider as president. Col. Lucio Gutierrez is an engineer better known as the bookish head of the Military Academy than for his experience in the country's complicated political arena. After the election, Gutierrez got a call from President Bush congratulating him on his triumph.
WORLD
April 17, 2005 | Hector Tobar and Orlando Perez, Special to The Times
After thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in defiance of a state of emergency he had imposed the day before, President Lucio Gutierrez yielded to the demonstrators and lifted the decree. Gutierrez suspended civil liberties in this capital city late Friday after three nights of protests against his rule. On Saturday, the order was largely ignored.
WORLD
November 25, 2002 | T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer
In a stunning turn of events, a left-leaning former army colonel declared victory in Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, just two years after he was jailed for leading a coup. With 97% of the vote counted, former Col. Lucio Gutierrez had a commanding lead over billionaire banana magnate Alvaro Noboa, 54.4% to 45.6%. Gutierrez, a political unknown who has never held elected office, ran a campaign short on details and long on promises. One of his main pledges was to fight corruption.
WORLD
April 22, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Brazil has granted asylum to deposed President Lucio Gutierrez, who was ousted by Congress amid street protests calling for his removal for abuse of power. He sought refuge in the Brazilian Embassy and was granted asylum Wednesday, Brazilian Ambassador Sergio Florencia Sobrinho said. Vice President Alfredo Palacio, who has replaced Gutierrez, promised to hold a referendum and constitutional assembly to create a new state structure.
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April 20, 2005 | From Times Wire Reports
Ecuadorean police fired tear gas at tens of thousands of protesters marching on the presidential palace in Quito, the capital, to demand the resignation of President Lucio Gutierrez. Demonstrators, who had been peaceful, responded to the tear gas by throwing stones at police. A 70-year-old man who had a heart attack after being gassed became the first to die in a week of protests against Gutierrez for interfering with the Supreme Court. The president has refused to step down.
WORLD
April 21, 2005 | Hector Tobar and Orlando Perez, Special to The Times
President Lucio Gutierrez was forced from power Wednesday when Congress voted to oust him from office and Ecuador's military said it would no longer support him after days of increasingly violent and massive protests against his rule. Gathering in a makeshift meeting room in the capital as thousands of anti-government protesters fought police outside, a special session of Congress made up mostly of opposition legislators voted 60 to 0 to remove Gutierrez.
WORLD
April 17, 2005 | Hector Tobar and Orlando Perez, Special to The Times
After thousands of protesters took to the streets Saturday in defiance of a state of emergency he had imposed the day before, President Lucio Gutierrez yielded to the demonstrators and lifted the decree. Gutierrez suspended civil liberties in this capital city late Friday after three nights of protests against his rule. On Saturday, the order was largely ignored.
OPINION
December 1, 2002
Before, it happened in Venezuela, Mexico, Colombia and Brazil. Last week, Ecuadorean voters too -- dissatisfied with their political establishment and traditional political parties -- elected an outsider as president. Col. Lucio Gutierrez is an engineer better known as the bookish head of the Military Academy than for his experience in the country's complicated political arena. After the election, Gutierrez got a call from President Bush congratulating him on his triumph.
WORLD
November 25, 2002 | T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer
In a stunning turn of events, a left-leaning former army colonel declared victory in Ecuador's presidential election Sunday, just two years after he was jailed for leading a coup. With 97% of the vote counted, former Col. Lucio Gutierrez had a commanding lead over billionaire banana magnate Alvaro Noboa, 54.4% to 45.6%. Gutierrez, a political unknown who has never held elected office, ran a campaign short on details and long on promises. One of his main pledges was to fight corruption.
WORLD
December 10, 2004 | From Times Wire Reports
Ecuadorean police barred Supreme Court justices from returning to their offices after they tried to defy a decision by Congress to fire them over accusations of bias against President Lucio Gutierrez. Fifty-two members of Congress voted late Wednesday to replace all 31 justices in a session called by Gutierrez. The president said the judges favored opposition parties.
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March 4, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Former Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez was released from jail after a judge cleared him of charges of threatening national security. Crowds of supporters cheered in the Quito courtroom as the judge ordered the release of Gutierrez, who had been jailed after he denounced his ouster by Congress last April as illegal. He was arrested in October after returning to Ecuador from Colombia, where he had been given asylum. Gutierrez was fired by Congress for interfering with the Supreme Court.
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