Monday, October 4, 2010
Ecuador Police Accept Cuts
After riots that left President Rafael Correa gasping for breath, police in Ecuador faced their bonus cuts today without protest, Reuters reports.
The country's recent rebellions were partly blamed on a new law ending promotion bonuses for police officers and soldiers. It also means no more gifts at Christmastime.
The law was passed yesterday and officially expected to start today.
In the country over the weekend, soldiers patrolled the streets in armored vehicles, the wire reported.
"Everything seems to be returning to normal," police spokesman Richard Ramirez told Reuters.
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