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Deposed Ecuadorian President to Leave for Exile in Brazil


Brazil's Foreign Ministry says deposed Ecuadorean President Lucio Gutierrez is expected to leave Ecuador Sunday for exile in Brazil.

Officials said Saturday a Brazilian air force passenger jet is expected to head for Quito within hours.

Mr. Gutierrez has been at the Brazilian ambassador's residence since his ouster on Wednesday.

Earlier, Brazil said it was waiting for the right security conditions to fly Mr. Gutierrez out of Ecuador. Angry protesters have camped outside the residence to demand he face justice.

A prosecutor has called for the deposed president's arrest for the deaths of two people killed during recent violent protests.

Ecuador's political crisis began in December, when lawmakers dismissed 27 of the 31 Supreme Court justices after Mr. Gutierrez accused them of bias against him.

Some information for this report provided by AP and Reuters.

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