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Ecuador's Ousted President Goes to Exile in Brazil


Ecuador's ousted President Lucio Gutierrez is flying to exile in Brazil, four days after being removed from office.

He left Quito on a Brazilian air force plane.

Mr. Gutierrez had been in the residence of Brazil's ambassador since Ecuador's congress voted him from office on Wednesday after a week of huge street protests.

Protesters had been camped outside the residence demanding that Mr. Gutierrez be tried for abuse of power.

A state prosecutor also had ordered his arrest in connection with the deaths of two people in the recent clashes between police and protesters.

Ecuador's political crisis began in December after Mr. Gutierrez restructured the country's Supreme Court with his allies.

Some information for this report provided by AP, AFP and Reuters.

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