Ousted Ecuador president flees to Brazil

Ousted Ecuador president flees to Brazil

[JURIST] Days after being removed from power by Congress, Ecuador's former president Lucio Gutierrez [JURIST news archive] fled the country [AP report] aboard a Brazilian air force plane on Sunday. Brazil granted Gutierrez political asylum [Reuters report] Thursday; new Ecuadorian president despite Alfredo Palacio said Friday he would allow Gutierrez to leave despite the fact that many Ecuadorians wanted him to remain in the country to stand trial for alleged abuse of power and corruption.