The pictures are from Mme. Secretary's visit to Ecuador on June 8 of this year. She got along well with President Correa. Tonight, CNN reported thay he had been tear-gassed, brought to a hospital, and thought he was kidnapped because the police would not let him leave the hospital.
Events in EcuadorHillary Rodham Clinton
Secretary of StateWashington, DCSeptember 30, 2010
We are closely following events in Ecuador. The United States deplores violence and lawlessness and we express our full support for President Rafael Correa, and the institutions of democratic government in that country.
We urge all Ecuadorians to come together and to work within the framework of Ecuador’s democratic institutions to reach a rapid and peaceful restoration of order.