"We are ready to give him residence in Ecuador, with no problems and no conditions."
- KINTTO LUCAS,Ecuador's Deputy Foreign Minister, offering WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange residency in his country; Assange has enraged Washington by releasing classified U.S. documents
"This is not a popular mobilization. It is not a popular uprising. It is an uprising by the police who are ill-informed."
- RICARDO PATINO,Ecuador's Foreign Minister, as the nation's capital was disrupted by police protests and what President Rafael Correa called a "coup attempt"
"If you want to kill the President, here he is. Kill him if you want to. Kill him if you are brave enough."
- RAFAEL CORREA,President of Ecuador, addressing rebel police officers in a standoff at their barracks in Quito, Ecuador, where protests broke out over a
new law that would reduce their benefits and slow salary increases
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