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Ecuador Plans Changes to Law That Prompted Uprising

Ecuador’s congress plans changes to a salary law that prompted protests last week, including “additional compensation” for police and members of the military, congress President Fernando Cordero said today.

Cordero, a member of President Rafael Correa’s ruling Alianza Pais party, said in an e-mailed statement that congress will revise a public service law that cut wages and benefits. Lawmakers must take up the matter “immediately,” he said.