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The Fallout of 30-S


The good-left-bad-left framework of dividing the left leaning governments in Latin America has always seen President Rafael Correa (Ecuador) placed on the bad left or radical side. The recent police revolt of September 30, 2010 has laid bare the conflicts berween Correa's government and various opposition sectors, warranting an in-depth look at Correa's government in particular, rather than a generalization of all bad-left governments. The conflicted narratives of this police revolt also demonstrate the dissention that exists while approaching this pivotal national moment. The Correa government confronts complex and unique challenges from opposition that continues to be alienated. Among this opposition are: traditional political opponents, U.S. interests, social movements, and the media. Correa's relationship with these opponents from 30-S onward shows the increased polarization between the government and its opponents, as well as providing insight regarding the situation of the Correa administration in Ecuador without attempting to adhere to a binary categorization model.