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General Strike Nearly Paralyzes Ecuador's Capital

A general strike by diverse groups upset with President Rafael Correa has virtually paralyzed Ecuador's capital, provincial cities and stretches of the Panamerican highway.   Protesters blocked roads beginning early Thursday with tree trunks, rocks and burning tires.   Many object to pending legislation that would permit Correa's indefinite re-election. Indigenous groups are upset by the leftist economist's refusal to consult them on mining and oil exploration on...

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