Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa has extended until Friday (Oct. 8) the state of emergency he imposed following an police-led uprising in the capital city of Quito last week. The president said the decision was in response to a request from the country’s lawmakers who expressed doubt on whether the local police can still maintain order, Agence France-Presse reports. The state of emergency puts the military in charge of police functions. It was enforced last week after hundreds of police officers led a protest in Quito over legislation that had cut their bonus pay. After the protests died down, top police officials were either arrested or forced to resign.

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    Ivy Mungcal

    As former senior staff writer, Ivy Mungcal contributed to several Devex publications. Her focus is on breaking news, and in particular on global aid reform and trends in the United States, Europe, the Caribbean, and the Americas. Before joining Devex in 2009, Ivy produced specialized content for U.S. and U.K.-based business websites.