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Ecuadorian health protests

Students and doctors have staged a march from the Andrade Marin Hospital to the Health Ministry in Quito, Ecuador, to protest against President Rafael Correa's decision to keep an article in the new penal code that punishes professional malpractice. Doctors have threatened to resign from hospitals across the country if the new penal code is passed.

Ecuadorian health protests
Students and doctors march from the Andrade Marin Hospital to the Health Ministry in Quito on January 27, 2014 to protest against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's decision to keep an article in the new penal code that punishes professional malpractice. Doctors have threatened to resign in hospitals from across the country if the new penal code is passed. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ecuadorian health protests
Students and doctors march from the Andrade Marin Hospital to the Health Ministry in Quito on January 27, 2014 to protest against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's decision to keep an article in the new penal code that punishes professional malpractice. Doctors have threatened to resign in hospitals from across the country if the new penal code is passed. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ecuadorian health protests
Students and doctors march from the Andrade Marin Hospital to the Health Ministry in Quito on January 27, 2014 to protest against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's decision to keep an article in the new penal code that punishes professional malpractice. Doctors have threatened to resign in hospitals from across the country if the new penal code is passed. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ecuadorian health protests
Students and doctors march from the Andrade Marin Hospital to the Health Ministry in Quito on January 27, 2014 to protest against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's decision to keep an article in the new penal code that punishes professional malpractice. Doctors have threatened to resign in hospitals from across the country if the new penal code is passed. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ecuadorian health protests
Students and doctors demonstrate in front of the Health Ministry in Quito on January 27, 2014 against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's decision to keep an article in the new penal code that punishes professional malpractice. Doctors have threatened to resign in hospitals from across the country if the new penal code is passed. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ecuadorian health protests
Students and doctors arrive at the Health Ministry in Quito on January 27, 2014 as they protest against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's decision to keep an article in the new penal code that punishes professional malpractice. Doctors have threatened to resign in hospitals from across the country if the new penal code is passed. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ecuadorian health protests
Students and doctors demonstrate outside the Health Ministry in Quito on January 27, 2014 to protest against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's decision to keep an article in the new penal code that punishes professional malpractice. Doctors have threatened to resign in hospitals from across the country if the new penal code is passed. (AFP/Getty Images)
Ecuadorian health protests
Students and doctors march from the Andrade Marin Hospital to the Health Ministry in Quito on January 27, 2014 to protest against Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa's decision to keep an article in the new penal code that punishes professional malpractice. Doctors have threatened to resign in hospitals from across the country if the new penal code is passed. (AFP/Getty Images)