Protesters plan to confront Rafael Correa at speech today

A diverse group of environmentalists, feminists and gays will be protesting the speech here today of Rafael Correa, the president of Ecuador.

Correa, here to attend the presidential inauguration, has scheduled a 4 p.m. presentation at the Universidad de Costa Rica. His topic is the achievements of the citizen revolution in Ecuador.

The environmentalists are unhappy because Correa is approving additional oil drilling leases in his country.

Feminists are unhappy because they said he characterized their ideology as one that destroys the family.

Gays are unhappy because Corea has mocked proposals for same-sex marriage.

Protesters will gather with their signs outside the university’s law school before the speech.

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