Posts Tagged ‘ecuador’

Ecuador: More Uprisings Ahead As Moreno Fails To Listen To The People

Ecuador: More Uprisings Ahead As Moreno Fails To Listen To The People Above Photo: From Resumen-english.org Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno seems to be determined to not listen to the claims being demanded across the country that began only 20 days ago. Revoking Decree 883, which eliminated fuel subsidies, led to a struggle between the Government and […]

Ecuador: After A Blaze Of Protests, A Grey Horizon

Ecuador: After A Blaze Of Protests, A Grey Horizon Above Photo: From Towardfreedom.org During the recent 11-day uprising that shook Ecuador, parts of the capital Quito looked like a battle scene as police drove armed trucks through protest zones and fired tear gas and pepper spray at protesters, many of whom were women and children. […]

Ecuador – The Fight Against Moreno and the IMF Is Far from Over

In Ecuador, the fight against IMF austerity measures is far from over. Just a few hours after my article was published on Sunday, 13 October, Ecuador  – and the IMF’s Killing Spree – President Lenin Moreno declared the infamous Decree 883 was canceled, i.e. the astronomical price increases for fuel were reversed, the (police) state of emergency […]

Ecuador’s Leftist Leaders Arrested In Police Raids Nationwide

The prefect of the Ecuadorean province of Pichincha Paola Pabon was arrested in the early morning hours of Monday at her home. Police also raided the home of Virgilio Hernandez, a former lawmaker and member of the Citizen Revolution. Meanwhile, in the province of Guayas, Alexandra Arce, former mayor of the city of Duran, was also detained. Yofre Poma, another member and lawmaker from the Citizen Revolution […]

Don’t fall for beleaguered government’s line: Crisis in Ecuador is just getting started

The protests that rocked the South American country appear to be over. President Lenin Moreno announced Sunday night that he would repeal an austerity measure that caused tens of thousands of people to take to the streets. Over 1,300 people were injured, over 1,100 people were arrested, and at least seven demonstrators were killed in […]

Economic Hitmen and Neoliberalism — The Truth About What’s Happening in Ecuador

By Dylan Charles The South American nation of Ecuador has been in the throes of a bloody populist revolution for nearly two weeks now. On October 3rd, 2019, President Lenín Moreno announced the enactment of Decree 883 which effectively ended decades of government fuel subsidies, causing the price of gasoline and diesel to jump sharply […]

Economic Hitmen and Neoliberalism – The Truth About What’s Happening in Ecuador

Dylan Charles, Editor Waking Times The South American nation of Ecuador has been in the throws of a bloody populist revolution for nearly two weeks now. On October 3rd, 2019, President Lenín Moreno announced the enactment of Decree 883 which effectively ended decades of government fuel subsidies, causing the price of gasoline and diesel to […]

Ecuador: Gov’t To Drop IMF-Decree, Deal Reached Strike Over

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Ecuador under President Neo-coño Moreno: The IMF’s Deadly “Economic Medicine”, The Weaponization of Neoliberal Reforms

Lenin Moreno: aka Neocon Moreno A popular insurrection is unfolding against the adoption of sweeping IMF reforms imposed by the “centre left” government of President Lenin Moreno. In March 2019, a 4.2 billion dollar IMF loan was granted to Ecuador. “We are here to help you” says the IMF. Our objective is to help Ecuador “modernize […]

Ecuador: Brutal Economic Policies, The IMF “Economic Package” (“Paquetazo”)

In the official line, president, vice president and ministers have followed the same script: “There was no alternative”, that’s what they asserted. Furthermore, they even argued that it is necessary to eliminate fuel subsidies (gasoline and diesel), so that collapse of dollarization as national currency is avoided. They keep stating, obsessively, that public spending must […]

IMF Hands $4.2 Billion in Loans for Ecuador for Julian Assange

This article was first published in April 2019, following the granting of a $4.2 billion IMF loan to Ecuador. It should be understood that the conditions underlying this loan are intended to impoverish an entire country.  The IMF policy conditionalities are very specific. Massive layoffs in the public sector, dramatic hikes in fuel prices, reduction […]

Indigenous-Led Protests Rock Ecuador Decrying IMF Deal and Demanding Moreno’s Resignation

QUITO, ECUADOR — “We don’t have a state! We don’t have any state!” The lady’s voice projects through a loudspeaker amid the crowd. She’s not having it. Nor is the groundswell of hundreds, if not thousands who’ve converged at Plaza Grande trolley stop, just meters from Simon Bolivar’s statue at the entrance to Quito’s historic […]

Ecuador: A Rebellion For The Renewal Of Struggle

Ecuador: A Rebellion For The Renewal Of Struggle Above Photo: In the Ecuadorian Amazon, Shuar and Achuar people radicalize the strike, marching towards Puyo. Photo: CONAIE. Once again, an Indigenous and popular uprising in Ecuador has given light and hope to continental struggles for dignified life. Over the past days, women, children and elders from […]

SITREP: Ecuador on the brink of civil war?

by Ruben Bauer Naveira (Brazil) for The Saker Blog This is a very short summary of an article from Adoración Gusmán (Equatorian), published on Friday, Oct 04th (in Spanish): https://ctxt.es/es/20191002/ On the evening of Tuesday, Oct 01st, Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno announced a whole bunch of new legislation, delivering to the people of Ecuador: – […]

Moreno Flees Capital Of Ecuador As Thousands Of Indigenous Enter City

UPDATE 21H00 local time In his short five-minute televised speech, the Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno informed the seat of government has been moved to Guayaquil. The president then went ahead to accuse, with no evidence, that the protests against his government are financed by Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and former Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa. With the Military Brass standing behind him and […]

Ecuador: Indigenous Groups, Workers Continue Protests

Indigenous organisations and workers’ groups in Ecuador have vowed to continue protests against President Lenin Moreno’s scrapping of decades-long fuel subsidies. The pledge on Saturday came a day after Moreno, who took office in 2017, refused to back down over the austerity policy, imposed under a deal with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) that doubled the price of […]

National Strike in Ecuador Against US Imperialism, Calling for Assange’s Freedom

After the US-backed Moreno regime allowed WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to be illegally rendered by British abductors from its embassy back in April, some 20,000 protesters marched through the country’s capital city of Quito with banners reading “world disgrace” demanding the release of Assange. Their demonstrations were met with violence from the Ecuadorian police including […]

Rafael Correa Rubbishes CNN Claim of Ecuador Embassy as ‘Russian Hacking Hub’

In a Monday report, CNN alleged that the WikiLeaks founder had used the Ecuadorian embassy, where he lived under asylum for seven years, as a base from which to help Russia “undermine” the 2016 US presidential election. CNN claimed Assange received “in-person deliveries” of potentially “hacked materials” and held “suspicious meetings” with “Russians and world-class […]

Ecuador Just Gave the Pentagon Permission to Use Galapagos Island as an Airstrip

By Eoin Higgins The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an airstrip. Ecuadorian defense […]

US Military to Use Galapagos Islands as an Imperial Airstrip in New Deal with Ecuador

Eoin Higgins, Common Dreams Waking Times The Galapagos Islands archipelago in Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse regions in the entire world, home to a number of species found nowhere else on the planet, and a UNESCO World Heritage site. So, naturally, the U.S. military wants to use one of its islands as an […]

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