Ecuador

After the Argentina debacle, the IMF endorses weakening capital controls in Ecuador

The IMF is backing a tax reform bill in Ecuador that will enable capital flight and further austerity. Lara Merling for openDemocracy Over the past year, a rebranded IMF returned to Latin America with promises of loan agreements that would…

“The mobilizations are the resistance of the peoples to a neoliberal agenda,” according to Txema Guijarro of Podemos.

Txema Guijarro has been a deputy for Podemos and is running again in the elections on November 10. Of Ecuadorian nationality, his relationship with South America is permanent. In this interview, we wanted to know your opinion on the popular…

Nelsy Lizarazo speaking from Ecuador: “Now we know who we are”.

When, after 11 days of strong social mobilization, Decree 883 was repealed and the beginning of a broad dialogue between the government and the indigenous movement was announced, the issue ceased to occupy the headlines of the mainstream media. However,…

Ecuador: Brief notes after the dialogues between President Moreno and CONAIE

Ecuadorian President Lenin Boltaire Moreno insists that the mobilisations against the “Paquetazo” [raft of austerity measures decreed by the government] were encouraged from the political sector that responds to former President Rafael Correa, in this way he can continue with…

Ecuador: nonviolent sounds and gestures close the tenth day of protests

Ecuador: nonviolent sounds and gestures, Once declared the curfew from 3pm in Quito, capital of Ecuador, the action of the public force was maintained with force until the end of the afternoon, especially in the vicinity of the House of…

Ecuador: Resistance goes on

Pictures: Marcelo Rivera, William Tipán and Walker Vizcarra Video: Walker Vizcarra Ecuador has had 9 days of protests and paralysis at the national level, after having ordered the elimination of subsidies and other economic measures by executive decree. The days…

Ecuadorian state censors International Pressenza Radio En la Oreja [In the Ear]

We were censored. They censored me. The programme that we have been doing for five years on Radio Pichincha Universal cannot broadcast by order of President Lenin Moreno. This affront occurs after he ordered the contents of the station to…

Ecuador: Between cynicism and opportunism, we still have dignity

Today, October 9, the day of the National Strike, the afternoon ended with a tweet from President Moreno rejoicing at the beginning of the dialogues with “the indigenous brothers”; a press conference from executive officials enunciating 6 points of their…

[Ecuador] National strike: The cry of the people in the streets

By Fluxus Foto After the official announcement of the new economic measures, mainly the liberation of the subsidy to the prices of the extra gasoline and diesel, the union of transporters at national level decided to call a paralysis of…

Europe’s closed eyes on the political prisoner Jorge Glas

Interview with Chilean journalist and activist Patricio Mery Bell on the current situation in Ecuador. Do you find that the prosecutions of Dilma Rousseff, Lula and Christina Kirchner were also used to indict Jorge Glas and put him out of…

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