Protest in Ecuador against neoliberal onslaught

In the afternoon, in response to the mass protests, Moreno declared a “state of emergency”, allowing the executive greater powers like ability to mobilize funds, censure media, deploy police and military, and shut transportation hubs.

October 04, 2019 by Peoples Dispatch

Latin America’s Ecuador is the latest victim of neoliberalism and its onslaught on the working classes. Fearing the massive mobilisations undertaken by Ecuadorian masses, it’s far right government led by President Lenin Moreno has imposed ‘emergency’ in the country. As part of the mobilisations, major highways and roads were blocked across the country on October 3, from the early hours of the morning. Thousands gathered in major cities to protest Moreno’s latest economic measures. In the afternoon, in response to the mass protests, Moreno declared a “state of emergency”, allowing the executive greater powers like ability to mobilize funds, censure media, deploy police and military, and shut transportation hubs.

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