Right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso wins Ecuador’s presidency and other stories

Today we look at Ecuador’s presidential election results, protests following the fatal police shooting of a Black man in the US, reports of Israel’s role in the blackout at an Iranian nuclear site, hunger strike by detained Hirak protesters in Algeria, and the ties between Israeli businessman Dan Gertler and the DRC

April 12, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In today’s episode of the Daily Round-up we take a look at the victory of right-wing banker Guillermo Lasso in Ecuador’s presidential runoff elections, protests in the US following the fatal police shooting of a 20 year old Black man, statements by the Iranian government blaming Israel for the blackout at the Natanz nuclear site, a hunger strike launched by detained protesters amid a crackdown on the Hirak protest movement in Algeria, and the case of Israeli billionaire businessman Dan Gertler and his dealings in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

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