Austerity policies in Ecuador
How Ecuador’s democracy is being suffocated

Not only was Rafael Correa barred from contesting in the upcoming elections in Ecuador, but now the candidacy of Andrés Arauz is also being threatened

Ecuador’s electoral council bars Rafael Correa’s party from upcoming general elections

The Social Commitment Movement for the Citizen’s Revolution, led by former president Rafael Correa, rejected the decision and announced that it would take part and win the 2021 general elections

Ecuador’s foreign minister José Valencia resigns

In less than 48 hours, three officials of President Lenin Moreno’s government have resigned

Vice-president of Ecuador Otto Sonnenholzner resigns

Sonnenholzner was the third vice president of Lenín Moreno during his four years in office

Ecuadorian trade union calls for national mobilization against Moreno’s government

The FUT has called for a national mobilization in defense of the workers’ rights and in rejection of budget cuts, corruption, mass dismissals, and privatization of public institutes

Not only to stay alive, but to stay human: An interview with Pavel Égüez

Designer Tings Chak spoke at length with Ecuadorian artist Pavel Égüez about revolutionary art, the crisis of capitalism and his series ‘Cuarentena’ which seeks to address the human suffering provoked by the COVID-19 pandemic

Ecuadorians resist government’s attempt to push through neoliberal reforms

Trade unions and movements allege that Moreno is taking advantage of the crisis generated by COVID-19 pandemic to advance with the regressive economic reforms ordered by the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

Ecuadorians vow to resist Moreno’s latest neoliberal economic measures

The national government announced that it will shut 10 public companies, withdraw subsidy on diesel and petrol, and reduce public sector workers’ salaries by 25%

University students and professors in Ecuador protest against budget cuts

The neoliberal government of President Lenín Moreno announced a budget cut of around 100 million USD in the public higher education sector in response to the economic crisis aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic in the country

Ecuadorians reject Moreno’s new austerity measures

To justify the budget cuts and reductions in public servant’s salaries, Moreno argued that drop in oil prices and the Covid-19 outbreak have placed the country in a critical situation

Ecuador’s people have a won a victory but government repression continues

Following 12 days of massive protests, the government of Lenín Moreno repealed Decree 883 which formalized neoliberal reforms. At the same time, it launched a crackdown on political opponents

Lenín Moreno declares curfew and militarization of Quito

Repression against protesters in Ecuador continues and will likely intensify with the decree of the curfew and militarization in Quito

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