Austerity policies in Ecuador
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Ecuadorians take the streets against president Lasso’s government

Thousands of Ecuadorians have taken to the streets across the country in rejection of a recent increase in fuel prices, which far exceeds the current prices in the world market. The protests are the largest anti-government protests in the five months of Lasso’s administration

Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso’s anti-people policies

The primary demands of the trade unions and social organizations include the immediate discontinuation of the neoliberal measure in force since last year, which increases the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis, and the cessation of privatization of strategic resources and sectors

Ecuadorians mobilize against Lasso’s economic policies

Trade unions and social organizations demand annulment of presidential decrees that increase the price of petrol and diesel on a monthly basis, among other claims

Ecuador: from the dream of the Montecristi Constitution to the “Panama of the Andes”?

Irene León speaks about factors behind the recent loss of progressive forces in Ecuador and what to expect with Guillermo Lasso in office

Andrés Arauz and the progressive bloc are a threat to Ecuador’s right wing

David Adler of the Progressive International who was observing the Ecuadorian elections discusses the recent fraud accusations as well as the right-wing’s dirty campaign against Andrés Arauz

José Agualsaca, candidate for Ecuador’s National Assembly, seeks to recover the future

José Agualsaca, an Indigenous leader from Ecuador who is running for the National Assembly, hopes to help reverse the disastrous policies of the past four years and deepen the Citizen’s Revolution

Andrés Arauz’s chances look bright, say opinion polls ahead of Ecuadorian elections

According to a study conducted by well-known Ecuadorian analyst Omar Maluk, Andrés Arauz leads the voting intention with 39.2% of the votes. The study shows him with a lead of 17.4% over his nearest rival

IMF approves disbursement of 2 billion USD for Ecuador

Ecuadorian President Lenín Moreno says the funds will be used for “social protection and economic reactivation”, however, the deal calls for a lower minimum wage, higher sales taxes, labor reform, and limited public investment

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

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