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Victory of the national strike in Ecuador

Victory of the national strike in Ecuador

 The national strike in Ecuador, which ended on Thursday, June 30, is presented as a struggle for the collective rights of peoples and nationalities and as a new popular confrontation against neoliberal policies. The movement can be seen as a show of the strength, organization and expression of the different progressive social forces in Ecuador. The class struggle and  the[Read More…]

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Demonstrators make their way into Ecuador's capital of Quito to join the national strike, June 15, 2022. (Terán Bryan Esteban / Shutterstock)

In Ecuador, Indigenous-led National Strike Intensifies

Ecuador’s powerful Indigenous movements once again took to the streets on June 13 to press the conservative government of President Guillermo Lasso to agree to their list of economic and social demands. The government’s repressive response has led to many injuries and arrests and several deaths, as the situation continues to grow more intense. Lasso called for dialogue in the[Read More…]

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Ecuador’s Neoliberal Government Announces State Emergency to Impose Austerity

Ecuador’s Neoliberal Government Announces State Emergency to Impose Austerity

by Vijay Prashad and Taroa Zúñiga Silva On October 18, 2021, Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso declared a state of emergency for 60 days. This declaration led to the constitutional rights of Ecuadorian nationals being suspended and heavily armed troops flooding the streets in Ecuador. The immediate reason for the declaration was the murder of an 11-year-old boy named Sebastián Obando, who was killed in[Read More…]

by 03/11/2021 Comments are Disabled World
Thousands Protest Fuel Price Rise in Ecuador: President Calls for Dialogue

Thousands Protest Fuel Price Rise in Ecuador: President Calls for Dialogue

Ecuador’s President Guillermo Lasso on Wednesday called for dialogue following a second day of demonstrations by indigenous and social groups against gasoline price rises. The President said his government would keep security forces on highways to maintain order. Media reports said: Thousands of demonstrators marched on Tuesday in rejection of Lasso’s increase of the price of gasoline extra, a cheaper[Read More…]

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