Category: Ecuador

Roger Harris: US Role Behind the Defeat of Ecuador’s Leftist Presidential Candidate

Please Help ZNet         Source: Orinoco Tribune The US role in the defeat of leftist Andrés Arauz in Ecuador’s presidential contest on April 11 was not overt because it did not need to be, according to a high-ranking Latin American diplomat. We met with the diplomat and others on an official election Read more…

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Medea Benjamin: The Dirty Campaign Underlying Ecuador’s “Free and Fair” Election

Ecuador’s April 11 election that led to a 5-point victory by conservative banker Guillermo Lasso over progressive candidate Andrés Arauz was not what it appeared to be

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David Adler: Ecuador’s election is a test of our solidarity

The Progressive International observation delegation returns to Ecuador to observe the most important elections in a generation

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Boaventura de Sousa Santos: Open letter to two young indigenous Ecuadorians

My wish is that you Ecuadorians, and the Ecuadorian youth in particular, will be the ones to decide the open issues with which you are faced and for which, in all truth, there are no straightforward solutions in sight

Eve Ottenberg: What the Ecuadoran Elections Mean for the U.S.

The pink tide is coming back in – much to the chagrin of many in the U.S. government

Andres Arauz: Deepening the Citizens’ Revolution

An interview with Andrés Arauz on his surprising journey to the verge of state power

Andres Arauz: COVID, Austerity & Ending U.S. Interference

Left-wing economist Andrés Arauz secured nearly 33% of the vote in the first round of Ecuador’s presidential election on February 7 but fell short of the 40% needed to win outright

Roberta Rice: Two Different Visions of the Left Divide Ecuador in the 2021 Presidential Election

Indigenous environmentalist Yaku Pérez and conservative Guillermo Lasso are locked in a vote re-count to determine who will face Andrés Arauz in the secound round in April, posing a challenge to correísmo

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Joe Emersberger: Ignoring Repression and Dirty Tricks in Coverage of Ecuador’s Election

Lies of omission characterize Reuters coverage of Latin American politics

Miriam Lang: Ecuador’s pro-mining politics dealt a blow by Indigenous, green movement

In a historic referendum, more than 80% of the electorate in Cuenca, Ecuador’s third-largest city, voted to ban mining in the area

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