Correa Feels the Wrath of Massive Protests in Ecuador – PanAm Post

June 30, 2015 • Ecuador Political News

Thursday, June 25, 2015 will go down in Ecuador’s history, with one of the largest public protests ever recorded in the city of Guayaquil. Starting at 2 p.m. local time, the mayor’s office estimates that around 400,000 people — one in five city residents — filled Nueve de Octubre Avenue and its surroundings, to reject the latest measures taken by the government of President Rafael Correa. That makes three consecutive weeks of widespread demonstrations from Ecuadorians against the socialist government. Read more>>

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chevronecuadorCorrea Feels the Wrath of Massive Protests in Ecuador – PanAm Post

Protesters in Ecuador Demonstrate Against Correa’s Policies – The Wall Street Journal

June 30, 2015 • Ecuador Political News

Thousands of protesters on Thursday took to the streets of Ecuador’s largest city, Guayaquil, to protest against the policies of President Rafael Correa,especially new tax proposals. The Guayaquil demonstrations, led by Mayor Jaime Nebot, were part of the third week of protests against Mr. Correa’s government. On Thursday mass protests also took place in Ecuador’s capital, Quito, and in other cities. Read more>>

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The End Of Dollarization In Ecuador: The Crisis Has Begun – Investors.com

June 30, 2015 • Ecuador Political News

Every year major companies, organizations and even countries pay big bucks to advertise during the Super Bowl in hopes of reaching its multimillion viewers. This past February, a small sliver of time on Super Bowl Sunday was dedicated to Ecuador in a 30-second commercial coining the hashtag “#AllYouNeedisEcuador.” The irony of this commercial is that it encourages Americans to spend U.S. dollars in Ecuador at a time when the Ecuadorean government is trying to weaken the U.S. dollar as its official currency. Read more>>

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chevronecuadorThe End Of Dollarization In Ecuador: The Crisis Has Begun – Investors.com

Anti-Correa Protest Could Land Students 7 Years in Prison – PanAm Post

June 30, 2015 • Ecuador Political News

Students of the traditional Mejía Institute in Quito, Ecuador, have joined the nationwide protests against the government of President Rafael Correa that have gained momentum over the last two weeks. Three of those young protesters, however, have been accused of “sabotage,” and face up to seven years in jail if convicted. Read more>>

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Ecuador: Rafael Correa’s “Dictatorship Of The Heart” – Worldcrunch

June 22, 2015 • Ecuador Political News

The government of Ecuadoran President Rafael Correa released a somewhat Orwellian video last month that tries to turn the concept of dictatorship on its head. The soundtrack of the video, which touts the administration’s various achievements, is a schmaltzy pop song that goes: “If this is a dictatorship, then we’ve been had. Until recently I thought dictator meant a tyrant… If this is a dictatorship, then let’s applaud the dictating heart.” Read more>>

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