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Ecuador: Lenin Moreno’s Government Sacrifices the Poor to Satisfy the IMF- Counter Punch

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The protests in Ecuador against the government of Lenin Moreno have left five dead and hundreds wounded and arrested.  The photos in this article cover the large funeral procession of Inocencio Tucumbi, Indigenous leader assassinated during the confrontations between protesters and the police forces of the government. Photo: Santiago Villacis.

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has been cutting government spending since signing an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in February of this year. This policy has benefited multinational corporations, the banks, and in general, powerful economic groups at the expense of the middle and working classes, who are being pushed toward poverty and extreme poverty.

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