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Ecuador’s Constitutional Reforms Continue Correa’s Power Grab – PanAm Post

As Quito citizens celebrated the 481st anniversary of their city’s foundation on December 6, the National Assembly was getting ready to pass a series of constitutional reforms behind the people’s backs. One hundred congressmen belonging to the ruling PAIS Alliance voted for legal measures that will further concentrate power in President Rafael Correa’s hands. While many Quito residents played Cuarenta (the country’s national card game) and drank canelazos (a traditional beverage), the Assembly members strengthened the “leader of the masses” and gave the president greater power to impose a socialist economy on the citizens. Read more>>

Ecuador’s Constitutional Reforms Continue Correa’s Power Grab - PanAm Post

As Quito citizens celebrated the 481st anniversary of their city’s foundation on December 6, the National Assembly was getting ready to pass a series of constitutional reforms behind the people’s backs. One hundred congressmen belonging to the ruling PAIS Alliance voted for legal measures that will further concentrate power in President Rafael Correa’s hands. While many Quito residents played Cuarenta (the country’s national card game) and drank canelazos (a traditional beverage), the Assembly members strengthened the “leader of the masses” and gave the president greater power to impose a socialist economy on the citizens. Read more>>

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