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Ecuador’s President Leaves Capital Amid Antiausterity Protests- The Wall Street Journal

Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno late Monday said he moved the administrative center of his government away from the nation’s capital, as riots and protests against the ending of a fuel subsidy rocked the South American country for a fourth day.

The armed forces continued to back Mr. Moreno as he faces his toughest challenge since taking office in 2017. In a televised address less than four minutes long, flanked by the military’s top brass, he promised he wouldn’t renege on his decision last week to scrap a four-decade fuel subsidy that costs the state some $1.4 billion a year.

“I’m not going to take any step back,” Mr. Moreno said, after saying his government would move from the capital, Quito, to the port city of Guayaquil.

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Members of indigenous communities in the Amazon in Ecuador would like to know: What happened to the more than $20M reportedly raised on their behalf by now-disbarred NY lawyer Steven Donziger? #FollowtheMoney
#Factsmatter: An international arbitration panel found ‘no cogent evidence’ supporting #Ecuador’s claim that #Texaco failed to comply with terms of remediation in #Amazon.
The @WSJ sums this case up nicely, “[Steven Donziger] and his team fabricated evidence, promised $500,000 to an #Ecuadorean judge to rule in their favor, ghostwrote much of the final verdict and took other actions that ‘perverted’ the course of #justice. Mr. Donziger disputes the…
Shameless. Disbarred and convicted of criminal contempt of court for bribing an Ecuadorian judge in an attempted extortion scheme, @SDonziger is nonetheless accepting invitations to speak at #climate rallies. Read more about this adjudicated racketeer:
Sworn testimony: While Texaco met its environmental obligations in the Amazon, #Ecuador’s national oil company did “absolutely nothing” to address its own remediation in the area. #FactsMatter:

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