Fox News Latino – Opinion: Ecuador’s Slide into Lawlessness
Date: May 31, 2011
The author of this piece expresses his views on Ecuador President Correa’s referendum:
By José R. Cárdenas
It now appears that Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has won voters’ approval to further consolidate his control over two institutions essential to the functioning of any healthy democracy: a free press and an independent judiciary.
While the vote tallies on the pertinent questions in the May 7th national referendum were no doubt closer than Correa expected, they unfortunately give his latest power grab a patina of legitimacy.