OAS Rejects Ecuador’s IACHR Reforms – Council on Hemispheric Affairs
In the subtext, however, this aspect of the proposal is largely a political move by the Correa administration. Correa, like his counterparts in Venezuela and Bolivia, has often favored symbolic acts of defiance against U.S. hegemony. Correa has kicked out U.S. diplomats, rejected funding from USAID, and ended U.S. military presence in Ecuador. These symbolic acts bolster Correa’s domestic position with his post-neoliberal base and his international presence as a leader of the anti-imperialist Pink Tide.