Following last year’s popular revolt against IMF-backed reforms, Ecuador’s neoliberal president Lenín Moreno has systematically pushed phony judicial processes to suppress opposition at the ballot box. The ban on leftist Rafael Correa’s candidacy makes a mockery of the 2021 election — and raises worrying questions over the future of democracy in Ecuador.
Guillaume Long was president of the International Relations Commission of Ecuador’s governing Alianza PAIS party. He was Ecuador’s minister for foreign relations and holds a PhD from the University of London’s Institute for the Study of the Americas.
Ecuador’s Lenín Moreno promised a less “divisive” approach than his left-wing predecessor Rafael Correa. But Ecuadorians are seeing through his con and resisting austerity and neoliberal reforms.
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Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno was elected to continue Correa’s Citizens’ Revolution — but has set about dismantling it instead.
Ecuador’s minister of culture defends the social and political record of the Correa government.