Ecuador: Pandora Papers Could Take Lasso Down – Arauz Calls for New Election

HispanTV President of Ecuador, Guillermo Lasso, claimed that he has no hidden property in tax havens. Former presidential candidate for correismo, Andrés Arauz, has opined that Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso has lost legitimacy, and has urged for new elections take place. In an interview with Spanish news agency EFE, Arauz called for the resignation of…

Ecuadorians Mobilize against Lasso’s Anti-People Policies

Peoples Dispatch On September 15, thousands of Ecuadorians took to the streets in different provinces of the country against the neoliberal policies of the right-wing government of President Guillermo Lasso. Photo: CONAIE/Twitter The primary demands of the trade unions and social organizations include the immediate discontinuation of the neoliberal measure in force since last year,…

Rebuilding Latin America’s Economies: Interview with Andrés Arauz

Kawsachun News We spoke to Andrés Arauz, former Presidential candidate in Ecuador for the Revolución Ciudadana (Citizens’ Revolution). Andrés won the first round, with an advantage of more than 10 points over second place candidate, the neoliberal banker Guillermo Lasso. However, many liberal voters who backed third place Yaku Perez in the first round, cast…

The 200th Anniversary of the Decisive Battle of Carabobo that Finally Freed Venezuela from Spanish Colonialism and Led to Continental Liberation

Arturo Rosales Background Thursday, June 24, will be the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Carabobo in which Simón Bolívar’s patriotic forces, outnumbered by the Royalists, won a resounding victory that effectively changed the course of history in South America. The events of that day terminated the 300 years of colonial dominance by Spain over…

Operation Condor 2.0: Behind Aznar’s Award to Guaidó and the Atlas Network

Karen Méndez Loffredo Interview with Julián Macías Tovar, researcher and editor of Pandemia Digital. Former President José María Aznar presented the 10th FAES Freedom Award to former Venezuelan MP Juan Guaidó. The event was also attended by the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, the mayor José Luis Martínez Almeida and the…

Ecuador: CONAIE President Jaime Vargas – It’s Time to Unite

Kawsachun NewsJaime Vargas, President of Ecuador’s CONAIE. April 24, 2021. Photo: Kawsachun Coca President of the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE), Jaime Vargas, spoke to Radio Kawsachun Coca/Kawsachun News during his recent visit to Villa Tunari, Trópico of Cochabamba for a RUNASUR commission meeting. Vargas, who is an indigenous leader of the Amazonian…

Ecuador: Right-Wing Populism or Proto-Fascism

Alejandro Salazar Protesters take to the street of the Ecuadorean capital Quito against the policies of the government of President Lenin Moreno. | Photo: Reuters 2018 No one should be oblivious to what is happening, and probably will happen in Ecuador politically in the short, medium and long term. I am referring to the rise…

Ecuador: Keys to Understanding the Victory of Guillermo Lasso

Marco Teruggi In Guayaquil, Lasso visited his parents’ grave. Image: AFP On the side of the winner, the communication strategy of the right wing -which included a dirty campaign and media support- was successful; on the side of progressivism, the organizational structure was lacking and the construction of the figure of Arauz in relation to…

A Stage of Deepening Neoliberalism Begins in Ecuador

Marco Teruggi The right-wing candidate obtained 52.51% of the votes against 47.49% of his progressive rival, a result that was not anticipated by pollsters. Guillermo Lasso won the presidential elections against Andres Arauz in Ecuador. He obtained 52.51% of the votes against 47.49% with 93.29% of valid ballots of the total of 97.60% counted. The…

Jaime Vargas: RUNASUR and Plurinationalism, Linking the People of Latin America

Jaime Vargas, President of CONAIE (The Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador), speaks about an ambitious regional project linking together the people of Latin America. Jaime Vargas on RUNASUR and plurinationalism @jaimevargasnae https://t.co/mmeevbECMr — Nick Estes (@nickwestes) April 11, 2021 "We must build a continental movement for the liberation of our America, Abya Yala" @evoespueblo…

Ecuador Elections: State of Emergency in the Aorta of Latin America

Marco Teruggi Sunday will define who will be the new president of Ecuador and polls predict a close runoff. The candidates in dispute are oil and water: on one side the country’s biggest banker, representing the elites and the neoliberal creed; on the other a leftist economist, heir to former president Rafael Correa, currently in…