Talking About Ecuador’s Political Prisoners: An Interview With Marcela Aguiñaga

Joe Emersberger In October, eight protesters were killed during eleven days of demonstrations against a decree by Ecuadorian president Lenin Moreno to eliminate fuel subsidies in order to comply with a structural adjustment loan he signed with the IMF. Other articles and interviews on Counterpunch have discussed how Moreno ditched his left wing campaign platform…

Rafael Correa:“Clearly What Happened in Bolivia Was a Coup”

Nicolas AllenFormer president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, speaks at a conference on October 26, 2012. (Fernanda LeMarie / Flickr) In an exclusive interview, Ecuador’s former president Rafael Correa spoke to Jacobin about the coup against his ally Evo Morales in Bolivia and the mass resistance to his rightward moving successor Lenín Moreno in Ecuador. Rafael…

The Long Coup in Ecuador

Fabio Resmini Elected on a progressive platform, the Moreno government has resorted to the politicization of justice and the militarization of politics to repress its former allies and constituents. Ecuador is facing some of its darkest days. The country is trapped with a highly unpopular president who has betrayed his mandate and proved his willingness…

Ecuador: Still a Territory in Dispute

Juan Manuel Boccacci Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno seems to be determined to not listen to the claims being demanded across the country that began only 20 days ago. Revoking Decree 883, which eliminated fuel subsidies, led to a struggle between the Government and indigenous organizations headed by the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ecuador (CONAIE)….

Quarantine (IV): A Parenthesis on Neoliberalism and Rebellion

Reinaldo Iturriza López Chilean people against neoliberalism Ecuadorian people against neoliberalism Haitian people against neoliberalism Honduran people against neoliberalism As I have progressed in research, mapping government decisions and omissions, and generally identifying major economic milestones from 2013 to date, some things have become clear. First, the way in which the logic of the two…

Neoliberalism and Indigenous Peoples in Latin America

Ollantay Itzamná Quechuas in Machupiccchu. OI. It is clear that the neoliberal system advanced in Latin America until it found social resistance in the indigenous territories. It seems that “sovereignty” and “dignity” are no longer disputed in the jurisdiction of national states, but in indigenous territories. Neoliberalism, as a stage in the accumulation/speculation of capital…

Differences Between an Attempted Coup D’état and a Popular Civic Insurrection

Carlos Fonseca Teran AFGJ Editorial Comment: Son of Sandinista founder Carlos Fonseca and a leader and thinker in his own right, Carlos Fonseca Teran compares and contrasts the attempted coup in Nicaragua last year with the just ended popular uprising against IMF structural adjustment policies in Ecuador. For those who have not followed Ecuador, under…

Ecuador’s Failed Revolt

Atilio Boron “Far from having triumphed, what really happened was the consummation of a defeat of the popular insurgency, whose enormous sacrifice was offered without anything concrete in exchange at a false negotiating table.” The supposed negotiation between the leadership of the Confederation of Indigenous Nations of Ecuador (Conaie) and Lenín Moreno was concluded on…

Network in Defense of Humanity Statement on Crimes Against Humanity in Ecuador

The Network in Defense of Humanity expresses deep concern for the undermining of democracy and persistent institutional deterioration in Ecuador during the last two years, especially during the last month in which, openly adopting dictatorial expressions, the Lenin Moreno Administration has violently abused human rights against those who express to be in opposition with harsh…

Why the Victory of the Indigenous Movement in Ecuador is Not Total?

Marco Teruggi There are celebrations in Ecuador. They began Sunday night when the national government and the Indigenous movement centrally grouped in the Coordinadora de Nacionalidades Indígenas de Ecuador (Conaie) announced that they had reached an agreement on Decree 883, which removed gasoline subsidies. The response was twofold. On the one hand, the streets were…