Correa stressed that a similar measure has not been taken by a government in Ecuador since 2005, during the administration of Lucio Gutierrez.
Former Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa referred to the complicated situation that the country is going through after Lenin Moreno decreed a “State of Exception” in response to protests against adjustment measures agreed with the IMF.
“What happens tears the soul,” Correa said and also compared this social outbreak with the resistance to economic policies of the government of Mauricio Macri.
“They implement these measures to increase poverty, but they are also inefficient, these measures do not generate growth, employment, anything,” Correa stated referring to the reforms of the Argentinian mandatary and the “package” imposed by Moreno last Tuesday, which included an increase in the price of fuel, among other adjustment measures: “These measures failed in Argentina, in Greece and also in Ecuador,” he insisted.
The leader of Revolucion Ciudadana questioned that Moreno has taken measures diametrically opposed to his own and to the programmatic proposals that led him to the government: “no one voted for the IMF or the increase in fuel price.”
According to the former ruler, the current head of state remains in his position only “because he manages the real actors of power” and also because the media make him look like a hero. “In Ecuador, there have been five clear breaks of the constitutional order but since it is not a leftist government but one sells itself to the United States, they applaud it,” he denounced in dialogue with Radio 10.
Correa stressed that a similar measure has not been taken by a government in Ecuador since 2005, during the administration of Lucio Gutiérrez: “It is for extreme cases, not for one-day protests, because it involves paving homes without a warrant, press censorship, charging special taxes, altering the budget arbitrarily, loss of civil rights, it is very serious.”
Sources: teleSUR, Pagina 12.