We the men and women of the Americas know full well that on April 2 Ecuador will be facing a decisive electoral battle. We know that there is a lot at stake because the result of this election will determine whether Ecuador will be able to continue on the path they initiated 10 years ago or return without glory to the previous years known as the holiday for the banks and the foreseeable economic meltdown, social disintegration, political instability and violence that will follow.
The outcome of this battle will also determine a lot about the future of the region and its direction. And it would be no exaggeration to say that a defeat of the neo liberal conservative restoration project in Ecuador would also serve as a signal to several European countries in demonstrating that there is an alternative formula to get them out of their crisis other than the fascist and xenophobic right.It wouldn’t make sense to stop at the remarkable achievements made in Ecuador in the last decade.
By Sergio Alejandro Gómez on March 30, 2017
Rubio directly threatened the governments of the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, and Haiti, and in an interview with El Nuevo Herald, stating that the vote of these countries at the meeting on Venezuela of the OAS Permanent Council could have repercussions on economic assistance provided by the United States
Certain politicians strolling through the U.S. Capitol in Washington – the first bricks of which were laid at the time of the Haitian Revolution – still believe that Latin America and the Caribbean is the backyard that the United States must “put in order” from time to time.
One such advocate of this obsolete U.S. ideology today is Marco Rubio, a legislator with Latin American roots, whose Cuban parents migrated to the United States in 1956 – when Fidel was still organizing the Revolution in Mexico – although he has insisted on embellishing his biography, assuring that his family “fled Communism.”
Devoted to demolishing by any means the bridges that have been built between Washington and Havana over the last few years, it is no coincidence that Venezuela is another obsession of this Senator from the state of Florida.