With the backing of large crowds of supporters in the streets and of statements from presidents throughout Latin America, the Ecuadorian government of Rafael Correa is attempting to quell a riot by hundreds of police protesting a cut in their benefits which has thrown the country into chaos. […]
Ecuador Solidarity Network: Attempted coup d’etat in Ecuador. Take Action. Following a coordinated protest by police across Ecuador earlier today, President Rafael Correa remains sequestered in the police hospital in the capital city of Ecuador. […]
A process of change, as weak as it may be, runs the risk of being overturned or overtaken by the right, old or new, if it does not establish alliances with organized social and popular sectors, and deepen progressively. The insubordination of the police, beyond their immediate demands, lays bare at least four substantial things.