[News] Correa Accuses CIA of Destabilization Efforts in Ecuador

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Correa Accuses CIA of Destabilization Efforts in Ecuador Ecuadorean 
President Rafael Correa Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa | Photo: 
Reuters Previous Next Published 22 March 2015 0 Coments + We Recommend 
During his weekly presidential address Ecuadorean President discussed 
the recent destablilization attempts by the right-wing opposition. 
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has accused the US Central 
Intelligence Agency (CIA) of being involved in opposition protests in 
the country with the aim of dragging it into chaos. "There is a CIA 
presence there [in Ecuador's opposition] which has a goal of weakening 
the government," Correa said on Saturday during his weekly presidential 
address. RELATED: How the US Funds Dissent against Latin American 
Governments According to Ecuador's president, the opposition in the 
country is trying to do everything possible to exhaust the government 
ahead of the elections, knowing that Ecuadorean authorities enjoy public 
support. Correa stated that the protest marches formed part of the 
strategy of the “most conservative groups of the opposition”, using 
social movements to try and “wear down” his government. In Quito and 
seven other cities, protesters rallied on Thursday against President 
Correa's policies calling for changes to economic and labor policies. 
Violent incidents by right-wing protesters were reported. During his 
televised speech, Correa informed the public that he had been the victim 
of aggression in the city of Riobamba on Thursday, following the 
inauguration of a local health center. President Correa, who was 
“leading a caravan of supporters”, was violently approached by 
opposition protesters who tried to attack him and injured two of those 
supporting him with bottles and stones. In his presidential address, 
Correa also alluded to early signs that the opposition is seeking to 
undermine his administration. Opposition mayors of the country’s major 
cities, Quito and Guayaquil, Mauricio Rodas and Jaime Nebot 
respectively, recently met, in which they signed a manifesto calling on 
all Ecuadoreans to join them in “restoring democracy.” Despite the 
recent destabilization efforts by the Ecuadorean opposition, a recent 
international survey conducted by the Association of Political 
Communication found that the president received 79 percent approval 
making him the world’s second most popular president of Ecuador. In 
1963, the U.S. intelligence led a military coup in Ecuador, against the 
leftist President Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy, after the leader 
criticized the U.S. government and showed its support to Fidel Castro’s 
revolution in Cuba. In 2013, the Ecuadoran news agency ANDES, reported 
that the CIA was planning to murder Correa and destabilize the country 
in retaliation for the removal of a U.S. military base from the country 
in 2009, as well as his decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder, 
Julian Assange.

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Correa Accuses CIA of Destabilization Efforts in Ecuador Ecuadorean 
President Rafael Correa Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa | Photo: 
Reuters Previous Next Published 22 March 2015 0 Coments + We Recommend 
During his weekly presidential address Ecuadorean President discussed 
the recent destablilization attempts by the right-wing opposition. 
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has accused the US Central 
Intelligence Agency (CIA) of being involved in opposition protests in 
the country with the aim of dragging it into chaos. "There is a CIA 
presence there [in Ecuador's opposition] which has a goal of weakening 
the government," Correa said on Saturday during his weekly presidential 
address. RELATED: How the US Funds Dissent against Latin American 
Governments According to Ecuador's president, the opposition in the 
country is trying to do everything possible to exhaust the government 
ahead of the elections, knowing that Ecuadorean authorities enjoy public 
support. Correa stated that the protest marches formed part of the 
strategy of the “most conservative groups of the opposition”, using 
social movements to try and “wear down” his government. In Quito and 
seven other cities, protesters rallied on Thursday against President 
Correa's policies calling for changes to economic and labor policies. 
Violent incidents by right-wing protesters were reported. During his 
televised speech, Correa informed the public that he had been the victim 
of aggression in the city of Riobamba on Thursday, following the 
inauguration of a local health center. President Correa, who was 
“leading a caravan of supporters”, was violently approached by 
opposition protesters who tried to attack him and injured two of those 
supporting him with bottles and stones. In his presidential address, 
Correa also alluded to early signs that the opposition is seeking to 
undermine his administration. Opposition mayors of the country’s major 
cities, Quito and Guayaquil, Mauricio Rodas and Jaime Nebot 
respectively, recently met, in which they signed a manifesto calling on 
all Ecuadoreans to join them in “restoring democracy.” Despite the 
recent destabilization efforts by the Ecuadorean opposition, a recent 
international survey conducted by the Association of Political 
Communication found that the president received 79 percent approval 
making him the world’s second most popular president of Ecuador. In 
1963, the U.S. intelligence led a military coup in Ecuador, against the 
leftist President Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy, after the leader 
criticized the U.S. government and showed its support to Fidel Castro’s 
revolution in Cuba. In 2013, the Ecuadoran news agency ANDES, reported 
that the CIA was planning to murder Correa and destabilize the country 
in retaliation for the removal of a U.S. military base from the country 
in 2009, as well as his decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder, 
Julian Assange.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address:

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Correa-Accuses-CIA-of-Destabilization-Efforts-in-Ecuador-20150322-0006.html. 
If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to 
the original article. www.teleSURtv.net/english

*Correa Accuses CIA of Destabilization Efforts in Ecuador *


  22 March 2015


During his weekly presidential address Ecuadorean President discussed 
the recent destablilization attempts by the right-wing opposition. 
Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa has accused the US Central 
Intelligence Agency (CIA) of being involved in opposition protests in 
the country with the aim of dragging it into chaos.


"There is a CIA presence there [in Ecuador's opposition] which has a 
goal of weakening the government," Correa said on Saturday during his 
weekly presidential address.


According to Ecuador's president, the opposition in the country is 
trying to do everything possible to exhaust the government ahead of the 
elections, knowing that Ecuadorean authorities enjoy public support. 
Correa stated that the protest marches formed part of the strategy of 
the “most conservative groups of the opposition”, using social movements 
to try and “wear down” his government.


In Quito and seven other cities, protesters rallied on Thursday against 
President Correa's policies calling for changes to economic and labor 
policies. Violent incidents by right-wing protesters were reported.


During his televised speech, Correa informed the public that he had been 
the victim of aggression in the city of Riobamba on Thursday, following 
the inauguration of a local health center.


President Correa, who was “leading a caravan of supporters”, was 
violently approached by opposition protesters who tried to attack him 
and injured two of those supporting him with bottles and stones.


In his presidential address, Correa also alluded to early signs that the 
opposition is seeking to undermine his administration. Opposition mayors 
of the country’s major cities, Quito and Guayaquil, Mauricio Rodas and 
Jaime Nebot respectively, recently met, in which they signed a manifesto 
calling on all Ecuadoreans to join them in “restoring democracy.”


Despite the recent destabilization efforts by the Ecuadorean opposition, 
a recent international survey conducted by the Association of Political 
Communication found that the president received 79 percent approval 
making him the world’s second most popular president of Ecuador.


In 1963, the U.S. intelligence led a military coup in Ecuador, against 
the leftist President Carlos Julio Arosemena Monroy, after the leader 
criticized the U.S. government and showed its support to Fidel Castro’s 
revolution in Cuba.


In 2013, the Ecuadoran news agency ANDES, reported that the CIA was 
planning to murder Correa and destabilize the country in retaliation for 
the removal of a U.S. military base from the country in 2009, as well as 
his decision to grant asylum to WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange.

This content was originally published by teleSUR at the following address:

http://www.telesurtv.net/english/news/Correa-Accuses-CIA-of-Destabilization-Efforts-in-Ecuador-20150322-0006.html 



If you intend to use it, please cite the source and provide a link to 
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