Monday, October 04, 2010

Correa without his mask

After being elected president of Ecuador in 2009, by promising to make dramatic changes in his country, in what he called a "citizen revolution", Rafael Correa left side of his program of change and began to adopt a neoliberal policy of tightening the salaries of civil servants, budget cuts in social programs, strong repression of the popular movement and total subservience to the U.S. government.
The police riot that occurred on September 29 was not therefore an isolated incident. For months the popular movement held strikes and demonstrations demanding better living conditions and dialogue with the government of Correa. He, however, refuses to engage with popular organizations and orders to arrest anyone who criticizes his government, as it did with the student and president of the Federation of University Students of Ecuador (FEUE), Marcelo Rivera, who was arrested nine months ago under the infamous prosecution of terrorists.
Indeed, an intense struggle is unfolding in Ecuador. On one hand, a people conscious of their rights and their strength, that does not accept a government that demeans the union movement, indigenous peoples, peasants, teachers and leftist parties and disregards their rights. On the other, a president who although elected by the people, behaves arrogant and dictatorial.
Correa's coup
On day 29, the police and much of the country's armed forces revolted against the arbitrary decision of Rafael Correa to end the payment of bonuses to the military, which would lead to a reduction in current salaries by more than 30%.
Aware of the uprising, Correa, of malice aforethought, went to the Rules of Quito, where the police were holding a demonstration. Entered the building and no one beat him or touched him. Correa asked for a microphone and was attended by police officials, who expected the president declared to be favorable to trading. But Correa was surprised and began to provoke the police saying, "You are an ungrateful group of thugs." "If you want to kill the president, here it is! Kill me. "
The police started yelling and Correa could not talk anymore. An aide put a mask against the gas pumps, the same as Correa ordered the police to play against the striking teachers.
Strangely, Correa was the one who got sick. No advisor to the president even without the mask had nausea or staggered.
After provocation, Correa asked the Army to withdraw to the barracks, although he was not arrested. Next was the Palace and gave an interview accusing the police of seeking to make a coup.
However, Correa himself was giving the coup against democracy in Ecuador to declare state of emergency to suppress freedom of organization, expression and manifestation
and give the army the right to raid homes and arrest anyone who wants without court authorization. Correa measures were immediate and strong support of Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State of the United States. There is even suspicion that before the decree, Correa called the White House.
Democracy is at risk but in Ecuador. But the main conspirator against it's own that President Correa wants to rule in a dictatorial manner as he revealed his decree establishing a state of siege against the people who decided to build a nation free from foreign domination and that no longer accepts being deceived or humiliated.
This is Rafael Correa unmasked.
The people of Ecuador have a rich history of struggle for freedom and always defeated those who underestimated him. Today, most live a hard fight for independence and against the traitors of the motherland. Not the first nor the last, but in the end will win again.
September 30, 2010
Central Committee of the Revolutionary Communist Party (PCR)

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