[Marxism] Ecuador: WikiLeaks cables show US how used 'democracy promotion' to push corporate interests

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Aug 31 18:51:06 MDT 2014

Second part of ongoing series on US intervention in Ecuador based on about
1000 WikiLeaks cables never reported on in English before.


Ecuador's pro-US neoliberal president Lucio Gutierrez was ousted in 2005.
Since then, relations between Ecuador and the United States have
deteriorated, with the Andean nation’s increasing rejection of US hegemony.

Diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show how hard the US fought to
control Ecuador's future post-Gutierrez.

“Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is humanity’s
original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
Under Socialism

“The free market is perfectly natural... do you think I am some kind of
dummy?” — Jarvis Cocker

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