[Marxism] WikiLeaks' Quito cables show how US worked against Correa

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Sun Sep 7 17:24:54 MDT 2014

In the months leading up to Ecuador’s October 2006 presidential election,
the US Embassy in Quito claimed to be impartial.

Rather than supporting one particular candidate, then-US ambassador Linda
Jewell said <http://wikileaks.org/cable/2006/10/06QUITO2617.html> the
embassy only wanted to help facilitate “a fair and transparent electoral

However, diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show that behind the
rhetoric of “democracy promotion”, the embassy sought to stop
<http://wikileaks.org/cable/2006/05/06QUITO1157.html> the election of “dark
horse populist, anti-American candidate Rafael Correa”.
-- part 3 of ongoing series on 1000 largely previously unreported cables


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