[Marxism] WikiLeaks cables show how US lost Ecuador -- pt 5

Stuart Munckton stuartmunckton at gmail.com
Fri Sep 19 22:32:42 MDT 2014

Cables sent from the US Embassy in Quito during Rafael Correa’s first three
years as president document rising tensions between Ecuador and the US.

Correa’s government, first elected in 2006, increasingly rejected US
hegemony and asserted control over Ecuador’s economic and political

The cables highlight the embassy’s preoccupation with Ecuador’s “difficult
investment climate”, with many reports attempting to assess and predict
Correa’s economic policies.
[Part five of a seven-part series
<https://www.greenleft.org.au/taxonomy/term/5517> investigating about 1000
cables leaked by the US Embassy in Quito and published by WikiLeaks.]


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original virtue. It is through disobedience that progress has been made,
through disobedience and through rebellion.” — Oscar Wilde, Soul of Man
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