Ecuador: Libertarian Movement offers alternatives, wants dialogue with President Correa

Posted on July 3, 2015 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics Morla reported Wipe out tariffs to promote trade, submit indefinite presidential reelection to a referendum, revoke the Media Law, and start a direct dialogue with President Rafael Correa. These are but a few of the proposals announced on July 1 by Ecuador’s Libertarian Movement, a free-market group organized in 2005 by “Ecuadorians worried about the country’s situation.” The movement’s leaders held a press conference on Wednesday in Guayaquil, Ecuador’s largest city, to explain to local media what they dubbed “the way out” (La Salida) from the South American nation’s economic and political crisis. “This [plan] will allow us to solve our current and future problems,” argued Joselo Andrade, director of Guayaquil’s Libertarian Movement chapter. In 2007, we libertarians warned that the Constituent Assembly endowed with full powers and 21st-century socialism would systematically sever civil, political, and economic freedoms, and concentrate powers in the executive branch. Time has proved us right.The demonstrations across the country, the widespread discontent with the government’s policies, the protests … they leave no doubt that 21st-century socialism was nothing but a mirage based on high oil prices. When that came tumbling down, the government’s already small popularity crashed. Read Article


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