President Correa declines to meet with Ecuadorians in Connecticut, U.S.

Posted on April 11, 2014 • Filed under: Ecuador, Politics, United States

NHREGISTER.COM reported…Ecuadorians protest at Ecuador consulate during President’s visit to Yale
Wilmer Barzallo, an Ecuadorean resident, said Correa declined to meet with the community. “There are about 15,000 people in our community here and he won’t listen to us,” Barzallo said. Carmen Segovia said she wanted to participate in the protest because such opposition isn’t tolerated in Ecuador. “They are trying to eliminate protests in our country. We’re not here to fight, but we can’t do this over there,” Segovia said. Other protesters expressed their frustrations with their home country adopting “Cuba traditions.” Some said protesters and journalists were arrested for speaking out against the president. Mario Rodriguez said he believes Correa only makes time for those in top political positions. “He’s been invited to sessions here, but if you don’t belong to a Party you don’t matter to him,” Rodriguez said. Read Article

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