by Timothy Alexander Guzman
from SilentCrowNews Website
that continue to conspire, and that's why
I am using this gathering to announce that
we have decided to expel USAID from Bolivia"
"What is the CIA Planning
before Ecuador's 2017
Washington wants Ecuador's President Rafael Correa removed from power.
Washington says it is concerned about the freedom of the press in Ecuador because their non-government organization 'Fundamedios' funded and supported by,
...among others is in the process of being shut down by the Correa government.
According to Telesur's report on September 10th "Fundamedios engaged "partisan political activities" by sharing material on its social media accounts, publishing articles unrelated to its stated mission and inserting itself into political debates in the country" which according to the National Secretariat of Communication or 'Secom' is prohibited under Ecuadorian law.
The White House released a press statement on the same day:
According to TeleSur 'Fundamedios' is funded by the NED and USAID:
USAID and NED are in the business of "Democracy Promotion" which uses public money (from U.S. taxpayers) for secretive operations with the intention to support pro-U.S. governments with the help of political and social movements abroad.
The goal is regime change...
...are some of the recent examples of
U.S. foreign policy that has only proved to be disastrous on many
levels. Ecuador would be added to Obama's list of countries ripe for
...who are critical of U.S. Foreign policy.
What makes matters worse for Washington was the closure of the Manta Air Force Base in 2009, a promise made by Correa in a 2006 campaign. Washington wants a new government in Ecuador to reopen the Manta Air Force Base for surveillance and the so-called "War on Drugs".
In 2008, the New York Times reported that President Correa fired high ranking military officials who were loyal subjects of Washington:
The New York Times admitted that Correa's administration is a challenge for U.S. policy makers regarding the "War on Drugs" and its presence in Latin America:
Reuters' also reported in 2007 what Correa had said about the possibility of renewing the lease to the U.S. military,
Correa did make a good point.
Ecuador granted Assange political asylum status where he still remains to this day.
Neoconservative and former Presidential contender Sarah Palin said that Assange is an,
Palin was saying that Julian Assange is
in the same league as Al Qaeda so killing him is justified. Ecuador
did take a stand to protect the life and liberty of Julian Assange,
something Washington does not take lightly.
...Correa is a target for regime change.
Just remember back in history when the CIA orchestrated a coup against Ecuadorian President Carlos Julio Arosemena simply because he criticized the U.S. government and supported the Cuban revolution led by Fidel Castro.
Correa has done a lot more to diminish
U.S. power in Latin America than any other president in its current
Something Correa should be familiar with, after all the CIA attempted a coup in 2010 under Obama's watch.
One of the key reasons of the attempted coup by the Ecuadorian police was the Public Service Organic Law signed in 2010. It was designed to place regulations on public service workers namely the police and military and create a standard base of compensation instead of receiving their bonuses from foreign sources (the U.S. government) under Ecuadorian law.
The main problem before the law was
passed was that the police of Ecuador was receiving bonuses from the
US embassy to spy on Ecuadorian politicians and others who were
considered opponents of Washington.
U.S. Ambassador at the time was Heather Hodges who was assigned to disrupt and weaken the Correa government through USAID which contributed $40 million.
...were all behind the coup plot.
It is Obama's last 16 months in office since the first coup attempt. Correa knows he is on Washington's "hit list" following his actions on Fundamedios who claim the freedom of speech is threatened as Washington threatens Julian Assange for exposing their crimes in Afghanistan and Iraq by killing of tens of thousands of civilians, which they tried to keep secret.
Washington is consistent when it ignores
the sovereignty of nations and bypasses international law on a
Telesur reported that WikiLeaks published diplomatic cables from the U.S. embassy in Ecuador from 2005 and 2006 that suggest members of CONAIE were interested in talking to U.S. Representatives within their own ranks including Vice President Santiago de la Cruz and Congressman Jorge Guamán who according to one cable "expressed interest in open dialogue."
Members of CONAIE also,
De La Cruz is described as,
Although representatives in both organizations have shown an interest in meeting with U.S. officials, other members are not so keen on the idea including Luis Macas, head of CONAIE.
This is a positive sign that members within these indigenous organizations do not want to meet with U.S. diplomats.
According to the cables,
In 2007, Correa was an anti-neoliberal advocate was voted into power and has brought Ecuador political and economic stability.
One other issue Washington is concerned about is what Correa said about the "Dollarization" of the Ecuadorian economy; he said it was a "technical error" after pro-US president Jamil Mahuad adopted the U.S. dollar in 2000.
Correa did acknowledge that it is a difficult process to move out of the U.S. dollar at this time.
However, he does support a regional
South American currency that would allow Ecuador to move out of the
dollar which is something U.S. officials' do not like to hear
especially when the dollar is about to lose its reserve currency
It is important to note that if a presidential recall vote were to take place in Ecuador today at least 60% of the people would vote for Correa according to the main-stream media's 'CNN Spanish' poll this past June.
Correa proposed constitutional reforms including two bills that would increase inheritance and capital gains taxes on the ultra-wealthy. Anti-government protests followed, which later turned violent.
That is something Washington wants to see more of right before Ecuador's 2017 presidential elections...