Subject: Ecuador rises up against IMF-imposed austerity
Sputnik Radio, Program “Loud and Clear with Brian Becker”
Interview to Patricio Zamorano, October 11 2019
Ecuadorean President Lenin Moreno last week ended fuel subsidies. That act drew so many protestors, led by indigenous people, trade unions and progressive political parties that he had to move the government out of the capital of Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil. Meanwhile, 10 police officers were taken hostage and were forced to carry the coffin of an indigenous activist who had been killed the day before. They were later released. Patricio Zamorano, academic and international analyst and Co-Director of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs, COHA, joins Brian and John.
Listen to the interview here: