June 24, 2015

Inside the Americas: Right Wing Mobilized by Ecuadorean Politicians

In Ecuador, right-wing Guayaquil Mayor Jaime Nebot, former presidential candidate and banker Guillermo Lasso, and Chevron-backed politician Andrés Páez insist on their right to the accumulation of wealth and have been calling sometimes violent protests against inheritance tax and capital gains bills introduced, and now temporarily withdrawn, by President Rafael Correa.

Supporters of the Citizens’ Revolution, on the other hand, back the wealth redistribution bills and are organinzing neighborhood brigades and forums to foster a national debate on the measures.


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