For the last several years I have generally been critically supportive of the Bolivarian Revolution in Venezuela and the renewed wave of radical sentiment and activity it has sparked in the rest of the Latin America. At the same time, while I was initially supportive of Rafael Correa and his so-called Citizens’ Revolution - which at first appeared to the extension of the Bolivarian Revolution to Ecuador - I have in recent years become quite hostile to him and his government.
For those who do not know, Correa and his PAIS Alliance (Proud and Sovereign Fatherland) came to power with the backing of Ecuador’s powerful indigenous and workers’ movements. These same movements brought down three presidents before Correa. So it is safe to say that there was much hope for what changes his leadership might bring. Read the rest of this entry