The magazine specialized in business summarizes the two years of the President’s administration and highlights its position on issues of Venezuela, Assange and press freedom.
The Bloomberg Businessweek magazine highlights the changes driven by the president of Ecuador, Lenin Moreno. The prestigious media is distinguished from its predecessor Rafael Correa, the expulsion of Julian Assange from the Embassy in Britain, the rejection of the government of Nicolás Maduro and his approach to the United States.
The text, authored by Ethan Bronner and Stephan Kueffner, recalls that Assange had repeatedly violated international laws. Therefore, Ecuador could no longer offer a refuge.
The authors consider that Moreno’s change, on Assange, was the “most dramatic signal” that Ecuador, previously linked to the “authoritarian left in Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua,” is moving in a different direction. They also say that when Moreno took office two years ago, many believed that he would continue to lead the country on the road forged by Venezuela.
“Correa, his predecessor, thought that having chosen Moreno had someone to warm his seat. Now, he lives in Belgium, evading charges, allegedly for ordering to kidnap a political opponent. ” The article questions the ex-Confederate’s management and says he granted Assange asylum in an attempt to position himself as a defender of press freedom.
He adds that Moreno has “purged” the government of those close to Correa, including his running mate, Jorge Glas, sentenced for corruption. Bloomberg Businessweek highlights the “different tone” it has established in its management. Among other aspects, he mentioned that he launched a national dialogue on economic and political reforms, criticized corruption and promoted a referendum that established period limits for elected officials.
On the regional policy promoted by Ecuador, journalists Bronner and Kueffner highlight that Moreno recognized opposition leader Juan Guaidó. For them, the South American support for the exit of Nicolás Maduro can be seen as a victory in Washington, while the arrival of Venezuelan refugees in Ecuador makes it an urgent issue at the domestic level.
“Long-time hosts of hundreds of thousands of Colombian immigrants, Ecuadorians generally sympathize with Venezuelans, although there have been some violent reactions because refugees are considered to deplete resources and increase unemployment.”
The publication also summarizes the life of the president and his beginnings in political life with Correa. “At the beginning, like many, I believed in the former president. Under Correa, Ecuador was like a frog in water warming slowly.
The frog gets accustomed and that includes customary limits to the freedom of association and expression, “which however were questioned inside and outside the country. The publication also contains diverse opinions regarding President Moreno and his management.
One of them is Simón Pachano, a political scientist at the Latin American Faculty of Social Sciences of Quito (Flacso). He explained to the magazine that “the strength of Lenin Moreno is his apparent weakness,” he says. “He stands outside the political struggle and presents himself as someone who works for the people.” (I)
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President Lenin Moreno served two years of administration, his work was evaluated. The most critical voices The publication also gave rise to criticism against the President, for example those made by Fernando Villavicencio. (I)