According to the National Institute of Statistics and Census, INEC, the 360,710 Ecuadorians living in Spain in 2011 and until December 2012, 52,536 returned to Ecuador last year.
Such is the case of Raul Ordoñez migrant who returns with his wife and four daughters to Ecuador in March, because their situation is precarious and before they reach that point he says: “To suffer here, I would rather suffer there.” Ordonez described the crisis as “fatal” and says the latest corruption scandal in Spain, a scourge that was the reason for why he emigrated from Ecuador, is now linked to the ruling party. “It’s another example of the shamelessness of politicians,” adding that he does not think that Mariano Rajoy is “capable of that,” but members of the Popular Party are.
Immigrants indicated that the greatest crisis of corruption and credibility of the Partido Popular comes amid the worst economic crisis in decades, making it more difficult to swallow it for many. The current social outrage in the only European country with more than a million people lacking a transparency law is felt everywhere. The President of Transparency International (TI) in Spain, Jesus Lizcano said that the rise of corruption causes public disturbance and even ‘insubordination’, which can get worse.
Spain is ranked 30th in the board of TI transparency, a favorable position among the 176 countries surveyed.