President Lenin Moreno, who starts a tour in Spain this Sunday after meeting with Pope Francis in Rome, has denied that his mentor, former President Rafael Correa, has become his main opponent. “The main opposition is the lack of economic reactivation, the immense debt that they left us, the quantity of unfinished works. The biggest opponent is poverty, unemployment, it is demotivation and confrontation. The citizen Rafael Correa is another opponent. Nothing else, “he said in an interview published by El País on Sunday.
Moreno has not announced changes in his economic conduct, which the journalist from El País, points out as the same as the previous government. “That is the project that won the elections. We must be consistent with that. However, in the last period of the economist Rafael Correa I believe that he lacked self-criticism, to renew, to innovate. Criticism allows us to obtain sincere criteria about what we have done wrong or what we can do towards the future. And self-criticism, even more so, “replies Moreno, who has been critical of Correa in almost the entire interview.
“I knew another Rafael Correa, who was very eager to transform Ecuador. So we did in the first stage, but then that desire to perpetrate in power makes you think more about the upcoming elections than the future of the country. Pharaonic works began to be made, unlike the works of popular benefit that had been made. Do work, borrowing excessively taking resources from any other state institution. The issue was to do works. And for that reason at this moment we have more than 600 works that have legal, economic and corruption problems, “he adds later.
About Glas he says: “I chose him as a candidate, I did not know about these activities that were taking place. There has been corruption, a lot of corruption, it has been wrongly said that this was the most honest government in Ecuador. It was not. That does not mean that the past were better, corruption has been a permanent feature in the history of Ecuador”. (I)