During the tour of President Correa yesterday in Guayaquil, his speeches were short and silences long, without specific references to the national strike.
The president visited the hospital that is being built by the health ministry in Mount Sinai, which is one of the three mega-hospitals in the process of being erected in the country, whose progress is close to 50%.
“An island of modernity in the midst of so much misery,” Correa happened to describe himself this work minutes after an unusually brief speech, after visiting the housing plan that hosted evacuees from the Trinitaria Island.
There, at the contingency houses complex, Correa improvised a 12-minute reflection on inequality. Reviving the recent debate on rich and poor, the president returned to the country he wants: “a more fair, more equitable, without misery and why not, a little less opulent country,” Correa said in one of his constant criticisms of the rich, and admitted this time, “the truth is that I do not like them at all.”
It will be a “crucial week,” referring to the opposition demonstrations and the beginning of the indefinite national strike. he merely notes that “the law will be applied. Whoever may cry,” but without details. How will this be applied? Correa asks that to be explained by a lawyer, but anticipates that probably he will be accused of “criminalization of the protest.”
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