A group of 94 Ecuadorians, including writers, artists, politicians, journalists, professionals and intellectuals signed a manifesto in which they ask President Rafael Correa to adopt a position that favors the democratic, pluralist and civil exit of the Venezuelan crisis and of unrestricted respect for the results of parliamentary elections of December 6, 2015.
Former Vice President Leon Roldos Aguilera, one of the signatories of the letter, believes it is important support the proposal of writers Ivan Carvajal and Diego Cornejo-Menacho, because democracy must be strengthened in that country. “There are many obstacles in the way,” he says.
The document was also signed by politicians like Diego Ordonez, economists Abelardo Pachano and Andres Hidalgo, entrepreneurs Ines Ortiz, sociologists and political scientists Luis Verdesoto, Simon Pachano and Julio Echeverria, filmmakers Pocho Alvarez, artist Victor Carrasco, in addition to teachers, lawyers, educators and professionals from various fields.
“The governments of Latin America can not remain indifferent to the fate of Venezuela. The non-interference and the respect for the sovereignty of states can not justify the disregard to the severity of the crisis that affects a brother nation,” says part of the letter sent to the president.