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Correa: Brazil’s Lula brings hope to Latin America

Correa: Brazil’s Lula brings hope to Latin America

Brasilia, Mar 31 (Prensa Latina) The former president of Ecuador Rafael Correa affirmed that with the arrival to power in Brazil of Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, Latin America gained a gale of hope which changes today the correlation of forces.

What happened in Brazil is a gale of hope. The largest economy of the continent with a president the size of Lula’, Correa highlighted, after participating in Sao Paulo in a meeting with popular organizations, coordinated by the Landless Rural Workers Movement and the Socialism and Freedom Party.

For the also renowned economist, the triumph in October at the polls of the former lathe operator, changed ‘the geopolitical balance of the region. The second progressive wave is much deeper than the first, but it is also different, he said.

According to the portal Brasil de Fato, Correa predicted that Guillermo Lasso, current president of Ecuador, is destined to be the ‘trash can of history’ and described him as corrupt.

The Ecuadorian Constitutional Court decided on Thursday that the impeachment process against Lasso can pass to the National Assembly and in that auditorium, the ruler may face difficulties to remain in office.

In addition to the corruption allegations motivating the impeachment requested, Lasso was defeated in a referendum he proposed to alter the country’s Constitution and saw Correa’s party, the Citizen’s Revolution, elect as mayors in the country’s two largest cities: Quito and Guayaquil.

In Correa’s words, the controversial head of state suffered a landslide and leftist forces will return to power in Ecuador.

‘We will recover Ecuador for its people, for justice, for the Patria Grande’, remarked who was president from 2007 to 2017.

During his mandate, Ecuador held a Constituent Assembly and modified its Magna Carta. The period was also marked by a decrease in poverty and economic growth.

Brasil de Fato assures that Correa was part of the so-called progressive wave of leftist governments in Latin America at the beginning of the 21st century.


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