As Ecuadorian president Guillermo Lasso faces a possible second impeachment amid a series of corruption scandals, the LMC spends the hour with Guillaume Long, the former Ecuadorian Minister of Foreign Affairs and current senior analyst for the Center for Economic and Policy Research, to break down the scandals plaguing the Lasso administration.
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May 8th, 2020: Ecuador & The Coronavirus
While the deaths caused by the Coronavirus pandemic in Latin America is tragic by any measure; the number of deaths in Ecuador along with the governments horrid response has been particularly tragic for the whole world to see. So on this episode, the LMC speaks with former Ecuadorian government minister Guillaume Long on the tragic chain of events that has led to huge numbers of Coronavirus deaths in Ecuador. Guillaume Long is currently a senior policy analyst for the Center for Economic & Policy Research.
November 22nd, 2019: Ecuador Austerity Measures
Following public outrage over IMF-sponsored austerity measures, the Ecuadorian people rose up in public outrage and managed to force the government of Lenin Moreno to reverse decision to cut gas subsidies. However, the LMC’s conversation with Andres Arauz suggest that the fight against the IMF in Ecuador has only just begun. Andres Arauz is a former Ecuadorian central bank official and a current PhD candidate in Financial Economics @ the National Autonomous University of Mexico. (UNAM)