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Ecuador’s populist electoral victory for Moreno shows erosion of democracy

Ecuador’s populist electoral victory for Moreno shows erosion of democracy

(Q24N) After 10 years in power, Ecuador’s President Rafael Correa will step down. However, political power isn’t falling far from the tree. Correa’s hand-picked successor and former vice president, Lenin Moreno, has declared victory against liberal banker Guillermo Lasso. The election has calmed fears that Correa might attempt to cling to the office after he […]

Weakness Permits Advance of Venezuelan Dictatorship, Says Leopoldo Lopez

Weakness Permits Advance of Venezuelan Dictatorship, Says Leopoldo Lopez

In the wake of decisions by the electoral authorities to postpone elections, the Venezuelan opposition has taken to the streets today (El Diario de Guayana). TODAY VENEZUELA / Opposition politician and political prisoner Leopoldo López asked Venezuelans to overcome despair and fear and invited them to “to renew their convictions spirit.” “Our attitude towards this […]