Ecuador: Regresión, Ajuste Y Levantamiento Indígena

Translated title of the contribution: Ecuador: Regression, Adjustment and Indigenous Uprising

Victor Hugo Torres Davila

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In the early morning of October 3, 2019, the country dawned with the main urban and rural roads blocked by a massive strike led by the transport unions and indigenous and peasant organizations that rejected the elimination of subsidies on extra gasoline and diesel, put into effect on October 1 by means of Executive Decree 883 of the National Government. After two days of citizen unrest due to the difficulties of mobilization and supply, near the end of the strike, the indigenous movement, surprisingly, took over from the transporters and intensified the blockade of roads and highways, giving way to what became, due to its duration and magnitude, the largest indigenous and popular uprising against the IMF's neoliberal policies in the recent history of the country. Two years earlier, from the beginning of his administration, President Lenín Moreno led the deactivation of the progressivism of which, paradoxically, he had been a part. Arguing that he inherited a bloated State, indebted and mired in enormous corruption, the president, supported by businessmen, banks and importers, distanced himself from what he considered a disqualified socialism of the 21st century and undertook the restitution of State institutionality and the fight against corruption, magnified by the media, assuming the neoliberal agenda that had been contained during the preceding progressivism.
Translated title of the contributionEcuador: Regression, Adjustment and Indigenous Uprising
Original languageSpanish (Ecuador)
Title of host publicationEcuador: La insurrección de octubre
PublisherConsejo Latinoamericano de Ciencias Sociales (CLACSO)
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)978-987-722-608-9
StatePublished - 30 May 2020

CACES Knowledge Areas

  • 213A Political Science


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