Ecuador Protests New Neoliberal Measures Amid Lockdown

By Telesur English. -

Unions, students, teachers, workers, and social organizations took to the streets in Quito as others followed from home in several cities Monday with a pot-banging protest. In Quito, Cuenca, [...]

Bodies In The Streets: IMF Imposed Measures Have Left Ecuador Unable To Cope With Coronavirus

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

If you are using one of the many coronavirus incidence trackers, the Pacific country of Ecuador does not seem to be particularly badly affected by COVID-19. Officially, the country has less than [...]

Half A Billion People Could Be Pushed Into Poverty By Coronavirus

By Oxfam.org. -

The economic fallout from the coronavirus pandemic could push half a billion more people into poverty unless urgent action is taken to bail out developing countries, said Oxfam today. The agency [...]

IMF Conditions Emergency COVID-19 Loan To Venezuela On Regime Change

By Alan Macleod, Mintpress News. -

Earlier this month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) blocked a request from Venezuela for an emergency loan to deal with the COVID–19 pandemic on the grounds that President Nicolas Maduro [...]

Are The European Union And The UN Willing To Bypass The Blockade Against Venezuela?

By Mision Verdad, Orinoco Tribune. -

This week, multilateral organizations such as the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN) have supported Venezuela in its fight against the spread of the new coronavirus (Covid-19), in [...]

Media Struggle To Defend Washington’s Cruelty Toward Venezuela And Iran

Joe Emersberger, Fair.org -

The request was not much of an “about-face” for Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro, because it was the same type of disaster relief loan the International Monetary Fund (IMF) gave to Ecuador in [...]

Can Whales Save The Humans? + Prepping One Community At A Time

By Eleanor Goldfield, Occupy.com -

A whale of a deal for the IMF and all those folks out there who wanna keep consuming but want someone else to deal with the fall out. Next up, the whole damn system is guilty as hell – and that's [...]

Ecuadorian Opponents Reject Lenin Moreno’s Economic Reform

By Juan Manuel Boccacci,  Pagina 12, translation Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau. -

The Lenin Moreno Administration is moving in two fronts since the mass mobilizations that took place in Ecuador about a month ago. On the one hand, it is criminalizing social protests so [...]

The IMF And Class Power In Argentina

By Jason Hirthler, American Herald Tribune -

In the past few weeks in Argentine politics: the administration of Mauricio Macri, the neoliberal handmaiden of global banking elites, was upended in national elections, as the Peronist Alberto [...]

Agony And Death Of Neoliberalism In Latin America

By Atilio Boron, Pagina 12, Translated by Resumen -

During the last few weeks, neoliberalism faced a series of defeats that sped up its agony and are leading to its death amidst large and violent upheavals. After nearly half a century of pillage, [...]

Burn, Neoliberalism, Burn

By Pepe Escobar, Strategic-culture.org   -

Neoliberalism is – literally – burning. And from Ecuador to Chile, South America, once again, is showing the way. Against the vicious, one-size-fits-all IMF austerity prescription, which deploys [...]

Uruguay And The Threat Posed By Neoliberalism

By Hedelberto Lopez Blanch, Rebelion, translation, Resumen Latinoamericano, North America bureau -

As several nations in South America are going through their worst economic-political-institutional crises, Uruguay —which has survived the neoliberal wave in the region— is going to face [...]

Ecuadorians Protest Neo-liberal Austerity And Win

By Margaret Flowers and Kevin Zeese, Clearing the FOG. -

President Lenin Moreno restored neo-liberalism to Ecuador, accepting a $4.2 billion dollar loan from the US-dominated International Monetary Fund that required measures call 'structural [...]

Ecuador – And The IMF’s Killing Spree

By Peter Koenig, Globalresearch.ca -

The latest victim of this horrifying IMF scheme is Ecuador. For starters, you should know that since January 2000, Ecuador’s economy is 100% dollarized, compliments of the IMF (entirely [...]

Ecuador: Moreno’s Government Sacrifices The Poor To Satisfy The IMF

By Wilma Salgado, Council on Hemispheric Affairs. -

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno has been cutting government spending since signing an Extended Fund Facility (EFF) agreement with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in February of this year. [...]