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Martel: Julian Assange’s Arrest Happened Because Ecuador Abandoned Socialism

The shocking news Thursday morning that the government of Ecuador invited British police into its embassy in London to arrest Wikileaks founder Julian Assange left many questioning why the Latin American country, which protected Assange for over half a decade, now felt comfortable letting him go.

Assange arrested in London after Ecuador pulls asylum

Ecuador Abandons Socialist Latin America Bloc over ‘Frustration’ with Venezuela

Ecuador’s President Lenin Moreno took another step Thursday towards undoing the ties leftist predecessor Rafael Correa fostered with the rogue regimes in Cuba and Venezuela, withdrawing from the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA), a socialist alternative to the Organization of American States (OAS).

Ecuador president says predecessor should face kidnapping justice

Ecuador Orders Arrest of Socialist Ex-President Rafael Correa

A judge in Ecuador ordered the arrest Tuesday of former President Rafael Correa, a staunch anti-American leftist whose tenure was defined by his friendly ties with Venezuela, China, and Cuba and has reportedly begun proceedings with Interpol to aid in his detention.

Ecuador voters decide future of ex-president Correa

Ecuador Summons Turkish Ambassador After Lawmaker Beaten at Erdogan Speech

Ecuador is sending mixed messages to Turkey – summoning its ambassador in Quito in protest, while also formally apologizing – after Turkish security attacked female protesters and a socialist lawmaker attending a speech by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the South American capital.

Reuters

Ecuadorian Politician Sentenced to Jail for Anti-Government Tweets

An Ecuadorian politician has been sentenced to 15 days in jail for tweeting the fact that the niece of the nation’s Labor Minister has been placed in a lucrative government job. Popular Unity national deputy director Sebastián Cevallos has become the first person in Latin America to be sentenced to jail for tweeting.

Equador Politics, Mauricio Rodas AP

Ecuadorian President Replies to Charge of Fascism with ‘¡Heil Hitler!’ Tweet

Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa, a hardline leftist and long ally of South American socialists Hugo Chávez and Evo Morales, tweeted “¡Heil Hitler!” in response to a Twitter user posting an article reporting that ex-Ecuadorian President Osvaldo Hurtado had called him a “fascist” for his repeated crackdowns on journalists.

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