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Julian Assange Interviews President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa - Video

Julian Assange Interviews President of Ecuador, Rafael Correa
Ecuador’s Fight Against Its Media Vultures

Video Posted May 22, 2012

In 2010 Correa was taken hostage in an attempted coup d’etat. After the attempt he launched a controversial counter-offensive Ecuador’s media, which he blames for the coup attempt.

Even at the lowest ebb of his popularity, according to a U.S. Embassy cable from Quito, Rafael Correa held “the… record for popularity among all presidents in Ecuador since 1979.”

Correa is a transformative president for Ecuador. Since taking office in 2007, he has taken unprecedented moves to revolutionize the small Latin American country. In 2008, he declared Ecuador’s national debt illegitimate. His defiant stance eventually led to a favourable renegotiation of Ecuador’s repayment terms.

While a new constitution brought in under his administration guarantees environmental rights, Correa has also opened up Ecuador to Chinese mining. His stance towards the United States has been controversial: he closed a U.S. military base in Manta, and expelled the U.S. ambassador after WikiLeaks State Department cables revealed the embassy exercising influence over members of the Ecuadorian police force.

Surviving an attempted police coup in 2010, Correa was criticized by private media in Ecuador, and retaliated with a series of controversial libel actions in Ecuadorian courts – a move for which he has been slammed by press freedom groups internationally.

A charismatic left-wing populist with a PhD in Economics from the University of Illinois, Correa proves a pivotal figure in recent Ecuadorian history, and a keen spokesperson for the Latin America of the 21st century.

© 2012 The World Tomorrow

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Great sense of humor!

Also, testicles of steel. Ok, I said it. If you read what he said to the U.S. today, you would agree.

Yes, he is a Socialist but the Socialism here is nothing compared to the States. Something had to be done to empower the people because the bankers have run this country all along. Now they don't.


The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment...Lying lips are abomination to the LORD: but they that deal truly are His delight. Prov 12:19,22

President Rafael Correa

is the coolest socialist

"Who has betrayed

"Who has betrayed Who?"

A semi socialist with

A semi socialist with principles