The United States is excluding Cuba, Venezuela, and Nicaragua from the forthcoming Summit of the Americas. Washington probably wasn’t expecting that much of Latin America, led by Mexico’s Andrés Manuel López Obrador, would publicly push back in response.
Guillaume Long is a senior policy analyst at the Center for Economic and Policy Research in Washington, DC. He previously held several cabinet positions in the government of Ecuador and most recently served as Ecuador’s permanent representative to the United Nations in Geneva.
Following last year’s popular revolt against IMF-backed reforms, Ecuador’s neoliberal president Lenín Moreno has systematically pushed phony judicial processes to suppress opposition at the ballot box. The ban on leftist Rafael Correa’s candidacy makes a mockery of the 2021 election — and raises worrying questions over the future of democracy in Ecuador.
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