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Belgium: Ecuador's ex-president Correa dismisses Lenin Moreno accusations *PARTNER CONTENT*

Belgium, Brussels
October 08, 2019 at 16:32 GMT +00:00 · Published

Ecuadorian former president Rafael Correa characterised his successor Lenin Moreno's accusation that he and his Venezuelan ally Nicolas Maduro were in some way orchestrating civil unrest in Ecuador as "crazy", in an interview with RT via videocall from Brussels on Monday.

Correa said the premier's comments were "an example of the derangement that Moreno has throughout his government" and that "no one can believe that nonsense", stating that the idea of him "conspiring is really madness".

As for the role played by the media in the Ecuadorian crisis, Correa says that “it is shameful, it is already obscene what they are doing, how they hide the repression. The country suffers a tremendous shock and they broadcast soap operas and cartoons.” In the opinion of the former Ecuadorian president, "the government could not have done even a ten percent of what they have done, destroy the country, if there had not been the open complicity of the hegemonic media, with whom power has been shared."

Ecuador has experienced five days of violent unrest over economic measures introduced by President Lenin Moreno. Principally, it proposes the elimination of the fuel subsidies, which have been in place since the 1970s.

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Ecuadorian former president Rafael Correa characterised his successor Lenin Moreno's accusation that he and his Venezuelan ally Nicolas Maduro were in some way orchestrating civil unrest in Ecuador as "crazy", in an interview with RT via videocall from Brussels on Monday.

Correa said the premier's comments were "an example of the derangement that Moreno has throughout his government" and that "no one can believe that nonsense", stating that the idea of him "conspiring is really madness".

As for the role played by the media in the Ecuadorian crisis, Correa says that “it is shameful, it is already obscene what they are doing, how they hide the repression. The country suffers a tremendous shock and they broadcast soap operas and cartoons.” In the opinion of the former Ecuadorian president, "the government could not have done even a ten percent of what they have done, destroy the country, if there had not been the open complicity of the hegemonic media, with whom power has been shared."

Ecuador has experienced five days of violent unrest over economic measures introduced by President Lenin Moreno. Principally, it proposes the elimination of the fuel subsidies, which have been in place since the 1970s.

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