Anyone who believes in progressive values, democracy, or sovereignty, must stand firm against the attempting of a soft coup in Ecuador.

In the first round results of Ecuador’s Presidential election, the leftist candidate Andres Arauz won by 13 points. Alas, since he’s a South American leftist, as per usual, Uncle Sam wants a word. Julie Chung, Acting Assistant Secretary for U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Western Hemisphere Affairs, has welcomed the intervention of the OAS (an arm of the CIA), to “support democracy”. We’ve seen this pattern again and again, most brutally and recently in Bolivia, when Evo Morales was forced from office in a US backed coup touting similar unsubstantiated concerns about “voter fraud” that President Trump fought with, on his way out of office.

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