Ecuador heads for socialist reform of constitution

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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa celebrates after getting knowledge of the possitive result of the referendum to launch a broad constitutional reform.
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Jay Rakhar

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Apr 16, 2007
 
It is apparant today that the people have spoken. They have in essence given Correa their stamp of approval to rewrite the constitution. While the majority of people living in Ecuador (78%) voted for change, a reletavily some percentage remains skeptical. Many of us who live in the US and other countries abroad perhaps share the view that Correa may become authoritative and as a result copy his good frind Chavez. If the change is to produce positive and democratic results, I stand vigilent to the course of direction Correa takes now.
Vangelist

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Apr 17, 2007
 
Correa's government has provided the framework for the current 'Constitutional Assembly'... However... it is from the populace that assembly-persons will be elected.

Hopefully social reforms are enacted to reflect the needs of a 'small country' in a globalized economy. It is aparent that Ecuador's vital infrastructure will be managed by the state (water, energy, intra-state highway system, health and education...) for the 'common good'... NOT SOLD TO INTERNATIONAL CORPORATE INTERESTS for the profit of the few shareholders and corrupt middle-men.

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Apr 17, 2007
 
President Rafael Correa is a highly educated and intelligent man. I hope he succeeds in providing social justice for the people of Ecuador, just like President Hugo Chavez has been doing for his fellow citizens in Venezuela.
John

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May 17, 2007
 
I am a US citizen. I was in Ecuador during the vote to convene an assembly to rewrite the constitution. Although an overwhelming majority voted YES, those who are more educated than the masses who voted YES are skeptical as to Correa's motives and do not like his leftist leaning toward Chavez. Ecuador is rich in resouces that have not been tapped and they must be exploited by Ecuadorians for the benefit of ALL Ecuadorians not sold to the highest bidder.
FRANCISCO RODRIGUEZ

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May 20, 2007
 
I'm a US citizen,marry to an Ecuatorian.
I had the opportunity to travel twice to
Ecuador which I found as a treasure of
beuty and its people rich in life.

Mr.Correa is hihly educated and knows
that for Ecuador to survive in this
competive world a free market must
exist. Yes, it does not look like
Mr.Correa is going in that direction but its citizen must trust in him and give
him the opportunity.

The past history of presidents is proff that he needs to clean house before going forward with his plan.

Mr.Correa will follow Mr.Lula steps in making Ecuador a player in this Free World.
William Hewitt

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May 21, 2007
 
Hurray for President Correa of Ecuador. He is going to follow a great democratic leader President Chavez of Venezuela. Everyone pray Bush the liar and exploiter of iraqi oil does not invade Ecuador. Bush the liar has slaughtered 712,000 iraqis, and stolen their oil, and expelled 2,250,000 iraqis and placed another 165,000 iraqis in concentration camps. Bush claims he is cleaning up iraq but most americans think Bush is following the dark side of Adolph Hitler.
Doug

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May 26, 2007
 
Are you serious?!? Are you just blind?!? Just look around you and see what happens when parents don't mind their childre in this county (USA). Now look at those countries rich in oil where only a few or handfull of mad men run it. Poor children never get a chance to get an education and those with bad ideas influence them to be bad people (not their fault). However those mad men (like hitler) must be allowed to succeed in their quests...or we'll have many hitlers around. Sounds to me like you really need to open your eyes and not be driven by the reports or people who only see one things. The results of bad people (in this case mad men) is what we're seeing right now. Let's all live and learn...
Doug

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May 26, 2007
 
REVISE COMMENT (I omitted an important word by mistake): Are you serious?!? Are you just blind?!? Just look around you and see what happens when parents don't mind their children in this county (USA). Now look at those countries rich in oil where only a few or handfull of mad men run it. Poor children never get a chance to get an education and those with bad ideas influence them to be bad people (not their fault). However those mad men (like hitler) must NOT be allowed to succeed in their quests...or we'll have many hitlers around. Sounds to me like you really need to open your eyes and not be driven by the reports or people who only see one things. The results of bad people (in this case mad men) is what we're seeing right now. Let's all live and learn...
Doug

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May 26, 2007
 
As of 5/24/07 I personally don't like the foot steps he's taking behind Chavez! Like the currently "calmed" down attempt to attack reporters with theats of jail and fines. Like Chavez, he seems to be emmulating totalitarian actions. Chavez is on his way to shutting down an opposition tv channel in Caracas...why so he can tell the people what he feels is right and keep them in the dark...just look at north Korea. The fact that Chavez openly insults politician or says bad things about them, makes young and volunerable people beleive in what he says, thus forming followers of his lies. The least those guys can do is act responsably and treat their counterparts with respect, even if they don't agree with them. Along with those that follow him (including Correa) he's forming mentalities which are anti-USA. That can't be good for anyone in the long run....

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May 26, 2007
 
Doug wrote:
As of 5/24/07 Chavez is on his way to shutting down an opposition tv channel in Caracas...why so he can tell the people what he feels is right and keep them in the dark...
Doug, you obviously have little or no experience with the Venezuelan media:

"When told that RCTV has been highly partial, or extremely anti-Chavez, or has been outright subversive you and the vast majority of Americans think in terms of what you're familiar with.

"Oh, so it is like Fox news" many probably think. They simply can't concieve of what RCTV is like and how it has conducted itself over the past few years.

Of course, RCTV is nothing like Fox. To say RCTV is like Fox, is to insult the Fox network. Fox may be right-wing media but RCTV doesn't limit itself to being part of the media. It is part of the opposition intent on getting Chavez out of office by any means. And that is what strikes to the heart of the matter. RCTV is not losing its license for a certain editorial line, or supporting the Venezuelan opposition, or even for reporting on the coup and oil strike.

It is losing its license because it was an active participant in the April 2002 coup attempt against Chavez. And no, its not just that it was in favor of the coup, cheering from the sideline, or even giving it favorable coverage.
It actively PARTICIPATED in the coup. Its studios and its broadcasts were used by rebellious military officers to actually direct the coup - giving orders to some, calling on others to surrender.

Watch the first 10 minutes of this video and you will see a TV station that is not reporting news but taking the lead in an insurrection:

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Say what you will about Bill O'Reilly but he has never allowed his talk show to be used to direct a coup. There is simply no civilized democratic country that would renew the broadcast license of a TV station which engages in this kind of activity.

Needless to say this is illegal and is a valid reason to rescind a broadcast license. In fact, Article 74 of the Organic Law of Telecommunications gives the government the right to rescind broadcast licenses "for reasons of national security". This is just but one of many laws broken by RCTV, many of which are detailed in this excellent document:
http://www.vive.gob.ve/archivos/textos/libro_...

For more information, click here:
http://oilwars.blogspot.com/2007/04/not-so-se...
Michelle

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May 30, 2007
 
What about the little fact that RCTV is just one of many media outlets that has been taken down. RCTV is simply the biggest, maybe the equivalent of CBS.

What about the Venezuelans opposed to Chavez that have "dissapeared". What about those who were openly killed. The military attempted the Coup, because they were ordered by Chavez to kill protesters.

I have Venezuelans friends who refuse to send their kids to the university because students have been bullied, hospitalized and even killed for speaking out against Chavez to the wrong person.

It is all very sad.
Michelle

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May 30, 2007
 
Correa has recently closed down Telegrafo and other newspapers. He has threatened to do the same to any others who criticize him.
Vangelist

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May 31, 2007
 
Michelle wrote:
Correa has recently closed down Telegrafo and other newspapers. He has threatened to do the same to any others who criticize him.
NOT TRUE... El Telegrafo is not closed.
The government is now controlling this aset because it was previosly aquired with STATE FUNDS in a scandelous bank fraud perpetrated in a previous government.

Think '80's Savings and Loans Scandle'... Where the corrupt 'private bankers'... fleece the public... spemd more than they have... And... leave the government with the BILL.

"...La buena noticia es que EL TELÉGRAFO tal como se demuestra, es propiedad 99% de la Agencia de Garantías de Depósitos, es decir de todos los ecuatorianos y servirá para resarcir en algo a los estafados por Aspiazu y por el Banco del Progreso".
Vangelist

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May 31, 2007
 
Correction:
Will start controlling this ECUATORIAN ASSET paid with STATE MONEY.
Michelle

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May 31, 2007
 
Wow you follow the government if Correa lies like a soldier.

Did you ever wonder why there was no trial, investigation, ANYTHING that took place. Telegrapho had all there certificates and documentation available for everyone to see.

You are not dealing with ignorant people here. I can't believe that someone so zealously happens to believe this particular socialist government, despite the fact that they have acted so tyrannically. Even my lefty family members living in Ecuador are appalled. You are either paid or nuts!
Michelle

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May 31, 2007
 
Don't all the coincidental similarities of what is taking place in Venezuela with what is happening in Ecuador make you wonder? Ecuador also has this sudden surge of charitable contribution of doctors from Cuba, despite the fact that there are so many doctors in Ecuador that they are driving taxis.

"'Cuban doctors defect from Venezuela posts
Castro's program to aid Chavez opens way for 'desertions'"

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi...
Claudia Gist

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May 31, 2007
 
Michelle, you are absolutely right! Rafael Correa is implementing a plan, created by Fidel Castro several years ago, to establish a Marxist government in Ecuador. It's the same plan being carried out in Venezuela, Bolivia and Nicaragua. Chávez and his minions rule with lies, trikery, intimidation and violence. They are criminals and should be stopped.
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Jun 1, 2007
 
Michelle wrote:
Wow you follow the government if Correa lies like a soldier.
Did you ever wonder why there was no trial, investigation, ANYTHING that took place. Telegrapho had all there certificates and documentation available for everyone to see.
You are not dealing with ignorant people here. I can't believe that someone so zealously happens to believe this particular socialist government, despite the fact that they have acted so tyrannically. Even my lefty family members living in Ecuador are appalled. You are either paid or nuts!
I just can't let you tell LIES with IMPUNITY...

No need for trials this is a simple BANK REPO !
Vangelist

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Jun 1, 2007
 
The socialist experiment in Cuba has produced an educated populace and good Medical Doctors.

They have aided in education and health in Ecuador before... And they will continue in the future as long as there is good diplomatic relations.

Correa's government is Democraicaly elected... He has caracterized his politics as 'Socialist Christian'.. In a little more than 100 days governments policies and actions are speaking volumes of the good it is doing in Ecuador

Ecuador can maintain diplomatic and trade relations with ANY country in the world...

Even COMMUNIST CHINA.. Though I hope NOT... I wouldn't want POLUTING CAPITALIST SLAVESHOPS in Ecuador!
Vangelist

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Jun 1, 2007
 
Unlike some CAPITALIST PIGS!(with no Christian consciousness)

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