Ecuadorians will mobilize for social justice

KITO, March 7th. Ecuadorian women’s organizations announced marches this Wednesday to “raise their voice for justice and equality,” while unions and peasants have also prepared mobilization actions that will continue to “heat up” the national political climate.

Women’s demonstrations will take place in the capital and Guayaquil and demand decent work, health, education and a life without violence, the digital publication Expreso reported, recalling that every 26 hours a woman is killed in the country.

The growing uncertainty is precisely one of the main reasons for the dissatisfaction of citizens with the government of Guillermo Lasso, a feeling that will also bring supporters of the main Ecuadorian trade union center – the United Workers Front (United Workers Front) onto the – and the Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities (Konaye), demanding the resignation of the president. Guillermo Lasso also finds himself involved in corruption scandals that could end in impeachment.

Telesur notes that the mining sector has also experienced a lack of acceptance of state control, which has led to road closures in areas where entry of new companies to develop natural resources is prohibited.

All of this makes the political landscape more volatile and creates new challenges for Lasso’s executive branch after Saturday’s
The National Assembly approved the request for impeachment.

The situation became convulsive after the government’s failure in its attempt to reform the constitution through an eight-question referendum, none of which was approved, in early February revealed a loss of popular recognition for the president, which peaked last October. his lowest point, so far with 16.6% – and the first requests to him to refuse poder, which can also be caused by the so-called “cross death” – if PThe Resident goes ahead and dissolves the National Assembly—and pushes the election forward.

Later, several corruption scandals broke out in which he was allegedly involved, giving additional arguments to this requirement.

In statements released by El Universo newspaper, FUT announced that they would join the women’s marches this Wednesday, but announced that will be mobilized on the 14th in defense ofEcuadorian Institute of Social Security (IESS) and demand that President Guillermo Lasso “step aside and leave power.”

Front leaders calculated that Lasso’s administration was complicit in incidents of corruption and said it had failed in combating insecurity, job creation and access to healthcare, among other popular aspirations.

Conaie, which broke off talks it had begun with the government after last year’s protests, declared itself “a mobilization and a permanent assembly and we are radicalizing the struggle in the territories in defense of our historical claims,” ​​the statement said. announced a week ago as its President Leonidas Iza.

“We will participate in the celebration of International Women’s Day on March 8, and on March 28 in the presentation of the draft Water Law in the National Assembly,” the message says.

This paints a blurry picture that could lead to impeachment, like the sword of Damocles over Lasso’s head, although analysts say the impeachment is still a long way off, as the LP had warned.

Ecuadorian political scientists interviewed by the newspaper El Comercio concluded that if the marches on that day and March 28 adopt scenarios similar to those of the June 2022 protests, they will give way to the declaration of “internal unrest” that will lead to the declaration of a state of emergency.

Source: Juventud Rebelde


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