Rafael Correa: Latin America is no longer
The Ecuadorian President said his
government will keep fighting for the deepening of the Citizen Revolution, "not
only in Ecuador, but in Latin America", noting that "we are no longer anyone's
The Ecuadorian president said
Thursday during his inauguration that the times we are now living in Latin
American countries is thanks to the election of progressive governments from
their people, which is now said that "Latin America is not the backyard of any
"I want to say that this government of Ecuador is committed
first to its people, but also with the other peoples of Latin America. Count on
the government of Ecuador, because we're not anybody's backyard," said
The president called for Latin American unity and recalled that
in the region there are causes such as Las Malvinas and Cuba why we must
continue the fight.
"We must not forget compatriots and international
friends who are here. Our struggles and those of our sisters and brothers.
The Malvinas are Argentine, are Latin American (...) the blockade of Cuba by the
United States blatantly violates the charter of the Organization of American
States (OAS)," added the Ecuadorian president.
Ecuador's Correa recalled
that, unlike the United States, "we signed all human rights instruments. Here
torture is not allowed, no death penalty, we have not invaded anyone, no
controlled planes killing people. They chase crimes, not people."
again reiterated his rejection to the headquarters of the Inter-American
Commission on Human Rights (IACHR)" by in a country (USA) that is not part of
the Inter-American System of Human Rights (ISHR). That has to change."
asked all to defend the largest homeland in Latin America. And do it as part of
a legacy left by president Nestor Kirchner and the leader of the Bolivarian
Revolution, Hugo Chavez. "Understand and defend our state of law. That is the
legacy that we have left our companions. They could not subdue us, nor can they
with our integrity. They failed with Kirchner, and with Chavez and have no
chance against us."
There can be no freedom without justice
president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said Friday during his inauguration as head
of state of that the country for the period 2013-2017 it is not possible to have
freedom in any nation without justice, highlighting the value of the Citizen
Revolution as a political process .
"There can be no freedom without
justice (...) only by seeking justice can true freedom be achieved and the
logical consequence of this process (Citizen Revolution) is the political
stability of our country," said President Correa.
In that sense, the
southern president explained that elite groups that held power have attacked the
achievements that earned by the government "accusing us of being a government
that wanted to break the peace in Ecuador, and other countries polarizing people
, but I'm going to remember that peace is not just the absence of war, let us
not forget that. With this process we put people first rather than the
Correa said that the country has defended the Citizen
Revolution and thanks "to the generous confidence of the people" now have the
highest unprecedented approval, in history.
"We were winners in nine
elections in a row, including two re-elections in a single round, which is an
example of direct democracy. We have the highest approval rates from our return
policy for democracy and February 17 we were confirmed by the Ecuadorian people
with their generous trust with more than 57 percent of the votes," said
"This political process has 100 Assembly members from a total of
137. Of those 100, 52 are men and 48 are women. We practice what we preach. This
is a real and formal democracy where we are allowed access to rights,
opportunities and decent living conditions," said the Southern head of
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