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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Empire and the Environment

Monday, August 15, 2016 By Abby Martin, teleSUR | Video Interview
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Also see: Bringing Corporations to Justice With Ecuador's UN Representative

After touring Chevron's oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, Abby Martin sits down for an exclusive interview with Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, about the legal battle against the corporation and push to decolonize the country from Western powers.

They discuss Ecuador's new constitution that grants legal rights to nature for the first time in history, the country's proposed ban against individuals using tax havens holding public office, and his administration's dismantling of neoliberalism, stressing that the world order must shift, so that people come before capital.

Despite its diplomatic relationship with the United States, Correa comments on how Ecuador remains the subject of ongoing regime change efforts and democratic subversion on behalf of the US government through NGOs like USAID. However, Correa is determined that being in the crosshairs of US Empire will only embolden their fight for independence.

When asked about whether Trump or Clinton would be better for the future of Latin America, Correa's response is surprising. He says Trump's crudeness would be better to "revitalize the left" in Latin America, but that Hillary would be better for the sake of people in the US.

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Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa on Empire and the Environment

Monday, August 15, 2016 By Abby Martin, teleSUR | Video Interview
  • font size decrease font size decrease font size increase font size increase font size
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Media

Also see: Bringing Corporations to Justice With Ecuador's UN Representative

After touring Chevron's oil pollution in the Ecuadorean Amazon, Abby Martin sits down for an exclusive interview with Ecuador's president, Rafael Correa, about the legal battle against the corporation and push to decolonize the country from Western powers.

They discuss Ecuador's new constitution that grants legal rights to nature for the first time in history, the country's proposed ban against individuals using tax havens holding public office, and his administration's dismantling of neoliberalism, stressing that the world order must shift, so that people come before capital.

Despite its diplomatic relationship with the United States, Correa comments on how Ecuador remains the subject of ongoing regime change efforts and democratic subversion on behalf of the US government through NGOs like USAID. However, Correa is determined that being in the crosshairs of US Empire will only embolden their fight for independence.

When asked about whether Trump or Clinton would be better for the future of Latin America, Correa's response is surprising. He says Trump's crudeness would be better to "revitalize the left" in Latin America, but that Hillary would be better for the sake of people in the US.

This piece was reprinted by Truthout with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

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