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End of Violent Mass Protests in Ecuador? Austerity Package Canceled

October 15, 2019

Episode Notes:

In Ecuador, following nearly two weeks of violent, widespread protests, President Moreno and leaders of the country's indigenous peoples have reached a deal to cancel a disputed austerity package. Will it hold?

John Polga-Hecimovich, Assistant Professor at the U.S. Naval Academy and author of the book, Politicians, military and citizens: an analysis of the presidential falls in Ecuador, joins the WarCast to discuss the last two weeks in Ecuador and whether the peace is sustainable.

[ 0:17 ] Introduction
[ 0:52 ] What triggered the protests
[ 2:10 ] Details of the demands and the violence
[ 4:32 ] The deal made
[ 6:45 ] IMF endorsement
[ 0:17 ] The future of the Ecuadorian economy

Follow John on Twitter: @jpolga

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