Glenn Garvin’s April 4 column, Correa is losing his grip in Ecuador, misses the political, economic and social reality of Ecuador and Latin America with a bias against progressive governments in the region.
Our country has achieved great advances for our people. Under President Rafael Correa’s administration, poverty has been reduced by half with significant investments in infrastructure, health and education, representing a rate of over 15 percent of GDP. Prioritizing the needs of the majority of Ecuadorians is the main reason why Correa remains a highly popular leader even after nine years, something that’s unprecedented in recent history.
By using an opposition opinion poll, the Herald tries to misrepresent the reality in Ecuador and the support of Ecuadorians for their government. Also, the impasse between the administration and the armed forces was never political but administrative, and the government has not played with military pensions.
Ecuador is facing several external economic challenges, but this administration has the right economic plan to push ahead. Ecuador is implementing the right policies to support its economy and the well-being of Ecuadorians.
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Francisco Borja Cevallos, Ecuador’s ambassador to the United States,