16:54 08.10.2019 (updated 18:04 08.10.2019) Short URL
Seven Latin American countries today expressed support for Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno and condemned Venezuelan leader Nicolás Maduro for alleged attempts to destabilize democracies in the region.
In a joint statement shared Tuesday by the Peruvian Foreign Ministry, representatives of the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay and Peru themselves expressed "firm support for the actions taken by President Lenin Moreno" to calm the situation of great tensions that has taken over Ecuador in recent days.
Supporting statement regarding the situation in Ecuador.
At the document, the signatories refer to President Nicolás Maduro's Venezuelan government, accusing him of wanting to "extend the guidelines of his ominous government work to the democratic countries of the region."
Since last week, Ecuador has been in a state of exception due to violent demonstrations that spread across the country following the announcement of austerity measures adopted by Moreno as part of an agreement signed with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in exchange for a loan worth $ 4.2 billion.
The trigger for the uprising was fuel price increases, driven by the end of historic subsidies granted decades ago by the government.
On Tuesday, popular protests reached a new level when protesters tried to invade the National Assembly, but were eventually held back by the country's security forces. Due to the state of violence, the government decided to temporarily transfer its headquarters from Quito to the coastal city of Guayaquil.
Official Note of the Peruvian Chancellery
In the light of recent public policy changes in the sister republic of Ecuador, the governments of Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, El Salvador, Guatemala, Paraguay, and Peru express their resounding rejection of any destabilizing attempt at legitimately constituted democratic regimes. his firm support for the actions taken by President Lenin Moreno to restore peace, institutionality and order, using the instruments granted by the Constitution and the law, as he has been doing.
Likewise, they reject any action aimed at destabilizing our democracies by the regime of Nicolás Maduro and those who seek to extend the guidelines of their ominous work of government to the democratic countries of the region.