Thu. Jan 23rd, 2020

Mexico hosts an Ecuadorian opposition assemblyman at its embassy

The Government of Mexico welcomed this Saturday in its embassy in Ecuador to Gabriela Rivadeneira, national assemblyman of that country by the opposition Citizen Revolution Movement (MRC), to provide protection and protection, reported its Foreign Ministry (Ministry).

Between 2013 and 2017 Rivadenera presided over the National Assembly of Ecuador. The MRC groups the former President Rafael Correa's supporters (2007-2017) after his departure from the official Alianza País movement due to his differences with the current Ecuadorian president, Lenín Moreno.

With this action, in accordance with international law and its diplomatic tradition, "Mexico reiterates its commitment to respect, protection and promotion of the human rights of all persons, regardless of their political affinity, and underlines their concern for the political situation for the one that crosses the Republic of Ecuador, "said the SRE.

"In accordance with its constitutional principles of foreign policy, the (Mexican) Government reaffirms its position of non-intervention and its desire for a democratic, peaceful and dialogic exit to the situation through which Ecuador crosses," he added.

This same Saturday, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) denounced "alarming situations of violence and repression" recorded during the protests in Ecuador over the economic austerity measures adopted by the Government of Lenín Moreno, which include the elimination of the subsidy to the fuels

For this reason, the IACHR requested in a statement "an urgent and effective effort for dialogue and respect for human rights."

The Commission showed on social networks a video where it denounced the "police repression" in the House of Ecuadorian Culture, the place where the indigenous movement that leads the protests is concentrated and where every day thousands of its members arriving from different parts of the country spend the night .

The agency also condemned the acts of violence exerted by the protesters against the police, some of whom have been injured by the launching of heavy objects.

The protests have left at least four dead, almost a thousand injured and more than a thousand detainees, according to the latest report from the Ombudsman's Office.

Although Quito is the epicenter of the protests, these are replicated in almost every city in Ecuador, with blockages that have caused food supply problems in at least six provinces of the country.

The protests began on October 3 against a government decree that eliminated fuel subsidies, within the austerity policy adopted for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and other international institutions to open a credit line of up to Ecuador 10,000 million dollars.

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