Ecuador: Eighth day of demonstrations

Ecuador: Eighth day of demonstrations

While the National Assembly of Ecuador was in session to decide on the repeal of Presidential Decree 455, which established a state of emergency in the provinces of Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Pichincha, in the centre of the country, the executive itself removed them and issued a new decree, 459, establishing a state of emergency in six provinces of the country. In this way, it deactivated the revocation called by the Assembly, which would have to reconvene to debate this latest decree.

While the Executive and the Legislative are in this “game of rules and procedures”, yesterday, Sunday 19 June, the…

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