Part 2 - Pence Finds an Eager Ecuador
U.S. Vice President Pence started his third Latin American tour on June 26, which took him to Brazil, Ecuador and Guatemala. As the U.S. announced its new attempt to “restore democracy to Venezuela,” images and videos of Latin American toddlers and children kept in prison-like conditions after being separated from their relatives by U.S. authorities flooded the internet.
The world and people of the U.S. responded with outrage. But outrage did not make its way to Ecuador’s presidential palace, Carondelet.
During the joint press conference, Moreno failed to denounce Trump’s immigration policy, instead he thanked the U.S. government for “its commitment to put an end to this humanitarian problem,” while Pence focused on Venezuela’s economic migrants and then went on to “respectfully urge Ecuador... to take further steps to isolate the Maduro regime.”
Intentionally or not, the judicial order for preventive prison for former President Rafael Correa, allegedly linked to a failed kidnapping in 2012, has served that purpose. On July 4, Moreno’s foreign minister Jose Valencia Amores, announced the suspension of the trip of Ecuador's new envoy to Venezuela and recalled its ambassador in Bolivia for consultations over comments supporting Correa.
The U.S. found a compliant Ecuador, eager to please to secure a commercial agreement coveted by Ecuador’s business class.
“We will work to eliminate any impediment with the aim of holding a bilateral dialogue on commerce and investments by the end of 2018,” Moreno told Pence and the nation.
He has already worked on two fronts: economic reforms and bilateral cooperation in security matters while aiding the dismantling of the Union of South American Nations (Unasur).
In an ongoing operation, the US imperialist hawks seek to wipe out the last Leftist governments in Latin America
Ecuador and Julian Assange in great danger as traitor Moreno is about to throw them into the hands of the US empire