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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    Many thanks, Chris — and now things are getting complicated and controversial.

    Pérez claimed election fraud, when (as in the US!) the reported vote count seemed to do something pretty strange at...
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    From: https://cuencahighlife.com/tension-builds-between-indigenous-and-the-government-as-conaie-rejects-economic-reforms

    Personal note: I'm now well-prepared for the next round of nationwide...
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    And more still: a different perspective on the roots of all this.


    https://primicias.ec/noticias/firmas/ecuador-descubre-enemigo-esta-en-casa-servicios-inteligencia-fracasaron/

    (Google...
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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    A little more. Do see this thread:


    People power in Puerto Rico

    There, a couple of months ago, the Puerto Ricans, including large numbers of young people, took to the streets to successfully...
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    A good summary article about how Ecuador's President Moreno shot himself in the foot. Quite a lot of this I said myself right at the start, though I'm entirely untrained in economics and knew little...
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    Yep. This is the bit that's easily overlooked. Ecuador's government still has its devil's deal with the IMF. So they now have to do something else.

    And they're weaker now (within Ecuador), and the...
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    Local update. The roadblocks were all lifted overnight after the government backed down last night. I not only had my leaking fuel line to deal with, but also a couple of bills to pay at the bank in...
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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    A Yaesu 857D.

    http://www.universal-radio.com/catalog/hamhf/0857.jpg

    It's a compact mobile unit, designed to be mounted in a car or truck. I have the vehicle antenna, and all the kit.

    I have...
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    @ramus, thanks for the updates! Yes, up early here, and reading the news. It all seems positive. :thumbsup: (But yes, anything could still happen, so I need to stay alert.)

    Smart of the government...
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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    A personal update here, a brief one.

    I'm still under siege, and can't move (drive) in any direction. This is the main problem:


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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    Photos of protests, just a few hours ago, from https://ww2.elmercurio.com.ec/2019/10/09/las-protestas

    The brief article concludes:
    Services have been gradually paralyzed. The shortage of gas...
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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    [/QUOTE]Yes, big trouble ahead. The indigenous people, with whom I totally empathize, are intending to march on Quito: 20,000 of them. They're tough and determined, and can be ruthless. They've...
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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    In the middle of the night, very early Friday morning, when totally logjammed at a huge roadblock, a convoy of 50 22-wheeler Kenworth tractor-trailers each hauling 10,000 gallons of petroleum came...
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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    For sure. :thumbsup:

    Ecuador: indigenous protesters paralyze roads in fifth day of anti-austerity unrest
    Reuters in Quito
    Mon 7 Oct 2019 18.03 BST
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    Well, it's getting ugly again. A friend was unable to get to town today, even with a bicycle he had as a lifeboat on the back of his truck. He just wasn't allowed through.

    And now there are long...
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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    An update. Of course, it's only directly relevant to a small number of people reading this, but the bigger picture analogies may be relevant. Things like this could happen anywhere, almost overnight...
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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    That's really interesting.... I'll stay tuned, and will post updates. The indigenous issue here has been a powder keg just waiting to be lit.



    Yes, there's a lot of potential violence, targeted...
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    Re: Turmoil in Ecuador

    pyrangello, you must’ve missed the tail end of Hervé’s post.. Bill has been having a bit of an unplanned adventure but he and Mara are fine. I’m sure he’ll post about it when he is back online...
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