Category Archives: Ecuador

Ecuador: Correa’s Assault on the Media & Democracy

by Gabby LaVerghetta In Ecuador, President Rafael Correa is attempting to wipe out democracy, and he is succeeding. How? By targeting the media. Any good American history scholar knows the lofty rhetoric about the importance of a free press. It’s … Continue reading

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The Rapporteur’s Burden: The Battle Over Free Speech at the OAS

by Rick Rockwell Ecuador and Venezuela have made their point.  However, it remains to be seen if they have won the battle. What’s at issue here is more than just a diplomatic row at the Organization of American States (OAS).  … Continue reading

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Muzzling the Rapporteur: An Attack on a Champion of Free Speech

by Rick Rockwell The world is replete with evidence those in authority would rather kill the messenger than deal with the news of whatever problem the messenger has delivered.  Now, Ecuador and Venezuela have taken it a step further.  They … Continue reading

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