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General News    H4'ed 10/14/19

Indigenous Protests force Ecuador to Return Assange's Bounty

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Imprisoned in London's Ecuador embassy and in failing health, Julian Assange continued to be a thorn in the side of American empire so long as Wikileaks remained a channel for truthtellers and whistleblowers. Desperate to silence him permenantly, US intelligence agencies engineered a regime change in Ecuador.  US negotiators followed up with diplomacy, and six months ago, negotiated the reversal of Assange's asylum and surrender of his person to a British prison in exchange for $4.2 billion in IMF loans. 

Now, after two weeks of demonstrations in the streets by Ecuador's indigenous and other people of color, the Ecuador government has been forced to return the $4.2B and cancel the punishing 'austerity measures' that come as strings attached to every IMF loan.


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