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LatinNews Regional Monitor: Andean Group - 18 April 2019

ECUADOR: Correístas march against Moreno

President Lenín Moreno’s decision to revoke the diplomatic asylum of Julian Assange has deepened his personal animosity with former president Rafael Correa (2007-2017). While the majority of Ecuador’s political parties were supportive of the decision, which led to the sudden arrest on 11 April of the Wikileaks founder who had been residing in Ecuador’s London embassy for almost seven years [WR-19-14], Revolución Ciudadana (RC), the left-wing party loyal to Correa, who granted Assange asylum in 2012, staged a protest march in Quito on 16 April.

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