Ecuador: reversing the pandemic slump?

8 February 2021 — Michael Roberts Blog

by michael roberts

The leftist candidate Andrés Arauz took the lead in the first round of the presidential elections in Ecuador.  Arauz won 31.5 per cent of the vote, putting him about 11 percentage points clear of his nearest rivals. It was unclear who Arauz would face in the run-off. Indigenous leader Yaku Pérez and Guillermo Lasso, a wealthy ex-banker, were in a technical tie for second place, with Perez on 20.04 per cent to Lasso’s 19.97 per cent.  The second run-off round will be in April but if Arauz runs against the pro-business Lasso, he is likely to win; it’s less sure against Perez.

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Black Agenda Radio for Week of February 8, 2021

8 February 2021 — Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio for Week of February 8, 2021 

Black Agenda Radio with Margaret Kimberley and Glen Ford
Activists Seed Public Schools With Black Liberation Curriculum / Black Political Party Puts Grassroots Organizing First / Black American Slave Legacy Inherited by Diaspora Immigrants

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Ecuador News Links 8 February 2021

8 February 2021 — The New Dark Age

Ecuador: Andrés Arauz Has Declared Victory in the Presidential Elections
https://libya360.wordpress.com/2021/02/07/ecuador-andres-arauz-has-declared-victory-in-the-presidential-elections/

Pandemic Capitalism and Resistance
https://londongreenleft.blogspot.com/2021/02/pandemic-capitalism-and-resistance.html

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The government knew about Covid in 2016 and failed to prepare

8th February 2021 — True Publica

The government knew about Covid in 2016 and failed to prepare

TruePublica published an article in March last year, excerpts of which are below (HERE) regarding Britain’s preparedness plans in the event of a pandemic, which every responsible government in the world will have. The results showed how the Conservative government tested the NHS for a flu-like pandemic, such as Covid 19, over a three-day period in 2016 and then not only ignored its ominous warnings but buried the final report as investing in the NHS did not fit its privatisation agenda ambitions.

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