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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Ecuador Leader Denies "Populism"

Beijing, Nov 21 (Prensa Latina) Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa on Wednesday repudiated populism accusations by some political sectors against the political movement he heads.

"Neoliberals call populism anything they do not understand or do not want to understand," said Correa during a lecture at the auditorium of China's Social Sciences Academy.

Correa sustained the Ecuadorian popular movement won with 70 percent of votes, in 21 of the 22 provinces, something which has not happened in decades.

The president recalled neoliberals have said that continental development has been free of interference, but they forget the nearly 50 years blockade against Cuba or the coup and assassination attempt against Hugo Chavez en Venezuela.

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