Correa denies planning coup attempt against Ecuadorian Govt

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He also explained that President Moreno has betrayed the Ecuadorian people.

Former President Rafael Correa denied he was orchestrating a coup against President Lenin Moreno from Brussels, Belgium.

“They are such liars they contradict themselves. They say that I am so powerful that from Brussels with an iPhone I could direct demonstrations in the widest parts of the country,” Correa said.

He also explained that Moreno has betrayed the Ecuadorian people and democracy by yielding to the requests of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and its austerity policies.

“The truth is that there is a great deal in the country because of… the IMF agreement and such harsh measures as doubling the price of diesel while reducing taxes for the rich. People can’t take it anymore. That is the reality.”

Over the last six days, massive protests have erupted across the country, prompting Moreno to accuse Correa of trying to overthrow him with help from Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro.

Sources: Reuters, teleSUR.

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