Ecuadorian Opposition Candidate Lasso Gains Momentum in Presidential Run with New Endorsements

By: Karina Martín - Mar 14, 2017, 12:54 pm
Ecuadorian Opposition Candidate Lasso
“Ecuador’s future is on the line,” one official said. “Freedom and the rule of law are in danger.”(la república)

EspañolEcuador’s opposition presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso continues to gain support, as two former mayors of Quito, the country’s capital, expressed their disapproval of the current administration.

During the second round of voting, former Mayor Roque Sevilla and Rodrigo Paz came out in support of Lasso, who is running with the Creating Opportunities Movement party.

In the first round, both former officials supported Cynthia Viteri, of the Christian Social Party. But Viteri and the two former mayors are on board with Lasso now that the options have narrowed.

“Unfortunately, when someone has held a public office for too long and the control and monitoring of their administration has been avoided,” Sevilla said, “there is a tendency for corruption. The system of presidential re-election should not be included in the constitution of the republic.”

Ecuador‘s future is on the line,” Paz said. “Freedom and the rule of law are in danger.”

Paz said he sees two options for the country: remain under a government that has caused a crisis for the country, or follow a different path that will guarantee freedom and opportunities for work.

Meanwhile, Sevilla said he finds the use of public funds by the current administration “appalling,” and called on the country to seriously consider their vote.

Karina Martín Karina Martín

Karina Martín is a Venezuelan reporter with the PanAm Post based in Valencia. She holds a bachelor's degree in Modern Languages from the Arturo Michelena University.

Bill in Mexico to Ease Transition for Migrants Continuing Studies after Deportation from U.S.

By: Elena Toledo - @NenaToledo - Mar 14, 2017, 11:50 am
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EspañolMexico is trying to make it easier for citizens to continue their studies after deportation from the U.S. The country's congress approved preliminary steps to enact an education law this week that intends to provide support to Mexican immigrants who want to continue their education after being forced to return from the United States. Debate over the law is scheduled this week, as a few details of the bill have caused controversy. Congresswoman Patricia Aveces claimed three of the 12 articles in the bill could give rise to the privatization of education. Read More: Congressmen Lambast “Shameless” Obama for Ending Cuban Wet Foot, Dry Foot Policy Read More: Twice as Many Cuban Rafters Flee While They Can "If the immigration problem really was the center of this initiative," she said, "we would talk about supporting rural and community schools, where the bulk of the population will return after to massive deportations." Secretary of the National Union of Education Workers Luis Manuel Hernández said no Mexican official can predict the number of dreamers who will come back to Mexico if US President Donald Trump attempts massive deportations. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display('div-gpt-ad-1459522593195-0'); });   "We have a problem," he said. "We do not know how many children or young people will return in the coming weeks or months. We do not know if they will stay on the border, we do not know if they will go to Guanajuato, or Michoacán, or Oaxaca, or Guerrero, or wherever their origins are and we do not know how big the problem is going to be, either by levels, nor by modalities, nor by regions." Commission President Hortensia Aragon said the reform provides opportunities for immigrants who return to Mexico to reintegrate into the national education system, regardless of their immigration status or the documents they have, and is under no circumstances about altering the quality of education. Source: Excelsior

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