Rafael Correa criticizes Lasso's corruption scandal |  News

The former president of Ecuador, Rafael Correa, said that the corruption cases involving the former president, Lenín Moreno and the current president, Guillermo Lasso, are immoral and demanded his resignation, in an exclusive interview with teleSUR.


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Correa’s statements came after the Ecuadorian National Assembly decided to investigate President Lasso for the scheme of tax havens in the so-called Pandora Papers, which the former president said, if it had happened in Europe, the head of state would have resigned or had , at least in advance of elections.

However, Correa valued in an interview, in the Notables program of Jorge Gestoso, that after the scandal the Lasso government will remain “in clinical death” and should call for elections.

The former Ecuadorian president was emphatic in criticizing that the rich in Latin America send their money abroad, especially those who call themselves Catholic, in particular someone like Lasso, who belongs to Opus Dei.

Correo recalls that Lasso lied in his statements about his companies and that he should never have been a candidate, he is an “immoral”, however, Lenín Moreno, the former president, described him as a corrupt man who received bribes for opening secret accounts in Belize.

According to Correa, all of Latin America has been bled by tax evasion and offshore accounts, and he accused Guillermo Lasso of having benefited from policies that he implemented in his time as Minister of Economy.

The ex-president said that Lasso must explain how he made and disposed of his trusts in tax havens and contrasted the tax evasion policy with what Pope Francis expressed in “Fratelli Tutti”, which urges fraternity.

The former president criticized, in the same way, the setback in matters of sovereignty and integration that has occurred under the governments of Lenín Moreno and Guillermo Lasso and recalled that the Monroe Doctrine continues, because, in essence, the foreign policy of the United States does not change, beyond specific changes of government.

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