Ecuador Celebrates 10 Years of the Citizens’ Revolution

Tens of thousands of Ecuadoreans celebrated Sunday 10 years of the Citizens’ Revolution, the leftist shift of the country since the government of President Rafael Correa took office in 2007. This will be the last anniversary with Correa as president, as the next government will be selected in general elections on Feb. 19. In the past 10 years, Ecuador has lifted more than 1.5 million people out of poverty, doubled the minimum wage, doubled health spending per person, cut unemployment by over 4 percent and expanded social security to hundreds of thousands of people for the first time, among other social and economic gains.

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