In just two days, more than 170 recognized writers, artists, professors from different universities, professionals, workers of the culture of Ecuador organized themselves to express their rejection of US interference and intervention in Venezuela and demand the Ecuadorian government to stop following the policies of the US and adopt a “sovereign position of respect for the self-determination of peoples and the peaceful settlement of disputes.”
Below the full statement.
Called by the Self-determination and Peace of Venezuela
The writers, writers, artists, teachers, professionals, workers of the culture of Ecuador who are the undersigned, in view of the situation in the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, express:
The interference and intervention of some States in the internal reality of others has led to war and destruction of nations, with millions of deaths throughout history.
The intervention of the United States in other countries has led to the destruction of some nations.
In Latin America alone, support for genocidal dictatorships, overlapping or uncovered interference and interventions and invasions led to death, imprisonment, exile, displacement and poverty in many countries.
Interventions in Iraq, Libya and Syria are also an example of that policy.
In recent years, the government of the United States has maintained a direct interference in Venezuela with a blockade that has caused the economic crisis that directly affects the Venezuelan population. But it has also reached the height of imposing the self-proclamation of a supposed president, ignoring the institutionality and laws of that country.
Ecuador and other governments have supported this position that, instead of fostering a political and peaceful solution, can generate more violence, confrontation and division in Venezuela.
The situation of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela demands the solidarity of Ecuador and Latin America, fostering dialogue and a peaceful solution without interfering in the internal affairs of that nation.
Therefore, we demand that the Ecuadorian government stop supporting actions of interference and intervention in Venezuela and resume a sovereign policy of respect for the self-determination of peoples and the peaceful settlement of disputes.
We reject any intervention and interference by the United States or any country in the internal affairs of Venezuela. It is urgent to promote actions that help to build peace.
Alejandro Moreano, writer and academic.
Kintto Lucas, writer and journalist.
Pavel Égüez, artist.
Luis Zúñiga, writer.
María Luisa González, choreographer, dancer,
Pilar Bustos, artist.
Pedro Restrepo, activist for human rights.
Miguel Ángel Olmedo Jiménez, priest, teacher.
José Luis Molina López, priest, teacher.
Santiago Rivadeneira, art critic.
Iván Égüez, writer.
David Chávez, sociologist, professor at the Central University of Ecuador.
Ramiro Acosta, musician.
Abdón Ubidia, writer.
Guido Díaz, architect.
Irene León, sociologist. Network of Intellectuals and Artists in Defense of Humanity.
Jenny Londono, sociologist and historian.
Jorge Nuñez, historian.
Gustavo Pérez Ramírez, writer, historian.
Ricardo Carrillo, academic.
Mario Ramos, academic. Director of the Andean Center for Strategic Studies
Omar Medrano, artist.
Ricardo Ulcuango, indigenous social communicator, former president of Ecuarrunari.
Milton Benitez, sociologist, writer.
Edgar Allan García, writer.
Catalina Carrasco, artist.
Sylvia Arguello, anthropologist and artist
Alejo Baque, manager. President of the Provincial Union of Peasant Organizations of Manabí – Upocam.
Lucia Pazmiño Castro, cultural manager, communicator.
Osvaldo León, comunicólogo. Latin American Information Agency – ALAI.
Eduardo Quintana, photographer.
Patricio Benalcazar, defender of human rights, former Ombudsman.
Washington Yépez Arteaga, journalist, radio director.
Paulina Merino, teacher.
Fabián Zurita, popular educator
Jorge Jurado, environmentalist, former minister.
Xavier Lasso, social communicator.
Alexis Oviedo, university professor.
Leonor Ampudia, teacher and journalist.
Francisco Ordoñez Andrade, social communicator.
Roberto Calle, university teacher, artist.
Pedro de la Cruz, indigenous cultural manager, former assembly member.
Jorge Oviedo Rueda, writer.
Roque Espinoza, university professor, writer.
César Muñoz Iturralde, professor at the University of Guayaquil.
Catalina Mendoza, dancer.
Gianina Zamora, geographer, university professor.
Ilonka Vargas, theater director
Alejandra Ojeda, Antitaurinas Families Collective
Raúl Ricaurte, professor, sports doctor.
Jaime Muñoz, psychologist, teacher.
Eduardo Puente, cultural manager.
Paulina Palacios, professor.
Clemente Barragán, architect, Colectivo Patria y Cultura
Ruth Herrera Aymar, university teacher, planner.
Roberto Egas, theater director
Noath Egas Hidalgo, actress.
Naibyt Katy Egas Hidalgo, audiovisual producer.
Irma Hidalgo, actress.
Juan F. Ruales, writer.
Cristopher Albán, bookseller.
Carlos Jara, professor, expert in social development.
Jorge Salazar, musician.
Juliana Armijos, actress.
Diego Vintimilla, teacher.
Liliana Gutiérrez (Lele), designer.
Verónica Chávez, journalist.
Marcia Toca, catechist, social manager.
Daniel Morales Espinosa, artist.
Edgar Pinos Z., missionary in the Amazon.
Edwin Lluco, artist
Félix Basantes, engineer, manager.
Diego Falconí Garcés, sociologist.
Luis Saavedra, university professor and plastic artist.
Pablo Iturralde, sociologist. National Citizens Assembly for Dignity and Rights.
Edward Vargas, university professor.
Milton Cerda, university professor.
Nikolay Pangol, anthropologist.
Eduardo Arturo, anthropologist.
Patricio Mora, doctor.
Fander Falconí, economist, academic, former minister.
Eva Rocío Villacís, journalist.
Sandra Rocío Segura Angulo, social communicator.
René Unda, university professor.
Edison Miño, writer, communicator.
Elizabeth Falconí, teacher.
Isabel Terán, social communicator.
Karla Roca, economist.
Antonio Ordoñez, theater director.
Olga García Fajardo, activist for women’s human rights
Patricia Garzón Castro, Degree in Gender and Development
Antonio Correa, poet.
Clodoveo Astudillo, writer, academic.
Zanoni Cuesta, teacher and artist, migrant in Chicago.
Mario Cicerón Pazmiño, artist.
Susana Castañeda, manager, Councilor of Quito.
Esaud Osejo, architect.
Mauricio Ramírez, singer-songwriter, group Otredad.
Adrián de la Torre Pérez, cultural manager.
Laura Godoy, cultural manager. Film Club Network of Ecuador.
Jorge de Diago, communicator. Film Club Network of Ecuador.
Iván Morales, theater director.
Omar Ospina, journalist.
Juan José Acosta, cultural manager.
Ricardo Taco Lovato, plastic artist, President of the World Summit of the Arts for Peace and Life.
Fidel Narváez, defender of human rights
Fernando Checa Montufar, social communicator, academic.
Steve Vergara, economist, Culture Without Borders.
Tania Mendizábal, anthropologist.
Luis Varese, journalist
Angel Medina Villacís, sociologist.
René Pozo Astudillo, historian, teacher.
Fernando Buendía, professor.
Pablo Aldaz, agronomist, teacher.
Leonardo Parrini, journalist.
Edwin Sánchez, professor.
Ramiro Galarza, political scientist.
Carlos Osejo, social communicator.
Iván Zambrano, economist.
Cristian Torres, engineer.
Edmundo Castañeda, manager.
Gabriela Endara, political scientist.
Paul Almeida, social communicator.
Yumac Ortiz, journalist and anthropologist. President of the Ecuadorian Committee of Solidarity with Bolivia
José Ariza, manager. Coordinator of the Ecuadorian Committee of Solidarity with the Peoples.
Andrea Encalada, manager. Coordinator of the Ecuadorian Anti-Imperialist Committee of Solidarity with Venezuela.
Juan Acosta, artist. Collective Network of Popular Artists for Peace – Capable.
William Trujillo, artist. Vientos del Sur Cultural Collective.
Andrea Pogo, cultural manager. Coordinator of the Collective Citizenship in March.
José Larrea, architect.
Rafael Quintero López, sociologist, former ambassador.
Jorge Almeida Norat, social manager.
Tania Narváez, economist.
Jorge Almeida Cadena, social manager
Marcelo Campana, sociologist
Eduardo Meneses, musician and popular educator
Francisco Jaramillo, social manager.
Verónica Reyes, communicator.
Galo Alvear Viteri, social manager. Coordinator of Solidarity with Cuba-Guayas
Efigenia Witt, lawyer, cultural manager.
Miguel Rodríguez Jiménez, doctor.
Oswaldo Narváez Soto, professor.
Socrates Quintero, professor, former Director of the Juan Montalvo School.
Fernando González, academic, planner.
David Guzmán, writer, academic.
John Reyes Marín, trade unionist. Provincial Federation of Workers of Esmeraldas
Luis Supliguicha, actor, social communicator
Edgar Ponce Iturriaga, social activist, former ambassador.
Ramón Torres, teacher, former ambassador.
Erika Silva Charvet, writer, teacher, former minister.
Clara Merino, intercultural manager. Network of Popular Women of Ecuador
Miguel Toscano, consultant, cultural manager.
Macelo Campana, sociologist,
Leonardo Vicuña Izquierdo, economist,
Edison Pinto, commercial engineer.
Jenny Rodríguez, lawyer.
Diego Mora Castro, engineer.
Victor Raúl Ocaña, lawyer.
Joaquín Serrano, artist, teacher.
Oscar Bonilla, cultural manager.
Edgar Avalos, consultant.
Ángel Mogrovejo Torres, manager.
Sergio Páez, engineer, manager.
Alfredo Morales, consultant and musician.
Guillermo Carpio, engineer, musician.
Abraham Verduga, teacher, social communicator.
Fernando Vicuña, manager.
Vicente Roberto Gómez, artist.
Trajano Mora Mora, manager, migrant.
Isabel Rodríguez, producer and cultural manager.
Stalin Camargo, engineer. Pasture Town
Eduardo Paredes, manager.
Fernando Naranjo, writer.
Ana María Larrea, university professor.
Julio Peña and Lillo E., political scientist.
Fernando Guevara Calderón, graphic designer.
Igor Jaramillo, doctor.
Ibsen Hernández, actor, worker of the Afro-Ecuadorian Movement.
Santos Villamar Alvarado, intercultural manager. President of the National Confederation of Indigenous and Black Peasant Organizations – Fenocin.
Isabel Ballén, folkloric and popular dance, professor.
Diego Borja, economist, university professor UIDE.
Pedro Iván Moreno, communicator, university professor.
Marisol Bowen, singer-songwriter, writer.
Luis Alfredo Jaramillo, artist.
Carlos Viteri Gualinga, intercultural manager, assembly member.
They continue adding adherents.
Translated by JRE/AR