*Warning: long post.
Last Wednesday was the “Paro Nacional,” the nation-wide strike, organized by various politicians who opposed Lucio Gutierrez. Mayors of Quito, Guayaquil, Cuenca, as well as the “prefectos” of each province did most of the organizing. Wednesday itself was mostly a failure – there weren’t as many strikes or people striking as they hoped. However, Wednesday did succeed in kick-starting something.
When you’re done reading, read this disclaimer written by Eileen for worried parents.