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The IMF USD 5 billion credit to Ecuador is considered as a payment for Julian Assange

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The IMF USD 5 billion credit to Ecuador is considered as a payment for Assange.

The new administration of Ecuador has in effect sold Assange to the United States. World financial institutions which are under US control have decided to grant substantial loans to the country


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Conspiracy theory with no evidence. Consistent with pro-Kremlin disinformation narratives about the IMF.

IMF is an international organization with 189 members, including the US and Russia. The decision making at the IMF is designed to reflect the relative positions of its member countries in the global economy. The IMF continues to undertake reforms to ensure that its governance structure adequately reflects fundamental changes taking place in the world economy.

In March 2019 The Executive Board of the IMF today approved a US$ 4.2 billion arrangement under the IMF’s Extended Fund Facility (EFF) for Ecuador. This arrangement will provide support for the Ecuadorean government’s economic policies over the next three years.The IMF loan is a part of a wider financial package provided by the multilateral lenders, such as the World Bank, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the CAF Andean development bank.

The President of Ecuador has stated that the IMF loan will create more work opportunities and is a sign of Ecuador regaining its international credibility. Read more.



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Reported in: Issue 145
Date: 14.04.2019
Language: Russian
Country: Ecuador
Keywords: Julian Assange, IMF
Outlet where the disinformation appeared: Itogi Nedeli @ NTV (19:19 – 19:28) Vesti Nedeli @ Rossiya 1 (35:30 - 36:51)
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