Ecuador’s Correa barred from presidency in national referendum

Ecuadoreans have voted overwhelmingly to bar former President Correa from ever holding the nation’s top office again.

(Miami Herald) - In 2015, with the backing of a compliant congress, [Correa] successfully scrapped presidential term limits. Although the changes wouldn’t take effect until 2021, many worried Correa was setting the stage to run the country for decades more.