Ecuador doesn’t have its own currency. It uses the US dollar. Ecuador now only issues its own centavo coins (ecuadorian centavo coins were introduced in 2000 when Ecuador converted its currency from the sucre to the U.S. dollar).
‘You can’t get an IMF loan unless the United States approves it’ – upon agreement to remove Julian from the Embassy.
In late February, Ecuador has reached a $4.2 billion staff-level financing deal with the IMF to keep its struggling economy afloat.
Less than two months later, Ecuador’s president Lenin Moreno revoked Assange’s political asylum. The publisher and journalist was detained by the UK police, which dragged him out of the Ecuadorian embassy in London.
‘He respected us’: Ex-consul debunks MSM claims Assange had issues with Ecuador’s embassy staff.