Ecuador, Possibly ? With U.S. Pressure Limits Julian Assange's/WikiLeaks' Internet Access
various reports have circulated about what has happened at the Ecuadoran embassy in London, where WikiLeaks chief Julian Assange has now been holed up for 5 years.
recently, the Ecuador government has allowed access by Swedish prosecutors to interview Assange (about the now years-old, expired-statute-of-limitations rape charges) at the embassy grounds.
Now it is being revealed that the Ecuador government, possibly caving to U.S. or other diplomatic pressure, has "issued the equivalent of a timeout" [Washington Post language] to Assange's internet access from their embassy in London. This is reportedly due in part to the effects of the most recent WikiLeaks data releases having a "substantial effect" on the 2016 U.S. presidential elections.
Hugo Chavez is now dead. Governments and elections in central and south America are no longer as strongly left-leaning as they were 5 years ago, and the current Ecuador leader is not up for re-election.