Ecuador blazed a trail in sustainability by giving constitutional recognition to the rights of nature in 2008, but the revolutionary concept of Sumak Kawsay, or Good Living, proved more fragile than hoped when left in the hands of national government
Betraying the Revolution that Elected Him
United Nations Human Rights expert Alfred de Zayas comments on his recent trip to Venezuela, the dangers of politicizing the country’s crisis, and the “worrying media campaign” against the government
How far to the right will he take Ecuador?
The Correa years present ample material for the study of the relationship between social movements and the state and underscore the question of what is gained or lost when radical change is pursued through the existing structures of the state
This winter’s El Niño Costero has ravaged both Peru and Ecuador. Why have the impacts in Peru been so much more destructive?
Ecuador’s president-elect Lenín Moreno defeats neoliberal candidate Guillermo Lasso amidst an economic downturn and political controversy
Guillermo Lasso, the conservative who lost Ecuador’s presidential vote, is aiming to delegitimize the leftist winner, Lenin Moreno, before he takes office
Lasso appears to be involved in banking interests that facilitate capital flight from Ecuador
The progress that has been made over the last decade would not have been possible if the government of President Rafael Correa had followed the economic prescriptions of Washington