Analysis

Correa

Challenging Correa’s Citizens’ Revolution

Ecuadordan President Rafael Correa battles an increasingly dissatisfied citizenry as he implements fiscal reforms to counter dropping oil prices.

Michael Shifter, Murat Dagli

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ World Politics Review

Nationalization & Its Discontents: Low Oil Prices & Latin America

As global oil prices collapsed over the last two years, regional governments have started to lose their leverage in the energy industry. To attract international investors, they must offer increasingly favorable terms, which means ceding more of their own control.

Lisa Viscidi

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

The Political Crisis in Ecuador: A Conversation with José Miguel Insulza

At the Inter-American Dialogue, José Miguel Insulza described the events of September 30, in which Ecuadoran police brought the country to a standstill after they rioted and trapped President Rafael Correa in a Quito hospital for several hours.

Bridget O'Loughlin

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Development vs. Conservation

Ecuador may well play a decisive role in the outcome of the global tension between economic development and environmental conservation.

Scott Odell

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ New Security Beat

Democracy & the Rule of Law in Ecuador

Although originally elected democratically, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has used authoritarian tactics to maintain power.

Scott Odell

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Ecuador’s Civil Society Organizations

In June, President Correa issued a decree creating new procedures for NGOs to obtain legal status. What are its implications?

Veronica Gaitan

Event Summaries ˙

Are Ecuador-United States Relations Looking Brighter?

Where do relations stand between Ecuador and the United States today, and how might the arrival of a new ambassador in Washington affect ties between the two countries?

Walter Spurrier, César Montúfar, Ramiro Crespo, Efrain Baus

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Crisis en Ecuador e inestabilidad económica en la región

El presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, Michael Shifter, habló con Gustau Alegret del programa Cuestión de Poder de NTN24 sobre la situación actual en la región, la presión económica en muchos países y la crisis en Ecuador.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ NTN24

Oil and Commodities: The End of the “Age of Abundance”

Across Latin America, the sustained decline in global oil prices has had a profound impact on economic growth, political stability and the viability of resource nationalism – when governments assert more control over the nation’s natural resources.

Lisa Viscidi, Rebecca O’Connor

Reports ˙ ˙ Italian Institute for International Political Studies

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Media and Democracy in the Americas II

A summary of the conclusions and recommendations from the Inter-American Dialogue and Fundamedios USA’s second annual Media and Democracy in the Americas conference.

Peter D. Bell Rule of Law Program, Fundamedios USA

Reports ˙ ˙ Download Report

Three challenges facing Lenin Moreno in Ecuador

While many talk about the return of the right in Latin America, Rafael Correa’s “citizen revolution” won another term in office: former vice president Lenín Moreno will rule until 2021 after defeating former banker Guillermo Lasso in a close second round vote. Although the opposition candidate denounced electoral fraud, other Latin American governments, as well as the observation mission of the Organization of American States (OAS), have recognized the results. On May 24, then, Correa will hand his chosen successor the presidency and a series of challenges: economic decline, social polarization and (less urgent) a foreign policy in need of some adjustments.

Bruno Binetti

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