Ecuadordan President Rafael Correa battles an increasingly dissatisfied citizenry as he implements fiscal reforms to counter dropping oil prices.
What are the most significant reforms that will come out of Correa’s new term? Will Correa respect the rights of the opposition?
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.
Michael Shifter es entrevistado por La Tercera sobre las elecciones en Ecuador: “Si Moreno no gana en primera vuelta, obviamente el correísmo habrá perdido fuerza. Lenín Moreno no es Correa”.
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.
Ecuador may well play a decisive role in the outcome of the global tension between economic development and environmental conservation.
Although originally elected democratically, Ecuadorian president Rafael Correa has used authoritarian tactics to maintain power.
In June, President Correa issued a decree creating new procedures for NGOs to obtain legal status. What are its implications?
How will diplomatic relations between Ecuador and the US be affected after the expulsion of US Ambassador Heather Hodges?
Despite continued tensions among the Andean countries, four U.S. ambassadors painted an encouraging picture of regional stability.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.