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

Event Summaries ˙

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

Event Summaries ˙

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?

César Montúfar, Walter Spurrier, Ramiro Crespo, Efrain Baus

Video

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, Gustau Alegret

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

Video

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

Ecuadorean presidential candidate Andrés Arauz celebration his first-round victory.

Who Is in the Best Position to Win Ecuador’s Runoff?

A Latin America Advisor Q&A featuring experts’ viewpoints on Ecuador’s presidential election results and April 11 runoff.

Beatrice Rangel, Daniela Chacón Arias, Ramiro Crespo, Carlos de la Torre, Francisco X. Swett, Grace Jaramillo

Latin America Advisor ˙