By N. H. Gill(Oct. 25, 2022) — On Oct. 25, 2022, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed a criminal indictment against Nilsen Arias Sandoval, a high-ranking official at Ecuador’s state-owned oil company, Petroecuador, for taking part in a widespread bribery and money laundering scheme during the administration of ex-Pres. Rafael Correa. Sandoval allegedly “accepted and… Read More United States v. Nilsen Arias Sandoval
Ecuadorian voters elected Guillermo Lasso, a 65-year-old former chief executive officer of Banco de Guayaquil SA, as the next president of the South American nation.… Read More Guillermo Lasso Wins Ecuador Election Defeating Correa Protégé in Presidential Vote
On February 12, a wall of rocks and mud buried Chanchán, a small community in the Andean province of Chimborazo in central Ecuador… Read More Political Landslides: Water and the Environment in Ecuador’s Presidential Elections
The International Monetary Fund approved $2 billion to help Ecuador “restore macroeconomic stability and pursue the unfinished structural agenda” … Read More IMF Approves $2 Billion Loan for Ecuador to Shore up Economy
“esta es una placa de la ignominia, esta es una placa en donde consta y queda constancia para las futuras generaciones que los más altos personeros de un país cometieron un delito: recibieron coimas y con esas coimas se beneficiaron personalmente o pretendieron perennizar a su movimiento político en este país.”… Read More The Tablet of Disgrace
Paige, Jeffery M. Indigenous Revolution in Ecuador and Bolivia, 1990-2005. Tucson: The University of Arizona Press, 2020.… Read More Indigenous Revolution in Ecuador and Bolivia: Paige
Max Fisher, an international reporter and columnist for The New York Times, kicked off a debate last month about the “Latin Americanization” of the U.S. … Read More Spotting Trends: ‘Bad Hombres’ in the News
Ecuadorian ex-President Rafael Correa is on trial again, this time for campaign-finance fraud. Three years after a national referendum forced him from office, Correa is being tried in absentia … Read More Ecuador’s Splintered Left on Trial with Correa
Indigenous elites stood at the intersection of political subjugation and cultural survival in Spanish and Portuguese America.… Read More Survival and Subjugation in Colonial Latin America
Like many global hot spots of the twentieth century, the Andes is marked by its history of structural inequality, racial conflict, and legacies of poverty and violence. … Read More Peasant Power in Andean History
Huarcaya, Sergio Miguel. “Land Reform, Historical Consciousness and Indigenous Activism in Late Twentieth-Century Ecuador.” Journal of Latin American Studies 50, no. 02 (May 2018): 411–40.… Read More Land Reform, Historical Consciousness and Indigenous Activism in Late Twentieth-Century Ecuador: Huarcaya
(Published originally in Mediato) El informe borrador –el cual aún no es concluyente– de la Contraloría sobre la deuda pública, presentado el 14 de marzo pasado, es un triunfo estratégico para el presidente Lenín Moreno. No solo permite responsabilizar al expresidente Rafael Correa del despilfarro fiscal, sino que Moreno también puede hacer corresponsable a la… Read More Correa, China y la Asamblea, afectados por el informe de la deuda
(Published originally in Mediato) El referéndum del 4 de febrero fue significativo. En su nivel más obvio, le dio al presidente Lenín Moreno una sólida victoria política y al expresidente Rafael Correa una derrota asombrosa. Pero más allá de las reacciones en Quito, los votantes en las zonas mineras de la Sierra y el Oriente… Read More Ecuador habló: La minería es peor que Correa
Becker, Marc. The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files. Radical Perspectives : A Radical History Review Book Series. Durham ; London: Duke University Press, 2017.… Read More The FBI in Latin America: The Ecuador Files: Becker
Lewis, Tammy L. Ecuador’s Environmental Revolutions: Ecoimperialists, Ecodependents, and Ecoresisters, 2017.… Read More Ecuador’s Environmental Revolutions: Lewis
The historiography of the Honduras general strike of 1954 shows that the extent of communist influence and external Guatemalan involvement … Read More Communist Conspiracies and Imperial Plots in the Honduran General Strike
By N. H. GillOn April 2, 2017, Lenín Boltaire Moreno Garcés, a popular former vice-president, won Ecuador’s presidential elections with 51 percent of the vote, defeating Guillermo Lasso, an executive of the nation’s second-largest bank. Outgoing President Rafael Correa, in power since 2007, supported Moreno in an election campaign marred by irregularities.
Citation Flavia Freidenberg and Simón Pachano, El Sistema Político Ecuatoriano, Serie Atrio (Quito, Ecuador: FLACSO Ecuador, 2016).
By Nathan Gill and John Follain July 5, 2015 (Bloomberg) — Pope Francis arrived in Ecuador Sunday, starting a nine-day visit to South America in which he’s expected to focus on the poor and challenge policies on oil drilling that damage the environment.“In the words of the gospel, we can find the keys that will… Read More Pope Francis Brings Focus on Poor to South America
By Nathan Gill (Bloomberg) — Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s attempt to defuse nationwide protests by back-tracking on two controversial tax proposals failed to prevent opposition supporters marching for a ninth straight day Tuesday. Protesters gathered in the capital city, Quito, less than 24 hours after Correa called for calm and announced he would delay plans… Read More Correa’s Back-Track on Tax Bills Fails to Halt Ecuador Protests
By Nathan Gill (Bloomberg) — Enrique Perez, who’s been building homes for most of his life in Ecuador, is finally going to make one for himself. Perez is an unlikely beneficiary of the plunge in crude prices. That prompted Ecuador, an OPEC nation, to offer mortgage subsidies to people like Perez, a construction worker. Ecuador… Read More South America’s Commodity Rout Spurs Public Spending on Housing
By Nathan Gill (Bloomberg) — Ecuador’s congress approved changes to the Andean nation’s labor laws on Tuesday, including the removal of a government subsidy meant to cover almost half of state pensioners’ monthly payments. Lawmakers approved the measure proposed by President Rafael Correa in a 91-to-29 vote, while government supporters and political opposition groups looked… Read More Ecuador Approves New Labor Law With Changes to Public Pensions
Velasco, Alejandro. Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela. Oakland, California: University of California Press, 2015.… Read More Barrio Rising: Urban Popular Politics and the Making of Modern Venezuela: Review
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Citation Olson, Christa J. Constitutive Visions: Indigeneity and Commonplaces of National Identity in Republican Ecuador. University Park, Pennsylvania: The Pennsylvania State University Press, 2014.
Citation Bray, Tamara L., and José Echeverría Almeida. “The Late Imperial Site Of Inca-Caranqui, Northern Highland Ecuador: At The End Of Empire.” Ñawpa Pacha, Journal of Andean Archaeology 34, no. 2 (2014): 177–99.
Citation Jamieson, Ross W. “Hacienda Ruins as Sites of Difficult Memory in Chimborazo, Ecuador.” Journal of Social Archaeology 14, no. 2 (June 2014): 224–43.
A collection of essays on the construction and emergence of ethnic identities in the Ecuadorian Andes, edited by Marc Becker. The authors of the volume examine Afro-Ecuadorians and indigenous communities through the lens of politics, culture, religion, gender, and the environment to better understand the array of social problems facing the country. French sociologist Manuela… Read More Indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorians Facing the Twenty-First Century: Marc Becker
Not even the endangered white-bellied spider monkey can escape the lingering consequences of Ecuador President Rafael Correa’s decision to default on $3.2 billion of debt four years ago. … Read More White-Bellied Spider Monkey Losing to $18 Billion of Oil
Citation DeTemple, Jill Michelle. Cement, Earthworms, and Cheese Factories: Religion and Community Development in Rural Ecuador. Notre Dame, Ind: University of Notre Dame Press, 2012.
Citation Clark, A. Kim. Gender, State, and Medicine in Highland Ecuador: Modernizing Women, Modernizing the State, 1895-1950. Pitt Latin American Series. Pittsburgh, Pa: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2012.