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Letter From,
Irene Caselli

Critics of Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa bemoan his despotic tendencies. But with 50 percent of Ecuadorian's reporting that they are happy with their country's trajectory, he will likely enjoy popular support for a long time to come.

Michael Shifter

Shifter's update to his September/October 2004 essay "Breakdown in the Andes"

Essay, Sep/Oct 2004
Michael Shifter

The southern Andes, long known for social volatility and economic disarray, is on the verge of chaos. This need not be cause for fatalism, however. By reengaging with the region, Washington could help turn the political crises plaguing Peru, Ecuador, and Bolivia into opportunities for change.

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