Category: Ecuador

Democratic backsliding: the perils of polarization

     

If democratic backsliding were to occur in the United States, it would not take the form of a coup d’état; there would be no declaration of martial law or imposition of single-party rule,… Read more »

What to expect from Ecuador’s elections

     

An ally of Ecuador’s leftist President Rafael Correa and a conservative ex-banker are battling to become the next president in Sunday’s election in the face of corruption scandals and a… Read more »

Ecuador’s ‘strategy to asphyxiate civil society’ condemned

     

United Nations human rights experts have criticized the government of Ecuador for trying to ‘asphyxiate’ civil society, after issuing an order for the closure of an NGO which supports environmental and… Read more »

Latin American Populism: Exception to the Global Trend

     

The populist advance might seem ubiquitous. But it is not, argues Pierpaolo Barbieri, the executive director of Greenmantle, a political and macroeconomic research firm, and the author of Hitler’s Shadow Empire:… Read more »

Political aftershocks hit Ecuador

     

Ecuador is still reeling from the devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck last week, killing 654 people, injuring 16,600, and leaving 25,000 homeless, Vice News reports: Last Wednesday, President Rafael… Read more »

Ecuador and Bolivia show Venezuela no longer a model

     

Like Venezuela, the administrations in Ecuador and Bolivia have taken decisive steps to concentrate power in the executive branch, weaken independent institutions, persecute political opposition, and close media space. Keeping… Read more »

As Pink Tide recedes, U.S. should support Latin American democracy

     

 With Latin American voters turning away from their populist leaders, many speculate that the “pink tide” that has pushed the region to the left over the last 15 years is now… Read more »

Down the Rabbit Hole: the UNHRC’s Universal Review Process

     

As part of a National Endowment for Democracy project addressing the voting records and activities of the United Nations Human Right Council (UNHRC), Chris Sabatini and Amy Williams examine the recommendations… Read more »