Ecuador’The Yasuní initiative seemed to break a deadlock: it proposed the world should compensate Ecuador for not extracting oil from a biodiverse national park's plan falters     As reported on, Ecuadorian President, Rafael Correa won a stunning, yet not surprising victory, in this tiny country in South America.  But there are reasons to be concerned for the environment and the people of this courageous nation as the race for resources continues unfettered by faltering developed nations seeking to […]

Rafael Correa and Ecuador’s Indigenous Left

FEBRUARY 12, 2013 An Interview With Marc Becker Correa and Ecuador’s Indigenous Left by PAUL GOTTINGER Paul Gottinger is a writer from Madison, Wisconsin where he edits, which is where this article first appeared.   He can be reached at Marc Becker is an associate professor of Latin American Studies at Truman State University.  He has worked with indigenous movements […]

Honduran style coup almost pulled off in Ecuador

ATTEMPTED COUP IN ECUADOR Sept. 30, 2010 Correa, rescued, speaks out: ‘Today is the saddest day of my life and of my gov’t’ Ecuadorean troops stormed a hospital in Quito and rescued President Rafael Correa, who had been holed up surrounded by renegade police protesting against government austerity measures. Correa arrived back at the presidential […]