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The public diplomatic spat between Ecuador and the British government over the granting of asylum to Wikileaks’ founder Julian Assange is more about President Rafael Correa exerting power at an opportune time than human rights. Ecuador is looking to raise its influence in Latin America and the president has his eye on re-election in 2013 as the arguments continue o...
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin
Rafael Correa is expected to stand for - and win - Ecuador's presidential election early in 2013. But the challenges he faces include a soaring crime rate, anti-mining protests and his confrontational approach to politics. GIS guest author and Andes specialist, Dr Catherine Conaghan of Queen's University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, examines the issues in this spe...
Dr. Catherine Conaghan