Stories about Ecuador from June, 2008
The president of the Ecuadoran Constituent Assembly, Alberto Acosta, recently stepped down. Many local bloggers are wondering the role that President Rafael Correa and his political party had in this resignation. Others wonder about the future of the new Constitution and whether articles will be passed through without much discussion, now that a person considered to be fair is no longer presiding over the debate.
The recent World Cup qualifying game between Colombia and Ecuador was covered by the newspaper HOY through the use of live twitter updates writes Christian Espinosa of Cobertura Digital [es].
Angel Gualan is proud to be a member of the Saraguro indigenous culture in Ecuador. He has taken steps to promote its culture, dances, and foods through the use of his blog, so that others can gain a better understanding of this indigenous group.
INKer [es] writes about and post photos of the recent visit by Ecuadoran president Rafael Correa to the province of Loja. Correa visited the local television station Ecotel and was warmly received.
Inflation in Ecuador would be lower without many of the social programs offered by the government writes Danny Ayala Hinojosa of El Federalista [es].
A rekindled interest in the richness of the Amazon is one of the results of recently distributed photograph showing members of an uncontacted tribe in the Brazilian Amazon shooting arrows at the photographer's airplane which surfaced on the Internet on May 23rd. However, to some organizations, the Amazon has never been far from their minds, and today we´ll see some videos brought by Amazon Watch, some which were showcased on Witness' The Hub editorial section.