Stories about Ecuador from September, 2008
Ecuador's economic difficulties are said to be one of the chief causes of crime around the country. Much of it is caused by the unemployed, who will find alternatives to eat and survive, which often means committing crimes or stealing. For the ordinary citizen, it is a quite different experience dealing with the cities' insecurity and local bloggers provide their thoughts.
Carolina Botero writes about upcoming events featuring free software in Colombia, as well as Ecuador [es].
With the political activity heating up as Ecuadorians come closer to September 28th referendum to approve the new Constitution, local bloggers reflect on the state of dissent and the role of the opposition in the political environment. Much of this focus falls on President Rafael Correa, who is portrayed as in one of the two extreme characterizations.
Voces Lojanas [es] writes that the Lojana culture in Ecuador is filled with joy, and is also very Catholic. The feast of Virgen del Cisne will be celebrated throughout the region with the traditional “burning” of castles.
A 150-car caravan paraded through the streets of Quito in support of the “Not” vote in the upcoming Constitutional referendum in Ecuador. Danny Ayala of El Federalista [es] posts a video that he took of the demonstation.