Milton Ramirez · September, 2008

Latest posts by Milton Ramirez from September, 2008

Ecuador: The Concern for Citizen Safety

  23 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.

Ecuador: Opposition and Dissent

  8 September 2008

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.