My First Revolution

My First Revolution

In April 2005 I was living in Cuenca, Ecuador, teaching English. I had just graduated college in the United States and was still very new to the place—but there was already a simmering fire about to explode. The President, who was hailed as a courageous defender of...
A Crack in Capitalismo’s Facade

A Crack in Capitalismo’s Facade

Adopting the slogan “life before debt,” Ecuadorian President Rafael Correa announced that his government will default on $3.9 billion in foreign commercial debts . For much of the 20th century, Latin America was the backyard of the stronger, more powerful...
Pachamama

Pachamama

Ecuador provides the world with a bold new legal framework for protecting the biosphere. Last September Ecuador approved a constitutional amendment that protects the rights of Pachamama, Mother Earth. By affirming the rights of nature, “where life is reproduced and...