Social Movements in Ecuador

Posted on August 5, 2013 • Filed under: Ecuador, Latin America Indigenous Issues, Politics

Author Paul Dosh – Although social movement continue to often rely on a standard repertoire of protest tactics, movement objectives have evolved considerably. During the Correa period, for example, Ecuador’s Indigenous movements have made steady efforts to advance concrete policy proposals. As in other Latin American nations, this represents a shift from the practices of the 1980s and 1990s when, although proposals were sometimes sketched out, the emphasis was on rejecting neoliberalism, rather than promoting an alternative. The 2000s, however, were a period of diminished U.S. intervention in Latin America. U.S. imperialism certainly did not go away, but the Bush-Cheney wars in Afghanistan and Iraq put Latin America on the backburner for many of Washington’s foreign policy heavy hitters, creating both space for Latin America’s electoral Left to grow in stature and space for the region’s social movements to develop policy proposal skills. Read Article

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