Ecuador: Resources


Informative links to organizations, resource centers, media centers, government and resources of published books, films, and reports of the past and present issues within Ecuador.

Information about Ecuador
News Sources
La Hora
Ecuador's primary news sources.
North American Congress on Latin America: Provides news and analyses of major events and trends in Latin America
News on Latin America by country
Washington Office on Latin America: Promotes human rights and social and economic justice in Latin America. Good source for US-Latin America policy news.


Sawyer, Suzanne. Crude Chronicles: Indigenous Politics, Multinational Oil, and Neoliberalism in Ecuador. (Duke University: 2004)

Isbister, John. Promises Not Kept: Poverty and the Betrayal of Third World Development. (Kumarian Press Incorporated: 2003)

Grimes, Kimberly. Artisans and Cooperatives: Developing Alternative Trade for the Global Economy. (University of Arizona: 2000)

Langer, Erick. Contemporary Indigenous Movements in Latin America. (Scholarly Resource Books: 2000)

Lucas, Kintto. We Will Not Dance on Our Grandparents' Tombs: Indigenous Uprisings in Ecuador. (2000, Catholic Institute for International Relations)

Colloredo-Mansfeld, Rudi. The Native Leisure Class (1999, University of Chicago Press)

Kane, Joe. Savages. (Vintage Books: 1996)

Icaza, Jorge. Huasipungo. (Southern Illinois University Press: 1973)


Cuentos andinos. Editorial Popular: 1992

Erro-Peralta, Nora, ed. Beyond the Border: A New Age in Latin American Women's Fiction. Cleis Press: 1991

Sepulveda, Luis. Un viejo que leía novelas de amor. Penguin Books: 1998


Kleymeyer, Charles David. Padre Sol, Madre Luna/Father Sun, Mother Moon. Abya Yala: 2000

Plotkin, Mary J. Tales of a Shaman Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazonian Rainforest. 1993


Soy Defensor de la Selva (I am a Defender of the Rainforest), by Eriberto Gualinga from Sarayaku (2004)

Ratas, ratones, rateros, by Juan Sebastián Cordero (107 min., 1999)

Trinkets and Beads, by Christopher Walker (53 min., 1996)

Internet Articles

Ecuador's Presidential Election: Background on Economic Issues
This paper published by the Center for Economic and Policy Research looks at the biggest economic challenges that Ecuador's new president will need to address, and examines its recent economic history, including the issues of growth, dollarization, and international trade and finance.

Traditional Complementary, and Alternative Medicine and Therapies in the Americas: Policies, Plans, and Programs.

Traditional Health Systems in Latin America and the Carribean: Base Information.

Poblacion Indigena y Reforma del Sector Salud: El Caso de Ecuador